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Black Girl You Are Atlas by Renee Watson

Airs at: Thu, 04/04/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
     Using a variety of poetic forms, from haiku to free verse, Watson shares recollections of her childhood in Portland. These odes to Black women of all ages are brilliantly illustrated by celebrated fine artist Ekua Holmes .      Black Girl You Are Atlas is Watson's fir... Read more

A review of African Youth & Community Organization (AYCO)

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2024 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Join hosts Dr. Audrey Terrell, Deborah Hall, and Tina Turner-Morfitt of the Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists in our monthly Labor Radio segment. Tonight’s segment spotlights the value of Black workers, Black volunteers and Black organizations servicing the Black co... Read more

Culture in Motion, LIVE

Airs at: Wed, 03/20/2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Welcome to the Third Wednesday of the Month, 7:00pm Exclusively on KBOO Portland     ------ Read more

Darrin Bell - The Talk

Airs at: Thu, 03/14/2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Darrin Bell has been a professional cartoonist since his teenage days, and his syndicated comic strips Rudy Park and Candorville are longtime reader favorites.  He was the first African-American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, and his debut gra... Read more

Jamilah Bourdon on Community Organizing, Revolution, Music and Cuddly Bunnies

Airs at: Thu, 03/07/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
  Our guest today is former KBOO programmer Jamilah Bourdon of the All African People’s Revolutionary Party, and so much more.  We'll be talking about revolutionary theory, principles of community organizing, and the role of animals in the struggle. We’ll be going into de... Read more

Decent People, author De'Shawn Charles Winslow

Airs at: Thu, 03/07/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
     In the still-segregated town of West Mills, North Carolina, in 1976, Marian, Marva, and Lazarus Harmon-three enigmatic siblings-are found shot to death in their home. The people of West Mills- on both sides of the canal that serves as the town's color line-are in a fre... Read more

Preview Portland Youth Philharmonic's "Serenade in the Wind" concert with David Hattner and Jeff Scott

Airs at: Thu, 02/29/2024 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
Portland Youth Philharmonic, America’s longest-running youth orchestra, is currently celebrating their historic 100th season. And they’ll be extending that run this Saturday, March 2nd at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. The program, titled “Serenade in the Wind”,... Read more

Black Panthers In Africa: Charlotte (Mama C) & Pete O'Neal

Airs at: Tue, 02/27/2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    The People's Dinner Party     ||     Host: Suncere Ali Shakur      ||   Guests: Charlotte (Mama C) & Pete O'Neal      || -------     Homage (book) by Charlotte Hill O'Neal   || africanbookscollective.com/books/homage   || United African Alliance Community Cente... Read more

Replay: Lisa Loving speaks with community leader Joann Hardesty

Airs at: Thu, 02/22/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
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Love Song

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In recognition of Black History Month, Larry Bowlden reviews Tia William’s historical novel, A Love Song For Ricki Wilde. Ricki Wilde comes from a wealthy southern family, the wealth due to her father’s owning a string of mortuaries. Her sisters, Rashida, Regina, and Rae, a... Read more