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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The Private Prison Industry - Part 2.

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Sun, 07/27/2008

The prison industry is a multi billion dollar industry.  At what cost to our rights under the constitution?  How much does this enormous industry affect policy from the federal level on down? Does it erode our sense of what it means to be American and free? 

29:29 minutes (27 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: US Senate & The Media Shield Law

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

The US Senate debates a law to protect journalists from being forced to disclose confidential sources. Citizen journalists are not included for protection in the Senates version of The Free Flow of Information Act, S2035.

4:41 minutes (4.28 MB)

The Sudden Radio Project - July 2008

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Reconstruction:  How will it take shape?

Which emotions will we bring with us?

Will radio theatre still be playing in our minds?

In the catacombs of thought, we'll be there to make you laugh, cry, and gasp.

58:09 minutes (19.97 MB)

A Future for the Earth

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Global climate activist Guy Dauncy talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about available technologies and policies that could save the planet.  Dauncy is with Earth Future.

18:18 minutes (8.38 MB)

Emanuel Hospital picketed

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

 

Today legacy emanuel hospital workers represented by S-E-I-U Local 49 are picketing in front of the north portland hospital to demand the same benefits and pay to their co-workers at Legacy Good Sam in North West Portland.

After months of bargaining, legacy is offering a 1% Cost of living increase to emanuel workers, though workers at legacy good sam are receiving a 3% increase this year.

0:56 minutes (885.76 KB)

[Indoor day labor site not popular]

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

Last Thursday, the Portland Tribune reported that the new indoor Day Labor Site run by Portland-based Voz Worker's Rights Education Project, hasn't been as popular with day laborers as they hoped.

KBOO's Scott Pham spoke with Romeo Sosa of Voz.

2:36 minutes (2.38 MB)

One Land, Many Voices, July 25, 2008 program with special guest, Rev. Richard Toll of Sabeel

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Thu, 07/24/2008

Coordinator of Friends of Sabeel, Reverend Richard Toll, talks about the work of Sabeel, his recent visit to Palestine.

54:43 minutes (18.79 MB)

Alan Rosenblith and Sarah Noyes about Community Way and Community Prosper

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Thu, 07/24/2008

Per Fagereng interviews Alan Rosenblith and Sarah Noyes about Community Way, which connects local businesses, charitable organizations, and individuals in a mutually beneficial three-way partnership and Community Prosper, an online social networking tool promoting a sustainable economy.

27:55 minutes (25.57 MB)

Interview: Frederick S. Lane, Author of The Court and The Cross

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Wed, 07/23/2008

 Free lance journalist Fred Lane traces the rise of the Religous Right and their attempts to reshape the Supreme Court.

27:57 minutes (25.59 MB)

Good Will Hunting: Trash or the Stuff Movies Are Made of?

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Art Focus
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Wed, 07/23/2008

Host Julie Bernard speaks with artists Rachel Hibberd, Cara Tomlinson, and Sean Regan about their project "Good Will Hunting: Trash or the Stuff Movies Are Made of?"

25:56 minutes (11.88 MB)

 

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