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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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Haitians Hungry: Paid France 20 Billion Dollars

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/24/2008

 

The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it was working with donors to review Haiti's need for more aid to deal with soaring food prices.  The food crisis recently sparked food riots in the Caribbean country.

But while the economists in the International Monetary Fund are trying to figure out what is causing the crisis in Haiti and around the world, those familiar with Haiti's history say the reasons behind the food crisis are very clear.

2:22 minutes (2.17 MB)

Guantanamo Family Stories-1

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program: 
Bread and Roses
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Thu, 04/24/2008

During Omar Deghayes' 5 years of imprisonment at Guantanamo, his family became very outspoken. For the Deghayes family, it seemed history was repeating itself: In 1986, they had fled persecution in Libya where Omar's father had been assassinated, and had sought asylum in Britain. But in 2002, Omar, who had moved to Pakistan, was kidnapped and sold for a $5,000 bounty to US authorities. Details of his subsequent torture at US-run detention centers is well documented. Omar was released, without charges, in December 2007.

In this interview, Omar's brother, Taher, talks about the terror of Omar's imprisonment, but also of the great community of activists from around the world who became involved in trying to free him.

17:05 minutes (15.64 MB)

We The People - Fusion Centers Pt 1

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Wed, 04/23/2008
29:53 minutes (6.84 MB)

We The People - Fusion Centers Pt 2

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Wed, 04/23/2008
29:53 minutes (6.84 MB)

Are we Facing a Nuclear Power Relapse?

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Tue, 04/22/2008

A discussion with Michael Mariotte, Executive Director of the Nuclear Information & Resource Service, about the possibility of a nuclear power relapse in the U.S., and around the world.

28:44 minutes (9.87 MB)

Marc Acito talks about his newest novel, Attack of the Theater People

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program: 
Between the Covers
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Tue, 04/22/2008

Producer Lisa Loving interviews award-winning novelist and political commentator Marc Acito about his newest comic novel, Attack of the Theater People.

 

28:09 minutes (25.77 MB)

Leigh Ann Caldwell from Election Unspun on the PA Primary

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program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/22/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein interviews Leigh Ann Caldwell, News Editor for Free Speech Radio News and Producer for Election UnSpun. Today's main topic is the Pennsylvania Primary.

86:02 minutes (39.39 MB)

Our Backyard: The candidates for President and the environment!

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Tue, 04/22/2008

This edition: the candidates for President and some thoughts on endorsements and the traditional media. The two Democratic candidates for President, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama as well as the Republican candidate, Senator John McCain have all put forth some plan to address energy and climate change. Grist, the Seattle-based environmental online news-zine, interviewed each candidate and fact-checked their environmental platforms and records ( http://www.grist.org/candidate_chart_08.html ). The traditional media seems to be ignoring the environment as an issue important to most people (http://www.

4:04 minutes (3.73 MB)

 

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