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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


Latinos in US Pop Music

program date: 
Sun, 07/13/2008

Laurie Mercier talks with Michelle Habell-Pallan about how Latina and Chicana music has influenced Rock 'n Roll and other popular music, not only in the US but in Europe. Habell-Pallan is the author of "Loca Motion: The Travels of Latina Popular Culture." We hear a segment on "Women with Attitude", part of American Sabor, a series produced by KEXP in Seattle and narrated by Michelle.

17:20 minutes (7.94 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 14, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 07/13/2008

Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program plays and discusses music demonstrating the influence of chicana and latina music on popular music. We also hear about the very expensive "drill and kill" corporate-developed reading program pushed by the Bush Administration and purchased by Portland; and a review of Wall-E.

54:44 minutes (25.06 MB)

Training Cane Berries

Categories:
program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
Sun, 07/13/2008

Host Glen Andresen discusses the various techniques used to corral, train, and trellis raspberries, blackberries and other cane berries. Plus listeners' gardening questions.

28:06 minutes (25.73 MB)

Portland day labor center and WPA labor theater

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 07/13/2008

Romeo Sosa, Executive Director, VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project

Susan Quinn, Author of Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a cast of thousands made high art out of desperate times

51:24 minutes (20.59 MB)

The Health Benefits of Colonics

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program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 07/13/2008

Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) interviews Jill Simons, certified colonic hydrotherapist at All's Well that End's Well in NE Portland. Find out about the health benefits of colonics.

28:29 minutes (26.08 MB)

Learning to Read (or not) in Portland

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program date: 
Sun, 07/13/2008

To comply with the "No Child Left Behind" program, Portland Schools have adopted a corporate produced one-size-fits-all, lockstep reading program called "Reading Street." Education professor Maika Yeigh talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what's wrong with it and what kids need to make them life-long readers.

19:13 minutes (8.8 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Angola 3 Defendant's Conviction Overturned

program date: 
Sat, 07/12/2008

Angola 3 defendant Albert Woodfox had his 1973 comviction for the killing of Angola prison guard overturned by a federal judge in Lousisiana. This is a significant victory for former Black Panther, Woodfox who was held in solitary confinement for over 34 years.

Also see angola3.org

4:27 minutes (4.08 MB)

Teacher Merit Pay Initiative

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 07/10/2008

Oregon
voters will consider a controversial ballot initiative this fall that would
change the way the state's teachers are paid. KBOO Reporter Christian Danielsen
has more

1:18 minutes (1.19 MB)

Scott Forester interviews Vincent Bugliosi July 11, 2008 Pt 1

Categories:
program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Thu, 07/10/2008

Scott Forester hosts a look at the war crimes of the Bush Administration. Guests include Vincent Bugliosi, author of The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder.

26:55 minutes (24.64 MB)

Youth Producer Tiffany Anderson's documentary on Hep C and Tattoos

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program date: 
Thu, 07/10/2008

Tiffany Anderson produced this half hour documentary at the 2008 KBOO Youth in Broadcast Journalism Summer Intensive. It is about Hepatitis C and tattoos. 

She did interviews on the street and in 2 Portland Tattoo Parlours, as well as extensive research and writing.

We'd like to thank Honna Veerkamp and Breana Loringer for help with teaching in the Summer Intensive. See you next year! 

 

28:34 minutes (26.16 MB)

 

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