The KBOO Youth Collective was started to create and run The Underground — the public affairs show on youth issues. The Underground first aired on May 22, 2002, and has since covered a wide range of issues affecting American youth, including unconventional schools, leaving for college, punishment, science, activism, traveling, food, cabbots, and much much more. We have regular pieces from community groups that we partner with.
We also have a 2 hour youth music show, Youth Randomonium, which is a showcase for Portland's incredible local youth talent. We are on the air the 4th Friday of each month from 10pm to Midnight. Send us your recordings, and we'll play them!
We are looking for people under 21 who would like to get involved in youth community radio as Reporters, Board Operators, Talent Scouts, and more!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Erin Yanke at (503) 231-8032 x221 to get involved!
By the 1850s, the rutted Oregon Trail ferried large numbers of settlers into the heart of the Willamette Valley. A steady diet of florid guidebooks promised a fecund new Eden where everything grew. Oregon came packaged as a vision of “paradise,” ripe with possibility and a symbol of Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny.
The artist collaborative Fallen Fruit will explore Oregon’s paradisiacal backyard through the lens of Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection. Based in Los Angeles, artists David Allen Burns and Austin Young create site-specific projects using fruit to examine concepts of place, history, and issues of representation often addressing questions of public space.
The apple is a fruit that has come to represent the hearty bounty of the Northwest with deep connections to the landscape and of westward movement. It’s often a symbol of moral questioning and serves as a metaphoric reference to the Garden of Eden. In Paradise, Fallen Fruit will create an eye-popping immersive art installation in the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Sculpture Court using the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collections to thematically explore concepts of “paradise,” sublime landscape, and the greater Northwest.
This audio was recorded by Caldera Youth at the "A Day In Paradise" series of events on Saturday October 24, 2015. Thanks to Beans, Little Hawk, the interviewees, and all Caldera helpers.
Edited and produced by Erin Yanke.
Fallen Fruit creates art installations in cities around the world, featuring a fruit specific to each project place–for Portland, that fruit is the apple. Using the apple as metaphor, Fallen Fruit of Portland will explore concepts of place and history in the context of complexities unique to Portland.
A Day in Paradise
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Join us for a day of free public events with Caldera youth, Fallen Fruit (David Allen Burns and Austin Young), Oregon artists, and the Portland Art Museum.
Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (through Sunday, January 17, 2016)
(Opening date: Saturday, October 24 is also a Miller Family Free Day)
Location: Portland Art Museum
This exhibit, on display in the Portland Art Museum’s Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Sculpture Court beginning late October and running through January, includes a backdrop of lavish, custom-designed, apple-themed wallpaper and selected works of art and historical objects from the Museum’s collections. Paradise will explore the symbolic meaning of the apple and Fallen Fruit of Portland’s core themes: Western expansion and immigration, definitions of morality, and localized histories and complexities of the city of Portland. For more information click here.
Partner: Portland Art Museum
Saturday, October 24, 2015 from Noon–5 p.m.
Location: Portland Art Museum
To coincide with the opening of Paradise at the Portland Art Museum, in one day, an invited team of artists, cultural leaders, Caldera youth, and the general public will use fruit and its metaphors to create a limited edition contemporary culture magazine. “Fruit Magazine”‘s Portland-specific content will feature native languages and visual vocabularies that reflect Portland’s diversity. “Fruit Magazine” will be published in a limited edition of 100 copies; plus artists’ proofs to match the number of contributors. The printed magazine will be distributed to the public and a downloadable version will be posted accessible at www.CalderaArts.org/FallenFruitPDX and www.fallenfruit.org.
Partner: Portland Art Museum
The Culture of We
Saturday, October 24 from 12 p.m.–5 p.m. (through November 13, 2015 with First Thursday Public Reception on November 5 from 5:30 p.m.–8 p.m.)
