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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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Civil Liberties Watch: A Roundup of Civil Liberty Battles & Heroes Civil Liberties Watch: A Roundup of Civil Liberty Battles & H

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Evening News
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Sun, 09/28/2008

  This edition  of Civil Liberties Watch is a roundup of current cvil liberty battles and their heroes. From the resignation of Prosecutor Vandeveld at Guantanamo to  charges being dropped against journalists arrested at the RNC victories for civil liberties are being won.Other feaured battles include the Electronic Frontier Foundation's new lawsuit against the National Securtiy Agency, and government officials including President Bush and Vice President Cheney for the dragnet surveillance of Americans and the court victory of the American Civil Liberties Union to have US prisoner interrorgation photos made public. 

4:33 minutes (4.17 MB)

Marion Nestle and Pet Food Politics: The Chihuahua in the Coal Mine

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 09/28/2008

 Dr. David Naimon interviews Marion Nestle, author of of Food Politics and What to Eat, uncovers unexpected connections among the food supplies for pets, for farm animals and ultimately for humans, identifying huge gaps in the global oversight of food safety. Marion Nestle discusses her new book, Pet Food Politics: the Chihuahua in the Coal Mine.

18:14 minutes (16.7 MB)

Dr. Helen Caldicott and Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer

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Sun, 09/28/2008

 Today, Kathleen Stephenson talks with Dr. Helen Caldicott, who has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction. She'll discuss her current work and her new book, Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer.

 

21:44 minutes (19.91 MB)

Jeff Halper, of Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions & Wafa Shami, talking about FAIR TRADE Olive Oil from Palestine!

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Thu, 09/25/2008

Jeff Halper, of Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions & Wafa Shami, of the American Friends Service Committee coming to Portland to talk about FAIR TRADE Olive Oil from Palestine, join hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman for a special membership drive broadcast.

56:31 minutes (19.41 MB)

Great Outdoors Academy

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The Underground
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Thu, 09/25/2008

BreAna interviews Gerard, Program Director, and Torren, Youth Radio Producer about the Great Outdoors Academy. Within the interview is the piece Torren produced while on a trip with the Great Outdoors Academy. GreatOutdoorsAcademy.org

17:50 minutes (16.33 MB)

Stepmother: A Future Giant

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Wed, 09/24/2008

Here is a very young but advanced player of contemporary electric guitar music. Combining vocals and looping devices, he blends sounds with subtleties quite uncommon to young "noise" players who are so wont to blast walls of mish mashed overdrive to a reluctant audience. This fellow has no such issues and his music reflects the intellectual and humble character he brings to the neighborhood of St. Johns.

Currently, StepMother is sowing his wild oats travelling the world, but we eagerly await his return so that we can continue pushing him toward his destiny as a prosperous sonic artist.

26:31 minutes (24.29 MB)

On the Road with America's Poor: An interview with Kath Weston

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Wed, 09/24/2008

On the Road with America's Poor: An Interview with Kath Weston

How far can you get on two tacos, one Dr. Pepper, and a little bit of conversation? What happens when you're broke and you need to get to a new job, an ailing parent, a powwow, college, or a funeral on the other side of the country? And after decades of globalization, what kind of America will you glimpse through the window on your way?

32:52 minutes (26.33 MB)

Journalist Shield Law - Part 1.

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Wed, 09/24/2008

What is a reporter?  Should they be jailed for refusing to name their sources?  States have laws that protect reporters in various ways.   Congress is poised to decide who would be protected under the new Free Flow of Information Act - also known as the Federal Shield Act.  Guests for the show include Clint Brewer who is director of the Society for Professional Journalists; Oregon's next attorney general - John Kroger; and Torrid Joe from Loaded Orygun joined us in the studio.

29:29 minutes (26.99 MB)

Journalist Shield Law - Part 2.

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Wed, 09/24/2008

What is a reporter?  Should they be jailed for refusing to name their sources?  States have laws that protect reporters in various ways.   Congress is poised to decide who would be protected under the new Free Flow of Information Act - also known as the Federal Shield Act.  Guests for the show include Clint Brewer who is director of the Society for Professional Journalists; Oregon's next attorney general - John Kroger; and Torrid Joe from Loaded Orygun joined us in the studio.

26:38 minutes (24.38 MB)

Interview, Jean Phaelzer author of Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans

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Tue, 09/23/2008

 Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews author Jean Phaelzer about her book Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans. From the Gold Rush in the 1840's through the Civil War and into the early 1900's Chinese faced brutal purges and roundups throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her book chronicles this history and the courageous story of Chinese resistance. Their are important parallels for taday and the roundups of Mexican immigrants across our country.

27:13 minutes (24.93 MB)

 

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