May 2013 - KBOOlletin 
Navigator Report

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Some of you have heard me (Lynn Fitch) talk about the need for change at KBOO and why we find ourselves at this crossroads. You may have also heard about some of the actions underway to set KBOO on a course towards long term stability and sustainability.

Change is hard, filled with emotion and requires doing things that are challenging and difficult. But the potential for KBOO to better fulfill our mission and support the evolving needs of our diverse and vibrant neighborhoods is within our reach.

The KBOO Foundation Board of Directors called a meeting to discuss the current changes occurring at KBOO, provide some historical context for the problems KBOO faces and also provide details of how the Station Navigator can maximize available financial resources, build the needed infrastructure and capacity, while reinforcing our foundation for future stability and growth.

If you care about KBOO and are interested in hearing details of the plans "straight from the horse's mouth," attend this conversational meeting. There will ample time for public Q & A.

This Saturday, May 4th, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont Street in Portland

Spring Membership Drive Update


Thanks so much to everyone who made a financial (or time) contribution during our recent Spring drive. Although we came up a little short of our financial goal, we could still reach our budgeted revenue goal for the drives. This would be primarily due to a very high rate of fulfillment from people making pledges. If you made a pledge but haven't paid it yet, please do so today. We'll also send out reminder letters next week to everyone who still hasn't paid their Spring drive pledge.


We're also still mailing out thank you gifts and even waiting for some we ordered to arrive at KBOO. Once we get them, we'll send it/them to you, so don't worry that yours hasn't arrived yet, it's in the queue.

Radio Pictures - May 2013  


'The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting For Superman'


Thursday, May 9th, 7:00 pm - Doors open 6:30 pm 


Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, Portland


Tickets are only available at the door, so arrive early.


Trailer for
Trailer for "The Inconvenient Truth
Behind Waiting For Superman"


Illahee Lecture Series Concludes

Jeffrey Clements
Jeffrey Clements

KBOO has broadcast the entire 2013 Illahee Lecture Series thus far and continues with the final lecture next Wednesday, May 8. The talk features Jeffrey Clements, an attorney and author, as well as Co-Founder of Free Speech for People, a national, non-partisan campaign to challenge corporate constitutional rights, overturn Citizens United v. FEC and strengthen American democracy and self-government. Clements is the author of Corporations Are Not People.

Since 1999, Illahee has brought over 100 environmental, social, and economic innovators to Portland. The Illahee Lectures have consistently been in the vanguard of exploring topics crucial to the fabric of our culture here in the Pacific Northwest, and to the survival of our civilization on the planet.

You can still purchase tickets to the event. If you can't get there in person, listen to KBOO as we will broadcast the entire talk next Wednesday beginning at 7 pm.
Hear Jeremy Scahill and Michael Pollan
Jeremy Scahill
Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is the National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of the international bestseller Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, which won the George Polk Book Award. A regular contributor to Democracy Now!, Jeremy will appear on the May 8th A Deeper Look to talk about his latest book, Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield.

Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan appears on Healthwatch May 13th. He is the Knight Professor of Journalism at UC Berkeley, a longtime contributor to The New York Times and has written seven books, including Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, all New York Times bestsellers. He joins host Dr. David Naimon to talk about his latest book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
KBOO News Director Becomes Semi-Finalist in StartUp PDX Competition

KBOO's News Director Jenka Soderberg has been selected as a semi- finalist in the PDX Startup Challenge, which will provide resources to help launch Newsti.ps, a mobile newstip submission and verification tool for KBOO reporters and other community newsrooms.

Between May 2nd and 9th, you can vote and comment on why this project is a good idea. Just click here and look for "Newsti.ps".
KBOO Event Sponsorship Opportunities.

Many options available.


Contact Lynn Fitch, Development Director

503-231-8032 x222  
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Reach the Beach

It's an all-day cycling adventure, Sat. May 18th.

This annual event is co-sponsored by KBOO and the American Lung Association whose mission it is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

This is a fully supported ride and you can join Team KBOO by clicking here.
KBOO Staff
Interim Program Director
Erin Yanke

Kathleen Stephenson

Jenka Soderberg 
Andrew Geller

Ani Haines

Underwriting Coordinator
Justin Miller

Finance Coordinator
Debbie Rabidue

Tom Hood

Zale Chadwick

Finance Assistant 
Alexander Roberts 


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