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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Analyst Phyllis Bennis on Petraeus' Statement

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 04/07/2008

 

 General David Petraeus said today that he wants the US army to stay in Iraq at least another year.

Petraeus told two Senate committees that last year's influx of 30 thousand troops in Iraq had helped calm some of the sectarian violence.

 This is the first time in seven months that the General in charge of the US occupation of Iraq has testified to Congress.

3:03 minutes (2.8 MB)

Stage and Studio presents Too Much Coffee Man Opera by Shannon Wheeler and Sometimes a Great Notion at Portland Center Stage.

program date: 
Mon, 04/07/2008

On this special membership drive edition of Stage and Studio, Dmae Roberts talks with with Shannon Wheeler & Stacey Murdock

from Too Much Coffee Man and Aaron Posner from Somtimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey.

31:12 minutes (28.57 MB)

Too Much Coffee Man: the Opera

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 04/07/2008

S.W. Conser goes behind the scenes at the locally-produced opera Too Much Coffee Man: the Refill, and chats with Stacey Murdock, the baritone in the title role, and Shannon Wheeler, the creator of this unlikely pairing of the worlds of musical theater and alternative comic books.  Originally produced for the April 8, 2008 edition of Stage and Studio.

11:18 minutes (7.77 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: The Tribunal of Omar Khadr

program date: 
Sun, 04/06/2008

 Omar Khadr was only fifteen years old whe he was captured by American Forces in Afghanistan.This  program talks about his torture and mistreatment in U.S. custody. For more information start with Wikipedia and follow the many leads. For newspaper coverage go to The Torotno Star and reporter Michelle Shephard. Go to the ACLU for an organization in support of Khadr's rights.

4:26 minutes (10.15 MB)

Tribes and Bonneville Power Dam Settlement

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 04/06/2008

 

The Bonneville Power Administration has reached a 900 million dollar settlement with Indian tribes on ways to increase protection for endangered and threatened salmon in the Columbia River Basin over the next 10 years.

The tribes and the federal agency have been at odds for years in court over the conflict between salmon runs and power demands on the river.

2:34 minutes (2.35 MB)

Body Signs: From Warning Signs to False Alarms - Joan Liebman-Smith

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program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 04/06/2008

Dr. David Naimon hosts. His guest is is veteran medical journalist Joan Liebmann-Smith, the author of Body Signs: From Warnings Signs to False Alarms.  How to Be Your Own Diagnostic Detective. (Random House)

27:54 minutes (25.54 MB)

Do Doctors Want National Health Insurance?

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 04/06/2008

 

An estimated 47 million Americans lack health insurance coverage while another 50 million are underinsured.

A new survey released yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a leading medical journal, shows a majority of American doctors are for establishing national heath insurance.

4:34 minutes (2.1 MB)

The Case for Veganism

program date: 
Sun, 04/06/2008

 There are more reasons than you may have dreamed of  why a vegan diet is good for you and the planet.  Matt Rosell and  Isa Chandra Moskowitz tell the Old Mole's  Bill Resnick about some of them.  Matt works with In Defense of Animals.

13:26 minutes (6.15 MB)

Picturing Popular Resistance in Sardinia

program date: 
Sun, 04/06/2008

 The Old Mole's Brooke Jacobson interviews Angela Cacciarru about popular resistance to privatization in Sardinia, Italy.

 

11:43 minutes (5.37 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 7, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 04/06/2008

 Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program reviews the case for veganism with an animal rights activist and a vegan cookbook author.  We also hear from a Seattle activist who works with homeless women, and from  an Italian geographer about the resistance in Sardinia to privatization of land.

You can hear the whole show by clicking the arrow on this page, or you can go to individual pieces  from the links below.  But first, support the Old Moles and this great community radio station by clicking on the JOIN NOW! button just above!  And thanks!

1.  The case for veganism

2.  Homeless in Seattle

36:59 minutes (16.94 MB)

 

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