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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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Ending Hunger

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Sun, 06/08/2008

On a planet where two billion people are already hungry, an additional 100 million will be plunged into poverty because of the world-wide food crisis.  Deborah James, Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, talks with Bill Resnick about the reasons for this and what needs to be done.    She recommmends the Oakland Insitute's website as good place to get  more information on these issues.  

13:32 minutes (6.2 MB)

Climate Change in Congress?

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Sun, 06/08/2008

The U.S. Senate has just rejected an ineffective climate-change bill--for the wrong reasons.  What kind of legislation  would really deal with the issue, and what would it take to make it happen?  Brian Tokar of the Institute for Social Ecology lays out the problems and possible solutions in this discussion with Bill Resnick.  

Tokar has just published an article "Toward a Movement for Peace and Climate Justice" in which he expands on what he says in this interview.   

11:41 minutes (5.35 MB)

Seeing Politics in Pink Martini

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Sun, 06/08/2008

Bill Resnick finds the implicit, yet deep, politics in the music of Pink Martini--a politics of moods and values rather than of words and ideology.  

7:34 minutes (3.47 MB)

Recovery Zone: Footsteps to Freedom!

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Recovery Zone
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Sat, 06/07/2008

For the June 5th Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter visited with people helping refugees to resettle in Portland.  Interviews with Abdul Fofanah and  Arika Makena Bunyoli of the African Women's Coalition Youth Programs; and Megan Schaefer at Lutheran Community Services Northwest, who is helping to  coordinate the Footsteps to Freedom World Refugee Day Walk taking place on  Saturday,  June 21st, in downtown Portland. This event will honor the resiliance and courage of refugees.  Proceeds will benefit services to refugees.

27:38 minutes (12.66 MB)

Rosemont Center Workers: 13 Local Organizations Support Picketing

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/05/2008

Workers at the Rosemont Treatment Center and School for at-risk girls held a picket today in Northeast Portland. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

They were protesting their low pay and difficult working conditions.

2:33 minutes (2.34 MB)

Astoria LNG Terminal Approved by Feds: 1 Down 2 To Go

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/05/2008

Federal regulators have given the environmental go-ahead for a proposed liquefied natural gas, or LNG, terminal near Astoria.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its environmental impact statement on the controversial Bradwood Landing Project late this afternoon.

2:13 minutes (2.04 MB)

John Perkins on The Secret History of the American Empire

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Radiozine
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Thu, 06/05/2008

Per Fagereng interviews John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. He'll talk about his latest book, The Secret History of the American Empire: Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption, an exposé of international corruption — and what we can do about it.

 

28:54 minutes (26.47 MB)

Telephone Options for people with disabilities

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Sounds of Awareness
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Thu, 06/05/2008

Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Bob Gravely of Qwest about telephone options for people with disabilities.

28:14 minutes (25.86 MB)

British Media Reveals US Plan to Occupy Iraq Indefinitely

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/05/2008

A British newspaper revealed today that Bush is
secretly brokering a deal to continue US military occupation of Iraq
indefinitely.

KBOO’s
jacob anderson-minshall has more:

 

1:26 minutes (676.37 KB)

Environmental Justice for APAs and communities of color

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APA Compass
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Thu, 06/05/2008

This month APA Compass explored the topic of race and environmental justice
including an interview with Julie Sze, environmental justice advocate,
Assistant Professor of American Studies at UC Davis and director of the
Environmental Justice Project for UC Davis’ John Muir Institute for the Environment.
The program will also include a live roundtable discussion with local
environmental justice activists Alan Hipolito, Chris Winter, Kevin
O'Dell & Marcelo Bonta. And as always another edition of the Angry
APA Minute, this month featuring hip hop artist Skim.

55:37 minutes (12.73 MB)

 

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