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Our Fall drive has ended, but you can still donate online.


Old Mole Variety Hour for October 18, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 10/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
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To thank the generous supporters of community radio in Portland, the Old Mole Variety Hour is sponsoring gift prints of one of Bette Lee’s photos to 10 lucky listeners who contribute during KBOO’s 2021 fall membership drive, which ends on October 16. To view Bette’s photos ... Read more

Rural Organizing Project Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 10/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
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Bill Resnick interviews Monica Pearson, an organizer for Oregon’s Rural Organizing Project, serving 82 member groups in small towns and villages across the state who are organizing around a broad range of progressive issues. Pearson, who has lived her life in small towns, p... Read more

Surplus Women

Airs at: Mon, 10/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
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At the end of World War I there were so many young widows and unmarried woman that they were dubbed “surplus women.”  Violet Speedwell is one of these women, and she joins a group of women called borderers, women who embroider kneelers for grand cathedrals. She crafts a lif... Read more

Line 3—History and Hope

Airs at: Mon, 10/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
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Line 3—History and Hope: Last Monday, on Indigenous Peoples Day, the five-year frontline resistance to Enbridge's Line 3 suffered a defeat. Having finished construction on the pipeline, Enbridge prepared to start pumping the highly toxic tar sands oil from Alberta Canada th... Read more

Some Assembly Required, Episode 274

Airs at: Sun, 10/17/2021 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Produced for Some Assembly Required
Featuring work by Big City Orchestra, EasyEW, Ekkehard Ehlers, The Found Sound Orchestra, John Oswald, Pflaphpschoen, Sacred Cowboy, The Tape-beatles, ToToM, Wax Audio, YITT and DJ Zebra. Read more

This is the End.

Airs at: Sat, 10/16/2021 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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  Today marks the end of our Fall Membership Drive, and let's just say 'WE STILL NEED MONEY!'  Not sure why per se, but that's the reality. To honor The End, I'll play almost 2 hours of tunes from the end of a well-known tour, without touching the first set.  Yep. Still b... Read more

Loretta Lynn Leads the Way

Airs at: Sat, 10/16/2021 at 6:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Swing 'n' Country
Please join me for lots of good morning music this Saturday on Swing 'n' Country! There's a mellow start from Olivia Newton John (Have You Never Been Mellow?) and a classy finish from Lefty Frizzell (Life's Like Poetry). You can savor a set of music from Loretta Lynn's sens... Read more

Keeping Up with the Joneses!

Airs at: Fri, 10/15/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Produced for The Songcircle
True giants of music make up much of today’s Songcircle playlist. Great American Songbook composers Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer sing their own songs. Plus, Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, George Jones, The Clash, Dusty Springf... Read more

Some New and Some Old on Film at 11 for Friday, 15 October, 2021

Airs at: Fri, 10/15/2021 at 10:30am - 11:30am
Produced for Film at 11
After a quick survey of some recent releases, including No Time to Die and The Card Counter, Jeff Godsil, from down in Los Angeles, discusses Preston Sturges's The Great McGinty, while Britta Gordon reflects on South Korea's 2017 Claire's Camera, and in the book corner, a n... Read more

Autumnal Folk Music

Airs at: Fri, 10/15/2021 at 5:30am - 7:00am
Produced for Cascadia Coffeehouse
Today's Cascadia Coffeehouse will feature some of my favorite fall and autumn folk songs, including Tom Russell, Tim O'Brien, I'm With Her, and more. We'll also showcase a few tracks from new albums recently released. Read more