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Ubu Hour on 09/02/13

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Mon, 09/02/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 09/03/2013 - 12:00am
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Two Tales of Heroes: THE AVENGER and NAKED CAME I

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we have two different tales about HEROES and their HEROIC deeds.....

In THE AVENGER, our hero is a masked crusader who secretly surveys his community at night - monitering his neighbors, especially the hot wife of a Senior Software Developer.   

The lurid thriller NAKED CAME I involves a heroic rescue of a woman after a botched kidnapping attempt.. A sexy violent story with raw emotions.. 

Ubu Hour on 08/05/13

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Mon, 08/05/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 08/06/2013 - 12:00am
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August Ubu Hour

It's a variety-packed Ubu Hour for August, as we present some short politcal peices, a couple short movie mashups, and some surreal stuff as well...  including:

Bicycle Peice #7.. where Roy and Viv Ubu are desperite for ideas for scripts, and their main script writer is out riding a bike and stalking women.

Another Dead Baby Joke... Yes, it's yet another dead baby joke. Some might think the Ubu Hour is obsessed with dead babies, but it's not us! It's these various state legislators who are obsessed with dead babies, and what they are doing is not a very funny joke.

And also some stuff about the Zimmerman verdict, freedom, different kinds of fences, and more...  

Bicycle Peice 

Ubu Hour on 07/01/13

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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 12:00am
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CITIZEN KOCH

Tonight Ubu presents CITIZEN KOCH. This radio theater docu-drama is actually the tale of another peice called "Citizen Koch," a documentary about the influence of money on politcals since the Supreme Court ruled on Citizens United a few years ago. Unfortunately, that documentary will not be shown on a lot of PBS stations.. we will bring you that story, concerning the Koch Brothers, WNET Public Television in NYC, and the power of money. Part docu-drama, part spoof, you won't want to miss this Ubu episode..

Ubu Hour on 06/03/13

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Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 06/04/2013 - 12:00am
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Fingers

A naked man is discovered at the side of the road. He is in shock and fear. He repaats the word "fingers" over and over again..  24-hours earlier he was fine when he began the journey that took him beyond the edge and put him in this state.. Tune in to radio theater suspense and chills, with the audio drama FINGERS, adapted for radio theater from the 1941 movie "The Five Million Fingers of Damien Hand."   

Ubu Hour on 05/06/13

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Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 05/07/2013 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour May 2013

More crazy radio theater on Ubu Hour... tonight we bring you:

A new episode of THE CITY THAT ONCE WORKED, where sinister forces attempt to poison Portland's water supply with toxic waste chemicals from fertilizer manufacturing.. 

And THE BIG RUN: Have you ever dialed a wrong number, and then started up a conversation with a complete stranger? Thus begins a sequence of events, in a twisted tale about hypnosis, domestic terrorism, in the explosive psychological thriller... THE BIG RUN.

Ubu Hour on 04/01/13

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Mon, 04/01/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:00am
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Unceasing Sea

It's April Fools day on the Ubu Hour.. so instead of the usual absurdist comedy and silliness,  we bring you THE UNCEASING SEA, a dark, serious radio drama about a couple near the end of their life, as they listen to the ocean and ruminate about life and death, language and climate change. 

And we bring you the plunderphonic radio theater peice BREATH DEEP.. which delves deep into madness and psychological thrills...

And as an extra special treat, we have BATTLE OF THE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE PITCHERS, where you'll hear many of your favorite KBOO fund raisers duke it out on the playing field raising money for the station and giving out the phone number in an exciting sports competition...

Ubu Hour on 03/04/13

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Mon, 03/04/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:00am
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Ubu Hour March 2013

Tonight on the Ubu Hour we bring you the noir suspense drama THE DEPTH OF NIGHT, written and produced by Rolf Semprebon. A bizarre tale of surveillance, murder and more.

Followed by JAZZ BOOK ON TAPE, a surreal audio play written and produced by Jason Samilski

And some other stuff too! 

Ubu Hour on 02/04/13

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Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 02/05/2013 - 12:00am
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A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Tonight on UBU HOUR: An audio drama that poses the question: Is a picture worth a thousand words? In a dystopic future where the power grid has failed and civilization begins to crumble, this question is examined in a hyper-violent and mysterious tale of murder and seduction and revenge, where sometimes the picture is not what it seems, and where words become lies.

 Tune in at your own peril to: A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS...

Ubu Hour on 01/07/13

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Mon, 01/07/2013 - 11:00pm - Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:00am
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Inauguration/Zones

Tonight on UBU HOUR:

More hi-jinks in The City That Once Worked, as Swill O'Riley and Ann Coultergeist fume about the INAUGURATION, and someone falls off a cliff.

Also, ZONES, set in a futuristic world where society has been devided into three zones. However, the wealthy in Zone 1 have plans to further entrench their power.. .

Ubu Hour on 12/03/12

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Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:00pm - Tue, 12/04/2012 - 12:00am
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Tales from the Old Testament/The War on Christmas

Ubu Hour Holiday Show..

First up, Swill O'Riled and Ann Coultergeist discover yet another front on the war on Christmas: The Mayan Calender predicts the end of the world a few days before December 25th!

And.. because it's the holidays, instead of our usual fare of lurid sex and violence, Ubu Hour will instead feature a wholesome tale from the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. This story, taken from the Book of Judges, will warm the hearts of the whole family.. A Biblical epic about loss and redemption, sin and good-will, love and sacrifice. .  

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The Tragedy of MacBush part 3 of 6

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Sun, 07/03/2005

The Ubu Hour's The Tragedy of MacBush - A radio dramatization of the famous theater masterpeice! A chilling tale of madness and power, witches and neocons, imperialism and fear. A hilarious one-hour satire that transplants the Bush administration in the setting of the Shakespeare's classic.

The Tragedy of MacBush Part 4 of 6

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Sun, 07/03/2005

The Ubu Hour's The Tragedy of MacBush - A radio dramatization of the famous theater masterpeice! A chilling tale of madness and power, witches and neocons, imperialism and fear. A hilarious one-hour satire that transplants the Bush administration in the setting of the Shakespeare's classic.

The Tragedy of MacBush 1 of 6

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Sat, 07/02/2005

The Ubu Hour's The Tragedy of MacBush - A radio dramatization of the famous theater masterpeice! A chilling tale of madness and power, witches and neocons, imperialism and fear. A hilarious one-hour satire that transplants the Bush administration in the setting of the Shakespeare's classic.

Ubu Roi

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Mon, 08/13/2001

Before the Ubu Hour, there was a play by Alfred Jarry called Ubu Roi. In the summer of 2001, we turned this into an audio drama for KBOO's 2001 Dada & Surrealism festival, and then over a year after the dust settled, the Ubu Hour was born...

 

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