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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Prospects for Cuba

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Sun, 08/24/2008

Samuel Farber is a long-time socialist born and raised in Cuba. He is the author of numerous works on that country including The Origin of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered published by University of North Carolina Press.  The Old  Mole's Bill Resnick talks with him about life in Cuba today as it makes  the transition to the post-Fidel era, and about various scenarios for its future.  You can read his thoughts on these issues here and here

31:19 minutes (14.34 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 25, 2008

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Sun, 08/24/2008

Guided by Denise Morris, the Moles  vistit Cuba today.  Bill Resnick talks with Cuba expert Sam Farber about Cuba in transition and the possibilities for self-determination and socialist democracy.  The Movie Moles review the 1964 film Soy Cuba! made by Russian film makers in support of the Revolution.  And we hear Luz María Gordillo’s account of her trip to Cuba last May.  Here the whole show by clicking the arrow above, or  individual pieces by following their links below:

1.  Luz Marîa Gordillo visits Havana's Plaza de la Revolución on May Day.

2.  The Movie Moles on Soy Cuba!

54:26 minutes (24.92 MB)

One Land, Many Voices: Remembering Mahmoud Darwish with Dr. Fady Joudah + the Free Gaza boats enroute to Gaza!

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Thu, 08/21/2008

Hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman talk with poet, translator and doctor, Fady Joudah, about the life and work of Palestinian poet, Mahmoud Darwish.  Also on the program, live satellite phone conversations with Paul Larudee and Huwaida Arraf of the Free Gaza Movement as they sail, along with 43 other volunteers, from Cyprus to Gaza to break the Israeli blockade.

59:31 minutes (20.44 MB)

Air Cascadia 08-22-08

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 08/21/2008

News and commentary with an edge hosted by Chris Andreae and Liam Delta.

11:53 minutes (2.04 MB)

The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, Part I

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 08/21/2008

Interviews with Nellie Wong and Laura Mannen on The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, the upcoming Radical Women Conference to be held October 3-6 in San Francisco.

Part I:  Nellie Wong, a long time revolutionary feminist activist and poet, will be a keynote speaker at the conference.  She talks about the critical need for this conference now and a how she came to revolutionary feminism. (30 min.)

29:54 minutes (27.38 MB)

Cooperatives and Community-Owned Businesses

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Thu, 08/21/2008

"Cooperatives and Community-Owned Businesses: Rethinking the Ways Businesses Are Run and How They Interact with the Local Communities They Belong To." Todd Wilson speaks with representatives from three of Portland's Food Coops: People's, Food Front, and Alberta. Feel free to call in with your with questions, comments, experiences and thoughts."

29:11 minutes (5.01 MB)

Police Tactics and Free Speech

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Thu, 08/21/2008

Hosted by: Pat McGuire
A Public Affairs program on discrimination and diversity, about Police tactics and free speech.

26:37 minutes (4.57 MB)

Bush Administration Tries to Gut Endangered Species Act

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/20/2008
1:27 minutes (1.33 MB)

Congress Critiques FDA for Calling Hormone Disrupter "Safe"

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Evening News
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Wed, 08/20/2008

 

The U-S Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that the hormone-disrupting chemical bisphenol A, also known as B-P-A, is safe. 

The FDA’s assessment of the chemical apparently relied on two studies—both of which were funded by the American Chemistry Council, Dow Chemical and Industry leaders.

2:17 minutes (2.09 MB)

Racial Profiling: New Report - Same Old Story

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Wed, 08/20/2008

Jo Ann and Dave look at the latest findings on racial profiling released by the Portland Police Bureau. This latest report, which compiles data on stops and motorists, cyclists and pedestrians over the past year, shows that African Americans are still more likely to be stopped by the police than other city residents. The city says the raw data doesn't tell the whole story, but community activists are concerned that "driving, cycling and walking while black" remains a serious problem in the Rose City. Jo Ann and Dave and discuss voter concerns about Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

41:53 minutes (33.55 MB)

 

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