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!

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North Portland Tool Library

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Mon, 04/14/2008

Bruce Silverman talks with the Tool Library Coordinator at the North Portland Tool Library.

12:32 minutes (11.49 MB)

Malcolm Boyd

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 04/14/2008

Cecil Prescod hosts a special extended interview with gay pioneer Malcolm Boyd, who rips into American culture in his new book, Samuel Joseph for President: Media Politics , Religion, and Race. Boyd is a gay elder, freedom rider, civil rights and anti-war activist. He is also the first openly gay Episcopal priest. His life partner, Mark Thompson, a writer, photographer and former Advocate editor, is also featured in the interview.

42:43 minutes (39.12 MB)

Maude Barlow

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 04/14/2008

Jay Thiemeyer interviews Maude Barlow author of Blue Covenant: the Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water.

32:58 minutes (30.19 MB)

Joe Uris says "Things ARE Winnable!"

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Mon, 04/14/2008

Joe Uris hosts today. His topic is "Things Are Winnable." The issues include fighting the LNG terminals in Oregon, the many sins of John McNasty, and more. 

83:50 minutes (38.38 MB)

The Rise of the Neocons

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Radiozine
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Mon, 04/14/2008

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Jacob Heilbrun, author of "They Knew They Were Right: the Rise of the Neocons." 

28:36 minutes (19.65 MB)

Athens Boys Choir: spoken-word homo hip-hop

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Out Loud
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Mon, 04/14/2008

The name Athens Boys Choir can be a bit deceiving but you can’t blame a Jewish Transsexual man living in the Deep South for having a sense of humor about the whole ordeal. So Katz, the Choir’s now solo member, travels the country speaking “the good word” throwing down hard hitting spokenword that deals with issues of Gender, Politics, Love, Sex, and everything in-between including but not limited to spooning. Katz’s spokenword is raw, unapologetic, witty, and soulful.

This interview highlights Katz's thoughts on gender, youth, performing, making a difference, and of course, the whole gay thing. You'll also 3 different pieces of his.....

22:44 minutes (20.81 MB)

The Internationale

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Sun, 04/13/2008

 Bill Resnick talks about the great  socialist  anthem "The Internationale" and its history.   

2:15 minutes (1.03 MB)

Inequities in Human Health

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Sun, 04/13/2008

 How does social inequality affect people's health?  Two health activists, Desiree Hellegers and Tricia Tillman, talk with Bill Resnick.  They are part of a major conference on Friday, April 18 at  Washington State University in Vancouver.  It's called "Health Disparities and Inequities: Mobilizing a Regional  Response,"  and it's open to the public.  For information, go here.  

 

 

 

12:16 minutes (5.62 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 14, 2008

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Sun, 04/13/2008

 Bill Resnick hosts this show as the Old Moles root out the underlying issues regarding taxes, the courage it takes to keep hope alive in hard times, labor struggles in Colorado and Colombia, and inequities in human health.  Listen to the whole show by clicking on the arrow on this page, or listen to individual pieces by clicking on their links  below.

1.  Why do we hate taxes?  Mike Leachman talks with Bill Resnick about what's wrong with the tax system.

2.  Well-read Red Frann Michel comments on the past, present and future of the "communist  hypothesis."

52:59 minutes (24.26 MB)

Center for Alternatives for Sex Workers Opens

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Evening News
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Sun, 04/13/2008

 

This past Saturday, in Northeast Portland, the Council for Prostitution Alternatives opened its second weekly drop in center for any person who is now working, or who has ever worked, in the sex industry.

KBOO reporter Don Wolfe spoke with the Director, Lila Lee, about the new Northeast Portland Drop In location and her long term goals for the organization.

4:50 minutes (1.67 MB)

 

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