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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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Free As The Sun

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Mon, 11/09/2015
Listen to this Bread and Roses web exclusive about a new project entitled: Free As The Sun, Lou's Songs of Life. Rhonda Case, the mother of the late Louis Debruge, talks about this multimedia project to share the music, poetry, song lyrics, essays and journal writing of Louis who died last year at age 17.
12:55 minutes (763.76 KB)

Black Union Leader Addresses Oregon Labor

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Sun, 11/01/2015
Fred Redmond, a national leader of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and the A. Philip Randolph Institute, talks with Tina Turner-Morfitt, President of the Oregon chapter of the CBTU about his message to Oregon labor and his work on a  new paper: A Future for Workers: A Contribution from Black Labor, published in July of this year. 19:07 minutes (17.5 MB)

Oregon AFL-CIO Convention, 2015

program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2015
Oregon's largest union federation, the AFL-CIO, representing over 100,000 workers, held a convention in Seaside the weekend of Oct. 23 - 25.  Labor Radio co-host Jamie Partridge, a delegate for the letter carriers union, interviews fellow delegates Amanda Hill of the nurses union, Tina Turner-Morfitt of AFSCME and the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and Anne McDonnell of the laborers about the debate which resulted in endorsement of a $15 minimum wage ballot initiative.  Partridge also talks with Wyatt McMinn of the painters and Rebecca Lewis of the stagehands about their resolution advocating direct action and strike action to battle anti-worker, right-to-work forces. 14:36 minutes (13.37 MB)

Jeffrey Robbins, The Problem of God

program: 
Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 10/25/2015
Jeffrey Robbins is Chair and Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. He is the author or editor of eight books. 29:01 minutes (26.56 MB)

Mic Crenshaw Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Wed, 10/21/2015
Mic Crenshaw is many things; a hip hop artist, a music ambassador, an activist and a co-manager at radio station KBOO in Portland. But one thing he is not is someone who holds his tongue about the music scene as it is affected by race or race as it is affected by society. Don Merrill talks with a candid Mic Crenshaw about music, motorcycles, Africa, the police, family, his love for the Pacific Northwest and much more.
57:47 minutes (52.9 MB)

Fighting for cultural dignity and historical truth in the face of stubborn bigotry and ignorance

program date: 
Wed, 10/21/2015
Today's guest, Jacqueline Keeler, is a writer and activist of Dineh and Yankton Dakota heritage. She has written extensively on the racist appropriation of Native culture in costumes and sports mascotry, among many other topics. Through her writings and social media, she has helped re-ignite a national debate on cultural mis-appropriation. 58:19 minutes (80.09 MB)

Disarm PSU takes over University President's office hours

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Wed, 10/21/2015
Over a hundred Portland State University students gathered in the South Park Blocks this afternoon.
The students then marched into the office hours of the PSU President, Wim Wiewel.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg was there, and brings us this report:
5:37 minutes (7.71 MB)

Robin Hahnel on the Next System

program date: 
Mon, 10/19/2015

Bill Resnick talks with Robin Hahnel, who teaches (an emeritus of American U now at PSU), writes, speaks, and is deeply engaged in grass roots struggles towards building that other possible necessary world, that democratic and sustainable alternative. His books include Green Economics: Confronting the Ecological Crisis, Socialism Today and Tomorrow, and The ABCs of Political-Economy. 15:04 minutes (6.9 MB)

Columbia Riverkeeper: Saving the NW and Planet

program date: 
Mon, 10/19/2015

Desiree Hellegers talks with Dan Serres of Columbia Riverkeeper about the fossil fuel struggle. They discuss the disastrous effects of the planned Liquified Natural Gas Export Terminals and the need to stand up to the oil companies. They mention the successful citizen action to stop the Bradwood LNG project, and also note an upcoming event for more information and to make connections with others working on these issues:
14:13 minutes (6.51 MB)

Book Mole on Kent Haruf

program date: 
Mon, 10/19/2015

Book mole Larry Bowlden reviews the work of the late Kent Haruf, and recommends the work of this quiet writer of the heart, who writes in simple, direct prose; Larry particularly discusses his novels Plainsong, Benediction, Eventide, and the posthumously published Our Souls at Night.

You can find more of Larry's reviews here.

6:43 minutes (3.08 MB)

 

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