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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


War on Wheels?

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The Bike Show
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Tue, 08/05/2008

Is there a war on wheels? Is there any difference between a "crash" and an "accident?" The August KBOO Bike Show will address recent media coverage of bike-related issues in Portland. Guests Amy Ruiz, Portland Mercury News Editor, and Jonathan Maus of BikePortland.org join hosts Ayleen Crotty and Carl Larson to analyze recent incidents, the resulting media coverage, and its influence on public perceptions. Portland's streets are famously friendly to bicyclists. Can the same be said about Portland's news sources?
 

53:58 minutes (9.35 MB)

Tyra Bank's favorite trans-singer, plus live music from Three Finger Jack on Out Loud

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Out Loud
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Mon, 08/04/2008

Tonight's show features music from and biography of Joshua Klipp, an award winning musician who also happens to be a trans-man. Plus a live performance from Three Finger Jack, our first-ever straight-ally local-band on this radio show. These musicians, plus local pianist Zach Zaitlin, will perform at Mississippi Pizza Pub on Tuesday August 12th.

What some have said about Joshua Klipp:

“A hot and talented musician”  - Tyra Banks, The Tyra Banks Show

“Joshua Klipp is the shit!  He makes every gender swoon!”
- Elizabeth Ziff, Co-executive Producer of Showtime’s   “The L Word”

24:37 minutes (22.54 MB)

2008 Election Racism, Offshore Drilling, and "New Capitalism"

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Mon, 08/04/2008

Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cover the entire political spectrum, with today's show centered around Racism in the 2008 Elections (and our culture in general), how off-shore drilling is more smokescreen than solution to our energy problems, and they introduce the concept of the "New Capitalism" for later discussion.

56:42 minutes (25.96 MB)

Karen Armstrong about her book The Bible: A Biography

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Radiozine
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Mon, 08/04/2008

Religion scholar Karen Armstrong talks about her book The Bible: A Biography. Armstrong not only describes how, when and by whom the Bible was written, she also examines some 2,000 years of biblical interpretation by bishops and rabbis, scholars and mystics, pietists and critics. The book dispells the fundamentalist notion that only one view of the Bible can be correct.

29:18 minutes (26.83 MB)

Pico Iyer about his book, The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 08/04/2008

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews essayist and novelist Pico Iyer about his latest book, The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Iyer has known the Dalai Lama for more than 30 years and brings a unique perspective to this biography.

25:40 minutes (23.51 MB)

Books by Black Authors

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Black Book Talk
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Mon, 08/04/2008

Emma Jackson Ford, Patricia Welch, and OB Hill talk about books by black authors.

27:28 minutes (25.15 MB)

Free Mumia

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 08/04/2008

Ruth Kovacs will have as her guest Shaun Carnahan--a Supporter of Mumia Abu-Jamal.   Carnahan has been in touch with Pam Africa and ICFFMAJ in Philadelphia and will be able to give us an update on the status of Mumia's plight. The news is not good. We'll want to hear what we can do to support the upcoming campaign to Free Mumia.  We need to put a lot of energy into outreach.

28:19 minutes (25.93 MB)

Omega-3 Cuisine: recipes for health and pleasure

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 08/03/2008

 Host Dr. David Naimon interviews Udo Erasmus, author of Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill, about his new cookbook, Omega-3 Cuisine: Recipes For Health And Pleasure.


Udo Erasmus

 

28:47 minutes (26.36 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Executive Branch Secrecy

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Evening News
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Sun, 08/03/2008

The Bush Administration relies on secrecy to cover up illegal spying on Americans and the torture of Salim Hamdan in US custody. 

4:50 minutes (4.43 MB)

Conference on War Crimes: Holding the Bushites Accountable

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Sun, 08/03/2008

Host Scott Forrester interviews Dean Larry Velvel  of the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover.  He talks about the September 13th and 14th Conference on War Crimes and the Law-breaking of the Bush Administration and how to hold them accountable in Domestic and International Courts in the future.

29:39 minutes (27.15 MB)

 

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