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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 Struggle for Venezuela's Future - Eva Maria

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Fight the Empire
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Thu, 05/29/2014
Eva Maria, Venezuelan-born member of the Portland chapter of the  International Socialist Organization, speaks at Portland State University May 29th, 2014 on current conflicts, the history and future of Venezuela's struggle to establish "Socialism for the 21st Century" 29:33 minutes (27.05 MB)

Portland City Council Approves G-4-S Contract

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Evening News
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Wed, 05/28/2014
The Portland City Council today approved a contract for private security officers in City Hall, the Portland Building, Union Station and several other city-owned buildings.
The contract was awarded to the controversial security firm G-4-S, but no objections were raised by any members of the public or city council members.
 
The measure passed the city council without objection, despite the call by human rights groups to boycott G-4-S because of their involvement in the Israeli military occupation of Palestinian land.
G4S supplies security equipment and services for use at Israeli prisons, checkpoints and settlements in the West Bank.
It also helps to maintain Israel's prison system, providing security for major Israeli prisons. 1:35 minutes (1.46 MB)

Portland Rose Festival and Protest

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Wed, 05/28/2014
Portland’s annual rose festival kicks off this weekend with parades and festivals.
For more, KBOO’s Susan Cecil spoke with Rich Jarvis of Portland Rose Festival.
He began by talking about this weekend’s events.
 
The rose festival will continue for the next two weeks.
In the lead-up to the grand floral parade, houseless advocates are calling for a tent-in protest to draw attention to the fact that the city allows street camping on the night before the floral parade to secure a viewing spot, but will not allow it any other night of the year for people who are trying to survive.
4:01 minutes (3.67 MB)

Maya Angelou Speaking at University of Cincinnati in May 1979

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Evening News
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Wed, 05/28/2014
 
The legendary author Maya Angelou died today at the age of eighty six.  Recorded here, Maya Angelou speaks at University of Cincinnati in May 1979. 58:42 minutes (53.74 MB)

HB Lee Middle School and Caldera

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The Underground
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Wed, 05/28/2014
Erin Yanke of the KBOO Youth Collective was lucky to join Michelle Swinehart at HB Lee Middle School to do an artist residency with the student of Robert Walters Art Classes! Here is the piece we played on the air during the KBOO Youth Collective show.
All audio will be posted on the KBOO website before the end of the school year.

Caldera will host the Portland Student Showcase at Weiden and Kennedy on June 5, 2014 at 5pm

http://www.calderaarts.org/caldera/ 13:12 minutes (18.14 MB)

Collage of speakers from Portland March Against Monsanto 2014

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
Speakers:
-Cassie Cohn, March co-organizer, reading statement from Vandana Shiva, reknowned scientist and food safety/environmental/human rights activist from India https://www.facebook.com/MAMPDX
http://www.march-against-monsanto.com/
-Magdaleno Rose-Avila, long-time farmworker activist and organizer with the successful GMO Free Jackson County ballot initiative https://www.facebook.com/pages/GMO-Free-Jackson-County/356680184364473
Karen Swift, co-founder of the Bio-Safety Alliance http://biosafetyalliance.org/ 16:08 minutes (14.78 MB)

March Against Monsanto Portland 2014

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Tue, 05/27/2014
Complete (lightly edited) audio from March Against Monsanto rally at Shemanski Park In Portland, May 24, 2014. Includes some music. 90:52 minutes (83.2 MB)

Report Exposes US Fusion Centers' Spying

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund has released a new report based on thousands of newly-release government documents exposing a widespread spying effort on the Occupy Wall street protests nationwide by Fusion centers used to coordinate national and local law enforcement agencies.
The new documents roll back the curtain on the Fusion Centers and show the communications, interactions and emails of a massive national web of federal agents, officials, police, and private “security” contractors.
These officers accumulated and shared information reporting on all manner of peaceful and lawful political activity that took place during the Occupy movement, from protests and rallies to meetings and educational lectures. 5:24 minutes (4.94 MB)

Portland Water Bureau's David Shaff on Portland's E.Coli Contamination

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
 
Portland Water Bureau continues to deal with the E.coli contamination by observing federal regulations for public safety.  Portland is underway covering Powell Butte and Kelly Butte reservoirs.
For more on this story we turn to Barbara Nelson for KBOO evening news who spoke with David Shaff of the Portland Water Bureau:
6:18 minutes (5.77 MB)

Timbers Stadium Providence Field Naming Controversy

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Evening News
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Tue, 05/27/2014
The group ‘health care for all Oregon’ plans to gather outside Portland’s city council meeting tomorrow morning to demand that the city disclose the amount of money paid by Providence healthcare to rename the Timbers stadium to “Providence Field’.
In February, the Portland Timbers announced that naming rights for its stadium had been given to Providence for an undisclosed amount.
This comes soon after Moda Health purchased naming rights to the Rose Garden for $40 million.
Health Care for all Oregon is a nonprofit organization committed to bringing access to health care to Oregonians without having to pay premiums, deductibles, copays, or any other cost. 2:05 minutes (1.91 MB)

 

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