KBOO releases the results of a six-month investigation into ALEC influence on Oregon laws

Smart ALEC: Exposing the American Legislative Exchange Council in Oregon is an investigative project of KBOO 90.7 FM Portland, made possible by a grant from the Fund For Investigative Journalism (FIJ).


KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM was awarded a five thousand dollar grant from the FIJ to conduct an investigation of Oregon legislation which has been influenced or created by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).  With this grant, KBOO volunteer investigative reporters reviewed Oregon state legislative activities to uncover ALEC influences on bills introduced in the Oregon state legislature between 2011 and 2014. Learn more here... 

November Programs You Won't Want to Miss!

November 2014 KBOO Co-Manager News

Monica Beemer and Mic Crenshaw, KBOO's new station managers
KBOO Radio Station Co-Managers Monica Beemer & Mic Crenshaw 
Station Co-Manager Monica Beemer Among Honorees at Lake Oswego "Because She Cares" Exhibit.

(From Monica Beemer's Blog) Hey you all, I'm one of the honorees of this exhibit.  Please join us for this last showing and reception if you can.


"Please join us for an Artist Reception on November 7 from 5 to 8 pm, at the final exhibit of Because She Cares: 24 Portraits of Women Who Lead Oregon Non Profits. This wonderful exhibit has toured Oregon over the last year, highlighted in the press, and will be on display at the Arts Council of Lake Oswego's 510 Gallery from October 28 to November 12, 2014. read more...

Station Co-Manager Mic Crenshaw travels to Africa with Hip Hop Caravan.

The Afrikan Hiphop Caravan is an annual project organised by various Hiphop collectives to allow thousands of young people to experience Hiphop Culture at its' finest: as an elevating form of expression, a creative and revolutionary counterforce to all forms of oppression. Its vision is to build a strong and united Afrikan Hiphop Movement based upon a cohesive network of Afrikan Hiphop collectives with strong ties to like-minded organisations worldwide.

Follow Mic: @miccrenshaw
Day of the dead art As many already know, the Día de los Muertos holiday is focused on commemorating family and friends that have died and acknowledging the natural part death plays in the cycle of life. The holiday originated in Mexico, but has expanded over time and is now celebrated throughout the U.S. and beyond. Moscoso has worked on a regular basis with the Miracle Theatre Group on their stunning Día de los Muertos ofrendas (altars) and RACC is pleased to be able to present his work in the Portland Building.

"The altar of the Portland Building commemorates  characters, leaders, and visionaries who made their mark in Portland, Oregon. This altar recognizes the work of: Harvey Scott, George Baker, Edgar Kaiser, Henry Richmond, James C. Hawthorne, John Heard Couch, Abigail Scott Duniway, and William Sumio Naito.."

- Pepe Moscoso.
We are very sad to announce the passing of KBOO volunteer Bill Bires

Bill Bires was the co-host of KBOO's Veteran's Voice Program. He was a founding member of Northwest Vets for Peace and a longtime, dedicated peace activist.

Bill was a veteran of the Korean War. He also was an atomic vet.  In 1951 his company constructed displays of military equipment and placed them around Ground Zero for the atomic tests in the Nevada desert.  After the explosions company members were responsible for hauling away the blasted equipment, filling in the foxholes and emplacements they had constructed, sometimes within hours of the detonation.

Bill and his Veteran's Voice co-host Marvin Simmons participated in countless anti-war activities since the founding of Northwest Vets for Peace in 1990; including marches, demonstrations, talks in high schools and other public settings, conferences and debates.

Bill Bires was a tireless activist for peace. He was also wonderful, generous man and a great supporter of KBOO

November 2014 Community Events!
KBOO is proud to co-sponsor creative, educational and engaging community events.  For more info visit kboo.fm.

Clinton Street Theater, Artichoke Music, Satori Men's Chorus, and Mark Bosnian will present Songs of Community - a Benefit for KBOO Community Radio, Thursday evening, November 13 at the Clinton Street Theater.  


Tessie Word - KBOO 2015 Artist in Residence - opening Nov 14th

Convergence is an audio documentary and sonic art work that examines the historical, environmental, and sociological ramifications of living in an imminent ecological disaster area: the tsunami zones of the Oregon Coast near the mouth of the Columbia River. Friday, 11/14/2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm  


The Willamette Speaks Storytelling
stories from a native American perspective as well as from those who lived, worked or played on the river. Stories to share about the lower Willamette are welcome! Sunday, 11/16/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm    


5 Lesbians Eating Quiche

Triangle Productions presents a comedic look at the widows of 1956's Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein, as they sit in their renovated community center, sharing secrets as the threat of atomic apocalypse nibbles at their heels. Fri, 11/28/2014 - 7:30pm - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 9:00pm  


KBOO Certifies Morpheus Youth Project Participants   

Morpheus Youth Project is a project that began in 2010 by Carlos Chavez and Phil Stockton at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon. Carlos and Phil began to conduct workshops in radio journalism and improvisational theater as volunteers under the supervision of the University of Hope Partnership Program at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, OR.  


KBOO Supports Documentary on Police Violence and Resistance in Portland  

Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon uses archival materials, documentary footage and interviews with community members, activists and organizers to uncover Portland's unique history of policing and race relations, emphasizing its rich history of resistance from the late 1960s to the present.

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Are You a Radio Activist


Become a KBOO member on-line, or by mailing a check, or stopping by the station in person. Take a tour when you drop off your tax-deductible donation.  


Put your activism to work and take pride in supporting locally produced, free speech, commercial-free radio. 


We will be part of #givingtuesday on 12/2/2014. 




Call Sun Lee, in our membership department at 503.231.8032, ext. 207 or membership@kboo.org.  

Want to learn about volunteering at KBOO?  

Attend a volunteer orientation on Monday, November 17th, 2014 from 6 - 8 pm


Call 503-231-8032 ext. 213 for more information.


2014-2015 Station Goals 

Did you know you can access KBOO's goals, budget and Strategic Plan online? Click here to learn more.
Business Owners

Promote your work or business while supporting KBOO's programming and social justice mission.

KBOO reaches about 60,000 listeners every week. For more information call Justin Miller at
503.231.8032, ext. 209 underwriting@kboo.org.

KBOO Staff

Co-Station Managers
Monica Beemer
Mic Crenshaw

Program Director
Erin Yanke

AM News & Public Affairs Director
Kathleen Stephenson

PM News & Public Affairs Director
Jenka Soderberg

Tom Hood

Administrative Assistant
Zale Chadwick

Finance Coordinator
MacRae Bogdanov

Finance Assistant
Alexander Roberts

Membership Director
Sun Lee

Underwriting Coordinator
Justin Miller

Volunteer Coordinator
Ani Haines


Unions and the Fight for $15. Sat, 11/15/2014 - 10:30am - 1:00pm
Wednesday, 11/26/2014 - 7:00-
Dear Sister: Stories of Survival and Struggle.Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:00pm 

To learn more about KBOO co-sponsored events go to WWW.KBOO.FM


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