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Playful Presence: Robin Jackson and Songwriting

Airs at: Mon, 11/27/2023 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Playful Presence
Playful Presence is a show about the creative process, mindfulness, and play. Plus some improvised scenes and poems. Hosted by Taj Baker. This month, Taj interviews Robin Jackson about songwriting and creativity.  We touch on topics such as creative blocks, the inner criti... Read more

Talking Earth: Willer, Salzman, Hedges

Airs at: Mon, 11/20/2023 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Talking Earth
This chapter of The Talking Earth features local writers Crystal Willer, Katharine Salzmann and David Hedges. Hosted by dan raphael, who'll read a couple poems by other folks. Crystal Willer's poems have appeared in the Spoon River Poetry Review, Territory, West Branch Wir... Read more

Eclectic Pandemic: Interview and music with Jeremy of Heart Core Healing LLC

Airs at: Sun, 01/28/2024 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Hi! I'm Jeremy but feel free to call me Jermz. I'm a person in long-term recovery from substances and mental health challenges., and I wouldn't have it any other way. Here's a little about how I got to  Heart Core Healing:   For the past 5+ years I've been a professional... Read more

Eclectic Pandemic: The X-mas Skyler Ray Interview

Airs at: Sun, 12/24/2023 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
At 8pm on 12/08/2023 Skyler and DJ Thomas James are pre-recording a half hour interview which will air alongside a half hour of music by Skyler and similar artists that make recovery related music. That interview will air the first hour of the Eclectic Pandemic program. Th... Read more

Portland Jewish Hour

Airs at: Sun, 11/12/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
Music for Veteran's Day and Danish Radio. What's that, you ask? Tune in and find out! Read more

Radio Lost and Found on 11/09/23

Airs at: Thu, 11/09/2023 at 10:00pm - Fri, 11/10/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Radio Lost and Found
A new live episode of Radio Lost & Found! I played some of the new, fantastic release by The Feelies, a live album of Velvet Underground covers. I also played some music by artists involved in a benefit for Mississippi Records fire recovery; Atlanta Georgia artist Lonnie H... Read more

Stormy Day Spampler Featuring Ida Lapino and Ronald Coleman in Daphne Du Maurie's Rebecca

Airs at: Mon, 11/06/2023 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
For a rainy portland afternoon let's settle in a warm drink, a classic radio mystery drama and some music.  Featured today will be a reairing of the Lux Radio Theater's adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 film production of the best selling novel by Daphne du Maurier "Reb... Read more

Talking Earth: Ross Robbins, November 13, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 11/13/2023 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Talking Earth
Tonight's episode of Talking Earth features local poet Ross Robbins, as well as host and board-op Patrick Bocarde.   In the spirit of Walt Curtis, there may be a slight amount of chaos during the show, but probably not as much as Walt would have liked.  Ross Robbins is the... Read more

Radio Lost & Found's Annual Halloween Special

Airs at: Thu, 10/26/2023 at 10:00pm - Fri, 10/27/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Radio Lost and Found
Another year, another creepy crawly Radio Lost & Found Hallowe'en Special. Lots of favorites and a few newer items. I hope you liked it! Archive Notes: I went a little over, providing a bit of bonus content that didn't go out over the air. Read more

Music for a Lovely Autumn Afternoon

Airs at: Mon, 10/23/2023 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Lots of music today. Feqturing Johnny Hodges, Jo Stafford, Fanny, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat and lots more. Also some comedy by Bob & Ray Read more