Location: Wieden+Kennedy Gallery (224 NW 13th Ave. Portland, OR 97209)
“The Culture of We” showcases the power of creativity through the voices of Caldera students. Students will learn about curation from Fallen Fruit’s David and Austin during the installation of “Paradise” at the Portland Art Museum, and will use that knowledge to curate their own student companion exhibition, “The Culture of We”, in the Wieden+Kennedy Gallery. About 100 pieces of Caldera student work by 75 students will be displayed over an apple-themed wallpaper, custom-designed by Fallen Fruit. Hung salon-style, the artwork creates a dialogue of how the individual contributes to community while reflecting unique youth perspectives, reactions, and inspirations, and highlights Caldera’s focus on the integration of art and nature. See photos of the exhibition on Facebook here.
A Day In Paradise Artist Projects
Saturday, October 24, 2015 from Noon–8 p.m. (Various times for each project)
Locations: Throughout Portland
Fallen Fruit of Portland will curate seven Oregon-based artists’ projects for “A Day in Paradise Artist Projects”. Each of these projects speak to Fallen Fruit of Portland’s themes in work that varies in media and materials.
Artists include: Natalie Ball, Chiloquin; Bruce Conkle, Portland; Bill Cravis, Bend; Tahni Holt, Portland; Aaron Lish, Bend; Jess Perlitz, Portland; and DeAngelo Raines, Portland. See artist bios and details of installations here.
Partners: Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland City Parks, Portland Art Museum
About Fallen Fruit
Originally conceived in 2004 by David Allen Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young (and continued since 2013 by Burns and Young), Fallen Fruit began by mapping fruit trees growing on or over public property in Los Angeles. The collaboration has expanded to include serialized public projects and site-specific installations and happenings in various cities around the world. Fallen Fruit’s visual work includes an ongoing series of narrative photographs, wallpapers, everyday objects and video works that explore the social and political implications of our relationship to fruit and world around us. Recent curatorial projects re-index the social and historical complexities of museums and archives by re-installing permanent collections through syntactical relationships of fruit as subject. Fallen Fruit is part of Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program, 2013 Creative Capital Grantee, Emerging Fields 2013, and Muriel Pollia Foundation Awardee. More information at www.fallenfruit.org.
David Allen Burns is a life-long Californian and native of Los Angeles. He earned an MFA in Studio Art from University of California, Irvine and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. David is a co-founder of Fallen Fruit. Prior to his work with Fallen Fruit, David was core faculty in two programs at CalArts from 1994 to 2008. David’s curatorial practice investigates narrative structures in contemporary art with notable exhibitions for the journal Leonardo at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.; the Armory Center for the Arts; and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Currently, David is on the faculty of the Social Practice graduate program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Concurrent to the development of his career in contemporary art and academics, David has built expertise in corporate branding strategy, advertising and television as a technical consultant for projects with Mercedes Benz, Discovery Channel, SEGA Gameworks and others. David’s work activates the nuances of social spaces, public archives and cultural indexes as an authentic negotiation of concepts that reframe real-time and the real-world.
Austin Young grew up in Reno, Nevada. He is a co-founder of Fallen Fruit. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles and studied painting at Parsons in Paris, France. Early in his career, Austin transferred his interests from traditional painting and taught himself portrait photography. In many ways, Austin is more accurately described as an image-maker: his works illustrate the sublime qualities of character that make celebrated people unique. Based on a visual language of iconography, his trademark style and techniques have captured musicians, artists and celebrities including Debbie Harry, Leigh Bowery and Margaret Cho. In several series, Austin captures portraits of drag and transgendered subjects, confusing personality and identity issues in confrontational and unapologetic images of people who do not cross gender but instead split gender and socially-constructed identity. Recently, Austin’s portraiture practice has become a reality TV subject, with Austin featured as a reoccurring character on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Gene Simmons Family Jewels. Austin directed and produced a feature length documentary, Hadda Brooks, This is My Life, about torch singer Hadda Brooks, and has completed production on his second feature film, a crowd-sourced musical titled TBD, a musical play and video by EVERYONE who comes.
