KBOO Archive recordings: 40 years of radio-activism
In celebration of KBOO's 40th anniversary, we bring you recordings from the KBOO archives - dating back to 1968. Each weeknight at 6:00 - 7:00 pm from June 16th - 20th, we'll play some of these historic, rarely heard recordings.
Gay Pride highlights featuring audio from different events
To wrap up Gay Pride month, tonight's show features audio from multiple Pride events in Portland, including highlights from the trans prom, SMYRC's queer youth prom, and the Queer Youth Awards. All of these events happened at your local queer community center, also known as the Q Center.
Host Cecil Prescod speaks with Jeana
Frazzini, executive director of Basic Rights Oregon. Tuesday is the first day gay-marriage licenses can be issued in California. They'll discuss same-sex marriage in California and beyond. They will also get an update from a representative of Equality California.
Barbara interviews participants from Write Around Portland's Workshop for Transgendered Adults. Participants Jay, Jamila, and Kim talk about their writing process and the nurturing community in the group. You will hear some of their original writings, and we'll also talk to Dawn Thompson, the Program Coordinator for Write Around.
Remembering Stonewall, a radio documentary by David Isay. KBOO presents our annual broadcast of this documentary that was first broadcast in 1989, on the 20th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. It is the first documentary - in any medium- to tell the story of the 1969 riots that started with a police raid of a gay bar and ended with a revolution and the transformation of a hidden subculture into a vibrant political movement.
Today's show features, for the second time, the music of Portland band Pink Martini and concludes with a discussion of the implicit politics of their work. Also discussed on the show are world hunger and the cost of food, the relations between being queer and being an immigrant, "Sex and the City," and what Congress is and is not doing about climate change.
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Today's Well-read Red is Frann Michel's discussion of the relations between queer and immigrant groups. There are more connections that you might have guessed, as they face parallel and overlapping obstacles. One writer recommends as a principle governing the treatment of all of us "the right to travel and thrive, even across borders."
Certainly both groups have faced legislative attacks. Richard Fricker on Consortium News is only one of several recent writers to note what he calls a “surge of theocracy tinged with white racialism,” which he sees in a series of recent measures in Oklahoma.