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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Mandatory Minimum Sentences

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Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 07/28/2008

Ruth interviews David Rogers, who is the president of Partnerships for Safety and Justice.  They discuss Kevin Mannix's ballot measure that would require mandatory minimum sentences for multitude of crimes, many of which are non violent.

30:17 minutes (27.73 MB)

Why are YOU a republican?!?

program date: 
Mon, 07/28/2008

 Host Abe Proctor asks the world  "Why are you a republican?"  as if there could be a valid answer.  He gets lots of answers; YOU be the judge as to whether they're valid...

 

New Feature!!!

Join the discussion on various topics on-line by visiting the Brand New! Abe And Joe Talk Radio BLOG

 

 

 

82:32 minutes (37.79 MB)

Nam Le, author of "The Boat"

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Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 07/28/2008

Jim Schumock speaks with Nam Le about his highly praised collection of short stories, The Boat.  Le was born in Vietnam and raised in Australia.

28:55 minutes (26.48 MB)

Racism Cloaked as Satire

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program date: 
Mon, 07/28/2008

Is the New Yorker's Obama cover racism, or is it satire?  Thabiti Lewis comments. 

4:46 minutes (2.18 MB)

Gay Men Abused: Bogus Kidnapping Charges: July 29

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Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 07/28/2008

 

Last Tuesday, KBOO reported a story about an alleged kidnapping that was reported in the Salt Lake City media.
Instead of a kidnapping, the story turned out to be a false accusation that resulted into brutal hate crime committed against two gay men.

In a follow-up to this story, KBOO’s Rebecca Nay spoke with Chris Swan, who is one of the roommates of the victims

4:25 minutes (4.04 MB)

Rising Sea Levels Affect Pacific Islanders

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 07/28/2008

 

Small Pacific islands are facing increasing pressure as global warming bring higher tides.

KBOO’s Beth Crawford has the story.

 

2:07 minutes (1.95 MB)

Dirty Queer MC guest on Out Loud

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Out Loud
program date: 
Mon, 07/28/2008

Recently voted 'Best place to relive your most graphic sexual encounters in front of a live audience' by Willamette Week, tune in to find out about Dirty Queer. You'll hear from Sossity Chiricuzio, MC of Dirty Queer, the monthly open mic event for queer erotica, which is also a benefit for In Other Words.

Dirty Queer happens the second Friday of every month at In Other Words (8 NE Killingsworth).

21:41 minutes (19.85 MB)

The Sudden Radio Project - July 2008

program date: 
Sun, 07/27/2008

Reconstruction:  How will it take shape?

Which emotions will we bring with us?

Will radio theatre still be playing in our minds?

In the catacombs of thought, we'll be there to make you laugh, cry, and gasp.

58:09 minutes (19.97 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: US Senate & The Media Shield Law

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Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 07/27/2008

The US Senate debates a law to protect journalists from being forced to disclose confidential sources. Citizen journalists are not included for protection in the Senates version of The Free Flow of Information Act, S2035.

4:41 minutes (4.28 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 28, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 07/27/2008

Viable options for saving the planet and making life better; a novel about mending family ties; The New Yorker's Obama cartoon cover;  and the history of victims' rights -- all these are discussed by the Old Moles on this show hosted by Tom Becker, who plays some of Billy Bragg's versions of Woody Guthrie songs.  Hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above.  Hear individual segments by following their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick interviews Guy Dauncy about real possibilties for saving us from global warming and making a better world in the process.

2.  Larry Bowlden reviews The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg.

51:45 minutes (23.7 MB)

 

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