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Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements

Airs at: Fri, 09/18/2015 at 12:00am
Whenever we envision a world without war, prisons, or capitalism, we are producing speculative fic-tion. Organizers and activists envision, and try to create, such worlds all the time. Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown have brought 20 of them together in the first a... Read more

Black Man in a White Coat by Damon Tweedy

Airs at: Mon, 06/05/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Healthwatch
Black Man in a White Coat examines the complex ways in which both black doctors and patients must navigate the difficult and often contradictory terrain of race and medicine. As Tweedy transforms from student to practicing physician, he discovers how often race influences h... Read more

Movie Moles: What Happened Miss Simone?

Airs at: Mon, 09/07/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In the second of two reviews this episode, movie moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss What Happened Miss Simone?, directed by Liz Garbus, about African American pianist and singer Nina Simone.  Like Amy, the film draws on a rich archive of materials, including Simon... Read more

KBOO interviews witness to fatal police shooting in Oakland

Airs at: Thu, 08/27/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
A policewoman shot a man to death this morning in the Adams Point neighborhood of Oakland, after he assaulted her with what the police have only described as a “metal object,” but which witnesses say was a bike chain. The officer, who has not been named, received a call tha... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for August 24, 2015

Airs at: Mon, 08/24/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker hosts this episode with segments featuring Jeremy Brecher on Climate Insurgency, Denise & Joe on Housing Justice, and readings on the cost of low wages and the radical promise of Reconstruction. Bill talks with Jeremy Brecher about Climate Insurgency. Tom reads ... Read more

Housing Justice in Portland

Airs at: Mon, 08/24/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Denise Morris and Joe Clement discuss housing as a human right, the broad impact of rising housing costs, the Portland history of racism that has contributed to the current housing crunch, the struggle for sustainable solutions that go beyond isolated nuclear family homes, ... Read more

Kelly Brown Douglas, Stand Your Ground

Airs at: Sun, 08/23/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
The murder of Trayvon Martin clinched the deal for Kelly Brown Douglas, Episcopal priest, and professor of religion at Goucher College. She decided she had to write a book about America's racism. She had to write about what it means to be a mother of a black male child in A... Read more

Sadiki 'Sai' Stone for 503tv Productions And Blog:

Airs at: Sun, 08/09/2015 at 12:00am
Welcome to EarToTheStreets of Portland podcast on KBOO Community Radio. This episode we highlight Sadiki 'SAI' Stone....for the production company and on-line blog to have a discussion about the purpose of 503tv, their work, and being homegrown, local production a... Read more

Portland Events on 1-Year Anniversary of Killing of Michael Brown

Airs at: Thu, 08/06/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
This coming Sunday, the ninth of August, marks the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was fatally shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, after allegedly stealing cigarillos from a nearby conve... Read more

Alyssa Pagan on Fight for 15, #BlackLivesMatter, and Armed PSU Security

Airs at: Wed, 08/05/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for News In Depth
KBOO's Mic Crenshaw speaks with Alyssa Pagan, an organizer with Don't Shoot Portland, 15 Now, and the PSU Student Union, about the fight for a $15 minimum wage, #BlackLivesMatter, the controversial arming of PSU's security guards, and this weekend's upcoming events to mark ... Read more