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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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Author, Mary Doria Russell

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 06/09/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviews writer Mary Doria Russell, author of Dreamers of the Day, a historical novel of a midwestern woman present at the birth of the modern Middle East. 

 

28:09 minutes (25.77 MB)

Immigration and LGBT

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Mon, 06/09/2008

Today's Well-read Red is Frann Michel's discussion of the relations between  queer and immigrant groups.  There are more  connections that you might have guessed, as they face parallel and overlapping obstacles.  One writer recommends as a principle governing the treatment of all of us "the right to travel and thrive, even across borders."   

You can read this piece on Frann's blog

9:41 minutes (4.43 MB)

Cuba Authorizes Sex-Change Operations

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Evening News
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Mon, 06/09/2008

Cuba has authorized
Sex-Change Operations for Transsexual citizens. 

KBOO’s Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more on the
story.

  

The Associated Press reported Monday that Cuba has
official authorized gender-reassignment operations and will offer them free to
qualifying citizens.

The move—one of the latest
in a series of changes implemented by President Raul Castro since he succeeded
his elder brother, Fidel—puts Cuba above any US state in providing affordable
access to gender reassignment surgery.

1:26 minutes (1.32 MB)

"Sex and the City"

program date: 
Mon, 06/09/2008

The Old Mole's Luz María Gordillo describes her attraction to "Sex and the City" while at the same time training her critical guns upon it.   

9:34 minutes (4.38 MB)

JFK and The Unspeakable; Why He Died and Why it Matters

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Mon, 06/09/2008

 

    James Douglass is the author of a powerful and meticulously documented new book that brings to the fore the central focus of Kennedy's presidency. This focus was his determination to pursue Peace, with Khrushchev, Castro and in Vietnam and he stood isolated in the Security State in which he operated. It is a focus that has been obscured by official histories and only now can be fully told. It is this focus that ultimately cost him his life by the agencies within the very government he was president of.  

27:59 minutes (25.62 MB)

Queer Youth Prom & Queer Core Youth Awards

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Out Loud
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Mon, 06/09/2008

On Saturday June 7th, the Q Center in Portland hosted two events for queer youth. The Queer Core Youth Awards honored area youth with a ceremony and gifts. That evening was the annual Queer Youth Prom hosted by SMYRC. 

Carla attended each event and talked with participants.

21:00 minutes (19.23 MB)

Ending Hunger

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Sun, 06/08/2008

On a planet where two billion people are already hungry, an additional 100 million will be plunged into poverty because of the world-wide food crisis.  Deborah James, Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, talks with Bill Resnick about the reasons for this and what needs to be done.    She recommmends the Oakland Insitute's website as good place to get  more information on these issues.  

13:32 minutes (6.2 MB)

Climate Change in Congress?

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Sun, 06/08/2008

The U.S. Senate has just rejected an ineffective climate-change bill--for the wrong reasons.  What kind of legislation  would really deal with the issue, and what would it take to make it happen?  Brian Tokar of the Institute for Social Ecology lays out the problems and possible solutions in this discussion with Bill Resnick.  

Tokar has just published an article "Toward a Movement for Peace and Climate Justice" in which he expands on what he says in this interview.   

11:41 minutes (5.35 MB)

Seeing Politics in Pink Martini

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Sun, 06/08/2008

Bill Resnick finds the implicit, yet deep, politics in the music of Pink Martini--a politics of moods and values rather than of words and ideology.  

7:34 minutes (3.47 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 9, 2008

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Sun, 06/08/2008

Today's show features, for the second time, the music of Portland band Pink Martini and concludes with a discussion of the implicit politics of their work.   Also discussed on the show are world hunger and the cost of food, the relations between being queer and being an immigrant, "Sex and the City," and what Congress is  and is not doing about climate change.

To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links below. 

1.  Bill Resnick and Deborah James discuss poverty, hunger, and food.   

2.   Frann Michel on how being queer is like being an immigrant (and  vice-versa). 

57:16 minutes (26.22 MB)

 

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