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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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City Council Settlement for Kayla Wilson

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Tue, 05/27/2014
Also at today’s city council meeting, the council approved the payment of eight hundred thousand dollars to a pregnant woman who was left brain-damaged after a nearly head-on collision in 2010.
During a trial in 2012, Jack Dean Whiteaker, the man responsible for the crash, laughed and joked as he proclaimed his innocence and denied that he was high on meth at the time of the crash.
The city was sued for failing to arrest Whitaker when he was stopped by an officer earlier that same day before he caused the crash.
 
The city will pay the family of the victim eight hundred thousand dollars to settle the multimillion dollar lawsuit. 1:35 minutes (1.44 MB)

Myths About Public Schools

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Mon, 05/26/2014
In thrall to those who want to take public schools out of public hands and make a profit from them, the mass media is filled with claims that public schools and teachers are failing.  David Berliner talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick and makes it clear that public schools are actually doing much better than the critics claim, often outperforming private charter schools.  Berliner is a co- author of 50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education. 19:05 minutes (10.92 MB)

Making Memories

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Mon, 05/26/2014
What do we remember of our collective history, and what do we teach those who follow us to remember?  On this Memorial Day, Norm Diamond reflects on the making and remaking of social memory in this commentary.   8:36 minutes (4.93 MB)

Memorial Day Poem: "Sweet and Fitting..."

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Mon, 05/26/2014
"Sweet and fitting it is to die for one's country," wrote the Roman poet Horace.  World War I poet Wilfrid Owen overturns this sentiment in the light of his experiences of war in this poem read for us here by Tom Becker.   1:56 minutes (1.11 MB)

Remembering Casualties of US Health Care

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Mon, 05/26/2014
On Memorial Day, we remember the dead, and in this two-part segment, Old Moles Frann Michele and Jan Haaken remember those who have died from the lack of adequate and timely health care in our profit-driven medical system.  First, as today's Well-read Red, Frann points out that over 500 people in Oregon alone have died from lack of medical insurance, and reminds of us the continuing battle for single-payer health care going on across the country. 16:15 minutes (9.3 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 26, 2014

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Mon, 05/26/2014


Jan Haaken hosts this Memorial Day edition of the Mole in which we remember not only those who have fallen on battlefields, but those who have died from lack of access to medical care.  We also hear a conversation about how good our public schools are, giving the lie to those who run them down so they can privatize them.  All this, plus a commentary about how memories are made and remade.   
52:15 minutes (29.9 MB)

May 28th is International Menstrual Hygiene Day

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 05/23/2014
Urmila Chanam, Indian activist has organized a campaign to raise awareness about the situation rural women and girls face in India around menstrual hygiene. Her campaign "Celebrate the Red Droplets" invites all of us to break the silence, to banish taboos, myths and shame around menstruation!

Learn more about her campaign HERE
Email Urmila Chanam: urmila.chanam@gmail.com

Hosted and Produced by Delphine Criscenzo 39:50 minutes (36.48 MB)

US Postal Service Hearing Held

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Evening News
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Fri, 05/23/2014
The U-S House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing this week to address what they called the ‘need for innovation’ in the U-S postal Service.

Portland Community & Postal Workers United Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/314208358664497/
  4:19 minutes (3.95 MB)

Multnomah County Violated Veteran’s Preference in Hiring

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Evening News
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Fri, 05/23/2014
Monday is Memorial Day, the holiday celebrating U.S. Army veterans who died while serving their country’s wars.
And today Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries announced that the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office violated a law protecting preference for veterans in its hiring process.
The law, enacted in 2007, applies to all governmental bodies in Oregon.
It states that all veterans who meet the minimum qualifications must be given special considerations for civil service positions.
Sergeant Rod Edwards unsuccessfully applied for a promotion, and filed a complaint with the bureau as a result. 4:29 minutes (4.1 MB)

March on Against Monsanto! Momentum builds against genetically modified organisms in our food.

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Radiozine
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Fri, 05/23/2014
On the heels of Tuesday's local initiative victories against GMO crops and the day before this year's March on Monsanto, host Paul Roland looks at the building grassroots movement for GMO-free food and against corporate behemoths Monsanto and others who are pushing genetic modification and trying to block citizen initiatives   Guests will include:
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