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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


Freightliner Five, student sit-ins against sweatshops, and day labor worker centers

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

Franklin Torrence, Allen Bradley, Glenna Swinford, &
Robert Whiteside, Bargaining Committee members, UAW Local 3520 (“the
Freightliner Five”)

Salma Mirza, University of North Carolina, and Prairie
Wolfe, University of Montana, student activists

Nik Theodore, Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois

56:11 minutes (12.86 MB)

Letter Carriers and Food Bank Workers Band Together For Food Drive

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/08/2008

 



Over half of the people who will benefit from statewide Food Drives are families with at least one member who works full time according to sources at the Oregon Food Bank.

 A large percentage of those recipients is children.

3:49 minutes (3.49 MB)

Think Outside the Cardboard Box: Dignity Village at Hollywood Theatre

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/08/2008

 

An event was held last night at Hollywood Theatre called ”Think Outside the Cardboard Box”. 

The purpose of the event was to try to raise awareness about the issue of homelessness in the city of Portland.

4:01 minutes (3.68 MB)

Kasey Jama Speaks on Recent Events in Somalia

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program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 05/08/2008

 

Last week, the United States military bombed a house in a small village in Somalia. 

KBOO's Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews Kasey Jama, originally from Somalia, and the Director of the Center for Intercultural Organizing, here in Portland.

That was Kboo reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund with Kasey Jama - director of The Center for Intercultural Organizing

 

0:14 minutes (229.43 KB)

Bread & Roses: UNITE HERE Local 9 on the Portland Hilton boycott

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Bread and Roses
program date: 
Thu, 05/08/2008

Becca Griggs and Eryn Slack, members of UNITE HERE Local 9 spoke with Bread & Roses on May 9, 2008 about the ongoing boycott of the Portland Hilton.  In this short interview, Becca and Eryn talk about hotel work experiences, the union's demand for a fair contract and actions the public can take to support these workers.

For more information about UNITE HERE go to their website:  unitehere.org

 

 

6:02 minutes (5.53 MB)

William Beeman, University of Minessota

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program date: 
Wed, 05/07/2008

 Professor William Beeman, University of Minessota in an interview with Goudarz Eghtedari on the topic of saber rattling with Iran and threat of another war in the Middle East.  The US elections democratic primaries and tough talks by Hillary Clinton, and much more. 

43:09 minutes (19.75 MB)

Update on Homeless Vigil after 13 Days

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 05/07/2008

 

1:40 minutes (1.52 MB)

People Rise Up Bids Farewell

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program date: 
Tue, 05/06/2008

After nearly 11 years, I am ceasing production of this show at the end of May 2008.  This program summarizes a lot of what that airtime has been about.

28:58 minutes (9.95 MB)

Our Backyard: Murder on the Columbia

program date: 
Tue, 05/06/2008

KBOO's locally produced series of reports and commentary about the environment in Our backyard: This edition: Murder on the Columbia. The Swiss have in their constitution a requirement that "account to be taken of the dignity of creation when handling animals, plants and other organisms". Writing in the current edition of The_Weekly_Standard , author and lawyer Wesley J.

4:17 minutes (3.92 MB)

Olympic Resistance

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program date: 
Tue, 05/06/2008

 

The Summer 2008 Olympics will take place in Beijing, China.  As protests continue to bring attention to the human rights abuses in this year’s summer Olympics host, Circle A Radio explores human rights abuses of Olympics past with Author and Retired Professor Helen Jefferson Lenskyj.  We will also speak with Kanahus Paltki of the Native Youth Movement about the campaign against the 2010 Winter Olympics. 

 

59:16 minutes (23.74 MB)

 

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