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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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The "Sharing" Economy: Not Really Sharing

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Mon, 03/30/2015
They call Airbnb and Uber parts of the "Sharing Economy", but they are only devices for the well-off to get cheap convenient work out of the economically desperate. What is real sharing? This article by Sam Bliss on the Grist.org website, read here by Patricia Kuhlberg, makes it clear.  
Photo Credit: Grist/Amelia Bates
5:51 minutes (4.02 MB)

Book Mole: "Old Filth"

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Mon, 03/30/2015
Literary Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Jane Gardam's trilogy Old Filth. Although Jane Gardam was not published until she was in her 40s, she has published twenty-five books in the past thirty years, and has won many prizes for both children's literature and adult fiction. Larry focuses in on her famous trilogy,Old Filth; filth is an acronym for 'Failed in London? Try Hong Kong', and is about so-called Raj orphans who return to work in Hong Kong in their adult lives. Surprisingly, all three volumes of the trilogy cover the same time period, and essentially the same characters, but more detail is included in each, and the lives of minor characters are stitched into the story as previously told.
5:54 minutes (4.06 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 30, 2015

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Mon, 03/30/2015
Bill Resnick hosts this episode of the Mole and features suppressed radical versions of songs that have been turned into patriotic hymns by the mainstream: Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA," "America the Beautiful," and Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land."  
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56:38 minutes (38.89 MB)

Century of Lies for March 29 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 03/29/2015
This week: we continue our coverage of the annual meeting of the UN's Commission on Narcotic Drugs, with audio from the Uruguayan delegate Milton Romani and also from Martin Jelsma of the Transnational Institute. Plus, we look at the recent firing of Tom Burns, who had been putting together Oregon's legal adult use marijuana program. 29:00 minutes (13.28 MB)

Happy First Anniversary to Rose City Native Radio!

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Thu, 03/26/2015
About a year ago, I met Jackie Malstrom in an Intro to Audio Production class I was teaching. I offered to help her and Paul Rolland to get a Native program rolling and on April 10th this year we will be celebrating the 1st Anniversary of Rose City Native Radio, hosted, produced and engineered by Jackie Malstrom! The show stands on a strong legacy of Native programing and community building at KBOO, but is offering a new perspective, that of Native youth.

On March 18th 2015 I sat with Jackie to ask her to reflect on 1 year of Rose City Native Radio. Check out the Audio bellow or read the Transcipt HERE. 34:29 minutes (31.58 MB)

Down-to-Earth Documentaries - Extended Cut

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The Film Show
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Thu, 03/26/2015

In this extended version of our Documentaries Special, we hear provocative stories behind the making of Todd Darling's new film Occupy the Farm.  Todd will be appearing at Portland's Clinton Street Theater to lead a panel discussion following the April 2 screening.
33:46 minutes (13.52 MB)

Interview with My Voice Music

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The Underground
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Wed, 03/25/2015
Ryan interviews Outreach Coordinator  Monica Metzler for My Voice Music.

My Voice Music is a nonprofit organization that engages youth in music and performance in order to promote self-esteem, social skills and emotional expression.

They provide free music programs in areas where needs are high but funding for services is low by partnering with local alternative schools and other non-profit agencies.

5:53 minutes (8.08 MB)

Probable Cause podcast #4

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Wed, 03/25/2015
A commentary on life and politics by Patrick 5:34 minutes (5.09 MB)

The Thin Blue Line of Entitlement

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Mon, 03/23/2015
Joe Clement reads an article by Ken White titled "The Thin Blue Line of Entitlement". It is a tongue and cheek report about Portland Police Union President, Daryl Wilson, and his response to Diana Scott's recent ruling that called out Portland Police officers. 7:16 minutes (6.66 MB)

 

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