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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Elections and Democracy

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Sun, 05/04/2008

 What can be done to make elections reflect what voters want?   And what would get voters more engaged in the electoral process?   Rob Ritchie of 

17:16 minutes (7.91 MB)

Insane Liberation

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Sun, 05/04/2008

 David Oaks, director of Mind Freedom, discusses the liberation of the mad, psychiatric survivors, and invites us to a "Normathon" to be held in Eugene on May 17.  He talks with Old Mole Jan Haaken.   

13:40 minutes (6.26 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Omar Khadr Release Denied

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Evening News
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Sun, 05/04/2008

Guantanamo prisoner Omar Khadr only fifteen years old when captured was denied release on the basis of his age.

Military Judge Peter Brownback attemps to close the last door for the Canadian citizen despite International pleas.

4:44 minutes (4.35 MB)

Socialism, the Only Alternative

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Sun, 05/04/2008

 The Well-read Red (Clayton Morgareidge) reads from an article by Randhir Singh called "The Future of Socialism."   Singh argues that Capitalism has not only failed to provide for human welfare, but is on the road to destruction, taking us all down with it.  Socialism must be on our agenda if we are to have hope of surviving.  Singh's article in full is at mrzine.

 

10:41 minutes (4.89 MB)

Political Olympic Athletes

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Sun, 05/04/2008

 Thabiti Lewis reminds us of John Carlos' and Tommy Smith's raised fists on the medal stand at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, and argues for the legitimacy of such gestures today.  What might althletes intend by such gestures in China in 2008?  

6:17 minutes (2.88 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 5, 2008

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Sun, 05/04/2008

 This program, hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, features discussions of electoral democracy and its discontents, the rights of psychiatric patients, socialism as a necessary goal of progressive political action, and political gestures by Olympic athletes.  You can hear the whole wonderful show by clicking on the arrow above.  Or you can hear whatever part you like by clicking on the links below:

1.  Bill Resnick and Rob Ritchie of Fair Vote discuss what's  wrong with electoral democracy and how elections could be more democratic.

53:10 minutes (24.34 MB)

Promo for Next Month's Ubu Hour

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Ubu Hour
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Sun, 05/04/2008

A 2 1/2 minute promo for the June Ubu Hour, which debuted on the May show, and which will be edited down to a 1 minute promo for further airing...  For June the Ubu Hour will be adapting Richard Connell's The Most Dangerous Game.

2:34 minutes (2.35 MB)

Un poquito de tanta verdad I

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Buscando America
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Thu, 05/01/2008

Entrevista con Jill Irene Friedberg, productora del documental sobre el movimiento popular en Oaxaca,

A little bit of so much truth.

19:35 minutes (17.93 MB)

Debate of Secretary of State candidates

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Thu, 05/01/2008

The debate of the 3 leading democratic candidates for Oregon Secretary of State.

30:19 minutes (27.76 MB)

Un poquito de tanta verdad II - Las Mujeres de PSU

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Buscando America
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Thu, 05/01/2008

Final de la entrevista con Jill Freidberg sobre el documental Un poquito de tanta verdad y entrevista con dos componentes del grupo Las Mujeres de Portland Statre University.

22:38 minutes (20.73 MB)

 

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