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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Ursula K. Le Guin

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 05/05/2008

A special featuring a recent reading by noted Portland author Ursula K. La Guin.  She reads from her new novel, Lavinia, which is based on a secondary character mentioned briefly in Virgil's masterpiece, The Aeneid.  La Guin says she thought it was time that Lavinia got to tell her view of things.

27:33 minutes (25.23 MB)

John Wolf

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Black Book Talk
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Mon, 05/05/2008

Emma Jackson Ford interviews John Wolf author of "Night of the Moray Eel".

25:24 minutes (23.26 MB)

Whitebird Dance and Defunkt Theatre

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 05/05/2008

Dmae Roberts hosts guests from Whitebird Dance, which presents 4x4-The Ballet Project, for their 10th anniversary celebration featuring four ballet companies in Oregon and San Francisco. Also defunkt Theatre talks about their production of Vaclav Havel's The Garden Party.

26:10 minutes (23.96 MB)

Filmaker of"Uncounted" Looks at Election Discrepancies

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/05/2008

 

As Oregonians prepare to send in their ballots for the May 20th primary election, it's worth asking whether the votes will be counted fairly.

In the 2004 election, there were numerous discrepancies and questionable results in many different districts and states.

States that used electronic voting machines were especially affected. 

5:41 minutes (5.21 MB)

Jeff Taylor, Kyle Burris, and Sam Adams for Mayor

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Mon, 05/05/2008

Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor interview 3 of Portland's Mayoral candidates, and invite questions from the listening public. Today's candidates served up on the grill are Jeff Taylor, Kyle Burris and Sam Adams.

85:41 minutes (39.22 MB)

SMYRC turns 10! (Part 2)

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Out Loud
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Mon, 05/05/2008

The Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center is celebrating a decade if providing safety and support for LGBTQ youth in Oregon, through empowerment, community building and education.

In this interview, Carla talks with Zan, adult staff at SMYRC, Tori and Aaron, both are SMYRC youth, about what's going on at SMYRC - past, present and future. You'll hear personal stories, laughter, and so much more!

Part 1 (different audio piece) focuses on the business side of the organization. This Part 2 is youth focused, just like the place itself!

22:29 minutes (20.59 MB)

Scott Fernandez, PURB, and our WATER!!!

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Sun, 05/04/2008

Host Scott Forrester talks with Scott Fernandez, a member of the Portland Utility Review Board (PURB) about contamination of the Columbia South Shore Well Field, the summer supplement to our Bull Run Water Supply.

29:14 minutes (26.76 MB)

Homeless Vigil at City Hall Monday

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/04/2008

 

A group of homeless protestors have been camped out in front of city hall for the last ten days.  The protestors are meeting with the mayor this afternoon and will be speaking before City Council on Wednesday.

KBOO’s Kyle Burris interviewed one of the protestors, Joseph Vanderheiden, about what they want to see changed and about being harassed by the police:

1:55 minutes (4.39 MB)

PDX Judge to Decide On Columbia Basin Plan for Salmon

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/04/2008

 

The Bush administration has issued its fifth court-ordered plan for making Columbia Basin hydroelectric dams and southern Idaho irrigation projects safe for endangered salmon.

    The plan, released by the National Fisheries Service, outlines modifications to the dams, including changes in dam operations, expanded and improved hatchery operations, predator control and improvements to river habitat.

0:34 minutes (531.47 KB)

Activists Call to End Trapping Program: Response to Sea Lion Killings

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/04/2008

 

The endangered Steller sea lion was among six sea lions found Sunday May 4th on the Oregon Columbia river  shot to death in an unauthorized killing.

Three elephant seals were found shot to death in California the day before. 

1:39 minutes (1.52 MB)

 

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