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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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Buena Vista Social Club: history and politics

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Mon, 05/19/2008

 Commenting on the music heard throughout today's show, Bill Resnick mixes music and history in his account of the Buena Vista Social Club's  political context.   

8:53 minutes (4.07 MB)

Paper Money Can Discriminate Against Blind

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Evening News
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Mon, 05/19/2008

US cash currency discriminates against the blind, according to a court ruling made today.

KBOO's Jacob Anderson-Minshall has more:

 

1:53 minutes (556.68 KB)

QDoc: Queer Documentary Film Festival

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Out Loud
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Mon, 05/19/2008

Join Carla as she interviews Russ Gage and David Weissman, festival co-directors of the Queer Documentary Film Festival, happening May 29 through June 1 at the Clinton St Theater. Hear about specific movies, as well as the monthly free documentary films being shown at the Q Center.

This is the only queer documentary film festival in the US and only the second in the world. Many movies sold out last year, with over 200 people being turned away from the opening night movie! 

24:24 minutes (22.34 MB)

Joe and Abe and Political Discourse

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Mon, 05/19/2008

Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor talk politics with each other and the KBOO community.

85:07 minutes (38.97 MB)

Elisa Albert, about her debut novel, THE BOOK OF DAHLIA

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 05/19/2008

 

Crystal Leighty speaks with Elisa Albert, about her debut novel, THE BOOK OF DAHLIA, which features a 29 year old anti-heroine.

24:45 minutes (22.66 MB)

Robert Jensen: On Porn and Rape Culture

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Radiozine
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Mon, 05/19/2008

Ani Raven Haines interviews author and activist Robert Jensen on his new book, "Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity".  Jensen is an associate professor in the School of Journalism, University of Texas, Austin.

23:51 minutes (21.84 MB)

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 05/19/2008

 Marianne Barisonek speaks with Chitra Banerjee
Divakaruni about her new novel, The Palace of Illusions, which recasts the
Indian epic Mahabharata from the perspective of Princess Panchaali and offers a
vivid and inventive companion to the renowned poem.

27:43 minutes (25.37 MB)

Movie Moles: "Iron Man"

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Sun, 05/18/2008

Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken review the action/comic book movie "Iron Man" and give it thumbs down for its repetition of stereotypes about about race, gender, militarism and capitalism.  

 

10:16 minutes (4.7 MB)

Racism in the Presidential Campaign

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Sun, 05/18/2008

The racism that the Obama campaign is revealing among voters and in the media demands a strong reaction.  Clayton Morgareidge comments, drawing in part on an article by David Sirota on the In These Times Website.   

7:51 minutes (3.6 MB)

Cuba in May

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Sun, 05/18/2008

The Old Mole's Luz María Gordillo was in Havana's Revolution Plaza for the May Day march. Here are her impressions and her reflections on what Cuba means in this colorful report.   

9:28 minutes (4.34 MB)

 

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