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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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Challenging the Militarization of Climate Change, with guest Nick Buxton

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Wed, 12/16/2015
The military is at the heart of the fossil fuel economy, yet military emissions were specifically excluded from the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 at the behest of the U.S. government. 56:09 minutes (77.12 MB)

Upside Downtrodden - episode 128

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Upside Downtrodden
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Tue, 12/15/2015
59:50 minutes (54.79 MB)

Making Local Progressive Reforms

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Mon, 12/14/2015
Laurie Mercier speaks with Shena Elrington, Director of Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice at the Center for Popular Democracy.
They discuss how communities, cities and states can lead progressive reforms on immigrant rights and create alternative and humane environments for receiving  immigrants and refugees in light of reactionary opposition at the federal and state levels.
See her piece in Common Dreams.
15:52 minutes (10.9 MB)

Can Capitalism and Humanity Survive?

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Mon, 12/14/2015
Tom Becker reads from Dave Lindorff's essay "Can Capitalism and Mankind Both Survive"?  6:07 minutes (4.2 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 14, 2015

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Mon, 12/14/2015
Tom Becker hosts this edition of the Mole focusing on progressive organizing and assessing the outcome of the COP21 Climate Conference just concluded in Paris. To hear the whole show, use the play button below. For individual segments, follow these links. 

1.  Shena Elrington of the Center for Popular Democracy talks with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier about what progressives can do at the local level.
51:45 minutes (35.53 MB)

Organizing Collective Liberation

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Mon, 12/14/2015
Tod Sloan  shares key principles for movement organizing from Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy, a book for activists engaging with dynamic questions of how to create and support effective movements for visionary systemic change. 7:54 minutes (5.43 MB)

What Was Achieved in Paris on Climate Change

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Mon, 12/14/2015
Tom Athanasiou’s book Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor has been called "The single most accessible presentation of what is known as 'social ecology' that has yet been written” (The Nation). Here he talks with the Old Mole’s Bill Resnick about the achievements of negotiators at the just concluded climate talks in Paris. 
17:42 minutes (12.16 MB)

Century Of Lies for December 13 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 12/13/2015
This week: We hear ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli and the GAO's David Maurer testify before a House subcommittee on ONDCP reauthorization and about recent reports from both agencies that show that current US drug control policies are a failure. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Rodney Wilson, Killing God

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 12/13/2015
Rodney Wilson teaches school at a community college in Missouri. He was the first openly-gay K-12 public school teacher in Missouri and founded LGBT History Month (October). 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Sexual assault at Sandy Elementary School

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Evening News
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Mon, 12/07/2015
A student at an elementary school in Sandy has reported that she was sexually assaulted by another student, and the school did not respond appropriately.

Now, the student’s family has filed a civil rights complaint to the US Dept of Education, Office for Civil RIghts against the Oregon Trail School District and Sandy Elementary School.

For more, KBOO’s Steve Zavodnyik spoke with Jeffrey Caffee, an attorney on the advisory board of Stop Sexual Assault in Schools nonprofit (SSAIS.org) who filed the complaint for the student assaulted at Sandy Elementary. 4:07 minutes (3.77 MB)

 

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