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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Music in the Rice Fields 4

program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  In this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, Clarissa Clo relates the history of women's labor in the rice fields of Italy, their contribution to the rights of labor, and compares their songs with the music made by slaves in the South of the US.  

 

13:40 minutes (6.26 MB)

The Price of Food

program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

 Jane D'Arista talks with Bill Resnick about what makes food so much more expensive everywhere.  As with oil and finance, it has a lot to do with deregulation.  D'Arista is Director of Programs at the Financial Markets Center.

16:01 minutes (7.33 MB)

Emi Maclean, Attorney for the CCR: Full interview about Guantanamo Refugees

program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

 The full interview with Emi Maclean by Kboo Reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund. Ms Maclean attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights talks in depth about her testimony before congress on behalf of refugees held in solitary confinement and the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Excerpts of this interview were used in the May 12th Kboo evening news feature Civil Liberties Watch. Find out about who the men are , why they are at Guantanamo and what needs to be done on their behalf. 

16:35 minutes (15.18 MB)

Mothers' Day & the Peace Movement

program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

Frann Michel as the Well-read Red shows how Mothers' Day began a century ago as an action for peace, and how that association is being revived by Code Pink.  To read her commentary, complete with many links to things you can do and read, go to Frann's Kboo blog.

6:47 minutes (3.11 MB)

Religious Intolerance in the Military

program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

 The Old Mole's Tom Becker reports that the US military has developed a culture of intolerant Christian fundamentalism. He reads from a piece by Robyn Blumner posted on Common Dreams.   

5:55 minutes (2.71 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 12, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

 This program features music by the Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena, songs sung by women workers who organized to achieve the first 8-hour day. Also discussed are the rising costs of food, Mothers' Day as part of the Peace Movement, and Christian fundmentalism in the  US military.  Hear the whole show, hosted by Bill Resnick, by clicking the arrow above.  Or hear  individual pieces going to their links below.

In these first four segments, you can hear the music  of  Novi Di Modena and a discussion of their music by Italian scholar  Clarissa  Clo.

1. Music in the Rice Fields 1

56:45 minutes (25.98 MB)

Findings of Day Labor study released

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

The first ever national study of day labor worker centers found abuses of workers rights to be BUSINESS as usual for most day laborers.

The director of the national day laborers organizing network was joined by the director of the center of urban studies from the university of illinois to present the findings of the study here in portland.

3:23 minutes (3.1 MB)

Taras Grescoe - Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethicallty in a World of Vanishing Seafood

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program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) speaks with Taras Grescoe (TerasGrescoe.com), author of Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood.

22:29 minutes (20.59 MB)

Letter Carriers and Food Bank Workers Band Together For Food Drive

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/08/2008

 



Over half of the people who will benefit from statewide Food Drives are families with at least one member who works full time according to sources at the Oregon Food Bank.

 A large percentage of those recipients is children.

3:49 minutes (3.49 MB)

Think Outside the Cardboard Box: Dignity Village at Hollywood Theatre

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/08/2008

 

An event was held last night at Hollywood Theatre called ”Think Outside the Cardboard Box”. 

The purpose of the event was to try to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness in the city of Portland.

4:01 minutes (3.68 MB)

 

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