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R.I.P. Dick Gregory

Airs at: Wed, 08/23/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
  From Pacifica Radio Archives, recordings of Dick Gregory, honoring the life of the comedian and civil rights activist who broke barriers in the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans to perform at white clubs.  Gregory used satire and cool humor as a force ... Read more

Our 10th (and final!) annual Michael Jackson tribute show!!!

Airs at: Thu, 08/24/2017 at 8:00pm - Fri, 08/25/2017 at 12:00am
It has been a long journey honoring the teacher.  We remember the time (pun intended) we first had the idea to honor Michael in an episode dedicated to him, and it was thought of as a silly idea.  As we tend to focus on jazz (in particular) and less popular artists on our s... Read more

Trump Suggests Police Can Be More Rough on Suspects

Airs at: Tue, 08/01/2017 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News
On Saturday, Portland police released a statement stating "our officers are expected to treat everyone with respect even if they are a suspect."  This comes in response to President Trump's suggestions to New York police on Friday that they do not have to remain respectful ... Read more

The Politics of Living - Episode 6

Airs at: Wed, 08/02/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for The Politics of Living
    August 2, 2017  "Life should be an adventure": Comic Sharon Lacey shares her journey of reimagining her work - from media to teaching to comedy.   Sharon discusses her fear of Alzheimer's, her personal challenge not to waste a single moment, and her brand of motiva... Read more

KALAMA METHANOL REFINERY UPDATE

Airs at: Mon, 07/31/2017 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
As the fossil fuel industry targets the Pacific NW for massive fossil fuel development, communities across the region have drawn a thin green line of resistance. Most of these proposals are being vehemently opposed, but on either side of the Lower Columbia River, the larges... Read more

Cornel West: The Radical Democratic Tradition

Airs at: Tue, 07/11/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Recorded in Portland, OR on October 27, 1995. Throughout history there have been individuals who have challenged conventional wisdom and have stretched societal limits. Collectively they constitute the radical democratic tradition. A sterling example of this lineage is ... Read more

The Historic Black Williams Project

Airs at: Tue, 06/27/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
  KBOO's Eric Bartels speaks to Kayin Talton Davis...the project manager of The Black Williams Project. N Williams/Albina was Portland’s largest African American community. The goal of the Black Williams Project is to highlight this history, through a multimedia public ar... Read more

Arvie Smith speaks to Eric Bartels

Airs at: Tue, 06/13/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
  Eric Bartels interviews painter and educator Arvie Smith about education and the arts.  Arvie Smith transforms the history of oppressed and stereotyped segments of the American experience into lyrical two-dimensional master works. His paintings are commonly of psycholog... Read more

Interview with Shirley Minor, Daughter of Vanport Survivor

Airs at: Mon, 05/29/2017 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
Today was the last day of the Vanport Mosaic Festival, celebrating the history and impact of Vanport, once Oregon's second largest city before it was destroyed by a flood and neglect in 1948. It was located in the area that is now Delta Park. Shirley Minor's father was pres... Read more

In A New York State Of Mind...

Airs at: Thu, 05/25/2017 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
We mentioned last time that we were moving back to NYC (the place we grew up); and yes, though we have lived on the West Coast for a very long time, we are reminded by others from time to time that the New York-ness never left...  with that, we felt inspired to play some mu... Read more