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


Strugglebration for Mumia

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Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 11/23/2008

Guest, Shaun Carnahan and Ruth Kovacs talk about  December 9 when  KBOO  co-sponsors a Strugglebration event for Mumia Abu-Jamal. Folks will gather at the Cultural Center  of Portland State University, from 6 to 9 pm, Tuesday, December 9. There will be music, speakers and films. Portland has not forgotten Mumia.

27:35 minutes (25.25 MB)

The Politics of Humor and Irony

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Sun, 11/23/2008

Humor and irony can be ways of deflating those who oppress us--but they can also promote stereotypes and immunize us from passions for serious causes.  Jan Haaken and Bob  Samuels discuss the complex issues posed by the popularity of The Daily Show, Stephen Colbert, and the movie Religulous. Samuels is the author of Teaching the Rhetoric of Resistance.

18:23 minutes (10.52 MB)

RFID Implants Violate Privacy

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/23/2008

The International Journal of Intellectual Property Management just published a report that new Radio Frequency ID chip technology may conflict with the basic right to privacy.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg has more.

3:18 minutes (3.03 MB)

Sudden Radio Project

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Sun, 11/23/2008
58:42 minutes (33.59 MB)

The Spiraling Economy

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Sun, 11/23/2008

More bad news about the economy keeps arriving.  What is the situation and how can be fixed?  The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with radical economist Arthur McEwan -- aka Dr. Dollar at Dollars & Sense.

19:47 minutes (11.32 MB)

Global Policy Network Organizer Tony Avirgan

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More Talk Radio
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Sun, 11/23/2008

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Global Policy Network Organizer Tony Avirgan about what kind of world system might emerge out of our economic meltdown.

55:27 minutes (22.21 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 24, 2008

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Sun, 11/23/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program has discussions of the collapsing economy, the politics of humor and irony in popular entertainment, and the situation in Afghanistan. To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links below.

This show also featured songs with words   by Woody Guthrie, set to music by Billy Bragg.  Unfortunately copyright limitations require us to limit the length of the clips available on the web.  The album is Mermaid Avenue

1.  Arthur McEwan and Bill Resnick discuss the economy.

51:21 minutes (29.39 MB)

Clear Chips

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/23/2008

A private company has is offering airline passengers a chance to bypass security.
The clear card, as it’s called by Flyclear Corporation, will offer retina and finger print scans to passengers who are willing to volunteer private information and pass a TSA screening.
KBOO’S Kendall Archer speaks with Jason Glibeck from Flyclear Corporation about the new registered traveler card and some of the risks involved.   

2:07 minutes (1.95 MB)

Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 11/23/2008

 Dr. David Naimon hosts an Interview with Charles Barber about his book "Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Medicating a Nation."  Barber explores the ways pharmaceutical companies exert pressure on Americans to medicate themselves, how America has come to account for 66% of the global consumption of antidepressants,  and how without an industry to promote them, non-pharmaceutical approaches that have the potential to help millions, are tragically overlooked.

Large drug companies use various means to create an artificial need for their expensive (and highly profitable) products, then rush in to fill the orders.  Drug marketers intentionally blur the distinction between everyday problems and what used to be considered serious mental illness in such a way that people under the daily stress of modern life can be easily persuaded that a quick fix for stress lies in a pill bottle.  Direct-to-Consumer advertising plays a large role, as well as the time and expense related to non-drug therapeutic options, in convincing consumers to request medication in cases that just 10 years ago would have considered drugs to be inappropriate treatments.

29:32 minutes (27.04 MB)

Homophobic Protest in Portland

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/23/2008

Four members of the notorious anti-gay church of Fred Phelps arrived in Portland this morning to protest Portland’s support of gay rights. 

They were vastly outnumbered by counter-protesters, who called for equal rights for all.

KBOO’s Rebecca Nay reports. 

4:26 minutes (4.06 MB)

 

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