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


Obama and McCain on the Economy

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Where do John McCain and Barack Obama  stand on issues affecting jobs, health care, and income inequality?  Economist Arthur MacEwan talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick  about what's wrong with the economy, what needs to be done, and how likely the main presidential contenders are to do the right things.  MacEwan contributes to Dollars & Sense as "Dr. Dollar" and is the author of  NEOLIBERALISM OR DEMOCRACY?

14:36 minutes (6.68 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 16, 2008

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show features the music of local avant-pop band Iretsu and an interview with its members (Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt and Joel Holly).  Bill Resnick  interviews radical economist Arthur MacEwan about McCain, Obama, and the economy.  Larry Bowlden  reflecst on on religious fundamentalism and Jon Krakauer's  book Under The Banner of Heaven.  All this plus the Movie Moles' take on a movie classic now out on DVD.   Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. 

55:04 minutes (25.21 MB)

Bowlden on Krakhauer

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Jon Krakauer's book Under the Banner of Heaven and reflects on his own experience growing up in a Mormon family--and on how religious fundamentalism of any variety closes down our minds.   

7:29 minutes (3.43 MB)

PDX Streetcar Discriminates Against Disabled Riders

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/15/2008

As KBOO News reported last week, Trimet has released the results of a study showing increased use of bicycles on Max trains in Portland.

But while the Max has made provisions for bicyclists, the Portland streetcar has no place for bikes.

1:39 minutes (1.52 MB)

Bushites face trial?

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Presswatch
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Sun, 06/15/2008

Overseas travel may prove risky for war criminals in the Bush regime...global warming ate our cherries...impeachment-fu...trans health care denied 

25:25 minutes (4.25 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: The Supreme Court & Guantanamo Prisoner Rights

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/15/2008

 

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the prisoners in Guantanamo had the right to a hearing in Federal court. this was one of the most important Human Rights cases ruled on by the court in decades. Twice the Bush Administration and the Congress had tried to put these prisoners outside the reach of the courts.

 

4:37 minutes (4.23 MB)

Day Labor Site Opened June 16th: Benefits and Issues

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/15/2008

Portland’s city-supported day labor hiring site opened early today. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

Supporters say the day labor site is intended to protect workers from employers who have denied wages, not given breaks or otherwise victimized their employees.    

1:04 minutes (1004.13 KB)

Introducing Iretsu

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Sun, 06/15/2008

First of three conversations with members of Iretsu--Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt, and Joel Holly.  We hear part of "Name Our Numbers, Number" from their new EP.   

4:30 minutes (2.06 MB)

"Clear View"

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Iretsu's  song  "Clear View," and some  brief talk about it.

3:22 minutes (1.55 MB)

Movie Moles: "Killer of Sheep"

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Killer of Sheep, directed by Charles Burnett, is a  film about life in Watts in the early 1970s, one of the "100 Essential Films" of all time according to the National Society of Film Critics.  It's now out on DVD.   Frann Michel and Denise Morris tell us about it.   

12:45 minutes (5.84 MB)

 

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