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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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The Necessity of Disobedience, with guest Tim DeChristopher

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Wed, 01/13/2016
While a group of armed antigovernment militants casually tears down fences and accesses personal and official files in their second week of occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge offices in Eastern Oregon, another group of protestors in Seattle goes on trial for blocking a mile-long oil train in September, 2014.
56:16 minutes (77.27 MB)

David Taylor Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 01/12/2016

NOTE:  On January 16, 2016, David Taylor sent out an email announcing the suspension of his campaign.

David Taylor is an independent seeking the seat in House District 30. But his story is far from ordinary. He says he and his brother were kidnapped as a children. He is of American Indian heritage. He served as a marine in Afghanistan. And he has low tolerance for the problems of the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System. Don Merrill talks with him about how he wants vets to have better opportunities for state jobs, Syrian refugees to have a home in progressive Oregon and unions to work out their issues so they can stop "messing" with Oregon families.
29:21 minutes (26.88 MB)

Portland Anti-war Activism

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Mon, 01/11/2016

Desiree Hellegers interviews John Linder on the history of Portland anti-war activism since the first Gulf War.

Desiree mentions the Rally and March w/ Portland Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and Portland Peaceful Response Coalition on Friday, January 15, 2016, 4:30-6:00 PM at Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway, to demand an End to 25 Years of Killing: US Out of Iraq.
14:51 minutes (6.8 MB)

China's Eco Apocalypse

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2016

19:33 minutes (8.96 MB)

Occupy Malheur Psychology

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Mon, 01/11/2016

Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan discuss the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. They consider the largely progressive history of occupation, often as a response to exhaustion of other attempts at redress, and usually entailing personal risk, as in occupations of segregated lunch counters, or the 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee by American Indian Movement activists. They note the potential overlap in outlook or rhetoric between some left and right perspectives on the value of the local, but that the underlying issues in the Malheur case have to do with narrow material interests, often coming down to the desire to privatize public lands. 13:24 minutes (6.14 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for January 11, 2016

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2016
Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom hosts this episode, with music by Bob Dylan and Creedence Clearwater Revival, and discussions of China, Malheur, and Portland. Like us on Facebook!  To listen to the whole show, use the play or download buttons below.  To hear individual segments and find out more, follow the links:

 
 
Bill Resnick talks with China scholar Richard Smith about China's economic and environmental problems
  51:44 minutes (23.69 MB)

Mike Nearman Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Sun, 01/10/2016
Mike Nearman and I talked two years ago, just before he won his seat in House District 23 from Representative Jim Thompson.  He's running for reelection and since then, Nearman has held fast to conservative principles of reduced taxes, dedication to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and unwaivering faith in the advocacy of the individual.  Don Merrill talks with Mike Nearman about these and more touchy issues including Portland's Terminal 6 and Oregon's venture into retail marijuana.
29:03 minutes (26.6 MB)

John Van Hagen, Rescuing Religion

program: 
Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 01/10/2016
John Van Hagen is a licensed psychologist with 30 years experience in a variety of clinical, training, and teaching positions.   In his book  Rescuing Religion: How Faith Can Survive Its Encounter With Sciencehe offers a way to retain a connection to biblical stories eve 29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

Century Of Lies for January 10 2016

program: 
Century Of Lies
program date: 
Sun, 01/10/2016
This week we discuss new data on youth drug use, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's support for marijuana legalization, and Maine Governor Paul LePage's racist comments about the drug war. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

PSU Student Union Protesters Threatened with Discipline

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program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Fri, 01/08/2016
Alyssa Pagan, member of the Portland State University Student Union, received a letter of warning from the Dean of Student Life, her second warning, for disruption of the Board of Trustees and University President.  Pagan is one of many student protesters receiving warnings with implied threats of suspension or expulsion.  The Student Union is demanding the disarming of campus security and a $15 campus wide minimum wage.  Jamie Partridge reports. 12:40 minutes (11.6 MB)

 

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