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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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Civil Liberties Watch: The Supreme Court & Guantanamo Prisoner Rights

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/15/2008

 

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the prisoners in Guantanamo had the right to a hearing in Federal court. this was one of the most important Human Rights cases ruled on by the court in decades. Twice the Bush Administration and the Congress had tried to put these prisoners outside the reach of the courts.

 

4:37 minutes (4.23 MB)

Obama and McCain on the Economy

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Where do John McCain and Barack Obama  stand on issues affecting jobs, health care, and income inequality?  Economist Arthur MacEwan talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick  about what's wrong with the economy, what needs to be done, and how likely the main presidential contenders are to do the right things.  MacEwan contributes to Dollars & Sense as "Dr. Dollar" and is the author of  NEOLIBERALISM OR DEMOCRACY?

14:36 minutes (6.68 MB)

PDX Streetcar Discriminates Against Disabled Riders

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Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

As KBOO News reported last week, Trimet has released the results of a study showing increased use of bicycles on Max trains in Portland.

But while the Max has made provisions for bicyclists, the Portland streetcar has no place for bikes.

1:39 minutes (1.52 MB)

Lisa Loving interviews David Sirota on his book, The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 06/12/2008

Lisa Loving interviews David Sirota on his newest book, The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington.

25:52 minutes (23.69 MB)

Low Score for Oregon Insurance Regulators

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/12/2008

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The state of Oregon scored quite low, in a new survey of insurance regulators in every state.

 The regulators answered fourteen questions about how individual health insurance policyholders are handled and protected.

Today, since more people are faced with getting their own healthcare coverage, the results are revealing.

Kboo’s  Linda Olson-Osterlund brings us this story, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.

1:11 minutes (1.08 MB)

Day Labor Site Opening Ceremony: Justin Shear Speaks

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/12/2008

Portland’s long-awaited day
labor center is having its grand opening ceremony right now. 

The Center will open for
business on Monday, and will be open for all day laborers, regardless of their
immigration status.

Justin Shear represents Voz, the group which will
administer the center:

That was Justin Shear, from the group Voz,
speaking from the grand opening of Portland's first day labor center.

 

1:04 minutes (1004.13 KB)

Del Monte Plant Vigil for Immigrant Human Rights

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 06/12/2008

This week marks the one year anniversary of the raid
of the Del Monte plant in North Portland.

The raid, carried out by Immigration and Customs
Enforcement officers, was the largest workplace raid in Portland history.

To raise awareness of the effects of the raid and
raise money for those still facing deportation a number of commemorative events
have been held around Portland.

One of these was a vigil held in front of the Del
Monte plant where the raid occurred

KBOO reporter Meghan Planchon was there, and
filed this report:

 

4:33 minutes (4.16 MB)

A Snowmobile for George: Documentarian Todd Darling

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Wed, 06/11/2008

Filmmaker Todd Darling's purchase of a smoke-belching snowmobile led to a cross-country odyssey to unravel the mysteries of deregulation in the Bush era.  S.W. Conser talked with Darling about the resulting documentary A Snowmobile for George on the eve of its Portland premiere.

27:36 minutes (11.06 MB)

6-12-08 Presswatch - Jeremy Scahill

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program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Wed, 06/11/2008

Theresa Mitchell  speaks with Investigative Reporter Jeremy Scahill about the latest version of his book "Blackwater, The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercinary Army".   In the second half hour, Theresa takes listener calls.

57:01 minutes (45.69 MB)

Portland Cyclist Tasered

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 06/11/2008
Portland bike evangelist Reverend Phil was tasered by Portland police.

According to eyewitnesses, at around 10 o'clock PM, a police officer pulled over bicyclist Diana at Southeast Seventh and Morrison to issue her a citation for not having a bike light.

While the officer was writing the ticket, Reverend Phil came riding down the street, also without a light on his bicycle.

The officer then allegedly tackled Reverend Phil, pinned him against the wall, and tasered him multiple times.

A Portland Police spokesman stated that the Bicyclist ignored the officer's demand to stop, and was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and attempt to escape.
2:41 minutes (2.47 MB)

 

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