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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The Humans Have All Gone

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Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

The ending of the 10/6/08 Ubu Hour show, where the humans have all deserted the studio and the robots have to take over, asking for money (YOU CAN DO IT BY CLICKING "JOIN NOW!") for the radio station because we really need it, and also giving the credits.  

6:32 minutes (4.48 MB)

Green Collar Jobs

program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

The Apollo Alliance has an affordable plan to restart the economy with plenty of living-wage jobs cleaning up our environment and keeping it clean.  Kate Gordon, co-director of the Apollo Alliance, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  

17:06 minutes (9.79 MB)

Apollo in Portland

program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

Barbara Byrd represents  the Apollo Alliance in Oregon, and is with the Labor Educations and Research Center at the University of ORegon.  She  talks with Bill Resnick about the work of the Apollo Alliance here. 

7:49 minutes (4.48 MB)

Movie Moles: "Battle in Seattle"

program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

Movie  Moles Denise Morris and Johanna Brenner discuss "Battle in Seattle," the Hollywood take on the WTO protests of 1999.  It's playing now here in Portland for a limited time. 

8:59 minutes (5.15 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 6, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 10/05/2008

This program is all about the global economy and how to fix it.  The Movie Moles discuss Battle in Seattle, and Bill Resnick talks with two activists  with The Apollo Alliance  about how to put the economy on a green footing.  Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or individual segments by following the links below.  And please support the Old Mole and KBOO duriing the Fall Membership Drive by clicking on the Join Now link at the top of this page!

1.  Bill Resnick and Kate Gordon, co-director of The  Apollo Alliance. 

2.  Bill Resnick and Barbara Byrd, Oregon representative  of the Apollo Alliance.

39:14 minutes (22.46 MB)

APAs and the elections

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APA Compass
program date: 
Thu, 10/02/2008

First, representatives from APIA Vote and APA for Progress talks about APA involvement in electoral politics. Then, local organizers from the Latino Network and Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon discuss the potential impacts of measures on the November ballot for communities of color.

38:20 minutes (10.97 MB)

Our Intimate Connections to Trees

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program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Thu, 10/02/2008

On the Oct 2 Recovery Zone, the focus is on trees and the host of reasons they are so critical to our lives.  Host Stephanie Potter speaks with pioneering forest canopy researcher Nalini Nadkarni abour her recent book Between Earth & Sky: our intimate connections to trees.  Also, Scott Fogarty, excecutive director of Friends of Trees who shares her passion for trees and is working to promote our urban forest canopy.  Music by Kevin McLeod.

39:56 minutes (36.57 MB)

Organizing for Fair Trade

program date: 
Thu, 10/02/2008

Bill Resnick talks with two Oregon activists about the positive vision of fair  trade: Arthur Stamoulis from the Oregon Fair Trade Coalition, and Shizuko Hashimoto with the Cross Border Organizing Committee of PCASC.   Check these links for upcoming opportunities to get involved. 

9:15 minutes (5.29 MB)

Bailing Out the Financiers

program date: 
Thu, 10/02/2008

Why this financial crisis?  Is it real?  Mark Engler is a financial analyst with Foreign Policy in Focus and frequent contributor to several publications.  He talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about where things stand and how they got there.  Engler is the author of HOW TO RULE THE WORLD: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy.

16:50 minutes (9.64 MB)

Three Powerful Women: Betty Reardon

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program date: 
Thu, 10/02/2008

Betty Reardon's peace education work is noted for its integration of human rights principles and feminist perspectives on global issues into its substance and methodology. Reardon is the Founding Director Emeritus of the Peace Education Center at Teachers College Columbia University and the International Institutes on Peace Education, a global consortium for continuing education on issues of peace.  Reardon participated in the plenary discusion "Three Powerful Women," during the 2008 conference of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and the Peace and Conflict Studies Consortium.

28:48 minutes (26.37 MB)

 

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