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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


My Dead Body

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Bread and Roses
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Tue, 11/04/2008

On October 31, it was a  Bread & Roses full of scary stories, disguises, and tributes to the dead.   Thanks to all the listeners who called in to share.

In this audio, listen to Brooke Kavanagh's story about something she finds a little scary:  her dead body.

 

 

 

10:00 minutes (9.16 MB)

Tears of Joy's The Jungle Book and Devon Allen of Thom Pain

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 11/04/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Puppeteer Shuhe and Director Emily Alexander of Tears of Joy Theatre's "The Jungle Book." In the second half Devon Allen brings back the Pulitzer Prize nominated  "Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) by Will Eno.  

21:32 minutes (19.72 MB)

Post-Election Analysis

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 11/04/2008

Post election woes and victories. Guest Karl Rohde from the BTA discusses current pro-bicycle legislation, what passed, what didn't pass and what's coming down the bike lane.

55:35 minutes (19.17 MB)

Questions Surround Ballot Counting

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Presswatch
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Tue, 11/04/2008

Ballot Counting at the Elections OfficeI noticed earlier today that Oregon is one of the few States that has yet to report more than 90% of its precincts. It would appear that 150,000 ballots, which would easily decide the Smith/Merkly Senate race in favor of (D) Merkly, have yet to be counted at the crucial Multnomah (liberal Portland) County elections division.

I called Multnomah County Elections at 2:05 PM to ask what had caused the delay in counting approximately 150,000 ballots. I first talked to someone named Kathy, who could not give me her last name. When I asked more specifically what was delaying the counting of the ballots, she said "we're counting them."

"Counting them by hand?" I asked

6:16 minutes (5.74 MB)

Sex Workers, Risk Reduction, and 82nd Avenue

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Tue, 11/04/2008

Prostitution-free zones designated by the City Council under Chapter 14B.30. The zones were areas in  which police had probable cause to believe a person committed prostitution  as defined in Section 14B.30.030 of city code. Offenders could be banned from the zone for a  twelve to 18 month period.

In 2007, Mayor Tom Potter allowed Portland's Prostitution Free Zone ordinances to sunset after determining that the law was ineffective.

In recent months, neighbors of the Montavilla neighborhood have begun organizing to mark the one year anniversary since the city dropped the Prostitution Free Zone.  The groups claim that crime has risen since the zone was dropped, and are attempting to push for its reinstatement.

55:00 minutes (22.03 MB)

Choosing between Oregon Ballot Measures 57 and 61

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Mon, 11/03/2008

KBOO volunteer Chloe Brown asked Portlanders for their opinions on Oregon Ballot Measures 57 and 61.

57 increases sentences for drug trafficking, theft against elderly and specified repeat property and identity theft crimes; requires addiction treatment for certain offenders.

3:24 minutes (3.11 MB)

Greg Kafoury from Nader Campaign, Obama Wins Ohio, and Local Measures

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Greg Kafoury from Ralph Nader's Campaign

Obama Wins Ohio and Local Measure

8:43 minutes (7.98 MB)

Joe and Abe & Election Predictions

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Mon, 11/03/2008

 Host Abe Proctor invites listeners to predict the election results, and give their reasons why.

 

55:15 minutes (25.3 MB)

Measure 65, Salem, Missouri, Wasserman Interview

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Measure 65

Diane Anderson reporting from Salem

Denise Lieberman from MO Advancement Project

Democracy Now - Harvey Wasserman

12:52 minutes (11.79 MB)

Florida Measure, Senate Race, Voter Turnout, Bus Project

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Florida and other state measures

Senate Races

Democracy Now: Voter Turnout

Henry Kramer from the Bus Project

13:55 minutes (12.74 MB)

 

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