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Special Guest Craig Miller Back on KBOO

Airs at: Fri, 09/20/2019 at 12:00am - 3:00am
  raig is back for round two! What will he be playing for you tonight? Tune in and find out . . . "Craig Miller, a Chicago native who moved out to Portland for work a year ago, grew up playing music, jazz trombone in particular which informed his taste over the years. ... Read more

Climate Strike Talk

Airs at: Fri, 09/20/2019 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Special climate focused talk radio hour. KBOO's Heather McCoy will be taking your calls about Friday's global Climate Strike. Call the air room at 503-231-8187. Read more

Autumn Movies of the Week, reviewed on Film at 11, Friday, September 20!

Airs at: Fri, 09/20/2019 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
Among the movies opening today are Ad Astra, with Brad Pitt as an astronaut and the awaited big screen version of TV favorite Downton Abbey, along with other openings and revivals that the crew will assess, including co-hosts Mindy and Mona.  Read more


Airs at: Fri, 09/20/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
The KBOO News Team broadcasts live from the global Climate Strike here in Portland. We hear from the rally at City Hall, the march across the Hawthorne Bridge, and from the students who are striking for their future.  Read more

Roots of Rock and Roll

Airs at: Fri, 09/20/2019 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for Roots of Rock and Roll
Friday, September 20th is the first day of the Global Climate Strike.  To show support for the action, this edition of Roots will feature songs that reference the weather in their title. Read more

Patsy Cline

Airs at: Sat, 09/21/2019 at 6:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Swing 'n' Country
  Patsy Cline! Two words that evoke an irresistable voice, style and charm that goes right to your heart and stays there. Tune in to Swing & Country Saturday morning for a whole mess of Patsy. You'll fall to pieces.  Read more

When Softer Is Louder

Airs at: Sat, 09/21/2019 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  On today's special membership drive show, I'll highlight one of the most unusual sets in Grateful Dead history.  Tune in to find out more. Read more

Nancy Wilson and Joni Mitchell: A Tale of Two Singers

Airs at: Sat, 09/21/2019 at 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Nancy Wilson and Joni Mitchell - Each with a telling and distinctive sound. One, a perennial stylist of composition; the other a story teller of immense imagination. Both provide genre bending brilliance; a nod to jazz vocalist Little Jimmy Scott, the other a poetic genius... Read more

Portland Jewish Hour

Airs at: Sun, 09/22/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
Music for Rosh Hashanah Read more

Dammed to Extinction

Airs at: Mon, 09/23/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For centuries, three unique pods of orcas have hunted chinook salmon along the northwestern Pacific coast. Yet wild chinook salmon here are increasingly scarce. The orcas are going hungry, their numbers dwindling along with their primary source of food. Extinction looms for... Read more

First Voices Radio on 09/23/19

Airs at: Mon, 09/23/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for First Voices Radio
  In the first half-hour, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse welcomes back Kenn Orphan. Kenn is an artist, writer, radical nature lover, weary but committed activist, and hospice social worker. He writes about art and culture, socio-economic injustice, geopolitical issues and the ex... Read more

Oregon Labor Leaders Speak

Airs at: Mon, 09/23/2019 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Host Jamie Partridge interviews a multitude of Oregon labor leaders at the Sept. 20-22 Oregon AFL-CIO convention.  What's exciting? What's challenging?  What are our next steps? Hear over a dozen responses  Read more

The State/Finance Nexus

Airs at: Tue, 09/24/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
The contemporary capitalist economic system has an extraordinary component to it. That is the connection between the government, and the financial sector, the big banks. What banks? The Big 5 are JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. The... Read more

OBAMA’S UNENDING WARS: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State

Airs at: Thu, 09/26/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Fight the Empire
Host Per Fagereng talks to author Jeremy Kuzmarov about his new book OBAMA’S UNENDING WARS: Fronting the Foreign Policy of the Permanent Warfare State (Clarity Press, 2019). "Many academics consider Obama to have been a master foreign policy strategist and shrewd practitio... Read more

Naomi Klein - "On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal"

Airs at: Fri, 09/27/2019 at 8:00am - 9:00am
KBOO's Barbara Bernstein talks to journalist and New York Times bestselling author Naomi Klein about her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (Simon and Schuster, 2019). ------------- #1 international and New York Times bestselling author Naomi Kle... Read more

2019 Fall News and Public Affairs Day

It's the Fall Memebership Drive, which means it's also time for NEWS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS DAY! On Friday, Sept 27 from 8a-6p, we're going to be featuring special interviews that focus on the climate crisis. We're starting the day off with an interview with bestselling author,... Read more

2019 Annual Membership Meeting Election Results

2019 Annual Membership Meeting Election Results Vote Totals: Candidate 3 - Ruba Leech 401 Candidate 4 - Dan Raphael 249 Candidate 5 - Emma Lugo  226 Candidate 6 - Theresa Mitchell 353 Candidate 7 - KatMeow García 31... Read more

A Heartbreaking Update for the KBOO Community

Dear KBOO Friends,  It is with sadness that we have to share the news that Sue Bartlett passed away. Sue was a long time KBOO member, former Board member, and current Board candidate. Sue was the victim of a car accident on Friday, August 31, 2019. She was a scooter advoca... Read more

Job Opening: Volunteer Coordinator

Job Title: Volunteer Coordinator   Employment Status: Exempt Hours: 40 hrs. per week/flexible General Description: To manage KBOO’s volunteer program. Responsible for the day-to-day coordination of volunteers and their training. Qualifications • Three-years of voluntee... Read more

2019 State of the Station: Ruban Lawrence, President of the Board

STATE OF THE STATION -------------------- Board President Ruban Lawrence 9/14/19   Hello everyone, I am sorry I am unfortunately not attending the Annual General Meeting today.  I am concerned about my personal safety, based on what has been happening at board meetings ... Read more

Change is not easy but it's part of life....

  Dear KBOO Community:  By mutual agreement, our long-term Volunteer Coordinator, Ani Hanes decided to leave her position at KBOO.  This is a mutual confidential agreement so I cannot say much- but I am available to listen and happy to meet with anyone in the KBOO communi... Read more