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

excerpts from "The Night Land" by William Hope Hodgson

Airs at: Mon, 10/21/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 10/22/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
We wait all year to present a special kind of story in October. Tonight Fortunato will read some of the opening chapters to one of the greatest of horror novels, "The Night Land" by William Hope Hodgson. In a distant future the last of humanity is hold up in a great city wi... Read more

"When in Doubt, Make Music."

Airs at: Wed, 10/23/2019 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for The RadioActivist
Suzanne LaGrande talks to award-winning composer, singer, performance artist and founder of the Big Mouth Society, Emily Lau. Big Mouth Society is a community-supported collective of musicians that that celebrates a diversity of viewpoints and furthers social discourse by ... Read more

Home for the Holidays: Film at 11 on family tension

Airs at: Fri, 11/01/2019 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
The team welcomes back Hallie to discuss that genre in which a wayward offspring returns home due to a death in the family-holiday-wedding event. Plus the usual updates.  Read more

Happy Horrors! A Hallowe'en Preview on Film at 11, Friday 18 Oct.

Airs at: Fri, 10/18/2019 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
The team gathers to go over some of the better or more interesting horror films in a run-up to Hallowe'en, with a special emphasis on Alien, and the new documentary about its making. Plus, the usual openings and art-house fare.      Read more

The Overstory

Airs at: Thu, 11/21/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  The Overstory, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel ... Read more

Grand Union

Airs at: Thu, 10/31/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  Zadie Smith has established herself as one of the most iconic, critically respected, and popular writers of her generation. In her first short story collection, she combines her power of observation and her inimitable voice to mine the fraught and complex experience of l... Read more

Meech Rhodes

Airs at: Thu, 10/17/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Express Yo'self
On this episode, Ji interviewed rapper Meech Rhodes about his rapping career in addition to his newly released EP entitled “History in the Making (H.I.T'M)”. His EP can be found on sound cloud, apple music, spotify, google play, youtube and Pandora. You can support Meech Rh... Read more