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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

What Passes as Love

Airs at: Thu, 10/07/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Suzanne LaGrande speaks with author Trisha Thomas about her latest book, What Passes as Love.   Set in antebellum Virginia,  What Passes as Love tells the story of Dahlia Holt, a light-skinned black woman who works as a servant in the home of a large slave owner who is in... Read more

$600K Settlement in Portland Police Killing of Terrell Johnson

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Terrell Kyreem Johnson was a 24 year old from Portland, Oregon. On May 10, 2017, he was at a MAX light rail station in SE Portland threatening people with a utility knife. Witnesses say he was clearly demonstrating signs of mental illness and distress. The Portland Police w... Read more

Y2K Bugs To Electronic Rust

Airs at: Thu, 09/16/2021 at 3:00am - 4:30am
Produced for The Last Hour
Listen to 90 minutes of some of Thomas James' favorite electronic music artists that recorded music between 1998-2002 and still create music today and have recorded between 2018 and 2021. Artist List: Amon Tobin, THYS, Noordpool Orchestra, Squarepusher, Aphex Twin, Sleepne... Read more

Third Eye Bookstore

Airs at: Thu, 09/02/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Charles Hannah and his wife Michelle Lewis are the co-owners of Third Eye Books, Portland's only Black-owned bookstore.  Charles shares what motivated the couple to open a bookstore at a time when independent stores are challenged by mega-sellers like Amazon.  He expresses ... Read more

July 24th Medicare for All Rally in Portland

Airs at: Mon, 08/16/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  July 24th Medicare for All Rally in Portland. "Should health care be about profits or about people? Should you be denied access to basic life-saving care? Do you want a system of healthcare that maintains the market value of our largest money makers or one that promote... Read more

Glen Ford Tribute

Airs at: Mon, 08/16/2021 at 9:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    Glen Ford Tribute. Last month on July 28th 2021 journalist and, Executive Editor of Black Agenda Report Glen Ford died at the age of 71. BAR provides news, commentary and analysis from the Black left and the loss of the voice and dedication of Glen Ford at such a youn... Read more

Thirty Years in the Streets of Portland! The Activist Photography of Bette Lee

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bette Lee Photo Giveaway!   If you’ve been to a protest during the past three decades, you’ve probably seen Bette Lee, the short, slight woman behind the camera, always in the thick of things, documenting the resistance that Portland is famous for. From the 1990 march to... Read more

Still In Prison Campaign

Airs at: Mon, 08/09/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
On this edition of Prison Pipeline, we speak with Portland activist Gregory McKelvey about non-unanimous juries and the Still In Prison Campaign. Plus, we speak with Wanda Bertram, Communications Strategist with the Prison Policy Initiative, about PPI’s new report entitled ... Read more