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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080608 Tonga Crowns King

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Tue, 08/05/2008

 

This past Friday the South Pacific island nation of Tonga crowned the fifth monarch of its modern history -- George Tupou [pron. too-poh] the Fifth. KBOO's Pacific correspondent Michael Gene Horowitz reports from Tonga on the upbeat political developments surrounding this historic event.

3:56 minutes (3.61 MB)

Free Trade or Fair Trade?

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Radiozine
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Tue, 08/05/2008

Laurie King of Portland Jobs with Justice and Arthur Stamoulis, director of the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign join host Martha Odom to talk about the Trade Act of 2008 now in Congress.

28:05 minutes (25.72 MB)

IFCC 25th anniversary, "Prelude to a Kiss" and Violinist Aaron Meyer

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 08/05/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Adrienne Flagg of the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center about their 25th anniversary season and Troy Lackey of Key Productions about "Prelude to a Kiss" by Craig Lucas.  Also, Violinist Aaron Meyer tells us about his new CD "The Journey is not the Destination."

26:49 minutes (24.55 MB)

Restraining Logging in Oregon: Pitchfork Rebellion

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Evening News
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Tue, 08/05/2008

 

In Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland on Sunday, hundreds of activists gathered to call for an end to the logging of Oregon's public lands.

Day Owen of the Pitchfork Rebellion helped organize the event. He spoke today with KBOO's Jenka Soderberg.

 

 

4:37 minutes (2.82 MB)

Community Organizers: New Born Tribes, and Imani Muhammad

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Tue, 08/05/2008

 

We feature 2 grassroots projects respnding to concrete needs in our community. We speak to many members of the New Born Tribe Cultural Center, 3525 NE MLK in Portland, and then to organizer Imani Muhammad, of the Peace and Unity Festival, which takes place  Saturday Aug 9th at 126 NE Alberta.

58:24 minutes (23.4 MB)

Tyra Bank's favorite trans-singer, plus live music from Three Finger Jack on Out Loud

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Out Loud
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Mon, 08/04/2008

Tonight's show features music from and biography of Joshua Klipp, an award winning musician who also happens to be a trans-man. Plus a live performance from Three Finger Jack, our first-ever straight-ally local-band on this radio show. These musicians, plus local pianist Zach Zaitlin, will perform at Mississippi Pizza Pub on Tuesday August 12th.

What some have said about Joshua Klipp:

“A hot and talented musician”  - Tyra Banks, The Tyra Banks Show

“Joshua Klipp is the shit!  He makes every gender swoon!”
- Elizabeth Ziff, Co-executive Producer of Showtime’s   “The L Word”

24:37 minutes (22.54 MB)

2008 Election Racism, Offshore Drilling, and "New Capitalism"

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Mon, 08/04/2008

Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cover the entire political spectrum, with today's show centered around Racism in the 2008 Elections (and our culture in general), how off-shore drilling is more smokescreen than solution to our energy problems, and they introduce the concept of the "New Capitalism" for later discussion.

56:42 minutes (25.96 MB)

Karen Armstrong about her book The Bible: A Biography

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Radiozine
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Mon, 08/04/2008

Religion scholar Karen Armstrong talks about her book The Bible: A Biography. Armstrong not only describes how, when and by whom the Bible was written, she also examines some 2,000 years of biblical interpretation by bishops and rabbis, scholars and mystics, pietists and critics. The book dispells the fundamentalist notion that only one view of the Bible can be correct.

29:18 minutes (26.83 MB)

Pico Iyer about his book, The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 08/04/2008

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews essayist and novelist Pico Iyer about his latest book, The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Iyer has known the Dalai Lama for more than 30 years and brings a unique perspective to this biography.

25:40 minutes (23.51 MB)

Books by Black Authors

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Black Book Talk
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Mon, 08/04/2008

Emma Jackson Ford, Patricia Welch, and OB Hill talk about books by black authors.

27:28 minutes (25.15 MB)

 

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