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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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Civil War Contradictions

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Mon, 03/02/2015
If we condemn war -- since "war is hell" -- can we condemn all wars? What do we say about the terrible US Civil War that ended the enormous brutality of slavery? Clayton Morgareidge explores the contradiction.  9:22 minutes (6.44 MB)

Civil War Contradictions

program date: 
Mon, 03/02/2015
If we condemn war -- since "war is hell" -- can we condemn all wars? What do we say about the terrible US Civil War that ended the enormous brutality of slavery? Clayton Morgareidge explores the contradiction.  9:22 minutes (6.44 MB)

The Fairy Tale of Economic Recovery

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Mon, 03/02/2015
Tom Becker reads Paul Craig Roberts' article "The Consequences of Globalism: Whatever Became of Economists (and the American Economy)?" It argues that the so-called U.S. economic recovery is a sham. Most economists either ignore or have forgotten the proven record of Keynesian economic principles in favor of neo-liberalism, austerity, and globalism to disastrous effect.
Photo: Watchdog.org
6:40 minutes (4.58 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 2, 2015

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Mon, 03/02/2015

Alan Wieder hosts this episode featuring discussions of carbon free energy; Portland and the Joint Terrorism Taskforce; war, peace and the US Civil War; and the myth of the recovering economy.

To hear the whole show, use the play button below. To hear individual pieces, follow these links.

1.  What some cities are doing to reduce their carbon output: Al Weinrub talks with Bill Resnick.

2.  Desiree Hellegers and Dan Handelman discuss Portland's alliance with the Joint Terrorism Taskforce.
54:42 minutes (37.56 MB)

Portland and the Joint Terrorism Taskforce

program date: 
Mon, 03/02/2015
Desiree Hellegers interviews Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch/Peace and Justice Works about the implications of the 3-2 Portland City Council’s vote to reenter a Joint Terrorism Task Force agreement with the FBI on February 19, 2005, the 73rd anniversary of Executive Order 9066 ordering the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. 10:41 minutes (7.34 MB)

Cities Out in Front on Climate Change

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program date: 
Mon, 03/02/2015
Al Weinrub has  worked indefatigably to move the Bay Area and the world to a renewable-energy system that will stave off the dangers of global climate change. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what cities can do and have done to reduce their carbon output. 19:11 minutes (13.18 MB)

Washington County Board Votes to Close Clinics

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Evening News
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Thu, 02/26/2015
On Tuesday, February 24, the Washington County Board of Commissioners votes unanimously to proceed with a plan to close the last two public health clinics in the county and move those services to non-governmental providers. Health and Human Services director Marni Kuyl says the goal of the plan is to expand primary care to uninsured, low-income patients. The plan has proven controversial however, both in content and process, with many members of the medical community as well as advocates for farm laborers and immigrants fighting against the closures. KBOO reported on the opposition to the plan back in September. 
6:28 minutes (5.93 MB)

FCC Issues Ruling on Net Neutrality

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 02/26/2015
A ruling this morning by the Federal Communication Commission to protect net neutrality has been praised as a victory by internet activists.
But although the debate about how best to protect net neutrality may have concluded this morning with the FCC’s new rules to govern the internet, some activists say that the battle may have only just begun.
The House Subcommittee on Commerce and Technology, which is chaired by Oregon Republican Greg Walden, met Wednesday.
At the meeting, Walden conveyed his fears that the designation of the internet as a utility will inspire a wave of litigation challenging that classification . 4:10 minutes (1.9 MB)

Flint Taylor on secret, off-the-books Chicago police interrogation center

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Thu, 02/26/2015
Paul Roland interviews Flint Taylor of Chicago's People's Law Office http://peopleslawoffice.com/   on the breaking story of the off-the-books interrogation center at Homan Square used by Chicago police at least since 2005. Taylor has been working to expose police abuse and torture for over four decades. 
13:24 minutes (18.41 MB)

Cecilie Surasky of Jewish Voice for Peace

program date: 
Wed, 02/25/2015
Hosted by Paul Roland.
56:12 minutes (51.45 MB)

 

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