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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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)

Misconduct by Natural Gas Companies: Lawsuit Update

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Evening News
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Thu, 05/22/2008

A lawsuit was filed in Washington County, Oregon yesterday alleging misconduct by companies involved in proposing natural gas pipelines in Oregon.

 

The lawsuit charges an Arizona-based surveying company working on the Palomar pipeline proposal with trespassing.

0:59 minutes (925.35 KB)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Elisa Albert, about her debut novel, THE BOOK OF DAHLIA

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 05/19/2008

 

Crystal Leighty speaks with Elisa Albert, about her debut novel, THE BOOK OF DAHLIA, which features a 29 year old anti-heroine.

24:45 minutes (22.66 MB)

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 05/19/2008

 Marianne Barisonek speaks with Chitra Banerjee
Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions, which recasts the
Indian epic Mahabharata from the perspective of Princess Panchaali and offers a
vivid and inventive companion to the renowned poem.

27:43 minutes (25.37 MB)

VISUAL ARTIST HORATIO HUNG-YAN LAW AND THE STORY OF ING (DOC) HAY

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 05/19/2008

MAY IS ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH AND DMAE ROBERTS LOOKS AT THE LEGACY LEFT OR WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN LEFT BY CHINESE IMMIGRANTS IN OREGON… ON TODAY’S SHOW, VISUAL ARTIST HORATIO HUNG-YAN LAW ABOUT HIS RESIDENCY AT THE SOUTH WATERFRONT ARTISTS IN RESIDENCY PROGRAM CREATD BY LINDA K. JOHNSON… HIS PROJECT IS CHINA ON THE WILLAMETTE A VISUALIZATION OF WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN IN PORTLAND IF NO ANTI-CHINESE IMMIGRATION LAWS… AND THEN IN THE LATTER PART OF THE SHOW WE’LL HEAR ABOUT SOME IMMIGRANTS WHO CARVED A LIFE FOR THEMSELVES IN JOHN DAY, OREGON WITH THE STORY OF ING (DOC) HAY AND THE KAM WAH CHUNG.

27:24 minutes (21.96 MB)

 

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