Ear to the Streets of Portland

Tune-in to ‘Ear To The Streets of Portland’. This program will have conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas in Oregon, and music of all genres in free-form. The goal with 'Ear To The Streets of Portland' is to create thoughts around organizing and bring people together for understanding ideas for proactive approach to for and about Black Portlanders. Tune-in every 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month...starting at 7:00pm. Follow 'Ear To The Streets of Portland' on Twitter!
Email: onthegroundkboo@gmail.com

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Episode Archive

Black Lives Matter And Is A HuE-Man Right

Air date: 
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Hear The Latest In Community Development

Join EarToTheStreets Thursday evening for community announcements of events and organizing....starting at 7:00pm. First we will listen to the youth participants of the Portfolio Project started by the reintroduction of the United Negro College Fund to Portland, OR. From 8:00-10:00 stay tuned for music!

".......A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste...."


Off The Cuff

Air date: 
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Hear The Latest In Community Development

Join EarToTheStreets radio tonight at 7:00pm for the latest in Black Portland. Stay tuned for music! A lot going on these days, stay ready! And THANK YOU for your support for KBOO!

As always: Time To Wake-up So We Can Rise Up!

Value Brings Peaceful Unity

Air date: 
Thu, 10/15/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Mr Cosby, Self-Resiliency/Determination, and Independence
On this Thursday night's EarToTheStreets......Stephen G. and Sekoynia Azikiwe continue from last broadcast of the conversation of the Bill Cosby debacle, why it is important for self-resiliency/ determination and independence among the Black community.

We enourage your calls to weigh-in on the discussion: 503-231-8187; you can also TWEET us your questions and/or thoughts : @AzikiweTweets and @1StephenGraves

Ear to the Streets of Portland on 10/01/15

Air date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas

Ear to the Streets of Portland on 10/01/15

Air date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas

20TH Anniversary of the Million Man March: 'Justice Or Else'

Air date: 
Thu, 09/17/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
LOC Organizing For 'Justice Or Else' 10-10-15
Join Sekoynia Azikiwe and Stephen G. for EarToTheStreets of Portland Thursday night as we speak to the Local Organizing Committee-Portland (LOC-Portland) for the organzing of the 20TH Anniversary of the Million Man March: 'Justice Or Else'. The anniversary will take place in Washington D.C. on October 10, 2015  to commemorate the first one in 1995 and bring to light the injustices of today .

Rally For The Cause

Air date: 
Thu, 09/03/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Discussion And Music
Join us on EarToTheStreets for music and discussion! Thursday night....7:00pm to 10:00pm

And THANK YOU for supporting EarToTheStreets of Portland on KBOO Community Radio!

As always: Time To Wake-up So We Can Rise Up!

Self-Care In The Age Of Fighting Back!

Air date: 
Thu, 08/20/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
The cost of mental health in the face of racism.

On this week's EarToTheStreets of Portland:

Starting Thursday 7:00pm....we will have a discussion about the cost of mental health in the face of racism. Has racism played a part in the mental health of Black people in America? We'll discuss the work it takes to help over-come mental health issues while fighting the many racial disparities and fighting for change! And EarToTheStreets is very proud to have Dr. Alisha Moreland- Capuia , M.D. for Oregon Health And Science Univeristy (OHSU) and the Avel Gordly Center for Healing services as our guest.

Say No To The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Air date: 
Thu, 08/06/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
The Troubling Issue of Trans-Pacific Partnership

On the next EarToTheStreets of Portland on KBOO:

Stephen, Sekoynia, and a special guest will have discussion about the troubling issue of Trans-Pacific Partnership, its possible affects on Black America, and the organizing being done to get people to pay attention. Starting at 7:00PM

Stay tuned to EarToTheStreets from 8:00-10:00PM for MUSIC and more community updates! 

Ear to the Streets of Portland on 07/16/15

Air date: 
Thu, 07/16/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas


The Work Of Doula's and Midwifery

program date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015
On this EarToTheStreets podcast...you will hear the discussion from the organizers of the International Center For Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) and the work being done to put together the conference of training for doula's and midwives. ETTS host Stephen G. and Sekoynia Azikiwe talks with Zalayshia Jackson and Kimberly Porter about the conference and other interesting things that make a doula and midwife.

Plus, listen to Sekoynia and Stephen speak on current events happening in Black society right now. FIRE!

  • Length: 58:34 minutes (53.63 MB)
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The Portland Street Drummer Known As: Thomas Brown

program date: 
Sun, 09/20/2015
Music fans, enthusiast, and listeners may appreciate this latest PodCast. EarToTheStreets had a chance to catch Mr. Thomas Brown, Portland's premiere street drummer who travels all over the city and most of the state to perform for fans leaving their favorite sporting events like the Portland Trailblazers, Oregon Ducks, and Oregon Beavers.  On this particular day of this interview, I was able to catch Thomas performing for fans leaving the Porland Timbers game. If you were in a bad mood....Thomas's drumming was sure to make you stop and put a smile on your face!

