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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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Old Mole Variety Hour for June 16, 2008

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show features the music of local avant-pop band Iretsu and an interview with its members (Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt and Joel Holly).  Bill Resnick  interviews radical economist Arthur MacEwan about McCain, Obama, and the economy.  Larry Bowlden  reflecst on on religious fundamentalism and Jon Krakauer's  book Under The Banner of Heaven.  All this plus the Movie Moles' take on a movie classic now out on DVD.   Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. 

55:04 minutes (25.21 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: The Supreme Court & Guantanamo Prisoner Rights

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/15/2008

 

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the prisoners in Guantanamo had the right to a hearing in Federal court. this was one of the most important Human Rights cases ruled on by the court in decades. Twice the Bush Administration and the Congress had tried to put these prisoners outside the reach of the courts.

 

4:37 minutes (4.23 MB)

Food Show with Rudy Speerschneider and Wenonah Hauter

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Food Show
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Sun, 06/15/2008

Host Marliese Franklin looks at two questions on today's show...

1. How do performers make ice cream? Rudy Speerschneider of Mostlandia sets the stage.

2. Are we an "Irradiation Nation?" Wenonah Hauter discusses her new book, "Zapped: Irradiation and the Death of Food."

52:47 minutes (24.17 MB)

Day Labor Site Opened June 16th: Benefits and Issues

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Evening News
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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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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)

PDX Streetcar Discriminates Against Disabled Riders

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/15/2008

As KBOO News reported last week, Trimet has released the results of a study showing increased use of bicycles on Max trains in Portland.

But while the Max has made provisions for bicyclists, the Portland streetcar has no place for bikes.

1:39 minutes (1.52 MB)

Lisa Loving interviews David Sirota on his book, The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 06/12/2008

Lisa Loving interviews David Sirota on his newest book, The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington.

25:52 minutes (23.69 MB)

Low Score for Oregon Insurance Regulators

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/12/2008

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The state of Oregon scored quite low, in a new survey of insurance regulators in every state.

 The regulators answered fourteen questions about how individual health insurance policyholders are handled and protected.

Today, since more people are faced with getting their own healthcare coverage, the results are revealing.

Kboo’s  Linda Olson-Osterlund brings us this story, in collaboration with the Oregon News Service.

1:11 minutes (1.08 MB)

Day Labor Site Opening Ceremony: Justin Shear Speaks

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/12/2008

Portland’s long-awaited day
labor center is having its grand opening ceremony right now. 

The Center will open for
business on Monday, and will be open for all day laborers, regardless of their
immigration status.

Justin Shear represents Voz, the group which will
administer the center:

That was Justin Shear, from the group Voz,
speaking from the grand opening of Portland's first day labor center.

 

1:04 minutes (1004.13 KB)

Del Monte Plant Vigil for Immigrant Human Rights

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/12/2008

This week marks the one year anniversary of the raid
of the Del Monte plant in North Portland.

The raid, carried out by Immigration and Customs
Enforcement officers, was the largest workplace raid in Portland history.

To raise awareness of the effects of the raid and
raise money for those still facing deportation a number of commemorative events
have been held around Portland.

One of these was a vigil held in front of the Del
Monte plant where the raid occurred

KBOO reporter Meghan Planchon was there, and
filed this report:

 

4:33 minutes (4.16 MB)

 

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