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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Black America: A State of Emergency: PSU NAACP Seminar

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Evening News
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Thu, 05/22/2008

The Portland State University chapter of the NAACP will host a seminar entitled Black America: A state of Emergency! this Saturday. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

KBOO reporter Christian Danielsen spoke with chapter organizers Aimeera Flint and Erica Lee-Johnson

2:51 minutes (2.61 MB)

Los Niños Cuentan.mp3

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Buscando America
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Thu, 05/22/2008
[audio-player] 34:58 minutes (32.02 MB)

Locus Focus on the Election and Green Streets

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 05/20/2008

Today, Barbara Bernstein hosts a two part show. First up, Bernstein and local political consultant Liz Kaufman discuss the recent election.

In the latter half, Steve Shackman, Mitch Frister, and Kim White from Portland Friends of Green Streets (Frogs Blog) talk about how we can all help manage our environment.

82:38 minutes (37.83 MB)

Winter Soldier

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Tue, 05/20/2008

We bring you audio from the original Detroit Winter
Soldier, with Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and excerpts from Winter
Soldier 2008 which took place March 14th thru the 16th in Silver Spring
Maryland, organized by Iraq Vets Against The War. We also talk with Seth Manzel
from the Seattle Chapter of Iraq Veteran’s Against the War, about the upcoming
NW Winter Soldier, to take place May 31st at Seattle Town Hall. 

58:26 minutes (23.41 MB)

The Portland Plan, Civic Engagement & the Village Building Convergence

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Tue, 05/20/2008

Building on the work of visionPDX, the Portland Plan
is a citywide effort to guide the physical, economic, social, cultural
and environmental development of Portland over the next 30 years.  City Repair, among many projects,
seeks to activate people to be part of the communities around them, as
well as part of the decision-making that shapes the future of their

29:31 minutes (10.14 MB)

Election Day Special Report

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/19/2008

KBOO Election Day Special 2008

29:19 minutes (26.84 MB)

Buena Vista Social Club: history and politics

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Mon, 05/19/2008

 Commenting on the music heard throughout today's show, Bill Resnick mixes music and history in his account of the Buena Vista Social Club's  political context.   

8:53 minutes (4.07 MB)

Paper Money Can Discriminate Against Blind

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/19/2008

US cash currency discriminates against the blind, according to a court ruling made today.

KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more:

 

1:53 minutes (556.68 KB)

QDoc: Queer Documentary Film Festival

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Out Loud
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Mon, 05/19/2008

Join Carla as she interviews Russ Gage and David Weissman, festival co-directors of the Queer Documentary Film Festival, happening May 29 through June 1 at the Clinton St Theater. Hear about specific movies, as well as the monthly free documentary films being shown at the Q Center.

This is the only queer documentary film festival in the US and only the second in the world. Many movies sold out last year, with over 200 people being turned away from the opening night movie! 

24:24 minutes (22.34 MB)

Joe and Abe and Political Discourse

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Mon, 05/19/2008

Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor talk politics with each other and the KBOO community.

85:07 minutes (38.97 MB)

 

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