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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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"Gaia Rising: Earth Day Special, 1989," produced by Paul Roland

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Wed, 11/05/2014

In this recently-rediscovered "Treasure from the KBOO Archives" from 25 years ago, a much younger Paul Roland offers a glimpse into the ecological consciousness and resistance movement, which emerged particularly strong in the Pacific Northwest, also known as Cascadia. Most of the interviews were done at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Oregon Law School in Eugene, which had become one of the epicenters for cross-fertilization in this movement.

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61:28 minutes (56.28 MB)

Karl Marx, the Iroquois People, and Possibilities for a Free Society

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Tue, 11/04/2014
In the last years of his life, Karl Marx returned to the themes of his early writings: the possibility of a society beyond private property and alienation, inspired by what he read about the Iroquois in the work of anthropologist Lewis Henry Morgan. Clayton Morgareidge reads selected passages from an essay by Franklin Rosemont. The full article, which is worth reading by anyone interested in Marx and Marxism, is here. 8:07 minutes (7.43 MB)

Tampa activists block Israeli boat in protest

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Evening News
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Mon, 11/03/2014
A coalition of peace activists blockaded an Israeli ship in Tampa this weekend, including a direct action by Dezeray Lyn, who locked her neck to a parked car with a u-lock.

The action in Tampa is the latest in a series of protests known as ‘Block the Boat’.
Groups have successfully blocked or delayed Israeli ships in Oakland California, Seattle Washington, Longview Washington, and Vancouver BC.
The Tampa blockade is targeting the Israeli-owned vessel ‘Zim Savannah’, which is owned by Zim Integrated Shipping Services.

Protesters say the blockades are a pressure tactic aimed at trying to get Israel to end its occupation of Palestinian land.
12:17 minutes (11.25 MB)

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 11/03/2014
November Ubu was replaced with this investigative report, where Bob Crawley determines whether the Crowley cult has infilitrated the KBOO community radio station., " .

Also, another episode of the City That Once Worked. 60:33 minutes (55.44 MB)

Movie Moles: Alien (1979)

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Mon, 11/03/2014
2014 marks the 35th anniversary of the Ridley Scott 1979 film Alien. This October, Portlanders had the opportunity to see Alien on the big screen. Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss the film and its continuing appeal. 13:45 minutes (12.58 MB)

Critical Discussion of Naomi Klein's "This Changes Everything: capitalism vs. the climate"

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Mon, 11/03/2014

Bill Resnick and Patrick Mazza discuss Naomi Klein's promising new book about capitalism and the environment, "This Changes Everything: captalsism vs. the climate". They consider the books merits, but also how it does not adequately deal with the challenges it raises against capitalism. They talk about corporate environmentalism, how Naomi ties the great social movements of the last couple centuries to environmentalism, but also her soft-pedaling on the big-business approach to sustainable energy, and the need for radically democratic solutions that devolve centralized forms of power in society, the economy, and energy grid.

17:56 minutes (16.42 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 3, 2014

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Mon, 11/03/2014
 Joe Clement hosts this episode and we hear:


59:24 minutes (54.39 MB)

FERGUSON - What really happened? Race & Police Accountability (raw audio)

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Sat, 11/01/2014
"What Really Happened in Ferguson, MO" -- Race & Police Accountability Forum, sponsored by the Albina MInisterial Alliance for Justice and Police Reform at Maranatha Church on Nov. 1, 2014, featuring Rev. Robert O. White of Ferguson's "Clergy United".  This audio is the entire 2 hour program, including uplifting music by Marilyn Keller, the featured speaker, questions and answers, and a local panel including Jo Ann Hardesty, Dan Handleman, Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes, and Rev. Dr. T. Allen Bethel. 125:13 minutes (114.64 MB)

KBOO speaks with friends of 14-year old Orwa Hammad,killed by Israeli forces

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Evening News
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Fri, 10/31/2014
The recent escalation in Jerusalem follows the  killing of a fourteen year old boy, Orwa Hammad, by Israeli forces in the West Bank.
Orwa was a Palestinian-American who grew up spending time in both New Orleans and the West Bank.  KBOO spoke with two of Orwa’s friends in New Orleans
18:14 minutes (16.7 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 27, 2014

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Mon, 10/27/2014
Norm Diamond hosts this episode and we hear: 60:26 minutes (55.33 MB)

 

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