Tuesday, August 24, 2010

kboo board raw audio mondays | june 28th | july 26th | aug 23rd | 2010

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From: Election Committee
Subject: unofficial audio kboo board meeting mon june 28th 2010 6:01pm
To: Election Committee
  • about 3hr 15 min : board meeting, continuous through 15 min break
  • about 30 sec : Scott Forrester served with injunction forbidding telephone contact with kboo studio

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

kathy leonard-bushman candidate statement to kboo.org 15h30 fri jul 30th

From: Kathy Leonard-Bushman <sassykathy464@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 3:30 PM
Subject: My candidate statement
To: erin@kboo.org

I know KBOO provides a community service, but where KBOO is now good, I would like to see its potential for greatness achieved.  KBOO is the ONLY local station where the members - at least theoretically - are in control; for that reason I want to elicit more member input.  IMO, members shouldn't be periodically asked only for their money; I believe you members should be asked for your preferences and your ideas.   I would like to see KBOO's members polled - so that we know which current shows members enjoy the most, whether you would like to see new program hosts, whether you would like more talk, more music,  or perhaps a little political satire? - I would also like to know which issues most concern you at this time: the war, the economy, the environment, or ______(write in your own personal hot button issue)?
The current board can't seem to identify the problem which has resulted in falling membership and lagging fund-raising efforts, but they seem awfully busy trying to figure out who to blame.  At the last board meeting, Alan Graf, was blamed for KBOO's problems , because of Alan's recent post to PortlandIndyMedia!?  At the same meeting an elected, but unseated, board member was blamed for costing KBOO money, but this same person, at one time, initiated a very successful fund raiser in the Corvallis area which netted KBOO's general fund $5,000 and $15,000 for a translator to boost Portland's signal for Corvallis residents. Even volunteers don't seem to meet board standards, as more than a few have been precipitously banned over the last couple of years - often without benefit of a single warning prior to their banishment.  I guess volunteers hoping for a little respect and appreciation for their work, had better be limber enough to pat themselves on the back.  ;-)

IMO, a board which seems to be on the defensive does not need more authority such as their proposed new bylaws would give them, but I think the Board may need to take a more positive view of constructive criticism so that KBOO can improve upon its service to the community.  It is my strong conviction that members who give of their money, and volunteers who give of their time should be appreciated - even when they are not in total agreement with the board or staff.
I am working with other members on a set of bylaws to counter that of the board's, with the hopes of retaining the current status of members and volunteers - in order to keep the "community" in KBOO Radio.
I am a former Social Worker (I worked with the homeless), a citizen of the United States, a Board Member of the Oregon Consumer League, and a KBOO member renewal date 7-30-2011. I am now retired, but write an occasional article for OpEdNews; I am also a member of the Eastside Democratic Club (a non-partisan group), and I am an involved citizen on issues of peace and justice.

yvette maranowski candidate statement to kboo.org at 16h38 frl jul 30th 2010

From: "Yvette Maranowski"
Date: Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 4:38 PM
To: [ "kboo.info" ]

This is my final candidate's statement, I just sent it in to Erin Brand and Chris Merrick!


I came to KBOO as a movement builder, and.saw right away that by giving voice, and therefore power, to the people, KBOO was a critical social tool to getting people in touch with their real values and re-learning their own power.

But like the 40% of folks who leave KBOO every year, I learned that KBOO had some problems. In any one year, the 40% is 2,000 people, which is four times the number of currently active KBOO volunteers. Over the course of time, the 40% becomes a super majority. We let these one-time KBOO believers down, and they and voted against us with their dollar.. They remind us that KBOO has incredible potential to be a secure, dynamic force in the community, and that we all can do one simple act toward enfranchising everyone, including voting in that direction.

The solution to building our membership to where it should be, lies between those who have gone, and those who remain. We need each other, and we need to build bridges, not walls.

The KBOO membership hasn't questioned our leadership or infrastructure as much as we should. KBOO board, seeks to erode our membership control. They've already sought the services of the Canoe Group, which doesn't value grassroots influence. The Canoe group's platform is to brainwash the KBOO membership “slowly,” over the course of three years with many “community talks.” The Canoe group rejected KBOO, declaring KBOO a “nightmare” to work with. They predicted the KBOO membership would sue them alongside KBOO because even they knew the KBOO membership doesn't want them. KBOO board ignored their lawsuit red flag warning, and started looking for another company to help them wrest membership control. But I beg to differ, it's not “us” who are the nightmare, its dismissive ideology of the KBOO BOD.

I believe that a KBOO which tells the world that it believes in community peace, and justice, and yet works against its own members....is an unsustainable KBOO.

Please vote against the current ballot proposal which narrows our election rights. Our elections are the nothing less than the gateway to exercising our political viewpoints. Further, this proposed policy turns KBOO itself on its head. KBOO's mission is to amplify the voice of the “controversial,” and “unpopular,” and “disenfranchised,” not to quash dissent and create disenfranchisement. Inevitably we will create a gated community which alienates more potential supporters as we drive ourselves to an increasingly smaller island of political correctness.

I propose remedying our current unsustainability by doing two things well: 1) Flatten control of KBOO and eliminate hierarchical control; and 2) Create a policy so that when we put our heads together to build community, we don't get decapitated, and we bring out the best in each other instead.

We can and must do this! I would like to build ways to use each other's best potential in order to retain that 40% of dreamers each year who are hungry for what KBOO can and should be!!


