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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War Resistance in Kalamazoo

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Sun, 05/25/2008

Laurie Mercier talks with Olga Bonfiglio, from Kalamazoo, MI, about how ordinary citizens in Kalamazoo have persisted in their resistance to war.  Bonfiglio is the author of Heroes of a Different Stripe: How One Town Responded to the War in Iraq

11:12 minutes (5.13 MB)

Primary Pains

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Sun, 05/25/2008

Thabiti Lewis shines a light on several varieties of implicit racism in the Presidential campaign, coming from some of the candidates  and all of the mass media.   

7:17 minutes (3.34 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)

Villages in Cities

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Sun, 05/25/2008

The Village Building Convergence is a project for creating new public spaces in our cities through neighbors working together to create urban villages, some of which can be found in many Portland neighborhoods. Bill Resnick talks with two members of this movement, Kat Steele and Matt Philllips, who will be speaking at the VBC conference coming up in Portland May 23 - June 1.  Read all about it here. 

13:58 minutes (6.4 MB)

The Phil Ochs Story

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Sun, 05/25/2008

Throughout this show there are  selections from songs by  the late great Phil Ochs, born in 1940, and who died in 1976 still youthful but leaving an incredible legacy of music protesting war and promoting social justice.  Bill Resnick talks about his life and music.   Phil Och was witty, poetic, and a humanist and activist, with deep thoughtful lyrics and a haunting voice. 

6:33 minutes (3 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)

Black America: A State of Emergency: PSU NAACP Seminar

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Evening News
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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)

Misconduct by Natural Gas Companies: Lawsuit Update

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Evening News
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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.

0:59 minutes (925.35 KB)

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)

 

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