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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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Extended Audio - Ernest & Celestine's Benjamin Renner

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 03/13/2014

The César Award-winning French film Ernest & Celestine was recently nominated for an Academy Award for best Animated Feature.  Adapted from Gabrielle Vincent's beloved storybook series by Benjamin Renner, along with co-directors Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, Ernest & Celestine tells the tale of 35:15 minutes (14.12 MB)

Bill Resnick on making sense of the crisis in Ukraine

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Mon, 03/10/2014
Bill Resnick offers a news analysis on the political crisis in the Ukraine and its reverberation in world politics. 5:16 minutes (4.83 MB)

High Stakes Testing As Class War Strategy

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Mon, 03/10/2014
Bill Resnick talks with local education activist Hyung Nam about high stakes testing in US schools. Hyung talks about how he was threatened with firing from Wilson High School for asking critical questions about high stakes testing, but also for raising other critical questions about teacher's academic freedom. Hyung explains how business interests are driving "education reform" to turn education into a business. This is happening, he says, in the broader context of capitalism's perpetual crisis (stagnating wages, recessions, collapsing tax bases, etc.), which is transfered to the sphere of education in terms of greedy or lazy teachers. 20:17 minutes (18.57 MB)

Left and the Law: fighting junk science in court

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Mon, 03/10/2014
Jan Haaken and Mike Snedecker bring another installment of the Left and the Law. Today they focus on legislation in Texas that allows innocent people to get their convictions overturned. In particular, drawing on a case of purported child-abuse, it allows defendants to challenge junk science pushed by experts with new research. For example, much research has not been done on the inner anatomy of young girls' vaginas, and new research suggests that the hitherto unappreciated variability of some of these features (e.g. the hymen) can be mistakenly attributed to abuse. 16:07 minutes (14.76 MB)

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/10/2014
27:52 minutes (25.52 MB)

Stagnant Wages, Rising Productivity, and Unemployment as Ideological Problem

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Mon, 03/10/2014
Tom Becker reads a CounterPunch article by Geoffrey MacDonald, "The Revolving Door of Unemployment". MacDonald argues against the fallicious logic that tries to solve problems created by economic growth, like stagnating wages and unemployment, with MORE economic growth.

Geoffrey has been on the Old Mole before and is an editor at Ruthless Criticism.


 

6:56 minutes (6.36 MB)

March1014finalforair

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 03/10/2014

Interviews with students and teachers at Portland State University, fighting for a fair contract. 27:52 minutes (25.52 MB)

Hopes and Dreams on International Women's Day

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Sat, 03/08/2014
Kate and Ivonne host a discussion of "Hopes and Dreams" with guests Jane and Colleen. 55:03 minutes (50.4 MB)

Chi Yvonne Leina says to all women "You are a special being!"

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Sat, 03/08/2014
On International Women Day 2014, Saturday March 8th, we heard a message of hope and strength from Cameroonian activist Chi Yvonne Leina.

"Chi Yvonne Leina is a Cameroonian journalist, community leader, and digital media change agent dedicated to shining a light on the unheard voices of ordinary women in Africa and transforming their fate."

59:53 minutes (47.97 MB)

Randall Stuart and Cassie Skauge talk about Cerimon House

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Fri, 03/07/2014
This program was originally aired on Radiozine on Friday March 7th, 2014
28:19 minutes (25.92 MB)

 

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