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Sidney Morrison, author of Frederick Douglass: A Novel

Airs at: Thu, 07/25/2024 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
On today's show, we welcome Sidney Morrison, author of Frederick Douglass: A Novel from Portland’s Hawthorne Books. Sidney’s book is a fictionalized account of the life of Frederick Douglass, a former slave who became instrumental in ending slavery in the U.S., and who many... Read more

The Great River: The Making & Unmaking of the Mississippi

Airs at: Mon, 07/22/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For thousands of years Native peoples made their homes in the Mississippi watershed, that spans nearly half of what is now the United States. They respected the “great river” and lived peaceably alongside it. But when European settlers arrived they upended Native lives and ... Read more

Film Noir and New Hollywood

Airs at: Thu, 07/11/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Eddie Muller is the Founder and President of The Film Noir Foundation.  He's a film preservationist, a festival programmer, a San Francisco Literary Laureate, and the host of Noir Alley on the Turner Classic Movies channel.  Eddie is bringing the Noir City Film Festival ... Read more

David Ciminello, author of The Queen of Steeplechase Park

Airs at: Thu, 06/27/2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Jonesy
On today's episode, we welcome David Ciminello, author of the new novel The Queen of Steeplechase Park, from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press. David’s a Lambda Literary Fellow and recipient of a Table 4 Writers Foundation Grant. His short fiction has appeared in the Lambda Aw... Read more

Harry Smith and Bill Walton

Airs at: Thu, 06/13/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Harry Smith is best known as an experimental filmmaker, but he was so much more.  He was a painter and collage artist, a mystic, a student of anthropology, a collector of folk music and indigenous art, and an important — though unsung — figure in the Beat Generation. Ha... Read more

The Opening Sky author Charlotte Watson Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 06/06/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Newly-emancipated Halle decides to leave the plantation in search of her parents.  Aurelia, whose privileged life was ravaged by the Civil War, wants to find her brother, a soldier who fought with the Union army.   Both are plotting their trip North when their paths cross. ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 17, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, in celebration of Juneteenth and Pride Month. Our show includes the following segments: Dam Removal on the Klamath: Over the past decade, Tribal Nations have led a global movement for dam removal as a vital part of re... Read more

Too Queer and Too Communist

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In 2023 Netflix produced a sanitized biopic of Bayard Rustin, one of the great political organizers and strategists of the civil rights movement. Because he was both gay and a former member of the Communist Party, he was forced to operate in the shadows of Martin Luther Kin... Read more

Dam Removal on the Klamath

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2024 at 9:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Over the past decade, Tribal Nations have led a global movement for dam removal as a vital part of responding to the climate crisis.  Jan Haaken talks with Cynthia Coleman, professor of communication at Portland State University, about her case study of the campaign to remo... Read more

100 years since the "Indian Citizenship Act of 1924," with guest host Jacqueline Keeler

Airs at: Wed, 06/12/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    The federal Indian Citizenship Act passed in 1924. It granted US citizenship rights to all Native Americans. However, this did not guarantee the vote. States retained the authority to decide who could and could not vote. In 1926, Zitkála-Šá and her husband founded the... Read more