Arts and Culture

Art Spiegelman: Breakdowns

Words and Pictures
program date: 
Mon, 01/26/2009

For the first time in three decades, Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman (Maus) has gathered his early groundbreaking comics into one volume.  The new edition of Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! includes a new graphic memoir opening a window into both a personal and cultural history of the late 20th century. 

Art talks with S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge about comics as high art, breaking the media censorship of the Danish Muhammed cartoons, and creating picture books for children and grownups.

36:56 minutes (14.79 MB)

"Frankie and Johnny" with Antonio Sonera and Fertile Ground Festival with Trisha Panco

Stage and Studio
program date: 
Thu, 01/15/2009

 Dmae Roberts talks with Antonio Sonera, director of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" by Terrence McNally at CoHo Productions. In the second half, Trisha Panco fills us in on all the events at the Fertile Ground Festival which includes world premieres all over Portland including "Vitriol and Violets" (featured photo).  

25:38 minutes (23.47 MB)

Milagro Theatre's new eco-drama and a controversial Chinese touring group

Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 01/06/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with  Danel Malan of Milagro Theatre about her upcoming bilingual ecodrama El Ultimo”that opens this weekend and runs through Jan.

26:00 minutes (23.81 MB)

Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum

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Variety Show of live and pre-recorded performances of dada, surrealism, & their diverse descendents
with lyn and Virginia Furr

An annual (usually around late August or early September) four-hour-long variety show mixing live and pre-recorded performances of dada, surrealism, and many of their diverse offspring drawing on both classic and new material, all transposed for radio and performed by KBOO volunteers, enthusiasts, and artists of the genre from the local to the international.  If you have any interest in participating (in any way: actor, singer, musician, reader, director, writer, editor) in the production of Desolo Luna Vox Theatrum please contact us at:


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Music & Performance

January 3rd - Playlist Spotlight

// B. here, the Saturday, January 3rd show, An Evening of Afrotainment, was a bit reflective with a little nudge on how we the people, in 2009, can be change agents.  I went back in time to play some old "spirituals" using Amazing Grace and Ol' Man River as my easing in approach to the first segment of the show. 

It was 1927, Jerome Kern created the music and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote the lyrics.  Show Boat was the musical that told the melancholy story of the hardships black people went through and the "...struggles of the time, related to the endless flow of the Mississippi River, from the view of a dock worker on a showboat. It is the most famous song from the show.  However, the most famous rendition of it, one that is still noted today, was sung by Paul Robeson in James Whale's 1936 film version of Show Boat (Robeson had first performed the song in the 1928 London production of the show and in the 1932 Broadway revival, and

An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 01/03/2009

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An Evening of Afrotainment
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Bridget B. here, Celeste and I will be joining forces to deliver An Evening of Afrotainment each Saturday from 7pm to 10pm.  Hear music of the African Diaspora by Black artists-worldwide. All genres...from African traditional to esoteric experimental. Slip and slide aurally through the spectrum of Black experience.  I'll be at the helm on January 3, 17 and 31, 2009 with Celeste serving as the host on January 10 & 24, 2009.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 12/18/2008

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this was the second part of a two-part series, commemorating the 40th anniversary of KBOO.  There was a featured interview with filmmaker U-Savior Washington, director of the documentary 'Disappearing Acts'.  The audio of the interview will be posted soon!!!    To check out the film or to contact U-Savior, go to

The show took a look at the histories, and the present of the state of Black radio. 

Happy anniversary KBOO!!!

Bread & Roses Show January 9, 2009 ~ Two Women Writers: Keepers of History

I'll be interviewing two local women writers, Anjala Ehelebe author of Images of America: Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood and Jewel Lansing author of My Montana: A History and Memoir - 1930-1950.  Anjala takes us through a historic accounting of the Woodlawn neighborhood while Jewel shares with us what life was like growing up in rural Montana.  Both women are true "Keepers of History" and during this segment of Bread & Roses, you’ll hear the process each one went through in writing and publishing their work along with a live reading.
Mark your calendar for January 9, 2009 at 6pmPST as I'll be the host of another segment of Bread & Roses. You can also listen online at
Cheers ~ Bridget B.

Imago's "Big Little Things" and PCS' "A Christmas Carol"

Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 12/16/2008


24:49 minutes (22.72 MB)

The Amazing Bruce Bickford

Words and Pictures
program date: 
Mon, 12/15/2008

For more than 40 years, maverick stop-motion animator Bruce Bickford has been constructing dreamlike landscapes and bringing them to life, gaining notoriety in the 1970's as the fertile mind behind the Frank Zappa films Baby Snakes and The Amazing Mister Bickford. The subject of an award-winning 2005 documentary, Monster Road, Bickford still works out of his Seattle studio and has just re-released his surreal magnum opus Prometheus' Garden, which screened at the recent SuperTrash Film Festival.

26:11 minutes (23.97 MB)
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