Check out this interview to hear his work and life as a 'street performer'.....

If you're interested in working with Thomas Brown for an event or another special event.....you can catch him by email: bucketdrummer10@yahoo.com.
  • Length: 9:23 minutes (8.59 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Talking With Jasmine Jordan and the SMILE Tour!

program date: 
Thu, 09/10/2015
Join Jasmine Jordan at HOLOCENE....Thursday Septermber17 starting at 9:00pm for a soulful performance!

Jasmine is a neo-soul/r&b artist touring on the 'Westcoast Smile Tour' with other artists on positive vibes. Jasmine has a current song that she will be performing while on tour called "Smile" and can be found on Spotify and Itunes...as well as her EP "Time Travel" can also be found. "Best I Can" IS HOT!!!!! 

Take a listen to this interview and get to know who Jasmine is and meet her at HOLOCENE on September 17th! Email EarToTheStreets: onthegroundkboo@gmail.com to find out how to win tickets to the show!!!!!

on Pop Matters magazine: http://www.popmatters.com/post/196979-jasmine-jordan-smile-video-premiere/
website for Jasmine Jordan here: http://www.jasminejordanmusic.com/

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

program date: 
Sun, 08/09/2015
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 503tv.com to have a discussion about the purpose of 503tv, their work, and being homegrown, local production and promotions. 

Very good discussion about community, artists, and the blog. Listen, learn, get invovled, SUPPORT! :)

Find 503tv.com here: http://www.503tv.com/
Find 503tv.com/blog here:  http://503tv.com/blog/

Follow on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/503tv
Follow on Facebook: 503tv Productions

Check out Dame DOLLA and Mikey Vegas on the 503tv blog and on SoundCloud
  • Length: 62:59 minutes (86.49 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

How Are We Moving In This World

program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2015
Just my thoughts........

How are we moving in this world?

Leave a comment/thoughts on this message below!

Ban The Box Moves Forward in Oregon

program date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015
Shout-out to the Urban League of Portland for their assisting efforts to push the 'Ban The Box' legislation to move forward to be voted by the Senate.

I was at the 2015 Legislative Action Day with Our Voices United on April 30 with a string of other organizations like Urban League in solidarity for 'Ban The Box' and several other different house bills in Salem. On the way back to Portland, I asked the question 'what does 'ban the box mean to you' to a 'few of the 2015 spring class of 
Constructing Hope (a non-profit that supports encouragement and support through skills training and education in the construction industry) their thoughts about the passing of 'Ban The Box'. 

To find out more about 
Ban The Box HB 3025 ....go to www.fairchanceforall.com and find out more about Constructing Hope ( www.constructinghope.org ) 
  • Length: 8:21 minutes (7.65 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Interview With The Bots

program date: 
Sun, 04/05/2015
Check out this very FUN interview with the young fresh rock band The Bots ( Anaiah Lei - Drums / Vocals / Keys
Mikaiah Lei - Guitar / Vocals / Keys / Bass ) just before their performance at Doug Fir on April 5th. Their album Pink Palms can be found on iTunes and Amazon.com. This will surely keep you entertained and laughing! Check out more about The Bots here:

  • Length: 41:46 minutes (57.37 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Interview With Goapele

program date: 
Thu, 03/19/2015
This interview is with artist and performer Goapele who OnTheGround for EarToTheStreets interviewed on March 11th 2015. She spoke about her work as an artist and the business side of producing her own albums through her idependent record label SkyBlaze. Goapele is a native to Oakland California and started out in music with her first album Closer….and her newest album Strong As Glass features ‘Hey Boy’ with SNOOP DOG and ‘My Love’ with ERIC BENET was released in October 2014.
  • Length: 38:05 minutes (34.87 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Daughter of Janice Scroggins: Arietta Ward

program date: 
Sun, 01/18/2015
On January 18th, I spoke with Ms. Arietta Ward daughter of the late Janice Scroggins about music and her life growing up around music with her mother and in Portland, OR. Arietta is a local artist here in Portland and can be found working with The Dookie Jam Funk Band/Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, Errick Lewis (who has performed live at KBOO),and has worked with KBOO's station co-manager and concious hip-hop artist Mic Crenshaw.
  • Length: 17:37 minutes (24.19 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Kenneth And Kevin Berry: The Berry Berry Brothers

program date: 
Wed, 01/14/2015
This is a audio interview with Mr. Kenneth Berry and his brother Mr. Kevin Berry who came into KBOO's studio on January 14, 2015 to talk about their legacy in the Martin Luther King Tribute celebrations, KBOO, and working in the community of Portland for over four decades. Make sure to listen all the way through as Mr. Ken Berry showcases his singing chops and piano playing talents!!
  • Length: 62:27 minutes (57.18 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


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