News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

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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!

 KBOO Programming Charter


Dennis Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff - Extended Uncensored Audio

program: 
Words and Pictures
program date: 
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)

Water Fluoridation: Science, politics, and lawn sign opinions

program date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014
Water Fluoridation: Science, politics, and lawn sign opinions.

KBOO's Joe Meyer put together an Aretha-themed show including audio from:
City Hall Vox Pop
Commissioner Randy Leonard
Citizen Testimony
Environmental Scientists Howard Patterson and Jeff Fryer
Pro and No Fluoride doctors Phillip Wu and Rick North
Neighbors with lawn signs
and Clifford Walkeer of the NAACP



29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Jerry of Ben & Jerry's: "I'm happy they're protesting" company involvement in Israeli settlements

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/17/2014
Jerry Greenfield of Ben and Jerry ice cream came to Portland last week for ‘free ice cream day’.

But in addition to the line of people who wanted a free ice cream at Pioneer square, Jerry also faced some protesters, who challenged the company’s decision to maintain stores in Israeli settlements built on stolen Palestinian land.

KBOO’s Don Merrill asked Jerry about the issue while he was in town.

Jerry said, in response, "I think those people who are protesting Ben and Jerrys are doing exactly what they should be doing.  I'm happy they're doing it, and it's gonna push Ben and Jerry's to find a good answer".
1:28 minutes (1.35 MB)

The Corn Party on Human Beings with 5 Fingers

program date: 
Thu, 04/17/2014
Welcome to the second episode of Dine' a-la' ashla'ii Radio Podcast! We interviewed The Navajo Corn Party about the upcoming November election.

"The Corn Party is for the next Generation. We are going to change the direction of our Navajo Nation. We have the desire and the will to effect change."

Dine'-a-la' ashla'ii / Humans Beings with 5 Fingers is a podcast produced by Christopher Francisco.

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/humanswithfivefingers

Our Mission is:
111:28 minutes (102.06 MB)

Cascadia Against Empire: Bioregional Organizing from a Decolonizing Perspective (Part 2)

program date: 
Wed, 04/16/2014
2014 Public Interest Environmetal Law Conference panel. Part 2, Q & A/discussion. For panelists, see Part !. 35:25 minutes (81.07 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour April 14 2014

program date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014
 Tom Becker hosts this episode and we hear: 56:40 minutes (51.88 MB)

Cascadia Against Empire: Bioregional Organizing from a Decolonizing Perspective

program date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014
2014 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference panel, with Alexander Reid Ross, Earth First! Journal Collective Member; Paul Roland, KBOO Radio Public Affairs programmer, Earth First!er and member of Cascadia Portland Branch; Casey Corcoran, bioregional and food sovereignty organizer in Bend, OR, co-editor or "Autonomy Cascadia: A Journal of Bioregional Decolonization" and co-producer of "Occupied Cascadia" film; Kayla Godow Tufti, member of Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, activist in Eugene and contributing writer to Eugene Weekly. 39:25 minutes (36.09 MB)

Investigative journalist Michael Ruppert found dead of apparent suicide

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014
Long time investigative journalist and former Los Angeles police officer Michael Ruppert has died of an apparent suicide at the age of sixty three.
Ruppert first gained notoriety in 1996 when he showed up at a contentious meeting with C-I-A director John Deutsch.
8:39 minutes (7.92 MB)

Paradox Tree in Danger from Development

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 04/14/2014
A unique and massive tree known as a Paradox Walnut in the Mt. Tabor area of Portland is threatened by a new housing development.
People in the neighborhood are trying to protect the tree and on April 10 the developer agreed to meet with them.
KBOO reporter Paul Roland spoke with arborist Kevin Hillery about the situation. 6:04 minutes (5.55 MB)

Darren Karr Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 04/14/2014
Darren Karr is an Independent who is registered as a Republican and running for Oregon's Govenor.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he's focusing on younger rather than older voters in his campaign, why Governor Kitzhaber and Dennis Richardson aren't necessarily shoe ins and how, in the interest of efficient spending, he would slash nearly half a dozen Oregon departments if he became to state's top executive.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly. 
27:05 minutes (24.79 MB)

 

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