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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Salman Rushdie, award winning author

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 11/17/2008

Host Jim Schumock presents a special extended interview with Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, whose latest book is The Enchantress of Florence: A Novel.  In the book, a tall, yellow-haired, young European traveler calling himself “Mogor dell’Amore,” the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the Emperor Akbar, lord of the great Mughal empire, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the imperial capital, a tale about a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, and her impossible journey to the far-off city of Florence.

The Enchantress of Florence
is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world. It is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powers–the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolò Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power.

59:13 minutes (23.72 MB)

PPS's Local Harvest Lunches, Slow Food, and the Abundance Farming Project

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Food Show
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Sun, 11/16/2008

Hosted by: Marliese Franklin

56:32 minutes (25.88 MB)

The Framing of Mumia

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Prison Pipeline
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Sun, 11/16/2008

Patrick O’Connor, author of “The Framing of Mumia”, talked about his book and shared information that has not been presented before the publication of his book. He described part of the injustice of the trial, the lies about a so-called confession—which did not exist, and  the bias of Judge Sabo. After his in depth study of Mumia’s case, O’Connor seemed convinced that Mumia will never be executed and that there is still a possibility of a new trial.



Watch for Portland’s event  supporting Freedom for Mumia, December 9, 2008, from 6:00 – 8:30 pm at Portland State University – Cultural Center!

30:59 minutes (28.37 MB)

Portland Proposition Eight Protest

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/16/2008

In Portland, a protest was held Saturday as part of a national effort to mobilize for equal rights for gay, lesbian and transgender couples.
KBOO’s Rebecca Nay spoke with protest organizer Lindsey Asher. 
 

2:53 minutes (2.64 MB)

Reshaping the Economic World Order

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Sun, 11/16/2008

What needs to be done to replace the current and collapsing economic global system with something that works for all of us?   John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for  Policy Studies, talks  with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how this crisis developed and what it will take to fix it.   

16:07 minutes (9.22 MB)

Show for November 17, 2008

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Sun, 11/16/2008

Hosted by Denise Morris, this program deals with the global economic crisis and what it would take to fix it, the broken mental health system and what it needs, and why California  voters  passed  a  ban on gay marriage.  We also hear a review  of  the documentary film about Darcelle XV, Queens of Heart.  Hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above, or individual pieces by following the links  below:

1.  John Cavanagh, co-director of the Institute  for Policy Studies, explains what led to the global financial crisis and what  could fix  it.

54:13 minutes (31.03 MB)

WOPR Treesit Rally

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/16/2008

A rally was held on Friday to oppose the Bush administration’s Western Oregon Plan Revisions, or WOPR.
Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky came down from a week-long tree-sit on Friday and spoke to the rally.

1:42 minutes (1.56 MB)

Climate Day of Action

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/16/2008

On November 18th, over 4,000 grassroots climate activists in all 50 states visited their Congressional leaders’ offices. 
KBOO’s Crystal Leighty talks with K.C Golden with Climate Solutions about their visit to Senator Ron Wyden’s office.

1:28 minutes (1.35 MB)

Gay Rights and Prop. 8

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Sun, 11/16/2008

Why did progressive California pass the anti-gay-marriage proposition?  Frann Michel and Denise  Morris explore the issues. 

9:33 minutes (5.47 MB)

Movie Review: "Queens of Heart"

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Sun, 11/16/2008

Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss  Queens of Hearts, the documentary about Darcelle XV made by Jan Haaken with the help of various  Old Moles  and many others.  The film is available  from  Cinema Libre Studio.

11:39 minutes (6.67 MB)

 

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