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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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Locus Focus with poet/activist Hilton Obenzinger

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 04/08/2008

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the 1968 student strike at Columbia University, one of the many pivotal events of 1968 being remembered this year. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein, as a freshman at Barnard College, spent a week occupying Low Library, the office of Columbia University's president, along with 100 other students, kicking off a series of actions and mass arrests that shut down the university for the rest of the semester. Today she speaks with fellow striker and Low Library occupier Hilton Obenzinger, (obenzinger.com) whose memoir Busy Dying (chax press) comes out this month.

74:30 minutes (34.11 MB)

The candidates and the environment; Our Backyard's election take

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Tue, 04/08/2008

How do the 2008 Oregon election candidates stack up … environmentally, that is. Our Backyard will feature all the candidates between now and the May primary but first up, the candidates for U.S. Senate: 6 Democrats are vying for the nomination and the opportunity to unseat Republican Gordon Smith.  

 

 

 

 

3:55 minutes (3.58 MB)

War Tax Resistance Training

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Evening News
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Tue, 04/08/2008

Local war tax protesters will be holding their annual training seminar at the downtown Portland Library to educate citizens how to withhold their federal taxes in protest of the Iraq War.

 KBOO reporter Don Wolfe spoke with Ann Huntwork about the upcoming training and her thoughts about members of Congress personally benefitting from the War.

 

3:54 minutes (3.58 MB)

Political Books Special

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 04/07/2008

A Membership Special on Important Thinkers on Cutting Edge Issues. We speak with authors of recent outstanding political books.

56:56 minutes (19.55 MB)

Ubu Half Hour April Membership Drive Special

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 04/07/2008

The Ubu Half Hour Special: Whereas most programs have specials that are as long if not longer than the normal program, the Ubu Hour does things differently, by airing only half an hour this month. As a treat to the KBOO members, we will inflict half as much Ubu Hour insipidness and inanity on the listening public. Not only is it only half an hour long, but the Ubu 1/2-Hour contains no new radio theater, just some excerpts from previous shows (The Torturer's Apprentice and the rather notorious FCC Show, either of which can be obtained by calling 503 232-8818 or 1 877- 500-5266 by Friday Apr 11th)  as well as the usual begging and pleading for the money which this radio station needs. 

 

30:04 minutes (20.65 MB)

Joe & Abe w/ Austin Dacey and The Secular Conscience

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Mon, 04/07/2008

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris. Today the guest is Austin Dacey (AustinDacey.com and at MySpace), author of The Secular Conscience: Why Belief Belongs in Public Life (Prometheus Books)

81:28 minutes (37.3 MB)

Analyst Phyllis Bennis on Petraeus' Statement

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Evening News
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Mon, 04/07/2008

 

 General David Petraeus said today that he wants the US army to stay in Iraq at least another year.

Petraeus told two Senate committees that last year's influx of 30 thousand troops in Iraq had helped calm some of the sectarian violence.

 This is the first time in seven months that the General in charge of the US occupation of Iraq has testified to Congress.

3:03 minutes (2.8 MB)

Stage and Studio presents Too Much Coffee Man Opera by Shannon Wheeler and Sometimes a Great Notion at Portland Center Stage.

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Mon, 04/07/2008

On this special membership drive edition of Stage and Studio, Dmae Roberts talks with with Shannon Wheeler & Stacey Murdock

from Too Much Coffee Man and Aaron Posner from Somtimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey.

31:12 minutes (28.57 MB)

Journalist Jailed Covering Zimbabwe Election

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Evening News
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Mon, 04/07/2008

 

A South African satellite technician, Abdulla Gaibee, has spent the last week in a jail in Zimbabwe.

He had gone to Zimbabwe to cover the presidential elections of March 29th.

The election was highly contested, with numerous allegations of abuse. 

0:26 minutes (403.31 KB)

Too Much Coffee Man: the Opera

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 04/07/2008

S.W. Conser goes behind the scenes at the locally-produced opera Too Much Coffee Man: the Refill, and chats with Stacey Murdock, the baritone in the title role, and Shannon Wheeler, the creator of this unlikely pairing of the worlds of musical theater and alternative comic books.  Originally produced for the April 8, 2008 edition of Stage and Studio.

11:18 minutes (7.77 MB)

 

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