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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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Supreme Court Approves Gay Marriage

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 05/13/2008

 

California's Supreme court has made an historic ruling today, in favor of the rights of gay people.

KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more:

 

1:15 minutes (1.15 MB)

SMYRC celebrates 10 years! (Part 1)

Categories:
program: 
Out Loud
program date: 
Tue, 05/13/2008

The Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center is celebrating 10 years! Carla talks with Jonathan Weedman, program director, and Trey Malicote, who serves on the Advisory Board, about SMYRC's past, present and future.

This is the adult discussion. SMYRC Part 2 (different audio piece) is the youth discussion.

The big celebration party is happening this Sat, May 17th at the Gerding Theater, located at 128 NW 11 Ave. Ticket details and also available for purchase at the SMYRC website.

27:50 minutes (25.49 MB)

Joe and Abe and the Village Building Convergence

program date: 
Mon, 05/12/2008

Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor speak with Mark Lakeman of City Repair on the upcoming Village Building Convergence.

54:33 minutes (24.98 MB)

Alexandra Fuller, author of "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant"

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program: 
Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 05/12/2008

KBOO producer Lisa Loving speaks with author and essayist Alexandra Fuller about oil drilling in the Wyoming wilderness, and the war-like impact the Haliburton Corporation's drilling rigs have on local communities. Fuller's newest work of nonfiction is "The Legend of Colton H. Bryant."

29:31 minutes (27.03 MB)

Coho Productions' "9 Parts of Desire" and Milagro Theatre's "Labyrinth of Desire"

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 05/12/2008

 Dmae Roberts talks with Luisa Sermol and Israa Hasani from Coho Productions' "9 Parts of Desire" by Heather Raffo.

This play is about 9 Iraqi women and in the second part of the show, Dmae talks with Director Devon Allen

30:57 minutes (24.8 MB)

Findings of Day Labor study released

Categories:
program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

The first ever national study of day labor worker centers found abuses of workers rights to be BUSINESS as usual for most day laborers.

The director of the national day laborers organizing network was joined by the director of the center of urban studies from the university of illinois to present the findings of the study here in portland.

3:23 minutes (3.1 MB)

Taras Grescoe - Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethicallty in a World of Vanishing Seafood

Categories:
program: 
Healthwatch
program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) speaks with Taras Grescoe (TerasGrescoe.com), author of Bottomfeeder: How to Eat Ethically in a World of Vanishing Seafood.

22:29 minutes (20.59 MB)

DirtBag with Chip Bubl on seeds

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program: 
The Dirtbag
program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

Glen Andresen sorts out the pros and cons of heirloom, hybrid and genetically modified vegetable seeds with Columbia County OSU Extension Agriculture Faculty member Chip Bubl.

28:12 minutes (25.83 MB)

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

Categories:
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)

Music in the Rice Fields 1

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program date: 
Sun, 05/11/2008

 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  Part  1  

See The Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena on You Tube.

3:45 minutes (1.72 MB)

 

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