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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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American Psychological Association Drops Complaint Against Guantanamo "Torture Psychologist"

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/23/2014
The American Psychological Association has dropped a formal complaint against John Leso, a psychologist at the US's Guantanamo prison, who designed and oversaw torture techniques used against prisoners. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke to Steven Reisner, a psychologist who is trying to hold Leso and the APA accountable for these abuses. 5:32 minutes (5.06 MB)

Government Panel Calls for an End to the NSA's Metadata Collection

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/23/2014
The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board issued a report today that called for an end to the collection of phone call metadata--who called who, when, and for how long--by the National Security Agency, or NSA. Robin Ryan spoke to Zeke Johnson, Director of Amnesty International's Security and Human Rights Campaign, about the report, which he believes signals a shift in political will towards shutting down intrusive surveillance of American citizens. 6:41 minutes (6.11 MB)

In Depth: Joe Meyer Interviews Tung Yin On the One Year Anniversary of the Trial of Mohamed Mohamud

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/23/2014
KBOO's Joe Meyer speaks with Tung Yin, a professor at Lewis and Clark College, about last year's trial of Mohamed Mohamud, who was accused of plotting to bomb the Portland Christmas tree lighting celebration in Pioneer Square in 2010. Prof. Yin discusses the entrapment defense, reasons behind the delays in sentencing, and how FISA and the Snowden revelation play into the case. 15:52 minutes (14.52 MB)

Noon Headlines for Thursday January 23rd

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Evening News
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Thu, 01/23/2014
Headlines for Thursday January 23 highlighted unrest in the Ukraine, new air quality rules in China, a ruling by a United States court of Appeals in favor of not drilling in the Chukchi Sea, and the Jamacian bobsled team funded in part by Doge coin.  4:04 minutes (3.72 MB)

Jason Heym Interview

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Between Us
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Wed, 01/22/2014
Jason Heym is campaigning as a non-partisan candidate for the 1st Position Judgeship in the Columbia County Circuit Court.  The court, in Oregon's 19th Judicial District, is a trial court and Heym is thinking seriously about a run for trial court judge.  Don Merrill talks with this Goldberg Jones attorney about his gritty style and how he says he will do everything he can to protect a person's right to their day in court.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 
28:45 minutes (26.33 MB)

Movie Moles: Her

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Tue, 01/21/2014

Denise Morris and Frann Michel review  Spike Jonze new  (quasi science fiction) romantic comedy "Her". Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore, an introverted man who goes through a divorce with his child-hood sweetheart, only to fall curiously in love with his new, hyperintelligent operating system, dubbed "Samantha", that is voiced by Scarlett Johansenn. Samantha isn't the only one of her kind either. The story moves beyond Theodore and Samantha to include other operating systems in love affairs with other people, and eventually goals of self-actualization on the part of the operating systems beyond these limited connections.

12:13 minutes (4.89 MB)

Richard Smith on Chinese Environmentalism and Environmental Crises

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Mon, 01/20/2014
Bill Resnick talks with Richard Smith about the havoc that Chinese development has wreaked on the people and environment within Chinese borders, and what that means in the context of global capitalism and increasingly global ecological crises.
18:35 minutes (7.44 MB)

WRR: Spotlight on Global Inequality

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Mon, 01/20/2014
Bill Resnick reads a Truth-Out article by Graham Peebles that puts the "spotlight on global inequality". 5:47 minutes (2.32 MB)

Jesse Myerson: Five Radical Reforms Millenials Should Be Fighting For

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Mon, 01/20/2014

Joe Clement talks with Jesse Myerson about an article he wrote a couple weeks ago for Rollingstone that proposes five radical reforms that millenials should be organizing around. These include a job guarantee, basic income, land value taxes, public banks, and soveriegn wealth funds. He divides these reforms into labor, land, and capital reforms and describes them as "updates" to the current economy. They go back and forth over the merits and challenges of the different proposals.

 

24:07 minutes (9.67 MB)

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)

 

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