Mr. Jones's Neighborhood

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Airs at: Fri, 10/22/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Every 4th & 5th Friday from 11-12 Noon

the children's show for reluctant adults

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Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Sam Mowry and John Barber

Airs at: Fri, 09/24/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Today's show is the last episode of Mr. Jones’s Neighborhood as a monthly hour-long show. We'll be going to a bi-monthly half-hour show, on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 11am, starting October 14th. We'll also be changing the show’s name to Jonesy (one of ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - My Friend Lyssa

Airs at: Fri, 08/27/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On today's show, we return to our roots here on Mr. Jones's Neighborhood -- radio theater, more specifically radio comedy. Radio has a long tradition of comedy, from the Golden Age of Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Fibber McGee & Molly, Burns & Allen, and Lum n' Abner, to Stan Fre... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Suzy Vitello and Cai Emmons

Airs at: Fri, 07/23/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Just a few weeks ago, we experienced record high temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest, with the thermometer hitting an unprecedented 116 degrees in Portland. That’s very unusual for those of us living in this corner of the country. We’re used to warm, dry summers – a ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Ty Curtis and Ryan Sadler

Airs at: Fri, 06/25/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On today's show, we preview the upcoming 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival "Upriver" which runs from July 2nd through the 5th at a new socially-distanced location -- the Lot at Zidell Yards. It's a little different than previous Waterfront Blues Festivals, but after the pandem... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Beth Kephart

Airs at: Fri, 05/28/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On today's show, we celebrate Father's Day, a bit early, by talking fathers -- and daughters and sons and husbands and wives and our own multiple identities -- with Beth Kephart, author of the new memoir Wife/Daughter/Self, from Portland’s own Forest Avenue Press. In the bo... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Kent Russell and Karen Russell

Airs at: Fri, 04/23/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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One of my favorite books of 2020, a year devoid of much else in the way of favorites, was Kent Russell's In the Land of Good Living: A Journey to the Heart of Florida. We had Kent on the show last August, for the hardcover release, interviewed by another of Mr. Jones's favo... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - David Ossman

Airs at: Fri, 03/26/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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We're wrapping up KBOO's "Special Programming: Just For You" fundraising drive today in the neighborhood. Starting in March, the special programming has included tributes to Black History Month, World Radio Day, and International Women’s Day, along with bluegrass and metal ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Joshua Samuel Brown

Airs at: Fri, 02/26/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On last month’s show, we celebrated our local independent publishers and the authors whose work they publish with Dan Armstrong, of Eugene’s Mud City Press; Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays, of Portland’s Pumpjack Press; and Bobby Eversmann, Editor-in-Chief at Deep Overstock,... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Oregon Indie Publishers

Airs at: Fri, 01/22/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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On today’s show we celebrate our local independent publishers and the authors whose work they publish. We did a similar show about two years ago when we welcomed four Portland-based indies -- Tin House, Future Tense Books, Hawthorne Books, and Forest Avenue Press -- to the ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood Christmas Day 2020

Airs at: Fri, 12/25/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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It’s Christmas morning here in the neighborhood, maybe in your neighborhood as well. And we’ve been in somewhat of a quandary as to how to honor and celebrate the day. I think the classic story for the day and the entire holiday season is Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol,... Read more