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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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Wes Jackson: Prairie Ecology-Model for Agriculture

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Radiozine
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Wed, 09/10/2008
On the Sept 5 Radiozine, Bruce Silverman interviews Wes Jackson, botanist, geneticist, proponent of using prairie ecology as the model for agriculture, and director of The Land Institute. He has edited a new book of essays called The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability and The Limits of Knowledge. Jackson claims achieving a better world may require less information and technology, not more.
28:01 minutes (12.83 MB)

Burn after Reading, Intimidad: A Home Movie, Orange Revolution

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Wed, 09/10/2008
On the Sept 10 Movietalk, hosted by Dawn Taylor, Doug Holm, Ed Goldberg:
reviews of such current films as Burn after Reading, Intimidad: A Home Movie, Orange Revolution, and others.
25:46 minutes (11.8 MB)

Carnivore Extinction: Why should we care?

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Radiozine
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Wed, 09/10/2008
On the Sept 10 Radiozine, Host Melinda Bernerts asks, "How does the extinction of the world's large predators such as lions affect us?" She talks with wildlife journalist William Stolzenberg about what the loss of top carnivores means to cities like Portland.
 
28:10 minutes (12.9 MB)

Presswatch: Marjorie Cohn on Civil Liberties post-9/11

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Presswatch
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Wed, 09/10/2008

On Presswatch, as part of KBOO's September 11 special, "The War on Liberty", host Theresa Mitchell inteviews Marjorie Cohn, president of the National Lawyers Guild, and author of Cowboy Republic and Rules of Disengagement.

28:57 minutes (13.25 MB)

Interview with Eric Lichtblau author of Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Eric Lichtblau is the Justice Department beat writer for the New York Times newspaper. He and his partner in writing, Jim Risen were the recipients of the 2006 Pullitzer Prize fpr national reporting for their story that revealed the secret, warrantless  wiretapping program of the National Security Agency. He talks about the Bush Administrations secret actions to rewrite or circumvent Civil Liberty protections  most Americans consider the bedrock of our freedom.

His compelling and important book is Bush's Law; The Remaking of American Justice

28:34 minutes (26.16 MB)

Welcoming Plenary: Peace and Justice Studies Conference

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Speakers from the Opening Plenary of the Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference: Felice and Jack Cohen-Joppa, John LaForge, Kathy Kelly

54:50 minutes (21.97 MB)

Chicana Succes: Self and Community

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Dr. Rusty Barceló is the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota and a nationally-recognized leader in the field, with more than 30 years of experience in equity and diversity in higher education.  She is also a Chicana with deep roots in the Mexican-American community, and a singer-songwriter.  Luz María Gordillo talks with her about her life, her community, her music, and her educational philosopy, and we hear several of her songs. 

27:49 minutes (15.92 MB)

City Gardens

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Wed, 09/10/2008

How can our gardens contribute to saving the planet?  One neighborhood at a time!  Alissa Hartman and Dreya Mancini offer tutorials on sustainable landscaping, and they talk with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about their work. 

10:33 minutes (6.04 MB)

Alaska's Shannyn Moore on Sarah Palin

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 09/09/2008

 Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein talks with Shannyn Moore, Anchorage, Alaska radio and television personality about the real Sarah Palin, hiding behind the media hype.

Barbara and Corrina
54:17 minutes (24.86 MB)

Third Angle Music's "City Dance" project and Alutiiq Masks in Kodiak.

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 09/09/2008

Host Dmae Roberts talks with Ron Blessinger and Linda K. Johnson from Third Angle New Music Ensemble's production of "Frozen Music II:The City Dance Lawrence and Anna Halprin.  It's a public art performance Sunday Sept. 14th at 1&4pm at the Keller Fountain.  In the second part of the show, we feature a preview of a story about the Alutiiq Masks that were taken from Kodiiak, Alaska and given to France.

26:58 minutes (24.7 MB)

 

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