Yvette Maranowski

Monday, August 9, 2010

glen owen candidate statement to kboo.org at 16h57 frl jul 30th 2010

glen owen candidate statement for kboo election cycle ending sun sep 19th 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010 4:57 PM

"erin brand"

    candidates statement

    glen owen hereby declares his candidacy for a seat on kboo board of directors in the election whose vote count is slated for 2010 09 19 sun

    scan of kboo membership card containing member number and renewal date, and also of oregon voter notification card, attached to this email posted to "erin brand" <erin@kboo.org>

    i am a natural born (by means of caesarean section) citizen of the united states of america and hold no travel document from any other internationally recognized issuing authority

    the questionnaire for directors of non-profit corporation applying for fcc license for noncommercial station provided by a partnership of professional corporations would seem to apply only after a candidate has accepted an offer of a seat on kboo board and validation by federal communications commission has been requested by existing kboo board. in any event, nothing asked in the related form would disqualify me from accepting a seat if offered


    why i want to be on the kboo board : to counter escalating assault on civil liberties as favored by kboo's existing self-appointed, self perpetuating, oligarchy of fake "progressiveness" etc

    knowledge base and skill set :

    --- economics degree from same school as catherine austin fitts and stephen lendman : wharton - university of pennsylvania (not penn state, though u of p usually does field pretty mean basketball teams)
    --- formerly two term president of mensa seattle and national award winning editor in chief of its monthly print 'zine, ToteMs
    --- management consultant, arthur andersen consulting 1975-1981
    --- banished from kboo premises 2005 11 21 mon to the present : this distinction displayed publicly as a badge of honor (see public posting of related rap sheet on portland indymendia, if you can find it using their pitiful excuse for an internal search facility)
    --- owner (technically leaseholder) of internet domains : CascadiaPublicRadio.org, CascadiaPublicBroadcasting.org, kboo.info, kboofm.info, kboofm.net and GodlessGaysWithGuns.org
    --- provider of 24/7/365 archive of all kboo 90.7 fm broadcasts from sat aug 1st 2009 to the present :
    --- if you want to know what i think about stuff that i think matters, check out james evan pilato's site : mediamonarchy.com
    --- i don't really want to sit kboo board. if so appointed and confirmed, however, i hereby commit to serve a minimum of one year with a sixty day ~force majeure~ escape clause
    --- i don't really give a damn about what you say about me as long as you say a lot of it and very loud

    ~ glen owen ~ 503 287 3473
    16h59 pdt friday july 30th 2010

    word count per OpenOffice.org :427

    kboo.org asks for resubmit of some candidates' statements

    request from kboo.org for resubmission appears below
    glen owen's candidate statement appears in posting immediatiely above this one on this kboo.info blog (which is not in any way institutionally affiliated with kboo.fm nor with kboo.org)

    Fwd: Urgent! Board Candidate Confusion

    Monday, August 9, 2010 9:56 PM
    "Glen O"

    ---------- Forwarded message ----------
    From: erin b <uncle_eb@yahoo.com>
    Date: Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 2:01 PM
    Subject: Urgent! Board Candidate Confusion
    Hi all,
    Confusing things have been going on and my stress level is pretty extreme, but hopefully this can all be sorted out. I've never been aware of previous trouble with my KBOO email account (which forwards to my Yahoo account), but there is overwhelming evidence that there was some sort of lapse on the deadline day for candidates. (the worst possible time, in my opinion). I want to make sure we have a robust slate of candidates as well as strict adherence to the timelines set forth in our bylaws regarding election of Board members and the annual meeting.
    I need candidate's statements from those that tried to apply and I never received your statement and application. We need to get the ballot to the printer first thing Tuesday morning so I need them no later than Monday night, so I can format everything. Please forward the original email you sent by the deadline so I can confirm that it was sent on time.
    Here is the list of candidates that I have or am aware of their intention to declare. Please look for your name and see if there is anything more you need to do.
    Chris Andreae - I have everything.
    Deena Barnwell - I have everything.
    Eric Chase - I have everything.
    Scott Forrester - I need you to cut and paste your statement into the body of an email, my computer would not open the attachment you sent.
    J.G. (Joey G.) - I have everything.
    Keller Henry - I have everything.
    Kathy Leonard-Bushman - I have everything.
    Yvette Maranowski -  I need you to cut and paste your statement into the body of an email, my computer would not open the attachment you sent.
    Glen Owen - I've heard his name thrown around as a candidate but have received nothing from him. I also don't have his email address. Not sure how to contact him, if someone does, please forward this email.
    Devin Russo - I have everything.
    Paula Small - I have not received anything from you, but Kurt told me that you had tried to submit something to me.
    Bryan Stevens - I have everything.
    I have no idea why some emails made it to me on July 30th, while others using the same address did not. Please reply to me using my yahoo account, uncle_eb@yahoo.com so that we can prevent this further lapses in the electronic world. If anyone is aware of someone that tried to apply and their name is not on the above list, please have them contact me, ASAP.
    I was hoping that we would have a smooth election process this year, for my sanity as well as everyone else. Many apologies for this confusion. In my Nominating Committee designee role I am a stickler for the bylaws, thus the refusal to accept applications after the deadline. We also have bylaws regarding when the ballot goes out, thus the printing deadline.
    I will be a hawk over my email for the next day and a half so please contact me as soon as possible. I will send out more information about the election and the proposed bylaw changes once I have collected all of the statements.
    Thanks for your interest in running for the board, I'm enthusiastic about having such a large pool of candidates. I hope this has helped clarify things and once again apologize for the mess.
    ---Erin Brand

    “It makes no difference who you vote for - the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people.” - Gore Vidal

    Never Never NEVER reward adolescents nor politicians for bad behavior just because they can point to someone else whose behavior is even worse than their own - you will either  raise felons or put them in office. - me

    Howard Zinn
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of leaders…and millions have been killed because of this obedience…Our problem is that people are obedient allover the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves… (and) the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem."
    — Howard Zinn

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010

    kboo.info : electioneering terrorizes left gated community

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