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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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Movie Moles: "The Garden" (revisited)

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Mon, 04/07/2014
To illustrate the kind of community work outside the system of wage labor and capital, we revisit the scene of "the garden" in a movie reviewed in 2011 by our Movie Moles. 12:07 minutes (6.94 MB)

Movie Moles: "The Garden" (revisited)

Categories:
program date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014
To illustrate the kind of community work outside the system of wage labor and capital, we revisit the scene of "the garden" in a movie reviewed in 2011 by our Movie Moles. 12:07 minutes (6.94 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 7, 2014

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Mon, 04/07/2014


Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show dealing with an effort to (sort of ) rewrite Marx's Capital for the 21st Century; the illusion that the American Dream can be restored to "the middle class"; the latest science on climate change and what it demands of us; and community gardening as an illustrationof a path beyond capitalism.  
54:54 minutes (31.42 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 7, 2014

program date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014


Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show dealing with an effort to (sort of ) rewrite Marx's Capital for the 21st Century; the illusion that the American Dream can be restored to "the middle class"; the latest science on climate change and what it demands of us; and community gardening as an illustrationof a path beyond capitalism.  
54:54 minutes (31.42 MB)

Daniel Shaw Interview

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Between Us
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Mon, 04/07/2014
Daniel Shaw is running as a Democratic candidate for House District 42.  The seat serves SE & NE Portland.  Mr. Shaw talked with Don Merrill about tax and school loan reform, why the City of Portland needs a new team of social workers riding shotgun with the Portland Police and how the problems with the Oregon and the national economy have nothing to do with the availability of money. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:39 minutes (27.15 MB)

John Sweeney Interview

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Between Us
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Mon, 04/07/2014
John Sweeney is a Democratic candidate for Oregon House District 42 which serves SE and NE Portland.  He talked with Don Merrill about how hemp and marijuana could be a boon to the state economy, how he's not "hot" on the idea of gay marriage and why PERS caused a lot of its own problems.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:42 minutes (27.18 MB)

Christopher Gergen Interview

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Between Us
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Mon, 04/07/2014
Christopher Gergen is running as a Republican for the Oregon Lesiglature in House District 12.  He talked with Don Merrill about how as a legislator, he wouldn't care what people do in their bedrooms, how he feels we've become very self-serving as a nation and why claims that returning to a pre-recession economy shouldn't be seen as a win. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A copy of this transcript will be posted shortly.  
29:38 minutes (27.12 MB)

PSU & Faculty settle contract - Student & admin reactions

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Evening News
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Mon, 04/07/2014
     PSU-AAUP, the faculty union at Portland State University, and the PSU administration reached an agreement on a new two-year contract in the wee hours of Saturday night, averting a strike on April 16th. Faculty, students, and the administration seem satisfied.
     KBOO captured on-campus reactions from two student leaders and also the administration:
 
     1) Cameron Frank and Christina Kane, student leaders in the PSU Student Union (PSUSU) and also the Student Action Coalition, give immediate reflections.
  3:40 minutes (3.36 MB)

Climate Change: Latest IPCC Report

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Mon, 04/07/2014
The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is out, and it predicts a catastrophic future for the planet and those who live on it.  In this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick,  economist Robin Hahnel explains what the report says and what kinds of policies must be undertaken to deal with the changes that are happening and to stave off the worst of them.  He also has a political analysis of how these policies might take effect.  
You can find the Climate Equity Calculators Hahnel refers to here.   17:57 minutes (10.28 MB)

Capital in the 21st Century

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Mon, 04/07/2014
Well-read Red Frann Michel surveys some of the discussion of Thomas Piketty's attempt to bring Karl Marx's insights into Capitalism up to date -- or at least some of those insights.  Piketty's main finding is that left to its own devices, Capitalism can't help but produce gross inequalities of the kind we are seeing now.  Making use of several reviewers and previews of the book itself, Frann considers the strengths and the limits of Piketty's analysis.  
You can read Frann's comments on her blog. 9:36 minutes (5.5 MB)

 

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