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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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Oregon Budget Cuts Posed to Hurt Social Service Groups

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Evening News
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Wed, 12/03/2008

The next round of state budget cuts may be setting Oregon up for even more trouble, according to the social service groups whose clients will be seeing less money to pay for services.
From the AARP to Area Agencies on Aging, to the Service Employees International Union, they say the governor’s recommendation to cut human services by 15 percent will cost federal matching money and trim jobs, at a time when the state needs both.
KBOO’s Leah Yanoff reports, in collaboration with Oregon News Service.
 

1:09 minutes (808.31 KB)

Calls to End Prohibition of Drugs

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Evening News
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Wed, 12/03/2008

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the end of Alcohol Prohibition in the U.S. 
Some members of the law enforcement and legal communities are calling for the repeal of the current Prohibition on drugs.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg has more.
 

3:21 minutes (3.08 MB)

Mumbai, South Asian Nuclear Tensions and the Obama Administratration: An Interview with Jacqueline Cabasso

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Wed, 12/03/2008

The November terrorist attack in Mumbai, India is only the latest eruption in potentially explosive South Asia. What will the new Obama administration do as the conflict in Afghanistan spreads to its nuclear-armed neighbors? Will he undo the damage to nuclear non-proliferation efforts that resulted from the recent U.S.-India nuclear deal - a deal that Obama, Clinton and Biden supported? Dave Mazza talks with Jacqueline Cabasso, executive director of the Western States Legal Foundation about these and other questions regarding this volatile and important aspect of U.S. foreign policy.

57:18 minutes (45.9 MB)

Columbia Ecovillage: Can Community Trump Hard Times?

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 12/03/2008

       Can community trump economic hard times?    Founders Joe & Pam Lietch, and Marilee Dea discuss NE Portland's newly forming Columbia Ecovillage.  Community members plan to care for their 3+ acre "food forest," while cultivating supportive relationships with each other, the larger community and the Earth.

27:02 minutes (18.56 MB)

interview with Marion Dawan on Islam

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Wed, 12/03/2008

the conversation with Ms. Dawan is finally being posted...  She is a wonderful spirit, as well as a local, Portland-based community activist.  Here, we speak on Islam. 

23:39 minutes (21.66 MB)

United Auto Workers Caravan

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Evening News
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Wed, 12/03/2008

The United Auto Workers agreed this week to adjust their contracts with the Big Three Auto Companies.
The Union made the move to try to convince Congress that the Auto industry deserves financial aid.
But many members of Congress remained skeptical about a bailout package for the auto industry.
Senator Chris Dodd grilled executives in a hearing on Capitol Hill this afternoon, saying that the Federal Reserve could help the industry without a direct bailout package.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Al Benchich, an auto worker and union member from Detroit who is heading to Washington as part of a worker's caravan this weekend.

4:40 minutes (4.27 MB)

9th anniversary of WTO protests

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Evening News
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Tue, 12/02/2008

Nov. 30 marked the nine year anniversary of the World Trade Organization protests in Seattle.
With some economists now calling for a new WTO ministerial to deal with the global economic crisis, KBOO's Jenka Soderberg takes us back to 1999 to address whether the W-T-O is the right body to solve today's economic woes

 

4:51 minutes (4.45 MB)

marriage equality, people of color and the LGBT movement

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Tue, 12/02/2008

 
Proposition 8 was passed this November in California. It changed the state Constitution  to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman and eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry .
We explore the issues of marriage equality, people of color and the LGBT movement. with THOMAS WHEATLEY, Organizing Director of Basic Rights Oregon, and  Bonnie Tinker and The Rev. Cecil Charles Prescod from Love Makes a Family.
 

57:41 minutes (23.11 MB)

The Holiday Show

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 12/02/2008

Welcome to our holiday show! It's better to give than receive so with that in mind we'll be interviewing the Community Cycling Center about the Holiday Bike Drive, taking a sneak peak with Elly Blue at the upcoming BikeCraft, and talking with our very first guest host, Janis McDonald, about how to pick out a great bike or cycling stocking stuffer for your favorite cyclist.

 

57:17 minutes (26.31 MB)

Bush's Attack on the American Landscape

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 12/02/2008

 Utah Red RocksHost Barbara Bernstein invites Heidi McIntosh, associate director of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, discusses the impact that some of Bush's midnight regulations could have on pristine and remote areas in southeastern Utah (which are among Barbara Bernstein's favorite spots in the world).

 

55:56 minutes (25.61 MB)

 

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