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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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Hunger Striker Broken Feather Speaks Against LNG Terminals

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/19/2008

After the National Environmental Regulatory Commission approved plans to build natural gas pipelines in Oregon, the opposition has become more heated. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

Local activist Broken Feather just ended a hunger strike outside the Portland office of Northwest Natural Gas.

2:35 minutes (2.37 MB)

Scrutiny of Wyden's Old Growth Forest Bill Encouraged

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/19/2008

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US Senator for Oregon has introduced a new bill that he says will protect Oregon’s old growth forests.  But local environmental groups warn that citizens should read the fine print before accepting Wyden’s rhetoric.

3:33 minutes (3.25 MB)

Draft of Bill: Ending Logging of Old-Growth Forests

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Evening News
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Wed, 06/18/2008

Senator Ron Wyden has drafted a bill to end the logging of old-growth forests in Oregon, while also addressing the backlog of thinning projects in forests at risk of summer fires, disease and insects.

He released a draft Thursday for the public to review before he introduces it in the Congress.

0:44 minutes (693.1 KB)

Gender Expression

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Wed, 06/18/2008

***CONTAINS EXTRA WEB CONTENT***

39:13 minutes (26.93 MB)

Civil Discourse vs. Free Speech

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Wed, 06/18/2008

Are civil discourse and free speech compatible? Is there a "New Anger" in the words of Peter Wood, author of "Bee in the Mouth; Anger in America Now?" This week on Voices on the Edge, Dave Mazza explores the challenges we face in a democratic society with respecting the rights of others while  not stifling free expression, particularly opinions not shared by the majority. 

83:20 minutes (14.31 MB)

Presswatch 06-19-08

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Presswatch
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Wed, 06/18/2008

Theresa Mitchell presents the News You're Not Supposed to Know. 

25:07 minutes (23 MB)

TJ Norris: Mirages, Dreams, Parallel Universes

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Art Focus
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Wed, 06/18/2008

Host Julie Bernard interviews artist TJ Norris on his work and his current exhibition at the New American Art Union.  

27:25 minutes (25.1 MB)

Video Shows Tennesee Police Beating Transgendered Woman

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Evening News
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Wed, 06/18/2008

A video has been released showing two Tennessee police officers beating a trans-gendered woman earlier this year.

KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more:

 

1:48 minutes (1.65 MB)

U.S. Tries to Pull a Fast One

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Radiozine
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Tue, 06/17/2008

Per Fagereng interviews Gareth Porter,
historian, investigative journalist and policy analyst.  His latest book
is "Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War
in Vietnam."

33:39 minutes (15.41 MB)

Soldier Facing Court Martial for Refusing to Return to Iraq

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/17/2008

Private First Class James Burmeister of Eugene Oregon is currently Locked in a military prison in Kentucky for refusing to return to Iraq. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

5:06 minutes (4.67 MB)

 

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