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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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Honor the Dead, but Save the Living

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Sun, 05/25/2008

A Memorial Day Special Edition with Ret. Col. Ann Wright:  Mike Marceau, Washington D.C. Veterans for Peace: and Chanan Suarezdiaz, Seattle Iraq Veterans Against the War.  The costs of war go far beyond those who have lost their lives. The toll on survivors, their families and the nation is immeasurable.

Ann Wright discusses the additional burdens that women soldiers carry. Mike Marceau relates how DC VFP was dis-invited from the Capital's Memorial Day Parade for being "too political" and Chanan Suarezdiaz invites Cascadia to NW Winter Soldier in Seattle on May 31. 

79:40 minutes (13.68 MB)

Gary Null and The Food Mood Connection: Nutritional and Environmental Approaches to Mental and Physical Health.

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 05/25/2008

Host Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) talks with Gary Null (GaryNull.com), author of many books, including The Food Mood Connection (Seven Stories Press), Nutritional and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Well-being.

26:00 minutes (23.81 MB)

Get This! with Veterans For Peace and The Illahee Institute

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Sun, 05/25/2008

Hostess Chris Andreae has a two part show today. First up, Chris talks with Malcolm Cradock from Veterans for Peace (vfpChapter72.org) about how to wage peace in America and beyond.

Next up, Chris interviews Peter Schoonmaker, President of the Illahee Institute (Illahee.org) on why we believe what we believe...

25:02 minutes (22.93 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 26, 2008

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Sun, 05/25/2008

Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this show features the music of Phil Ochs.  We hear a conversation about Village Building Convergence, the movement to create community spaces in cities; a  review  of the Erol Morris documentary about the Abu Ghraib photos "Standard  Operating Procedure;" a commentary about racism in the  primaries; an interview about peace activists in Kalamazoo, Michigan; and a discussion of the life and music of Phil Ochs.  

You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow on this page.  Or hear individual pieces by clicking on their links below:

55:34 minutes (25.44 MB)

One Land, Many Voices (May 23, 2008)

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Thu, 05/22/2008

 Hosts Hala Gores and William Seaman welcome their guests, George Bisharat, Zaha Hassan and Peter Miller to discuss th Nakba, the Catastrophe of 1948, 60 Years of Dispossession.

56:00 minutes (19.23 MB)

Misconduct by Natural Gas Companies: Lawsuit Update

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Thu, 05/22/2008

A lawsuit was filed in Washington County, Oregon yesterday alleging misconduct by companies involved in proposing natural gas pipelines in Oregon.

 

The lawsuit charges an Arizona-based surveying company working on the Palomar pipeline proposal with trespassing.

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Black America: A State of Emergency: PSU NAACP Seminar

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Thu, 05/22/2008

The Portland State University chapter of the NAACP will host a seminar entitled Black America: A state of Emergency! this Saturday. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

KBOO reporter Christian Danielsen spoke with chapter organizers Aimeera Flint and Erica Lee-Johnson

2:51 minutes (2.61 MB)

Los Niños Cuentan.mp3

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Buscando America
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Thu, 05/22/2008
[audio-player] 34:58 minutes (32.02 MB)

Locus Focus on the Election and Green Streets

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Tue, 05/20/2008

Today, Barbara Bernstein hosts a two part show. First up, Bernstein and local political consultant Liz Kaufman discuss the recent election.

In the latter half, Steve Shackman, Mitch Frister, and Kim White from Portland Friends of Green Streets (Frogs Blog) talk about how we can all help manage our environment.

82:38 minutes (37.83 MB)

Winter Soldier

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Tue, 05/20/2008

We bring you audio from the original Detroit Winter
Soldier, with Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and excerpts from Winter
Soldier 2008 which took place March 14th thru the 16th in Silver Spring
Maryland, organized by Iraq Vets Against The War. We also talk with Seth Manzel
from the Seattle Chapter of Iraq Veteran’s Against the War, about the upcoming
NW Winter Soldier, to take place May 31st at Seattle Town Hall. 

58:26 minutes (23.41 MB)

 

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