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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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Alternative economics: John Poling with Cascadia Hours Exchange

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Wed, 01/30/2008

We may use money to buy goods and services, but as John Poling, organizer with the Cascadia Hour Exchange, points out, money is not the only way, or even the best way to get what you want. He and others at the Cascadia Hour Exchange have formed a network where each person offers their skills, such as house painting, graphic design, child care, or even legal advice. Each one hour block of time given entitles members to exchange their services the skills and time of any other person in the network. Poling believes that relying on non-monetary exchange systems both strengthen local economies as well as create a deeper sense of community.

5:34 minutes (5.09 MB)

Walking as Transportation

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Kate Welch discusses walking as transportartion in Portland with guests Lynn Lindgren-Schreuder and Mike Dennis from the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition.

 

27:27 minutes (11 MB)

Vancouver's Food Conference, and the Teach-In on Climate Change

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Wed, 01/30/2008

A special Report on the January 31, 2008 Local Food Conference in Vancouver, and the national Focus the Nation Teach-In on Climate Change.

5:20 minutes (4.89 MB)

Laura Flanders on Positive Local Action

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza interview journalist and commentator Laura Flanders, author Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians as part of No Beginning Too Small, KBOO's special day of programming devoted to real solutions and alternatives.

8:51 minutes (8.11 MB)

Our Backyard @ Roosevelt HS

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Wed, 01/30/2008

A special edition of Our Backyard, KBOOs locally produced environmental series. During a visit to Roosevelt HS in North Portland, Edison Carder listened to student's concerns about the environment.

12:29 minutes (11.43 MB)

Critical Mass Critical Again

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Wed, 01/30/2008

On Friday, the monthly bicycle ride known as critical mass stopped at the Portland International Auto Show.  Bicyclists made the visit in a festive statement of ending our dependence on oil.

KBOO’s Marc de Giere went along to find riders with renewed passion for the ride. 

This audio aired as part of the No Beginning Too Small special day of programming.  A shorter verison originally ran on the Friday Evening News.

10:28 minutes (9.59 MB)

Tryon Life Farm: Sustainable Community in Portland

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Back to Portland with a report on the sustainable community being constructed by the Tryon Life Farm--just one of Portland's many intentional communities.

9:29 minutes (8.69 MB)

Susanne LaGrande speaks with Steven Couche

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Wed, 01/30/2008

The United States makes up less than 5 percent of the world’s population.Yet, we consume over twenty five percent of the world’s fossil fuel resources.When fossil fuels such the gas are burned, they release carbon dioxide.These gases, scientists believe, are one of the main causes of global warming.So What can local citizens do to slow the process of global warming?  The 2007 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, issued last year, highlights "the importance of lifestyle changes" in combatting climate change.

6:41 minutes (6.12 MB)

Michael Ianello and City Repair

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Now we'll hear from Michael Ianello about how one group - the city repair project, is working on turning our entire city into a livable community.

9:27 minutes (8.66 MB)

Independent Media: Norm Solomon Speaks

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Norm Solomon speaks on the importance of independent community media at a time of increased media consolidation.

12:13 minutes (11.18 MB)

 

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