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News & Cultural Programming at KBOO

KBOO News | List of Public Affairs shows on KBOO

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

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)

Jason Levin Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014
Jason Levin is a Pacific Green candidate vying for Oregon's Governor. He talked with Don Merrill about why he believes politics is a mud pit, how he says Oregon media and corporate interests are excluding him from debates by not donating to his campaign and why he says his lack of political experience is a bonus for Oregon voters.

26:58 minutes (24.69 MB)

Christina Jean Lugo Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014
Christina Jean Lugo is a Pacific Green candidate running for the US Senate in Oregon. She talked with Don Merrill about how and why she admires the late Senator Paul Wellstone, why she's not a spoiler for Democrat Senator Jeff Merkley that might get Republican challenger Monica Wehby elected and how Senate Resolution 489 and its unconditional support for Israel is why she decided to run for office. 29:45 minutes (27.23 MB)

David Walker Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014
David Walker is a non-affiliated candidate running for the US House in Oregon's 3rd District. He talked with Don Merrill about his proposal to create 10 million jobs a year, why infrastructure needs may not always be as urgent as they are portrayed and why he says if Measure 90 passes, Oregon's fledgling marijuana market will be taken over by big corporations with the government's blessing.

28:16 minutes (25.88 MB)

James Foster Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014
James Foster is a Libertarian candidate running for Oregon's 1st Congressional District. He talked with Don Merrill about how the VA's bureaucracy gets in the way of its worthwhile mission to serve deserving vets, how he prefers a bottom up process for changing national laws and why he feels the government shouldn't force the media to "coerce" speech from political candidates with the fairness doctrine. 29:36 minutes (27.09 MB)

Mark Seligman Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014
Mark Seligman is a Libertarian candidate running for the Oregon House in District 3. He talked with Don Merrill about how the vote in Josephine County against the most recent levy was the right one, how he says the city attorneys in Cave Junction scared city council out of the idea of supporting marijuana dispensaries and how if he were elected, his focus would be primarily on bringing jobs to his district and help him and his neighbors take care of their own. 28:04 minutes (25.7 MB)

Damaso Rodriguez of Artists Repertory Theatre

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014
Dmae Roberts checks in with Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre. 27:59 minutes (64.08 MB)

Aelea Christofferson Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2014
Aelea Christofferson is a Democrat running for the US House in Oregon's 2nd District. She talked with Don Merrill about how Cover Oregon's problems really lay with the Oregon Health Authority, how she as a white woman would've never suffered the same police injustices as has her adopted, mixed race daughter and how she has a plan for increasing the amount of collegiality in the House. 29:52 minutes (27.34 MB)

David Mandel on War in Ukraine

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program date: 
Mon, 09/29/2014
Bill Resnick interviews David Mandell about conflict in Ukraine. 18:02 minutes (16.51 MB)

Stephen Zunes on War in Middle East

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program date: 
Mon, 09/29/2014
Laurie Mercier talks with Stephen Zunes about the intensifying war in the Middle East. They consider the so-called Islamic State and what's behind the US intervention in ISIS.

Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco. He is also a senior analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies.
16:37 minutes (15.22 MB)

 

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