Elizabeth Quinn (Little Hawk) is the Creative Director for Caldera. Previous to her work at Caldera, she was the Founding Editor of High Desert Journal, a publication that strives for a deeper understanding of the interior West through arts and literature. She also helped found Playa, a residency program in Summer Lake, Oregon, and was the Director of The Dalles Art Association. Having worked across Oregon, Elizabeth has developed in-depth knowledge of arts communities throughout the state and an understanding of the unique needs of artists from diverse backgrounds.
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These poems were recorded during the class "Everybody's Got a Little Light Under the Sun"
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My Voice Music is a nonprofit organization that engages youth in music and performance in order to promote self-esteem, social skills and emotional expression.
They provide free music programs in areas where needs are high but funding for services is low by partnering with local alternative schools and other non-profit agencies.
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PYP is a vibrant community where young people can explore their passion for music, grow as individuals and make lifelong friendships.
PORTLAND YOUTH PHILHARMONIC | ARLENE SCHNITZER CONCERT HALL
FALL CONCERT | Saturday, November 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | 1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
WAGNER: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Gotterdamerung
HARBISON: Concerto for Double Bass and Orchestra, Ted Botsford, Double Bass
RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances
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All audio will be posted on the KBOO website before the end of the school year.
Caldera will host the Portland Student Showcase at Weiden and Kennedy on June 5, 2014 at 5pm
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February – Change
Jennifer – Barack Obama as the “Change Candidate”
Henry from the Pulse of Portland has a personal essay on the roles in his family.
Zoe – Vox Pop of Friends and family on how they plan to change the world.
Kallisti interviews students and a teachers aid about her schools goal to be more sustainable.
Village Free School students present a radio drama.
Sayla reads a poem on Change
Ellie and Thea – Commentary on the local All Ages Punk Scene, and how it’s changed them
Joel from the Pulse of Portland has a personal essay on the fragility of life.
Breana interviews Victoria, founder of Advocacy for Incarcerated Youth.
Torren from Pulse of Portland performs a rap about his goals and dreams.
Henry reads the Youth Calendar
Tabris talks about the change in her life when her sister moved away.
Kelsey and Paisley talk to some of the “New Kids” in their school.
January 2008 – Books
-Zoe Interveiws Mel about her Bookstore Cat Smedly
-Emily reads her story “Birthday Memories”
-Jacita from the Pulse of Portland Music Project has a personal essay about her goals in life.
-Fitz, from Pulse of Portland, does a personal essay about his goals and dreams.
-Jennifer Interviews Autumn DeWilde about her newly published book on Elliot Smith
Osmond from the Pulse of Portland has an essay about his Goals and Dreams.
BreAna interviews Osmond about his piece and about the Pulse of Portland.
Students from the Village Free School came to KBOO to talk about their favorite books.
Tabris and Paisley do a vox pop about favorite books at Abernathy School in Portland.
Sayla reads her poem “Remember the Fields”
Kallisti interviews 2 librarians from Caitlin Gabel School
Nadine from the Pulse of Portland has a personal essay about her boyfriend and how he has helped her through thick and thin.
December 2007 – How to Act like an Adult
-Renisance Arts Academy Pulse of Portland vox pop #1 by Valerie about how music effects your life
-Kallisti interviews Scott and Ali about what kids think about being an adult, and what an adult thinks the differences are.
-Fowler Middle School visits KBOO Radio, produced by Erin Yanke.
-- Pulse of Portland vox pop #2 by Jordan “if you were to put your life story into a song, what would you call that song?”
-Margaret Interviews Jordan about his vox pop.
-Zoe interviews Kallisti and Jazzmine about what they think an adult is.
-Emily does a commentary about turning 18 and the pressure to be an adult.
-Pulse of Portland vox pop #3 by Diego about Kurt Cobain’s death.
-Jennifer and BreAna give advice about how to have fun like a grownup.
-Jazzmine reads her “Letter to the Editor” from the Northwest Examiner defending her school MLC.
-Lindsey reads her commentary about the kind of adult she wants to be.
-Annie, Margaret, and Jennifer discuss being in College, and being home for Vacation.
