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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


Willamette Writers Conference and ComedySportz

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 07/29/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Writes Cynthia Whitcomb and Marc Acito about the 39th annual Willamette Writers Conference August 1-3.  They also preview their new collaboration at Artists Repertory Theatre called Holidazed.   And featured is Patrick Short of the ComedySportz World Championships.

 

 

 

28:39 minutes (26.23 MB)

Population, Climate and Women's Right to Choose

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Tue, 07/29/2008

On the July 30 News and Public Affairs Special on the Climate Crisis, Stephanie Potter looked at how our numbers are affecting the climate crisis, and learned that providing women with the means to determine the size of their families could lead to population stabilzation.  She spoke with Bob Doppelt, Director of the Climate Leadership Initiative at the Univesity of Oregon's Institute for a Sustainable Environment;   Marian Starkey, Communications Director at the Population ConnectionRamona Rex, Population Issues Coordinator for the Sierra Club's  13:17 minutes (12.16 MB)

Wildfires and Climate Change

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 07/29/2008

This morning Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by Timothy Ingalsbee, former forest firefighter and now executive director of Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology. They discuss causes for the current rash of wildfires in California and how they are in part a result of climate change.

84:12 minutes (38.55 MB)

Nam Le, author of "The Boat"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 07/28/2008

Jim Schumock speaks with Nam Le about his highly praised collection of short stories, The Boat.  Le was born in Vietnam and raised in Australia.

28:55 minutes (26.48 MB)

Gay Men Abused: Bogus Kidnapping Charges: July 29

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Evening News
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Mon, 07/28/2008

 

Last Tuesday, KBOO reported a story about an alleged kidnapping that was reported in the Salt Lake City media.
Instead of a kidnapping, the story turned out to be a false accusation that resulted into brutal hate crime committed against two gay men.

In a follow-up to this story, KBOO’s Rebecca Nay spoke with Chris Swan, who is one of the roommates of the victims

4:25 minutes (4.04 MB)

A People's History in Comics

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 07/28/2008

Words & Pictures welcomes guest Mike Konopacki, a labor cartoonist who collaborated with author Howard Zinn and historian Paul Buhle to create a comics version of Zinn's A People’s History of American Empire.  S.W. Conser talks with Konopacki about the power of images to raise public consciousness and the challenges of mixing caricature with historical portrayals.

30:50 minutes (12.36 MB)

Waste Heat Recovery

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Radiozine
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Mon, 07/28/2008

Bruce Silverman interviews Sean Casten of Recycled Energy Development, a company that is making electricity from heat that was previously being wasted by going up factory smokestacks.

20:54 minutes (19.14 MB)

Rising Sea Levels Affect Pacific Islanders

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Evening News
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Mon, 07/28/2008

 

Small Pacific islands are facing increasing pressure as global warming bring higher tides.

KBOO’s Beth Crawford has the story.

 

2:07 minutes (1.95 MB)

Why are YOU a republican?!?

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Mon, 07/28/2008

 Host Abe Proctor asks the world  "Why are you a republican?"  as if there could be a valid answer.  He gets lots of answers; YOU be the judge as to whether they're valid...

 

New Feature!!!

Join the discussion on various topics on-line by visiting the Brand New! Abe And Joe Talk Radio BLOG

 

 

 

82:32 minutes (37.79 MB)

 

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