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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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Best selling author, James McBride on the horrors of slavery and the power of hope and redemption.

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Black Book Talk
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Sun, 03/02/2008

Hosts Patricia Welch and Emma Jackson Ford talk with James McBride about his latest book: Song Yet Sung, the story of a runaway slave, shot and captured; hovering near death and dreaming of the future and the Code that leads her to survival.

27:30 minutes (12.59 MB)

Antonia Juhasz and David Cobb speak of Building the future we want.

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More Talk Radio
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Sun, 03/02/2008

More Talk Radio hosts, Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey guests are Antonia Juhasz, policy-analyst, activist  and author of The Bu$h Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time and David Cobb, activist and former candidate for President of the Green Party. They are in Portland for the Procession for the Future, a 3-day touring parade, using high production value art and spectacle to animate our aspirations and deliver a compelling progressive vision for the country.

74:58 minutes (34.32 MB)

The Desire for Peace

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Sun, 03/02/2008

People want peace.  A new poll indicates a solid majority of Israelis want their government to negotiate peace with Hamas.  People in Portland will be demonstrating on Saturday, March 15.  (Check out  pdxpeace.org, where you can find more information.) Satori Men's Chorus will  present "A  Time For  Peace," a concert of songs about peace at the Old Church, SW 11th & Clay, 8:00 pm, also on Saturday, March 15.  Visit the Old Church website, or  (sometime  soon when the website is ready) Satori's website.   This segment includes a  sample of the Satori sound.   

5:04 minutes (2.32 MB)

More Prisons?

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Sun, 03/02/2008

 Old Mole Bill Resnick talks  with David Rogers about why Oregon keeps putting more people in prison.  Rogers is director of Partnership for Safety and Justice (formerly the  Western Prison Project).   They discuss the newest proposal for harsher sentencing by Kevin Manix, coming to a ballot near you.

16:31 minutes (7.56 MB)

Briana Waters Case at Uof W Goes to Trial

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Evening News
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Thu, 02/28/2008

Today, the three- week trial of Briana Waters was sent to the jury.

 The  Evergreen College graduate was charged with participating in the  Earth Liberation Front Arson of the University of Washington Urban Horticulture Center .

1:12 minutes (1.1 MB)

Democracy Reform Report on Bill Sizemore

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Evening News
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Thu, 02/28/2008

 

Democracy Reform Oregon released a report this week detailing the political and financial history of state initiative signature gatherer and former gubernatorial candidate Bill Sizemore.

1:56 minutes (1.77 MB)

Afternoon Brother

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Thu, 02/28/2008

This is Sacramento's Afternoon Brother recorded live in Studio 2 at KBOO studios. The complete performance will air soon on Night of the Living Tongue.

4:54 minutes (4.48 MB)

Terri Hopkins on "Women's Work"

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Art Focus
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Wed, 02/27/2008

Host Julie Bernard interviews Terri Hopkins, director and curator at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University about the current show, Women's Work: Contemporary Women Printmakers from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation. It includes works by Annie Albers, Louise Bourgeois, Suzanne Caporael, Squeak Carnwath, Vija Celmins, Helen Frankenthaler, Ellen Gallager, M.K. Guth, Jane Hammond, Mary Heilmann, Julia Jacquette, Fay Jones, Barbara Kruger, Hung Liu, Agnes Martin, Julie Mehretu, Sarah Morris, Wangechi Mutu, Louise Nevelson, Judy Pfaff, Bridget Riley, Kiki Smith, Pat Steir, Kara Walker, Marie K. Watt, and Sherrie Wolf.

 

28:36 minutes (26.18 MB)

1 out of 100 Americans Are Incarcerated

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/27/2008

A new study examining the social and financial costs of prison policy says the United States has passed a grim milestone: one out of every one hundred Americans is now incarcerated.Oregon spends a higher percentage of its budget on prisons than any other state. KBOO's Christian Danielsen has more.

1:12 minutes (1.1 MB)

New Management In Southwest Portland Increases Evictions

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Evening News
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Wed, 02/27/2008

 

 

Tenants of Park Terrace Apartments on SW Park Avenue in Portland have faced steep rent increases, evictions and firings since Morris and Stevens took over as the management company.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Bruce Charles, who worked as the building's maintenance man for fifteen years, and was summarily fired and evicted by the new management

 

5:26 minutes (4.98 MB)

 

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