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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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China, Dissent, Human Rights & the Olympics

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Tue, 02/12/2008

Sophie Richardson, Asia Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch talks about crackdowns on dissent in China prior to the August Olympics in Beijing.

28:11 minutes (9.68 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: U of W Arson Case

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Evening News
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Tue, 02/12/2008

 

The Trial of environmental activist and violin teacher Brianna Waters began in Tacoma Washington yesterday.Waters is accused of acting as a lookout during a 2001 arson that caused seven million dollars worth of damage at the Urban Horticulture center at the University of Washington.

 KBOO reporter Linda Olson-Osterlund brings us the story

 

2:52 minutes (2.63 MB)

PDX Mercy Corps on Humanitarian Work in Kenya

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Evening News
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Mon, 02/11/2008


Former United Nations Chief Kofi Annan has announced that negotiations in Kenya have moved to a final stage today.  The talks are aimed at ending the violence that has plagued Kenya since a disputed election was held on December 27th.Over 1000 people have been killed in the violence, most of them civilians.Nate Oetting is with the Portland-based group Mercy Corps, which has been working to bring humanitarian support to the region.

1:52 minutes (1.71 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Fairness in Hearings on Arson

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Evening News
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Mon, 02/11/2008

KBOO's weekly series Civil Liberties Watch, on the latest attacks on the constitution by the current government. KBOO's Linda Olson-Osterlund speaks with Lauran Regan of the Civil Liberties Defense Center on the prosecution of Brianna Waters as an "ecoterrorist" for alleged arson.

4:10 minutes (3.82 MB)

Portland International Film Festival Reviews

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Radiozine
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Mon, 02/11/2008

Members of the Northwest Film Center's Silver Screen Club review more than 20 films in the 2008 Portland International Film Festival, running through February 24th.

58:35 minutes (26.82 MB)

Treasurer Edwards on Oregon's Role at UN Energy Summit

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Evening News
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Mon, 02/11/2008

 

The U N will be holding a meeting with over forty leading institutional investors managing over 1.75 trillion dollars in assets to discuss the coming problems with climate change. Among them will be Oregon State Treasurer Randall Edwards. An outline for the investor commitments to be discussed at the summit was included in a news release sent out by the state treasurer’s office. Among the items was a commitment to requiring tougher scrutiny about carbon-intensive investments that may pose long-term financial risks.

3:56 minutes (3.6 MB)

Portland Center Stage's "A Feminine Ending" and Black History Month events at IFCC

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 02/11/2008

Dmae Roberts talks with Brook Bloom currently starring in "A Feminine Ending" at Portland Center Stage.  Bloom has recurring role in CSI: Miami and a new love of Portland.  In the second half of the show, Dmae finds out about Black History Month events at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center from Creative Director Adrienne Flagg. Featured music (with permission) is by local composer and performer David Ornette Cherry. 

 

28:06 minutes (12.87 MB)

Films About WWII Japanese Internment

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Sun, 02/10/2008

 The director of two films about the interment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940s talks with Jan Haaken.  He is John Esaki, and the films are  "Stand Up For Justice", a drama  about a man who accompanies  his Japanese-American friends  to the camp; and "From 9066 to 9/11," a  documentary  that compares President Roosevelt's  executive  order  9066 authorizing the internments to US treatment of  Arab Americans and  residents  after  9/11.  They are both being shown at Willamette University for a Day of Remembrance  on Monday, February 18.

6:54 minutes (3.16 MB)

Beef Northwest, Cross-Trade Solidarity, and International Solidarity with Workers in Latin America and China

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Labor Radio
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Sun, 02/10/2008

 

Steve Witte, United Farm Workers

Michael B., Carpenters 24/7, and Hilary, IBEW Local 48, Cross-Trade Solidarity

Sean Benjamin, freelance journalist, UNITE HERE Local 2

53:50 minutes (21.56 MB)

Victory in the Writers' Strike

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Sun, 02/10/2008

The TV and Movie Writers achieved a significant victory in their three-month strike.  Bill Resnick talks with writer and Writers Guild board member Nick Kazan about how they did it.  

 

8:19 minutes (3.81 MB)

 

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