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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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Ron Buel and the Columbia River Crossing

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Sun, 07/06/2008

Host Per Fagereng talks with Portland icon Ron Buel about the controversial I-5 Bridge Replacement Project. More information at SmarterBridge.org.

28:46 minutes (26.34 MB)

Exploration of the Japanese American Internment experience

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APA Compass
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Thu, 07/03/2008

This month, APA Compass looks at the Japanese American internment experience including an audio postcard from the Oregon State University commencement where former Japanese American internees were given honorary degrees, a discussion with members of the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center about their experiences at camp and another edition of the Angry APA Minute.

53:24 minutes (15.28 MB)

Candidates for WA State U.S. Congressional Representative Dist. 3

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Thu, 07/03/2008

Hosts Dave Mazza and Jo Ann Bowman speak with two of the four candidates for Washington State U.S. Congressional Representative District 3; Cheryl Crist and Michael Delavar. Incumbant Brian Baird and candidate Christine Webb were unable to participate.

68:23 minutes (11.74 MB)

Berlusconi's Back: Italian Politics

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Radiozine
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Wed, 07/02/2008

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Silvia Boero, Professor of New Italian at Portland State University and scholar of Italian literature, about current Italian politics. 

26:12 minutes (24 MB)

Recovery Zone: VHEMT about Human Extinction

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 07/02/2008

On the Thursday, July 3, Recovey Zone,  host Stephanie Potter and KBOO listeners spoke with Les Knight about a radical solution to the problems of planet Earth.   Knight is a Portland resident who serves as an international  spokesperson for VHEMT --  the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.  He uses logic and humor to argue for the end of the human race.   (Music by Kevin McLeod.)

28:44 minutes (4.94 MB)

Art "Kinda Like a Buffet"

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Art Focus
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Wed, 07/02/2008

Host Julie Bernard speaks with Jane Beebe, of the PDX Gallery, about the current exhibit there called "Kinda Like a Buffet." It's a group show featuring a variety of artists including two who are also guests on the show, Molly Vidor and Midori Hirose.  

26:38 minutes (24.38 MB)

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jeff Sharlett, author of the new book "The Family"

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Wed, 07/02/2008

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Jeff Sharlett, author of the new book "The Family," about the "secret fundamentalism at the heart of American power." Sharlett is a contributing editor for Harpers Magazine and Rolling Stone.

39:33 minutes (36.21 MB)

Bananas!

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Tue, 07/01/2008

Bananas are a fruit native to the tropical region of Southeast Asia
and Australia. Today, they are cultivated throughout the tropics. Bananas are
among the most widely consumed foods in the world, and are grown in at least
107 countries.

56:11 minutes (22.51 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)

 

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