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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Lisa Lutz, author of "Curse of the Spellmans"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Ed Goldberg speaks with Lisa Lutz, author of Curse of the Spellmans, a completely original and funny detective novel.

22:17 minutes (20.41 MB)

Ann Hood's memoir "Comfort: A Journey Through Grief"

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Radiozine
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Suzanne LaGrande interviews writer Ann Hood about Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, her memoir of her young daughter's death and its aftermath.

23:56 minutes (21.91 MB)

Barbara Ehrenreich

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Radiozine
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Host Joe Uris speaks with writer and social critic Barbara Ehrenreich about her latest book, This Land is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation. Ehrenreich is also the author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America and Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream. Barbara will be speaking at Powell’s City of Books at 1005 W. Burnside in Portland at 7:30PM on Wednesday, July 16th.

22:12 minutes (20.32 MB)

Race and the Changing Faces of Theatre

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Hosted by: Dmae Roberts
An in-depth conversation with four mixed race and multi-ethnic actors at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Demetra Pittman, Soneela Nankani, Juan LeBron and Joshua Wolf Coleman talk about race and the changing faces of theatre.

28:15 minutes (25.87 MB)

CLW: Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3

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Evening News
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Coming up on this week’s edition of Civil Liberties Watch, reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund brings us the story of last weeks court Victory for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3.

4:27 minutes (10.19 MB)

Prison Integration

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Prison Pipeline
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Mon, 07/14/2008

Reggae Bob, An old friend to Prison Pipeline, joins Ruth for this episode to discuss a new ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in July, 2008. California prisons must be integrated after years of racial segregation. We at Prison Pipeline will keep an eye on this new ruling.

29:23 minutes (26.9 MB)

Learning to Read (or not) in Portland

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Sun, 07/13/2008

To comply with the "No Child Left Behind" program, Portland Schools have adopted a corporate produced one-size-fits-all, lockstep reading program called "Reading Street." Education professor Maika Yeigh talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what's wrong with it and what kids need to make them life-long readers.

19:13 minutes (8.8 MB)

Movie Moles: "Wall-E"

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Sun, 07/13/2008

Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review "Wall-E". For more about their review, go to http://kboo.fm/node/8277

13:55 minutes (6.37 MB)

Latinos in US Pop Music

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Sun, 07/13/2008

Laurie Mercier talks with Michelle Habell-Pallan about how Latina and Chicana music has influenced Rock 'n Roll and other popular music, not only in the US but in Europe. Habell-Pallan is the author of "Loca Motion: The Travels of Latina Popular Culture." We hear a segment on "Women with Attitude", part of American Sabor, a series produced by KEXP in Seattle and narrated by Michelle.

17:20 minutes (7.94 MB)

Portland day labor center and WPA labor theater

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 07/13/2008

Romeo Sosa, Executive Director, VOZ Workers’ Rights Education Project

Susan Quinn, Author of Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a cast of thousands made high art out of desperate times

51:24 minutes (20.59 MB)

 

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