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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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Healthcare Premiums up 35% July 1st

program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

One year ago Regence Blue Cross raised rates by an average of 19%. This year's increase is a whopping 35% scheduled to take effect on July 1.

Britta Duncan, co-chair of Jobs with Justice' Healthcare Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of ILWU Local 5 will join host Martha Odom to talk about the 35% premium increase, what it means to working families, Tuesday's protest at Regence, and other work that the JWJ Healthcare committee is doing.

28:26 minutes (26.03 MB)

Living on the Ice Shelf, Humanity's Melt Down

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

Host Per Fagereng interviews Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums and In Praise of Barbarians.

He discusses his latest article, "Living on the Ice Shelf, Humanity's Melt Down".

Davis says, "Our world, our old world that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years, has
ended, even if no newspaper in North America or Europe has yet printed its
scientific obituary. This February, while cranes were hoisting cladding to the
141st floor of the Burj Dubai tower (which will soon be twice the height of the
Empire State Building), the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of
London was adding the newest and highest story to the geological column."

29:26 minutes (26.95 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Stopping Telecoms Spying on Citizens

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

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 This week reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund focuses on whistleblower Mark Klein and the fight to stop the governments use of telecom companies to spy on Americans

 

4:42 minutes (4.3 MB)

The Sudden Radio Project - June 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

This summer we will roto-till every cell of your mind...

59:47 minutes (20.53 MB)

Chris Hedges: Collateral Damage, Iraqi Civilians

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Fri, 06/27/2008

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with journalist Chris Hedges, author of War Is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, about the new book he co-authored with Laila Al-Arian, called Collateral Damage: America's War Against Iraqi Civilians. 

27:46 minutes (25.43 MB)

Interview with Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz

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program date: 
Thu, 06/26/2008

 Gabi Ross has interviewed Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz on her book "Jasmin and Stars, Reading more than Lolita in Tehran".  Interview covers more than just the book and critiques the orientalists approach to literature and emphasizes on the richness of Iranian literature and samples from Iranian women writers whose works are translated to English.  This was a "Bread and Roses" show and is being presented at "Voices of the Middle East" with permission.

53:10 minutes (24.34 MB)

Eugene, Oregon Protests about Hosting the Olympic Trials

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/26/2008

As Eugene prepares to host
the Olympic trials this weekend, a number of groups prepare to protest.

K-BOO’s
Christian Danielson has the story.

 

3:54 minutes (3.57 MB)

Recommended Reading

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program date: 
Thu, 06/26/2008

Host Pat McGuire interviews Seneca the Librarian about his current recommendations for good books to read. 

27:53 minutes (25.53 MB)

Teeath Live on Youth Randomonium

program: 
Youth Randomonium
program date: 
Thu, 06/26/2008

Portland band Teeath, featuring Maya and  Flan on Guitar and Vocals, and guitar, Katherine on Drums and Vocals, played the June 27th Youth Randomonium.

This is their full live set.  

http://www.myspace.com/teeath 

31:05 minutes (28.46 MB)

 

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