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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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Gender & Religion Part II

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Mon, 12/15/2008

This episode of Gender Blender addressed religion/spirituality and gender. During this second half of the two part 1 hour show, hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall were joined in studio by Reverend Nathan Meckley, Senior Pastor at Portland Oregon's MCC, and Reverend Dr. Frodo Okulam, from Sister Spirit (sisperspirit-portland.com), a women's spirituality group. Okulam also teaches classes on women's spirituality as part of Portland State University's Women Studies. Earlier in the hour an interview was played with Fatemeh Fakhraie the founder and editor of Muslimah Media Watch (muslimahmediawatch.org). The hosts were also joined by phone from Martin Rawlings-Fein in San Francisco.

23:03 minutes (21.11 MB)

The Amazing Bruce Bickford

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 12/15/2008

For more than 40 years, maverick stop-motion animator Bruce Bickford has been constructing dreamlike landscapes and bringing them to life, gaining notoriety in the 1970's as the fertile mind behind the Frank Zappa films Baby Snakes and The Amazing Mister Bickford. The subject of an award-winning 2005 documentary, Monster Road, Bickford still works out of his Seattle studio and has just re-released his surreal magnum opus Prometheus' Garden, which screened at the recent SuperTrash Film Festival.

26:11 minutes (23.97 MB)

Ruth Palma about current problems in the health care system

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Radiozine
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Mon, 12/15/2008

Host Roberta Hall speaks with Ruth Palma, a nurse practitioner who discusses her profession, current problems in the health care system and the need for universal health care.

25:07 minutes (23 MB)

Transportation, the War on Christmas, and The Shoe

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Mon, 12/15/2008

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris bring to the fore:  The War on Christmas; Public Transportation in general, and Tri-Met in particular; Throwing Shoes as Political Speech, and the latest scandal in Illinois Politics.  Listeners weigh in on all of that, and MORE.

 

 

 

57:24 minutes (26.28 MB)

Portland Fruit Tree Project, Comfort Foods, the Winter Pantry

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Food Show
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Sun, 12/14/2008

 Today's Guest is Katy Kolker, a recent recipient of the Skidmore Prize; she's here to talk about her non--profit, The Portland Fruit Tree Project.

Next, the Food Show Team asks if Comfort Foods really are the answer to the winter Blues.

In the final segment, we take a look at the Winter Pantry, now that the growing season is behind us.

 

 

53:47 minutes (24.62 MB)

Significance of Hip Hop

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Sun, 12/14/2008

Radical musicologist Brad Duncan explains  the huge, world-wide significance of Hip Hop music and culture with special  attention to Dead Prez in this conversation with Bill Resnick.

8:38 minutes (4.94 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 15, 2008

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Sun, 12/14/2008

Bill Resnick hosts this program with a focus on movement struggles for the rights of workers and for a sane US foreign policy.   The show also features the music (abbreviated for the web) of Dead Prez.  To hear the whole show, go right to the arrow above.  The hear individual pieces, jump on the links below:

1.  A historical perspective on factory sit-ins like the one that just happened in Chicago. 

2.  A conversation with two union activists who participated in the Chicago sit-in.

3.  Tim Shorrock talks with Bill Resnick about Obama and US foreign policy.

50:38 minutes (28.97 MB)

Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects

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More Talk Radio
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Sun, 12/14/2008

Hosts Cecil and Celeste lead a discussion of the increased need for food and shelter for low-income and others affected by the current recession. Their guest is Doreen Binder, Executive Director of Transition Projects.

52:10 minutes (47.77 MB)

Obama's Foreign Policy

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Sun, 12/14/2008

Tim Shorrock,  investigative journalist and labor activist who often writes for the Nation, talks with Bill Resnick about hopes and possibilities for a new foreign policy under the Obama administration.  Bill follows up with his own list of what progressives should be working for. 

17:13 minutes (9.86 MB)

Interview with Chicago Labor Activists

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Sun, 12/14/2008

Two organizers of the Chicago sit-in talk with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier about their victory, what it means, and how the union works.   They are Leah Fried, a field reppresentative for the United Electrical Workers; and Rickie Macklin, union member and worker at the factory. 

A televised interview with them is available here.  Also check out the Union's website.

14:08 minutes (8.09 MB)

 

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