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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

Virtual Portland International Film Festival

Airs at: Thu, 03/11/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  The Portland International Film Festival is normally a  Read more

Renee Watson discusses "Love is a Revolution"

Airs at: Thu, 03/04/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani's birthday, she finds herself falling in instant love with Tye Brown, the MC. He's perfect, except . . . Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for... Read more

Crime Survivors of Color

Airs at: Mon, 03/08/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Karen James speaks with Amy Davidson, Partnership for Safety and Justice Crime Survivor Program; and Alexxis Robinson Woods, executive director of Call to Safety, Portland's domestic and sexual violence crisis line.  They discuss what crime survivors of color need after exp... Read more

Black Arts Movement

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Nimíipuu Mole Julian Ankney, coming to you from the Nimíipuu or Nez Perce reservation in Idaho, interviews Thabiti Lewis, WSU Vancouver English Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs about the documentary film Bam! The Black Arts Movement. Dr. Lewis ma... Read more

The Black & White Album: African-American Artists Cover The Beatles

Airs at: Fri, 02/26/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Produced for The Songcircle
In honor of Black History Month, and in memory of James Burke of The Five Stairsteps (who perform the second song of today's show), who died last week, we are rebroadcasting this episode which originally aired last December.   Today's program focuses mainly on materia... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 1, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Energy Forward: Bill Resnick talks to Richard Lachmann, Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Albany and author of the article, "How Climate Change Will Affect Socialist Strategy," (Socialist Forum, Winter 2019) They discuss two key struggles for ... Read more

Black History Commodified

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Sharon Grant reads from the Guardian's article of Feb 23, 2021: "A corporate, commodified Black History Month is taking hold. We can't let it." by  Malaika Jabali. Illustration by Juana Martinez/Contributor Daily Sundial Read more

Virtual African Film Festival

Airs at: Thu, 02/25/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  For the past 30 years, the Cascade Festival of African Films has brought African films and African filmmakers to Portland, with screenings and events at Portland Community College, the Kennedy School, and the Hollywood Theatre.  But with the Covid-19 shutdown, the festiv... Read more