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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Elizabeth Royte on Water Privatization

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Mon, 04/21/2008

Producer Lisa Loving interviews science writer Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash, about her upcoming book, Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It.

27:54 minutes (25.54 MB)

Follow the Garbage Part 1

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Mon, 04/21/2008

A crew of KBOO news reporters interviews experts around the nation to find out what more about trash and its impacts on our neighborhoods and our planet. Part 1 includes: Lisa Loving interviews New York Times blogger Benjamin Miller; Suzanne La Grande speaks with Julie Daniels of BRING Recycling in Eugene; plus reporters Jim Ivancie and Josh Childs journey to the dump.

32:47 minutes (30.02 MB)

Follow the Garbage Part 2

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Mon, 04/21/2008

 

A crew of KBOO news reporters interviews experts around the nation to find out what more about trash and its impacts on our neighborhoods and our planet. Part 2 includes Lisa Loving speaking with writer Elizabeth Royte, author of Garbage Lands: On the Secret Trail of Trash; KBOO commentator Beth Crawford; reporter Don Wolfe interviews scientist Dr. Marcus Erickson about the thousand-mile-wide sheen of plastic garbage in the Pacific Ocean; plus reporters Jim Ivancie and Josh Childs continue their exploration of the local dump.

27:14 minutes (24.94 MB)

Joe and Abe Talk Radio

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Mon, 04/21/2008

Abe Proctor and Joe Uris lit up the phone lines with more of their irreverant views on politics, the election, and the world.

82:47 minutes (37.9 MB)

Dark Horse Comics founder Mike Richardson

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 04/21/2008

Dark Horse Comics founder Mike Richardson is the special guest of honor at this year's Stumptown Comics Festival. Known for his staunch support of free speech and artistic autonomy, Mike has maintained his Portland roots while blazing new trails in publishing, film production, and licensing.

29:49 minutes (11.95 MB)

Earth Day Interview with John Stauber

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Mon, 04/21/2008

KBOO's Edison Carder interviews John Stauber of the Center for Media and Democracy ( http://www.prwatch.org/cmd/bios.php/John_Stauber ) on Earth Day 2008. John shares his thoughts about greenwashing, the competion between environmental activist groups for your contributions and where the 2008 Presidential candidates stand on energy policy and the environment.

20:40 minutes (18.93 MB)

Blake Nelson's novel, "Girl"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 04/21/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviews Blake Nelson, author of Girl, a novel of a teenage girl and the agony of high school.

25:25 minutes (23.27 MB)

Daniel Johnston, a Living Myth.

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Sun, 04/20/2008

Sean Ongley interviews Daniel Johnston, reviews his show, and presents a live performance at KBOO of "Silly Love". Johnston is accompanied by Brett Hartenbach on guitar. The material is presented from cassette tape recordings as an ode to the DIY manner that Daniel became famous for in the 1980's.

11:26 minutes (10.48 MB)

The Food Show - Cheese!

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Food Show
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Sun, 04/20/2008

Mariam Widman and Mark Bitterman host. Today's guests are Steve Jones, owner of Steve's Cheese on NW Thurman and 23rd, and Paul Obringer from the Ancient Heritage Dairy. Find out all about artisan-quality cheeses available right here in Portland.

24:03 minutes (22.03 MB)

The Food Show - Passover

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Food Show
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Sun, 04/20/2008

Learn some of the extra challenges in cooking while staying Kosher during Passover, and get some great recipes that help families feast within the holiday's special food restrictions.

27:54 minutes (25.54 MB)

 

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