World - Ethnic

Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield - His Musical Roots and Legacy

Airs at: Sun, 12/27/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
Portland's Rabbi Aryeh Hirshfield was a Rabbi, a musician, and a tireless activist for global peace and interfaith dialogue.  Sunday December 27th 2009 was the first yahrtzeit, or anniversary of his death.  On this special Yiddish Hour we explore the roots of Reb Aryeh's mu... Read more

Iran and Israel, What is the Problem?

Airs at: Fri, 12/11/2009 at 12:00am
Iran and Israel, What is the problem? Do they hate each other, or this is all internal rhetoric? An interview with Marsha Cohen, Florida International University, and Patrick Disney, National Iranian American Council (NIAC). Dr. Marsha B. Cohen is a Fellow of Florida Inte... Read more

Sikhara Live in the KBOO Studio Part 2

Airs at: Fri, 10/16/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Sounds Unsound
Part 2 of Sikhara's live set in the KBOO studios on Sounds Unsound. Sikhara will play their 500th live show at the Fez Ballroom on Monday Nov 19th, 2009..    Read more

Radiozine: Ottmar Liebert discusses his new album:'The Scent of Light'

Airs at: Thu, 07/23/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
KBOO's Melati Kaye interviewed Ottmar Liebert, five-time grammy award winning Nouveau Flamenco musician, about his new CD "The Scent of Light". Liebert will playing with the Luna Negra Quintet at Portland's Aladdin Theater this Sunday, July 26th. Read more

Masters of the Universe, Redux

July 21, 2009 Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi gets to the heart of how one investment banking firm, Goldman Sachs, has engineered bubble after speculative bubble in the marketplace for years, always positioning itself to prosper in the wake of each disaster -- often at taxpayer... Read more

May 23 - Playlist Spotlight

Bridget B. here, and boy was this spotlight selection a tough one.  I was torn between Angelique Kidjo, Les Nubians and Zap Mama.  Two things that swayed me: upcoming concert in Portland at Doug Fir Lounge and The Triple Door in Seattle with the ultimate decision coming af... Read more

April 18 - Playlist Spotlight

His name is David Ornette Cherry and what a joyful kaleidoscope of sound he and his band members, Organic Roots, created at Jimmy Maks on Thursday, April 16.  Not only was David celebrating his birthday, which was on April 13, but he was celebrating the release of his lates... Read more

Jews, Food and Ethics

Airs at: Sat, 03/28/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
This show focuses on the intersection of Jews, food and ethics. Host Liz Schwartz interviews Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a major proponent of the eco-kashrut movement. Eco-kashrut expands on traditional kosher dietary practices by incorporating the ethics of sustainable growing sy... Read more

Holocaust Art and Music - Interview with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana

Airs at: Sat, 04/11/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
April 19, 20, and 21 2009 are the dates for Portland's Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day) Community Commemoration. This event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Portland, The Archdiocese of Portland, Ecumenical Ministries of Portland, University of Portland, and others.  For... Read more

Morocco from afar

Airs at: Wed, 04/08/2009 at 5:00pm
Morocco a look from afar – Literature of North Africa, Religion and the Moroccan Society An interview with Moroccan author Laila Lalami, and Professor Kambiz Ghanebasiri, Reed College .   Laila Lalami was born and raised in Morocco . She earned her B.A. in English from Unive... Read more