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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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Hot Air from Coca Cola's Dasani Water

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Evening News
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Wed, 04/16/2008

In the leadup to it's annual meeting, Coca Cola, Incorporated has blocked a shareholders' resolution to publicly report test data on its bottled water brand, Dasani.

KBOO's Ethan Scarl spoke about the reasons for Coke's action with Sara Joseph, of Corporate Accountability International and their 'Think Outside the Bottle' campaign.

 

3:07 minutes (2.85 MB)

Ceramic Showcase, Oregon Potters

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Art Focus
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Wed, 04/16/2008

Host Julie Bernard spoke with Stephanie Burton, James DeRosso and Brad Menninga of the Oregon Potters Association about the Ceramic Showcase, which is being held April 25th through the 27th at the Convention Center.

28:38 minutes (19.66 MB)

Oregon Attorney General candidates and the environment; Our Backyard's election take 2

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Tue, 04/15/2008

How do the 2008 Oregon election candidates stack up … environmentally, that is. Our Backyard will feature all the candidates between now and the May primary but first up, the candidates for Oregon Attorney General. 2 Democrats (and no Republicans, go figure ...) are seeking for the nomination in the upcoming primary: Greg MacPherson www.votemac.com/ and John Kroger www.johnkroger.com/. Each have received endorements from prominent environmental activists and organizations.

3:33 minutes (3.26 MB)

Islamic Foundation Fights Terrorist Labeling in Court

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/15/2008

 

On Monday the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation moved ahead with its lawsuit against the Federal Government.

The group is trying to have its designation as a Terrorist organization removed.

2:07 minutes (1.94 MB)

Proper Eats Cafe: Sustainable Food and Vibrant Community

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/15/2008

Pete Anderson Interviews Piper, co-owner of Proper Eats Cafe of St. John's near North Portland. Proper Eats creates sustainability and connectivity through preparing and providing organic, vegetarian, vegan, locally made and earth respecting food.

9:51 minutes (9.02 MB)

Medical Tourism

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Tue, 04/15/2008

 

55:59 minutes (22.43 MB)

The Ludlow Massacre

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Tue, 04/15/2008

 Ninety-four years ago this week, there was war in Colorado between coal miners and a Rockefeller mining company backed by the US government and the State of Colorado.  It ended in the Ludlow Massacre.   Tom Becker reads Howard Zinn's account from his People's  History of the United States.

7:02 minutes (3.22 MB)

From Ludlow to Colombia

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Tue, 04/15/2008

Replaying the events  in Ludlow in 1914, the government of Colombia and its paramilitaries attack agricultural workers who try to organize for better pay and working conditions.  Dan Jaffee reads from an article by David Sirota.

4:00 minutes (1.84 MB)

Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation Challenges Federal Spying

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 04/15/2008

The Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation sues the United States Treasury Department to stop them from listening in to priveleged  Attorney Client Conversations.

2:07 minutes (1.94 MB)

 

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