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!
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Episode Archive

The Black Portland Agenda Report:

Air date: 
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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the work of leadership by Black Portland
On the next EarToTheStreets:

We welcome Mr. James Posey for the Black Portland Agenda Report ( http://bpareport.com/april-2015-poll/ ) and owner of the Eliot E. Mat Cafe on MLK. We will talk about the website and Black leadership here in Portland.

Later, we'll here live music from Jabulani Leffall and Benjamin Evans of Free! Mason Jar to perform music off their album 'While Supplies Last'  (freemasonjar.bandcamp.com)

The Jazz Mix-Tape

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Thu, 05/07/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Community news and music

Join ETTS for sharing info and music, for and by the community! And we do appreciate your #supportKBOO <<<<share the hastag! THANK YOU! And as always: Time To WISE Up So We Can Rise Up!

Community, Education, And Music!

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Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Mother of Trayvon Martin visits Portland and other community news and guests


In tonight's broadcast of EarToTheStreets of Portland....we'll hear from Sybrina Fulton....the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin who was gunned down in February 2012 in Florida. She spoke at the Maranatha Church in Portland on April 13, 2015.

We'll also here from Elroy Ashtian from National Society of Black Engineers who will discuss the upcoming event S.T.E.A.M (Science. Technology. Arts. Mathematics) for YOUTH on Saturday May 2nd.

Black Milk And More.......

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Thu, 04/02/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Detroit native BLACK MILK speaks with Azikiwe and Sauda on EarToTheStreets
Join us tonight to hear Detroit native, lyricist, and producer Black Milk, who will be performing at the KBOO co-sponsored festival Soul'D Out ...April 16th at the Alhambra Theater. Hear his take on hip-hop's/rap beat maker legend J.

Music All The Way Around, Around the music!

Air date: 
Thu, 03/19/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Listen to independent artists showcase their talents and passion

EarToTheStreets has had some heavy topics these past couple of broadcasts. We are happy to announce that our next show will be heavy with recording artists and live performance, AND TICKET GIVE AWAY!

First, we hear from California Bay Area recording artist GOAPELE....who will be performing at the STAR Theater  on April 15th as part of the KBOO co-sponsored event SOUL'D OUT FESTIVAL

Inspiring Youth To Bring Change For The Greater Good...STOP THE VIOLENCE

Air date: 
Thu, 03/05/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Why Is There A Rise In Violence?
Tune in to Ear to the Streets on KBOO (90.7FM/on-line www.kboo.fm/mobile m.kboo.fm) Thursday evening from 7-10pm as we sit down with community activist Laurie Palmer and address the devastating effects of gang and youth violence as well as the steps that must be taken by the community in order to curtail youth 

'Inspiring Youth To Bring Change For The Greater Good'

Air date: 
Thu, 02/19/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Books, Youth, & Organize
Join Ear To The Streets with Kayla SAUDA and Sekoynia AZIKIWE for a part two of three of a series we are calling 'Inspiring Youth To Bring Change For The Greater Good'. This show's guest is Ahjamu Umi.....local revolutionary organizer and the author of two books: Find The Flower That Blossoms and his latest book The Courage Equation is set to release at the end of February.

We will discuss his upcoming book, his work as an organizer, and what he is currently doing working with youth now.

The Portland Y.O.U.T.H Summit

Air date: 
Thu, 02/05/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Inspiring Youth To Bring Change For The Greater Good
On the next Ear To The Streets of Portland:

We welcome Imani Muhammed....one of the organizers from the Portland Y.O.U.T.H Summit. This upcoming summit is Friday and Saturday 2/6-2/7 and is the 9th year of the summit with special keynote speaker Salih Muhammed who will also be a guest on the show. We'll talk about the work the organization is doing to build leadership in Portland YOUTH of today as well as youth who are working to make change around the nation. Join US starting at 7:00pm on Thursday, Feb. 5th. Stay tuned to EarToTheStreets for music from 8:00-10:00pm!

As ALWAYS:

Mic Crenshaw And The Afrikan Hip-Hop Caravan

Air date: 
Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Mic Crenshaw And The Afrikan Hip-Hop Caravan
Promo
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Tune-In with Azikiwe and Sauda on Thursday January 15th at 7:00pm as KBOO's  Mic Crenshaw speaks on The 2014 Afrikan Hip-Hop Caravan tour and the work the organization does to bring people of the African diaspora together, and how it reaches people globally.  

Check out Afrikan HipHop Caravan website here: http://hiphopcaravan.net/2014/

As always: TIME TO WISE UP SO WE CAN RISE UP!

Up Coming Show and The Kenton Library

Air date: 
Thu, 01/01/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
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Up Coming Show and The Kenton Library
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Join Ear To The Streets of Portland for the first show of the new year! Meet the new co-host for the show and what's up and coming for the year! As well as discussing the last principle in KWANZAA: 'IMANI' (Faith).

Also, EarToTheStreets welcomes SyNova Blackwell for the Kenton library to discuss the Black Story-Time series. Please JOIN US! 

As always: TIME TO WISE UP SO WE CAN RISE UP!

Audio

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)
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The Interview With The Bots

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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:

http://thebotsband.com/
http://twitter.com/thebotsband
http://instagram.com/thebotsla
  • Length: 41:46 minutes (57.37 MB)
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Interview With Goapele

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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

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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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