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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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Dennis Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff - Extended Uncensored Audio

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Words and Pictures
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Fri, 12/12/2014
Venerable underground writer Dennis Eichhorn is notorious for his outrageous true-life adventures, which since the 1970's have been collected in such comics titles as Real Stuff and such books as The Legend of Wild Man Fischer. 42:20 minutes (16.96 MB)

Latest from Gaza: hundreds of bombs dropped Tuesday; over 1200 Palestinians killed since 7/8

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Evening News
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Tue, 07/29/2014
Mohammed Omer from Gaza spoke with KBOO on Tuesday night 7/29 around midnight Gaza time.  Planes were flying overhead, naval artillery was firing from the west and tanks firing from the east.  Tens of thousands of Palestinians who followed Israeli orders to evacuate to Gaza City found themselves under fire there as well.  As Mohammed reports, there seems to be a deliberate attempt to cut off all communication to and from Gaza - bombing of cell phone towers, the destruction of the power plant in last night's bombing, and the targeting of journalists.  Mohammed told us that a busload of foreign journalists was seen leaving Gaza today - "always a bad sign", he said, as his phone crackled and cut. 8:06 minutes (7.42 MB)

movie moles on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Mon, 07/28/2014

Movie Moles Joe Clement and Frann Michel discuss Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014). They consider the film's representations of war and peace, human nature and technology, gender and race, and offer some contrasts with the earlier series of Planet of the Apes films. They also comment on Dr. Susan Block's critique of the film on counterpunch. The first part of this discussion was broadcast on the Old Mole Variety Hour on 7/28/14; the second part is web-only content.
22:08 minutes (10.14 MB)

ASOTRECOL on the eve of the 3rd anniversary in the tents: interview with Jorge Parra

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/28/2014
August 1st will mark 3 years of occupation in front of the US embassy in Bogotá for ASOTRECOL, the association of injured autoworkers illegally fired by General Motors in Colombia. Jorge Parra, president of ASOTRECOL, spoke with Labor Radio by phone from Bogotá. For more background, see http://www.asotrecol.org/ 13:48 minutes (12.64 MB)

VOZ STANDS UP FOR EVERYONE'S RIGHTS, AND IT COSTS THEM

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 07/28/2014
THE VOZ WORKERS' RIGHTS EDUCATION PROJECT, OPERATOR OF THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CENTER FOR DAY LABORERS IN PORTLAND, HAD TO CHOOSE - DISOWN AN ALLY WHO SUPPORTS MARRIAGE EQUALITY, OR LOSE A GRANT THAT FUNDS ABOUT A QUARTER OF THEIR BUDGET. THEY STUCK WITH THEIR ALLY. ROMEO SOSA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF VOZ, JOINED US IN THE STUDIO TO DISCUSS THAT DECISON, ITS CONSEQUENCES, AND THE SUPPORT VOZ NEEDS NOW. FOR MORE INFO, SEE http://portlandvoz.org/ 13:10 minutes (12.05 MB)

Juan Cole on Gaza

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Mon, 07/28/2014

Laurie Mercier talks with historian and Middle-East specialist Juan Cole about current events in Gaza. They discuss Israel's motives in launching its attack, and the history of Israel's occupation of Palestine, attacks on Hamas, and expansion of settlements in the West Bank. In addition, Laurie and Professor Cole discuss the role of the US: the failure of much of the US mainstream media to report adequately on events in Palestine; the US support for Israel; the impact of financial contributions on corrupt US legislators; and the possibility that the US could make all the difference by withholding its veto of UN security-council measures censuring Israel. 18:14 minutes (8.35 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour 28 July 2014

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Mon, 07/28/2014
Old Mole Variety Hour
This episode of the Old Mole is hosted by Frann Michel, and features discussions of uses and misuses of media representations--of Gaza (including failures of the mainstream media and the power of visual images), of public education (including misleading stories about charter schools and what makes learning possible) , and of science-fictional futures.  The episode includes musical clips from M1 All Stars, Barbara Dane, and Michael Franti & Spearhead:

Laurie Mercier interviews Juan Cole about Gaza
54:11 minutes (24.81 MB)

Portland Teachers Improving Education

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Mon, 07/28/2014

Bill Resnick continues his conversation with Gwen Sullivan and Elizabeth Thiel of the Portland Association of Teachers. They discuss the importance of teachers' academic freedom to design classes tailored to the needs of their diverse students, as well as the importance of making sure that funding allocated to education is actually spent on classroom learning. They dispel common misconceptions about charter schools and public schools, and describe what professional development should mean, and what it often means in practice. The discussion concludes with the recognition that to improve education we need to end poverty and inequality, and that this will entail teachers coordinating with other unions and other movements.
17:47 minutes (8.14 MB)

KBOO Interviews Denis Theriault of Portland Mercury on the Old Town Redevelopment Plan

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Evening News
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Fri, 07/25/2014
This KBOO Evening News piece includes an interview by KBOO's Theo Burke with Denis Theriault, News Editor of Portland Mercury, who has been covering the story.

The Portland City Council is considering a plan in Old Town / Chinatown / River District area that might spur building in the underdeveloped area.  The plan would waive up to $7 million of infrastructure fees to developers who build affordable housing. 

Should developers build in Old Town, those waived fees would affect every department in the City.  
4:30 minutes (1.81 MB)

Utah Tar-Sand Activist Arrested During Blockade

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Evening News
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Wed, 07/23/2014

On Monday July 21, 21 protestors were arrested during a attempted U.S. Tar Sand Oil blockade. 

8:31 minutes (7.8 MB)

 

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