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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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Freedom Archives

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Tue, 07/15/2008

We took at field trip to the Freedom Archives in San Franciso. The Freedom Archives contains 8000 hours of audio and video recordings documenting social justice movements locally, nationally, and internationally from the 1960s to the present. The Archives features speeches of movement leaders and community activists, protests and demonstrations, cultural currents of rebellion and resistance.

58:39 minutes (23.49 MB)

CLW: Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3

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Evening News
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Coming up on this week’s edition of Civil Liberties Watch, reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund brings us the story of last weeks court Victory for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3.

4:27 minutes (10.19 MB)

Prison Integration

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Reggae Bob, An old friend to Prison Pipeline, joins Ruth for this episode to discuss a new ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in July, 2008. California prisons must be integrated after years of racial segregation. We at Prison Pipeline will keep an eye on this new ruling.

29:23 minutes (26.9 MB)

Exploring Mixed Race with three actors at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Special edition of Stage and Studio
For the last year, Dmae Roberts has been working on a documentary about Mixed Race artists and discussions of race through the arts.  The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has long been on the forefront of multicultural plays and color-blind casting. 

28:33 minutes (26.14 MB)

Abe Minus Joe on Obama the Wimp

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Mon, 07/14/2008

Host Abe Proctor leads a discussion on Obama, the Lessor of Two Evils, or How Much Stink Are You Willing To Tolerate To Keep McCain OUT of the White House?!?

83:31 minutes (38.24 MB)

Lisa Lutz, author of "Curse of the Spellmans"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Ed Goldberg speaks with Lisa Lutz, author of Curse of the Spellmans, a completely original and funny detective novel.

22:17 minutes (20.41 MB)

Ann Hood's memoir "Comfort: A Journey Through Grief"

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Radiozine
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Suzanne LaGrande interviews writer Ann Hood about Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, her memoir of her young daughter's death and its aftermath.

23:56 minutes (21.91 MB)

Barbara Ehrenreich

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Radiozine
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Host Joe Uris speaks with writer and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich about her latest book, This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation. Ehrenreich is also the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream. Barbara will be speaking at Powell’s City of Books at 1005 W. Burnside in Portland at 7:30PM on Wednesday, July 16th.

22:12 minutes (20.32 MB)

Race and the Changing Faces of Theatre

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Hosted by: Dmae Roberts
An in-depth conversation with four mixed race and multi-ethnic actors at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Demetra Pittman, Soneela Nankani, Juan LeBron and Joshua Wolf Coleman talk about race and the changing faces of theatre.

28:15 minutes (25.87 MB)

World Bank Dam Bursts in India

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/13/2008

A World Bank Financed dam built in India was supposed to provide water to millions.
Instead, floods cost these millions their homes--and many of them have not been resettled.
KBOO's Beth Crawford has the story:

1:38 minutes (1.5 MB)

 

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