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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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Kate Maloy, Oregon writer

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 03/10/2008

Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews writer Kate Maloy about her new novel, Every Last Cuckoo. Set in rural Vermont, this is the story of seventy-five-year-old Sarah Lucas and her discovery of unguessed dimensions in her own character. It explores her life after a great loss and shows that genuine love is unquenchable.

20:24 minutes (18.68 MB)

Democratic Movements in the Middle East

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Sun, 03/09/2008

 We read little in the mainstream press about secular movements for  democracy in places like Iraq, Pakistan, and Egypt, but they are there--led by workers, women, and others.  Bill Resnick talks with anthropologist Kamran Ali who identifies some of these democratic forces and how they have been stymied by US-supported dictators. Ali teaches at the University of Texas and is on the editorial board of Middle East Reports.

21:10 minutes (9.7 MB)

Do Muslim Women Need "Saving"?

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Sun, 03/09/2008

 Today's Well-Read Red Frann Michel reviews the idea that "the war on terrorism" is a way to "save" women of the  Middle East.  You can read this review and find links to more information here.  

7:35 minutes (3.48 MB)

Can Democracy Survive War?

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Sun, 03/09/2008

Can democracy survive an open-ended, borderless war against an abstraction ("terrorism")?

10:47 minutes (4.94 MB)

Portland Activists at Work

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Sun, 03/09/2008

 Bill Resnick talks with three members of Food Not Bombs, a world-wide organization that provides free food to the hungry and the foot-loose.  He also  talks with two people from the Iraq Body Count Project whose 125,000 flags are flying near Portland State, each flag representing 5 Iraqis who have died in the war.  

12:14 minutes (5.6 MB)

Will Healthcare ever be affordable?

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 03/09/2008

Martha Odom Hosts. Today, her guest is Dr. Don McCanne, former president and current Senior Policy Fellow at Physicians for a National Health Program (www.pnhp.org). They’ll discuss the crisis in affordable health care and how to fix it.

Dr. McCanne will speak in Portland on Mar. 17, at 7:00 pm, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Av.,

and again on Mar. 18, at 7:00 pm at the Jobs with Justice Healthcare Campaign Forum, PAT Hall, 345 NE 8th Av.

27:07 minutes (24.83 MB)

Montreal Women's Collective Speaks on International Women's Day

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Evening News
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Sun, 03/09/2008

 

In honor of International Women's Day this past weekend, a Montreal-based women's collective held a conference to call for a new wave of feminism. KBOO's Megan Planchon has more:

 

 

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Old Mole Variety Hour for March 10, 2008

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Sun, 03/09/2008

 This program, hosted by Clayton Morgareidge is about War, Peace, and Democracy.  Hear it in its entirety by clicking on the arrow above.  Or you can hear individual pieces by clicking on them below:

1.  Bill Resnick and Kamran Ali discuss democratic movements in the middle east that go unreported in the US.

2.  The Well-read Red: Frann Michel comments on the idea that the West must "save" Muslim women.

3.  Clayton Morgareidge asks whether democracy can survive inside a nation devoted to endless, limitless war.

56:11 minutes (25.72 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: The SF 8(Black Panthers-1971)

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Evening News
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Sun, 03/09/2008

 Linda Olson-Osterlund with Civil Liberties Watch reports on Torture and The San Francisco Eight a group former Black Panther facing charges from a Police killing in 1971

 

 

4:48 minutes (4.4 MB)

Using Wood Chips in the Garden

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The Dirtbag
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Sun, 03/09/2008

Host Glen Andresen busts myths about using wood chips in the garden.

27:59 minutes (25.62 MB)

 

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