News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

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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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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)

Debate on Portland Mercury's (and other papers') postion on Measure 92

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/27/2014
The Portland Mercury, along with the Willamette Week and the Oregonian, took a position against Measure 92, the ballot measure which would require labeling of genetically modified foods.  On Monday, Oct. 27, KBOO's Paul Roland spoke with Dennis Theriault, News Editor of the Portland Mercury about his paper's position, as well as Julia Degraw, of Oregon Right to Know and Food and Water Watch. These are longer, lightly edited versions of the interviews which aired on the KBOO Evening News. First is Theriault, then Degraw. 12:53 minutes (11.8 MB)

News story on Measure 92, Monday October 27

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014
(Longer version of interviews for this news story can also be found here: http://kboo.fm/content/debateonportlandmercurysandotherpaperspostiononmeasu)

As next Tuesday’s election approaches, a number of ballot measure races in Oregon look like they’re going to be very close.
 One of the more contested initiatives, Measure 92, would require labeling of foods with genetically engineered ingredients.
It’s gotten added media attention because of large financial contributions from chemical and agricultural corporations, making it the most expensive initiative campaign in Oregon history. 9:39 minutes (13.25 MB)

Book Mole: Sherwood Nation

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Mon, 10/27/2014
Benjamin Parzybok's novel, Sherwood Nation, is a futuristic story of Portland, post-drought. It explores the possibility of creating fairly small city-states that are self-governing and dependent on neighborhood volunteers for protection and services. The novel raises a number of important questions about what political action means for regular folks who seem to have little control over their lives in contemporary, allegedly democratic, societies.  6:40 minutes (6.1 MB)

Author Interview: Ben Parzybok & Sherwood Nation

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Mon, 10/27/2014
Following Larry’s review of his novel, Ben Parzybok joins Norm Diamond to discuss themes of social transformation and leadership raised by his Portland-based SHERWOOD NATION. 19:44 minutes (18.07 MB)

Hands up don't shoot action - Portland Oct. 22

program: 
Evening News
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Fri, 10/24/2014
Several dozen Portlanders gathered Wednesday night in outer southeast Portland for a protest march in solidarity with the people of Ferguson Missouri.
Yesterday, October 22nd, marked a national day of action to end police brutality.
In Portland, protesters walked around the intersection at southeast one hundred sixty second and Stark chanting ‘Hands up don’t shoot’, while the rain poured down.
KBOO was there, and brings us the voices of some of the protesters.
 
6:33 minutes (6 MB)

Everything Old is New Again - Extended Cut

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The Film Show
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Thu, 10/23/2014

In this extended cut of The Film Show we hear more from filmmaker Toby Froud — best known as the enchanted infant from the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth — about his puppet-creating family and his scuptural work at Laika Studios. 36:11 minutes (14.5 MB)

Jeff Reardon Interview

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Between Us
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Thu, 10/23/2014
Jeff Reardon is a Democrat seeking reelection in Oregon's 48th House District. He talked with Don Merrill about why he voted for the Grand Bargain which proposed changes to PERS, why he feels Career Technical Education is the key to solving Oregon's workforce development needs and how, because he has four daughters, he gives his full support to Oregon's Equal Rights Ballot initiative. 29:12 minutes (26.73 MB)

Scott Mills Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 10/22/2014
Scott Mills is is a Democrat running for the Oregon House in the 18th District. He talked with Don Merrill about the caustic influence of money into Oregon politics, why unions have a role in protecting civic culture and how he and his Shadow love helping Oregon's veteran's feel better. 29:49 minutes (27.3 MB)

Interview with the Portland Youth Philharmonic

program: 
The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 10/22/2014
Nathan from the KBOO Youth Collective interviews David Hattner, Musical Director  and Samuel Zacharia is co-principal viola of the Portland Youth Philharmonic

PYP is a vibrant community where young people can explore their passion for music, grow as individuals and make lifelong friendships.

PORTLAND YOUTH PHILHARMONIC | ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL
FALL CONCERT | Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

WAGNER: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Gotterdamerung

HARBISON: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, Ted Botsford, Double Bass

RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances

6:53 minutes (6.3 MB)

 

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