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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Zoe Ferraris, author of the novel, "Finding Nouf"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 06/30/2008

Marianne Barisonek interviews Zoe Ferraris, author of the
novel, Finding Nouf, a literary mystery set in Saudi Arabia, dealing
with young men and women trying to balance tradition and exposure to Western
culture

 

26:42 minutes (10.7 MB)

Summer reading by black authors

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Black Book Talk
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Mon, 06/30/2008

Hosts Patricia and O.B. bring you their recommendations for summer reading by black authors. 

 

26:45 minutes (10.72 MB)

Movie Moles: "Road to Guantanamo"

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Mon, 06/30/2008

Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review Road to Guantanamo, the British docudrama that follows the story of three British citizens swept up by the military while traveling in Afghanistan and sent to Guantamo prison where they were held without charges for three years before being released. 

11:34 minutes (5.3 MB)

Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets Invade the Willamette Valley

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Mon, 06/30/2008

Host Andrew Geller sits in for Joe & Abe today with a discussion of the sneaky replacement of natural beets with genetically engineered Sugar Beets in our domestic sugar supply, right here in the Willamette Valley. Andrew brings in three experts to illuminate the shady goings-on.

First, in studio, we have Laurie Ann Bird from NW Rage, the NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering.

We are later joined by Frank Morton from the Organic Seed Alliance.

Finally, we hear from Kevin Golden, a lawyer from the Center For Food Safety.

86:14 minutes (39.48 MB)

Charity Fain, Executive Director of the Portland City Club

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Radiozine
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Mon, 06/30/2008

Host Dennise Kowalczyk interviews Charity Fain, the new Executive Director for the Portland City Club. Her background includes working on media issues and media advocacy in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.  

19:06 minutes (17.5 MB)

Workers Demand Union Organizing Rights as Starbucks Closes 600 Stores

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Evening News
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Mon, 06/30/2008

The Seattle-based Starbucks coffee company announced today that the company will close six hundred stores throughout the U.S. <?xml:namespace prefix = o>

According to the company, the stores scheduled for closure are unprofitable.  The company hopes to increase earnings by one hundred million dollars a year through the closure of these stores.

This move comes at a crucial time for Starbucks, as workers across the country organize to demand that the company allow them to form unions.

KBOO’s Kyle Burris spoke with union organizer Cole Dorsey

3:47 minutes (3.46 MB)

McCarthyism Past & Present

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Sun, 06/29/2008

Laurie Mercier interviews historian Ellen Schrecker.  They compare the chilling effects of political repression on academic freedom  in the 1950s and today, finding similarities and differences, both of which are disturbing.   Schrecker is the author of THE AGE OF MCCARTHYISM: A BRIEF HISTORY WITH DOCUMENTS  and Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America.  She  has a more recent article on this topic in Radical Teacher.

20:04 minutes (9.19 MB)

Participatory Economics

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Sun, 06/29/2008

Robin Hahnel talks with Old Mole Bill Resnick about new forms of democracy developing in Venezuela, including such radical arrangments as participatory budgeting.   He discusses some of this in a recent article in Monthly Review.  

20:32 minutes (9.4 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 30, 2008

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Sun, 06/29/2008

Laurie Mercier hosts this program of interviews and reviews about civil rights, justice and injustice.   Laurie interviews Ellen Schrecker about the assaults  on academic freedom in the 1950s and how they compare with those of today.  Bill Resnick talks with radical  economist Robin Hahnel about participatory democracy in Venezuela.  And the Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review The Road to Guantanamo.  

You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or the individual pieces by following the links below:

1.  Academic freedom then and now

2.  Participatory democracy in Venezuela

55:40 minutes (25.49 MB)

Healthcare Premiums up 35% July 1st

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 06/29/2008

One year ago Regence Blue Cross raised rates by an average of 19%. This year's increase is a whopping 35% scheduled to take effect on July 1.

Britta Duncan, co-chair of Jobs with Justice' Healthcare Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of ILWU Local 5 will join host Martha Odom to talk about the 35% premium increase, what it means to working families, Tuesday's protest at Regence, and other work that the JWJ Healthcare committee is doing.

28:26 minutes (26.03 MB)

 

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