Arts/Culture

International Women's Day 2018

KBOO's International Women's Day celebrations were started by Program Director Karen Burdick in 1976. We've celebrated each year since then with special programming created by for and about women. As we finalized the schedule for KBOO's annual celebration of international ... Read more

Rest in Power, Ursula K LeGuin

My heart hurts for the loss of Ursula K LeGuin. I know where to take comfort, in her fiction, essays, and her many many interviews over the years here at KBOO "the cheerful voice of social conscious" is how she described us. Here are some of our archival programs with Ursul... Read more

Audio from the Waterfront Blues Festival!

The 2017 Waterfront Blues Festival audio is now online for your streaming pleasure: Audio from Day One - Friday 6/30   Audio from Day Two - Saturday 7/1   Audio from Day Three - Sunday 7/2   Audio from Day Four - Monday 7/3   Audio from Day Five - Tuesday 7/4   ... 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

Invasions and holidays decade by decade on Film at 11 for Friday, January 29, 2021

Airs at: Fri, 01/29/2021 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
In this week's survey of screen offerings from four different decades, we include Britta Gordon on Steve McQueen's Small Axe Episode three, Red, White and Blue, Jeff Godsil on Billy Wilder's The Apartment, from 1960, KBOO's Matthew on Richard Lester's Juggernaut from 1974, ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood 1/22/21

Airs at: Fri, 01/22/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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

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

Talking Earth: Laura Winter and Jen Coleman

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2021 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Talking Earth
Tonight's Talking Earth is hosted by dan raphael, with poetry readings by Laura Winter and Jen Coleman.  dan reads some work by Dennis McBride, Jack Spicer and himself. Laura Winter is the author of 6 collections of poetry, broadsides and performance projects. A number of ... 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

Smoke em if ya got em

Airs at: Sat, 01/16/2021 at 12:00am - 3:00am
that's what she said?   TEXT 541-649-2479  Read more