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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Jacques Boyreau, curator of the Eco-Sicko Series at the Northwest Film Center

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Radiozine
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Thu, 11/27/2008

Jacques Boyreau, curator of the Eco-Sicko Series at the Northwest Film Center, talks about the series that features four dark, poetic and prophetic movies in sync with the escalating breakdown of our world. The films are Paris, Texas; Videodrome; Zabriskie Point; and Ace in the Hole. The series starts with a free Eco-Sicko Party at the Mission Theater Pub on Thursday, December 4th, at 7PM and continues at the Film Center through Sunday, the 7th.

22:15 minutes (8.91 MB)

Walmart Trampling

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Evening News
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Thu, 11/27/2008

A temp employee working at a suburban New York Wal-Mart was trampled to death by customers early this morning.
KBOO's Alicia Mcdaid spoke to Patrick Purcell, a representative for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, about the incident.
 

2:59 minutes (2.74 MB)

US Economic Crisis: How Its Affecting Women In Other Countries

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 11/27/2008
The US Economic Crisis has affected many women across or great country, but how is it affecting women in other countries?
 
Join me, Bridget B., as I speak to women from Sweden, Amsterdam and Paris; each one expressing their views on the negative and even positive impact the US Economic Crisis is having on women in their country.  The conversations were most insightful so listen to what my guests had to say as we discuss the US Economic Crisis and the impact it is having on their lives and the lives of other women in their country.

41:51 minutes (38.32 MB)

Why I Must Be Careful Live

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Thu, 11/27/2008

Why I Must Be Careful had been on KBOO twice within a year's time. First on the last day before John headed to India to seek a drum master, secondly as soon as possible when I learned they had composed a new live set. I wanted it on the air, and so they played this new set on November 28, 2008.

Drummer, John Niekrasz has performed on Unherd with a variety of projects about 1/2 dozen times over the course of these 6 months of my program. It just so happens he is quite active. Seth Brown has not returned to UnHerd yet, but that means very little. Seth plays the Fender Rhodes, which plays so much in to the WIMBC sound, not just for its antique, detuned disonance, but for Seth's chops and unusual technique.

3:14 minutes (2.96 MB)

Gay Racism and Black Homophobia

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Thu, 11/27/2008

Rebecca Nay is joined by KBOO's Jamilah Bourdon and a close local friend named Aswad.  We had a frank and honest discussion about Homophobia in the Black Community and Racism in the Gay Community.  Click here to listen to Part 2.

28:00 minutes (25.63 MB)

We The People - John Dean Interview Part 1

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Wed, 11/26/2008

Joanne Zuhl Interviews former White House Counsel under Richard Nixon, John Dean

 

29:02 minutes (26.58 MB)

We The People - John Dean Interview Part 2

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Wed, 11/26/2008

Joann Zuhl interviews former Nixon White House Counsel John Dean

30:42 minutes (28.11 MB)

Mediaocrity

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Radiozine
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Tue, 11/25/2008

Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Mediaocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months

58:28 minutes (23.42 MB)

Bird Rescue Program in Crisis

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Evening News
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Tue, 11/25/2008

A Vancouver bird rescue program faces an imminent foreclosure, and has called on the community to help.
The Northwest Bird Rescue Center is headed by Christopher Driggins, better known around Vancouver as 'the Bird Man'.
He's rescued hundreds of abused and injured birds since 2002, but has faced a serious financial crisis since a co-worker embezzled over seven hundred thousand dollars in 2006.
According to Driggins, the local branch of the FBI has been slow to investigate the case.
With his finances quickly dwindling, the small non-profit faces foreclosure and public auction on December 5.
More information can be found at NWbirdrescue.com.
 

11:26 minutes (10.48 MB)

Alex Arndt: Songwriter - Musician - Animal Rights Activist

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Tue, 11/25/2008
31:15 minutes (28.61 MB)

 

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