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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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Planting Prosperity and Harvesting Health: Trade-offs and Sustainability in Our Regional Food System.

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

The following program is from a panel discussion that took
place at the day long conference titled “Planting Prosperity and Harvesting
Health:  Trade-offs and Sustainability
in Our Regional Food System.”


The April conference focused on
the recently released draft report from the Institute of Portland Metropolitan
Studies, which assesses food system sustainability trends in the region.

28:53 minutes (26.44 MB)

The Most Dangerous Game Part 1

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

Blood-lusting hunters pursue a trio of scantily-clad strippers in the Oregon Wilderness.  Part 1 of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, one of the Ubu Hour's most contriversal radio dramas. Based loosely on the Richard Connelly story and using actual sound bits and dialog from a couple of early productions of this story from the 1940s (including one with Orson Welles for the show SUSPENSE) this version is incredibly violent, lurid and profane. Cheney and Scalia join General Zaroff for the hunt. Do not listen to this if you are easily offended!

22:31 minutes (15.46 MB)

Public Utilities

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

Host Scott Forrester's topic today is Public Utilities, why we need them and how to get them. Guests Steve Johnson, Executive Director for the Washington Public Utility Districts Association (wpuda.org) and Joe Nipper, Senior VIce President for the American Public Power Association (appanet.org) encourage us to get our act together in Oregon and fight hard for a Public Utility District.

27:44 minutes (25.4 MB)

Wars for Oil?

program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

Well-known author and scholar Michael Klare talks with Bill Resnick about Oil: scarcity, increasing demand, and the arms race developing around competition for  it.  Michael T. Klare is a Five Colleges professor of Peace and World Security Studies, whose department is located at Hampshire College, defense correspondent of The Nation magazine, and author of Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency (Metropolitan).

18:47 minutes (8.6 MB)

The Most Dangerous Game Part 2

program: 
Ubu Hour
program date: 
Sun, 06/01/2008

 

Blood-lusting hunters pursue a trio of scantily-clad strippers in the Oregon Wilderness.  Second and final (Part 2) of THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME, one of the Ubu Hour's most contriversal radio dramas. Based loosely on the Richard Connelly story and using actual sound bits and dialog from a couple of early productions of this story from the 1940s (including one with Orson Welles for the show SUSPENSE) this version is incredibly violent, lurid and profane. Two blokes named Cheney and Scalia join General Zaroff for the hunt. Do not listen to this if you are easily offended!

25:29 minutes (17.5 MB)

Yvonne Simmons on Peru's Children

Categories:
program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Thu, 05/29/2008

Host Crystal Leighty speaks with local activist Yvonne Simmons about her recent trip to Peru where she has worked with a political and human rights NGO for many years. She talks about her work with children in poor neighborhoods who live off the small items that they scavenge from a local garbage dump. She also discusses her work on preventing violence against women.


 

26:00 minutes (23.81 MB)

Interview: Steve Wax, author of Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War on Terror

program date: 
Thu, 05/29/2008

   Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Steve Wax Federal Public Defender for the District of Oregon and author of the new book, Kafka Comes to America; Fighting For Justice In The War On Terror. This is the inside account of the fight to defend two innocent men wrongly imprisoned in the U.S. global war on Terror. It is also a cautionary tale of what can happen when the Rule of Law is set aside.

30:01 minutes (27.48 MB)

Interview: Andy Worthington author of The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison

program date: 
Thu, 05/29/2008

Kboo's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Andy Worthington. A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, he is the author of the book The Guantanamo Files; The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. The book is a comphrehensive examination of each and every man locked in Guantanamo from how they came into the custody of the United States Military through their imprisonment in Guantanamo.

28:25 minutes (26.02 MB)

Anti-immigrant ballot measures

Categories:
program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Thu, 05/29/2008

Hosts Leigh Anne Kranz and Kayse Jama, Executive Director of the Center for Intercultural Organizing, speak with Kayse's mentor Eric Ward, of the Center for New Community, about two looming anti-immigrant ballot initiatives in Oregon, Measures #19 and #122. He also discusses the history of a national movement to manipulate the American public on the issue of migration. And he analyzes current anti-immigrant movements.

 

26:40 minutes (24.41 MB)

Glass Arts Conference

Categories:
program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Wed, 05/28/2008

Host Julie Bernard interviews Mel George of Studio Ramp about the Glass Arts Society's 38th
Annual Conference taking place here in Portland June 19th - 21st.

 

29:47 minutes (27.27 MB)

 

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