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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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


Robert Fortner Interviews Cancer Researcher Robert N. Eisenman, Ph.D.

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The Digital Divide
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Fri, 01/09/2015
Robert Fortner Interviews Cancer Researcher Robert N. Eisenman, Ph.D. on The Digital Divide.

Breast cancer is the premier biomedical problem in the world and yet survival has not increased since 2000. The Digital Divide explores what science has discovered about why breast and other cancers are difficult to treat, and why a shift to greater emphasis on early detection and prevention is warranted. 32:00 minutes (21.98 MB)

Proposed Propane Terminal at the Port of Portland across from West Hayden Island

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Wed, 01/07/2015
Portland was recently awarded the title of "Climate Action Champions." At the same time, the city is trying to change environmental regulations along the Columbia River to allow a new export terminal to ship dangerous liquefied propane, and thus faciltate increased fossil fuel production and consumption, meaning more climate changing emissions. 56:22 minutes (129.03 MB)

PANTOMIME RADIO PROJECT

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 01/05/2015
THE UBU HOUR has been suspended from the airwaves this month. Instead we bring the world premier of a new radio theater series, THE MIME RADIO THEATER PROJECT, bringing local, regional and world class pantomime performances to the radio audience. Our debut show featured MIMIN' WITH THE LYMONS, as they perform before a live studio audience and KBOO radio listeners. Here is your chance to hear the broadcast, an hour of pantomime done by a beloved local mime group. And stay tuned to further episodes, as we bring you other pantomime performances.... for the very first time ever on radio! 58:50 minutes (53.87 MB)

The Brothers Karamatzoh - Act two

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 01/05/2015
Welcome to another exciting episode of the 1930s radio play, THE BROTHERS KARAMATZOH – the story of a mediocre comedy team from New York City. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present Act Two – an introduction to Milton, the fourth, and least talented, Karamatzoh Brother. He can’t sing, he can’t dance, he can’t tell jokes. But boy, can he sell furniture. 13:27 minutes (18.47 MB)

The Notorious Li'l Kim Sketch

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 01/05/2015
THE NOTORIOUS LI'L KIM SKETCH - Okay, here's your chance to hear this inflamitory radio theater peice... We weren't suppose to air it.. everyone involved has disavowed any knowledge of this peice. It has something to do with the leader of an Asian country, a recently released Sony movie, and some other things.   If you want to know more, you will have to listen to the peice, and hope that no one is monitoring your internet usage. 11:06 minutes (10.16 MB)

The Unspeakable

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 01/05/2015
THE UNSPEAKABLE:  An audio peice about those things we can not say.. When truths are too painful to confront... When one can't confront something in the past...    THE UNSPEAKABLE:  Charred memories, emptiness, the desparate need to forget the unforgettable.   THE UNSPEAKABLE: A different, more serous side of the Ubu Hour..   17:51 minutes (16.34 MB)

Alan Sears on the (Next) New Left

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Mon, 01/05/2015
Bill Resnick talks with sociologist and activist Alan Sears, author of The Next New Left: The History of the Future.  They discuss the 60-70s uprisings and the culture of radicalism, and speculate about the possibility that today's movements and struggles that could well give birth to the next new left.

21:41 minutes (9.93 MB)

Mimi Schippers on the Work of Football Cheerleaders

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Mon, 01/05/2015
Jan Haaken talks (again) with Mimi Schippers about feminism and football. This time, they discuss cheerleaders, the role of female cheerleaders as heterosexualizing the sport, and the labor suits professional cheerleaders have filed against teams and the NFL. Mimi is Associate Professor of Sociology and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Tulane University. 8:41 minutes (3.98 MB)

Bob Samuels on the Psychology of Climate Change

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Mon, 01/05/2015
Jan Haaken talks with Bob Samuels, a former psychoanalyst who now teaches in the English Dept. at UC Santa Barbara and is President of the UC-American Federation of Teachers, and who blogs at Changing Universities. They discuss Naomi Klein's recent book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, and the psychology of climate change. Bob suggests that although Klein argues that climate crisis will help overcome the narcissism of single-issue politics, she doesn't go far enough in envisioning an end to nationalism.

10:51 minutes (4.97 MB)

 

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