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2018 Fall News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO

News & Public Affairs Day only happens during a Membership Drive, bringing really great speakers: The best minds of our times. The most pertinent topics. Our most insightful programming. Brought to you as part of our Membership Drive. With every word, with every note, you... Read more

2017 Winter News and Public Affairs Day

We have an incredible lineup of talks and interviews for News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO - Friday February 10th, 2017. KBOO is celebrating 49 years of community-produced journalism, public affairs, and breaking news. We've been with you through fascism, neo-liberal Imp... Read more

Writers of Color

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier speaks with Chelsea Ratzlaff about the Washington State University Visiting Writers Series which plans to bring a line-up of writers of color to the university this spring. Image by Writers of Color Read more

S. Renee Mitchell

Airs at: Tue, 01/19/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae features S. Renee Mitchell, performer, multimedia artist, former Oregonian columnist  and the winner of the 2019 Spirit of Portland award.  She is the creative force behind the “Spreading the Black Joy Virus," a multimedia intergenerational project intended to incre... Read more

Black Death by Zora Neal Hurston and Lena Horne starring in an episode of Suspense

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 at 11:00pm - Tue, 01/19/2021 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
To top off Martin Luther King Day we present a short story by one of the stars of the Harlem Renaissance, writer and anthropologist Zora Neal Hurston. A woman seeks the help of a local "hoodoo man" to get retribution on the man who refuses to take responsibility for impregn... Read more

Black Book Talk on 06/03/2010

Airs at: Thu, 06/03/2010 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Black Book Talk on 06/03/2010 Monthly program featuring interviews and discussions of works by African American authors. Co-hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O. B. Hill and Patricia Welch review works in all genres by well-known and emerging authors. Occasional call-in shows allow ... Read more

Damaris Webb

Airs at: Tue, 01/12/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae gets caught up with Damaris Webb is an actor, director, teaching artist and co-director of The Vanport Mosaic. She's directing a film version of the first act of Martha Bakes: a Biography of a Revolution and Insurrection that never happened, a by Don Wilson Glenn fo... Read more

Martin Luther King Day Celebration on KBOO

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 at 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Produced for MLK Day Special
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” A Tribute to the Life & Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, January 18, 2021 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Streaming on: www.worldartsfoundation.org, Open Signal, KBOO 90.7 FM,  This retrospective program draws from our organization's legac... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: "Brown Sugar Babe" by Charlotte Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 01/07/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Author Charlotte Sherman writes, "I love being brown and wanted to write a poem to highlight the splendor of this underestimated color for young boys and girls, so they too will love the skin they are in. When I first heard a beautiful, radiant, brown-skinned child say, “I’... Read more

Opposition to Interstate Urban Renewal Area expansion organizes "Postpone the Vote" campaign

Airs at: Mon, 01/04/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  On December 16th, Portland City Council heard testimony from community members urging them not to amend and extend the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area (ICURA). The district covers the area around I-5 in North and Northeast Portland, the majority of Portland’s hist... Read more