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KBOO community radio has been bringing diverse communities together for forty years.  We offer over twenty hours per day of programs that are produced locally by volunteer community members.  This is critical for having local voices on the airwaves at a time when media ownership is consolidating and the remaining local entities turn to syndicated programs.  Furthermore we offer genuine diversity.  In a city that is over three-quarters white, we offer programming by and for Asian, African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and those from many other backgrounds.  We put youth (with a part-time youth coordinator assisting), veterans, and the disabled on the air.  And we bring these communities together on and off the air!

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Old Mole Variety Hour January 20 2014

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Mon, 01/20/2014
 

Bill Resnick hosts this episode and we hear: 70:45 minutes (28.34 MB)

Blessing the Hands that Feed Us

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Pathways
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Sun, 01/19/2014
Our guest this week on Pathways is Vicki Robin, author of the new book, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food, Community, and Our Place on Earth. Vicki is a prolific social innovator, writer and speaker. She is coauthor with Joe Dominguez of the international best-seller, Your Money or Your Life: Transforming Your Relationship With Money and Achieving Financial Independence. It was an instant NY Times best seller in 1992 and steadily appeared on the Business Week Best Seller list from 1992-1997. It is available now in eleven languages. She has received awards from Co-Op America and Sustainable Northwest and was profiled in Utne Magazine’s book Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life. 25:10 minutes (11.52 MB)

John Lewis Interview

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Between Us
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Fri, 01/17/2014

John Lewis is a congressman, writer, activist and one of "Big Six" in the civil rights movement.  He has just written, with two co-authors, a graphic novel called "March".  It is the first in a trilogy that looks back at his career in an effort to present the past to young people as a way to preserve it.  Don Merrill talked with US House of Representatives member John Lewis at the Hotel Deluxe in Portland while he was here on his book tour.

29:17 minutes (26.81 MB)

ACLU Fights DEA's Attempt to Access Oregonians' Prescription Records

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/16/2014
The ACLU of Oregon has joined a suit brought before a federal judge by the state of Oregon in an attempt to prevent the DEA from accessing the data gathered by Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program without a warrant. The program holds millions of prescription records for individuals in Oregon. For more, KBOO's Sam Bouman spoke with David Fidanque, Executive Director of the ACLU of Oregon. 10:46 minutes (9.86 MB)

Executive Branch Tries to Fast-Track TPP Through Congress

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/16/2014
KBOO's Rachel Bennett spoke to Alisa Simmons, Field Director for Public Citizen's World Trade Watch, about President Obama's attempts to fast-track approval for the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress, despite the dearth of even sure Democratic support for the procedure. The secrecy surrounding the drafting of the partnership agreement is such that lawmakers have turned to WikiLeaks for information about it. 4:49 minutes (4.41 MB)

Adult Care Foster Home

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Tue, 01/14/2014
Susan Cecil has lived in Adult Care for one year. Here is a short commentary on her experiences. 1:42 minutes (1.56 MB)

PPS Labor Negotiations Continue, Strike Looms

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/13/2014
Portland Public Schools and the school board are at an impasse in labor negotiations with the teachers' union. The Portland Student Union is solidly behind their teachers and vow to walk with them on the picket line. KBOO's Joe Meyer spoke with Portland Association of Teacher's President Gwen Sullivan, School Board Member Steve Buel, and student Ian Jackson. 6:14 minutes (5.71 MB)

Portland School Board Meeting Rally

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/13/2014
Portland Public Schools and the school board are at an impasse in labor negotiations. Groups including the Portland Student Union, parents, community members, and local union workers took part in a rally at the Monday, January 13th school board meeting. Kboo’s Joe Meyer was on the scene to talk with rally participants. 15:01 minutes (13.75 MB)

Detroit: Past, Present, Future

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Mon, 01/13/2014
Detroit's "blight" was caused by the forces in finance, government, and bussinesses that are now planning to fix it in ways that will only make matters worse.  Writer, activist, and retired auto-worker Dianne Feeley talks with Bill Resnick about what her city needs to make it whole.   15:34 minutes (8.91 MB)

Socialism rising, Capitalism falling

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Mon, 01/13/2014
The election of a Sociaist to the Seattle City Council and Jesse Myerson's recent article in Rolling Stone is evidence that discontent with the morass of neo-liberal capitalism is giving new life to socialist alternatives.  In this commentary, Clayton Morgareidge examines some of the conservative reaction to this news: is it a panic reaction to the crumbling of capitalist ideological hegemony?   7:51 minutes (4.49 MB)

 

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