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


U.S. Tries to Pull a Fast One

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Tue, 06/17/2008

Per Fagereng interviews Gareth Porter,
historian, investigative journalist and policy analyst.  His latest book
is "Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War
in Vietnam."

33:39 minutes (15.41 MB)

Soldier Facing Court Martial for Refusing to Return to Iraq

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 06/17/2008

Private First Class James Burmeister of Eugene Oregon is currently Locked in a military prison in Kentucky for refusing to return to Iraq. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

5:06 minutes (4.67 MB)

Tom Hayden and Elisabeth de la Vega - IMPEACH!!!

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/17/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein speaks with activist and author Tom Hayden. Hayden was a founding member of the Students for a Democratic Society in 1961, and author of its visionary call, the Port Huron Statement, described by Howard Zinn as "one of those historic documents which represents an era."

After helping lead street demonstrations against the war at the 1968 Chicago Democratic Convention, where he was beaten, gassed and arrested twice, Hayden was indicted in 1969 with seven others on conspiracy and incitement charges.
After five years of trials, appeals, and retrials, he was acquitted of all charges.

79:17 minutes (36.29 MB)

Queer Literature

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 06/16/2008

Jacob and Diana Anderson-Minshall host a discussion of contemporary queer literature.   

26:02 minutes (10.43 MB)

"James and Claire: A Transgender Story" by Thanh Tan

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 06/16/2008

Dmae Roberts presents "James and Claire: A Transgender Story" by Independent Producer Thanh Tan ” -- an original, world premiere radio documentary for Pride month.

Dmae and Thanh worked together on a mentorship through the Association of Independents in Radio (airmedia.org). Music by David Ornette Cherry is also featured (davidornettecherry.com).

For more info on the documentary, visit Thanh-Tan.com.

27:12 minutes (24.9 MB)

Greg Higgins and the Food Wars

program date: 
Mon, 06/16/2008

Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor speak with downtown Portland Higgins Restaurant owner and chef Greg Higgins on the food wars.

85:26 minutes (39.11 MB)

Tobias Wolff

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 06/16/2008

Host Jim Schumock presents an extended interview with Tobias Wolff. His latest book is Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories, which
contains 10 new stories collected with 21 stories from Wolf's previous
collections. Wolff is also the author of two widely praised memoirs, This Boy's Life and In Pharoah's Army.

Wolff is Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at
Stanford University, where he has taught classes in English and
creative writing since 1997. 

 

45:17 minutes (41.46 MB)

Saw Fish Logging

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program date: 
Mon, 06/16/2008

Bruce Silverman presents another episode in his series of Answers.  In this episode he tells us about a logging operation that recovers logs from under water. 

7:06 minutes (6.51 MB)

Day Labor Site Opened June 16th: Benefits and Issues

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

Portland’s city-supported day labor hiring site opened early today. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

Supporters say the day labor site is intended to protect workers from employers who have denied wages, not given breaks or otherwise victimized their employees.    

1:04 minutes (1004.13 KB)

Introducing Iretsu

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program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

First of three conversations with members of Iretsu--Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt, and Joel Holly.  We hear part of "Name Our Numbers, Number" from their new EP.   

4:30 minutes (2.06 MB)

 

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