November 2007 – What’s In
-Emily does a commentary on being a “Not So Average 18 Year Old”
-Tabris does a vox pop “What is your favorite band and why”
-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #1 by Jacita Walker on Hip Hop
-Erin Yanke and BreAna Loranger taught a Vox Pop class at the Oregon Peacemakers Conference, sponsored by Resolutions NW
-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #2 by Brad White on Nerdcore in Hip Hop
-Lindsey interviews her Dad about being in Boomerang
-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #3 by Joel Evers on Drugs and Alcohol in Rock Music
-BreAna interviews Amber Hurst, a graduate of the BecomeX program.
-Moss does a live report about what bands are cool at his school.
-Renisance Arts Academy vox pop #4 by Simone Kalivas on Music about Losing Someone
-Erin does a school profile on the Village Free School.
October 2007 – Advice
Rhythm Interviews his Dad Dennis about advice on how to not annoy your parents
Tabrise and Paisely – how to be a good friend and not a weird person
Zoe – Vox Pop about things your parents told you not to do that you did anyway
BreAna interviews Timothy and Katie from Youth Line
James and Rhythm interview John from Resolutions NW
Emily and Lindsey do a school profile on New Urban High School
September 2007 – Magical Creatures (Membership Drive)
BreAna and Zoe tell all about The Cabbot
Kalisti does a vox pop about Favorite Magical Creatures
BreAna tells the story of "Little Bighorn", the Youth Collective's Unicorn Mascot
Jennifer hosts "Fact or Fiction with Harry Potter" a live game show
BreAna interviews Lisa, Alantha, and Eli about their Unschoolers Writing Group
a song by Full Throttle, a band formed at MLC Sun Schools rock camp
Josh has a commentary on Global Warming
August 2007 – End of Summer
Jonathan – Interview with his Grandma about living in a house with many different cultures
Ariel - Commentary on the end of Summer
Amber leads a discussion about the FOCUS School at Madison High
James leads a discussion about the End of Summer
Briseda from the Renisance Arts Academy interviews Anne Weiss
Ben2 interviews Rhythm and Kalisti about Zine Camp
Girls from the Pioneer Annex discuss their high school experiences
Annie has a commentary about leaving Portland for College
Ben2 is going to college and talks about it
July 2007 – No Theme
Jennifer reads Meritocracy, a story she wrote
Camaya and Jonathan – Profile on Friends of the Children
BreAna interviews Toni about Super SAC
Felicia – Talks about Darfur and a benefit she’s organizing to help raise funds for refugees of Sudan
Margaret interviews Bethany about her cancer, which she died from 10 days after this interview
BreAna and Zoe - “How to pick the perfect pet”
Annie- Commentary on Feminism
Renaissance Arts Academy Profile on Level 7, a local gospel rap group.
June 2007 – Best of Portland
Jennifer – Review of Rembrandt Show at Portland Art Museum, Best Place To See Art
Shadow Interviews Suzanne from Hawaii Pacific University
Breana Describes her trip from Vancouver, WA to Vancouver BC, all on Public Transportation
Vicki from the Renisance Arts Academy’s Pulse of Portland Music Project does this profile on State of Mind
Hanna, Shadow, and Margaret go to the Dyke March and do interviews.
Annie interviews Katherine from La Conner Washington who is Volunteering at the Rock and Roll Camp for Girls.
Ben2 – Review of favorite burritos (King Burrito) pizza (Rocco’s) Skateshop (Cal Skate)
Hanna –Community Calendar
Zoe – Piece on 5th Anniversary Party
May 2007 – Drugs
Shadow Interviews Mom, 11 Years clean and sober
Jefferson Student commentary 1, by Dasha
Sean commentary about drugs
Jefferson Student commentary 2
Zoe commentary about cats and Catnip
Woodmere Youth Action Group
Jefferson Student Commentary 3
Annie – Last Day of High School
Margaret –Last Day of High School
Jefferson Student commentary 4
Ben 2 Interviews Alec about straight edge
Margaret interviews Andrew, youth talent
Jefferson Commentary 5