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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Feminist Science Fiction

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Mon, 06/23/2008

The Old Mole's Frann Michel reviews The Marq’ssan Cycle -- five feminist science fiction novels by L. Timmel Duchamp, set in the late 21st century.  Their portraits of an American police state and the political use of torture are all too timely today. 

You can read this piece on Frann's blog here.

6:17 minutes (2.88 MB)

Perry Bible Fellowship: Cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 06/23/2008

 

Words & Pictures visits the Stumptown Comics Festival and talks with award-winning web cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of the outlandish and wildly popular comic strip The Perry Bible Fellowship.

32:54 minutes (13.18 MB)

Andrew Geller interviews Anuradha Mittal

program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008
14:47 minutes (13.54 MB)

Michael Shuman on Going Local

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Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

Robyn Shanti speaks with Michael Shuman, author of "Going Local: Creating Self Reliant Communities in the Global Age"  and  "The Small-Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition."

25:13 minutes (20.21 MB)

Joe and Abe, June 24

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program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

Host Joe Uris entertains callers without Abe this week. Topics this week include FISA Courts and the Bush spy-on-citizens program; Iraq, the War, and Iraqi Oil Contracts; The Portland Naked Bike Ride; and the question "Is Barak Obama really Jimmy Carter or Abe Lincoln reincarnated?"

85:14 minutes (39.02 MB)

ELIZABETH STROUT, AUTHOR OF “OLIVE KITTERIDGE”

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Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviewsElizabeth Strout,
author of Olive Kitteridge,” a novel told in connected stories
of small-town life in Maine. 

27:22 minutes (25.06 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 23, 2008

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Sun, 06/22/2008

Along with the music of  the late Utah Phillips, this show, hosted by Tom Becker, feature a Bill Resnick interview about the support for parents of young children in European countries in contrast with what  parents in the US must face.  Frann Michel reviews a series of feminist  science fiction novels.  Tom  reads a piece about why cooler weather does not justify skepticism about global warming.  And Bryan Johnson tells us about a bicycle tour of Portland's radical history sites.  

Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow at the top of this page.   Hear individual pieces by clicking on their links below:

1.  The life and music of Utah Phillips

44:54 minutes (20.56 MB)

Round Table on LNG in Oregon

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Sun, 06/22/2008

Host Chris Andreae hosts a diverse panel of folks involved in Oregon's Liquified Natural Gas Pipelines and terminals on the effects LNG will have on our way of life.

35:36 minutes (32.59 MB)

The Investigator Side B

program date: 
Sun, 06/22/2008
28:40 minutes (26.25 MB)

Carpenter's Union Pickets Gray Purcell for Not Paying Standard Wages

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Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/22/2008

A group of local union carpenters held a picket this morning outside of a condo construction site on East Burnside.

The workers say that Gray Purcell, the company building the site, refuses to pay a standard wage.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg was there, and spoke with Cliff Puckett of the Local Carpenter's Union:

3:26 minutes (3.14 MB)

 

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