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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Novelist Manil Suri

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 05/26/2008

Jim Schumock interviews Manil Suri about his second novel The Age of Shiva.

27:46 minutes (25.43 MB)

Getting Medical Supplies to places with short supplies

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Mon, 05/26/2008

Bruce Silverman interviews Kathleen Hower, executive director of Global Links, about their work getting medical supplies to places where there are shortages.

28:38 minutes (26.21 MB)

Dmae Roberts talks with Hand2Mouth Theatre and Wilsonville's Festival of Arts

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 05/26/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Theonie Gilmore of Wilsonville's Festival of Arts called "Art on the Town."

And in the second part of the show, Jonathan Walters, Artistic Director of Hand2Mouth Theatre and Polish artist Ida Bocin tells us about their collaboration "From a Dream To a Dream."

26:15 minutes (21.03 MB)

Joe and Abe Talk Radio - May 27

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Mon, 05/26/2008

Host Joe Uris brings a variety of topics to the table today, including the controversial LNG Terminals in Oregon, the Presidential Race, and the Columbia River Crossing. Our conservative friend James is declared KBOO's official Rush [Limbaugh] Reporter, inspiring some listener comments on the place of inflammatory Hate Speech and death threats on the public air waves.

85:43 minutes (39.25 MB)

United Farmworkers Sues Oregon Beef Northwest for Racist Hiring Practices

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program date: 
Mon, 05/26/2008

A sexual discrimination lawsuit
has been filed by three Hispanic women against the Boardman, Oregon Beef
Northwest feedlot management for refusing to hire and employ them based on
their race and gender.

This is the latest
development in a series of labor related-issues that have been directed at Beef
Northwest.

KBOO reporter Rebecca Nay spoke with Steve Witte
from the United Farmworkers of America.

 

4:03 minutes (3.71 MB)

Write Around Portland's Trans Writing Group

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Out Loud
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Mon, 05/26/2008

Barbara interviews participants from Write Around Portland's Workshop for Transgendered Adults.  Participants Jay, Jamila, and Kim talk about their writing process and the nurturing community in the group.  You will hear some of their original writings, and we'll also talk to Dawn Thompson, the Program Coordinator for Write Around

23:26 minutes (21.46 MB)

We The People - Propaganda Pt 2

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Mon, 05/26/2008
32:36 minutes (29.85 MB)

We The People - Propaganda Pt 1

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program date: 
Mon, 05/26/2008
25:46 minutes (23.59 MB)

Get This! with Veterans For Peace and The Illahee Institute

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Sun, 05/25/2008

Hostess Chris Andreae has a two part show today. First up, Chris talks with Malcolm Cradock from Veterans for Peace (vfpChapter72.org) about how to wage peace in America and beyond.

Next up, Chris interviews Peter Schoonmaker, President of the Illahee Institute (Illahee.org) on why we believe what we believe...

25:02 minutes (22.93 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 26, 2008

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Sun, 05/25/2008

Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this show features the music of Phil Ochs.  We hear a conversation about Village Building Convergence, the movement to create community spaces in cities; a  review  of the Erol Morris documentary about the Abu Ghraib photos "Standard  Operating Procedure;" a commentary about racism in the  primaries; an interview about peace activists in Kalamazoo, Michigan; and a discussion of the life and music of Phil Ochs.  

You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow on this page.  Or hear individual pieces by clicking on their links below:

55:34 minutes (25.44 MB)

 

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