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2018 Fall News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO

News & Public Affairs Day only happens during a Membership Drive, bringing really great speakers: The best minds of our times. The most pertinent topics. Our most insightful programming. Brought to you as part of our Membership Drive. With every word, with every note, you... Read more

2017 Winter News and Public Affairs Day

We have an incredible lineup of talks and interviews for News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO - Friday February 10th, 2017. KBOO is celebrating 49 years of community-produced journalism, public affairs, and breaking news. We've been with you through fascism, neo-liberal Imp... Read more

Black Arts Movement

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Julian Ankney interviews WSU Vancouver English Professor Thabiti Lewis about the new film Bam! The Black Arts Movement that he co-directed and produced in collaboration with Pavithra Narayanan, also a professor of English at WSU Vancouver. The documentary screened this past... Read more

The Black & White Album: African-American Artists Cover The Beatles

Airs at: Fri, 02/26/2021 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Produced for The Songcircle
In honor of Black History Month, and in memory of James Burke of The Five Stairsteps (who perform the second song of today's show), who died last week, we are rebroadcasting this episode which originally aired last December.   Today's program focuses mainly on materia... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 1, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 03/01/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Energy Forward: Bill Resnick talks to Richard Lachmann, Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Albany and author of the article, "How Climate Change Will Affect Socialist Strategy," (Socialist Forum, Winter 2019) They discuss two key struggles for ... Read more

Black History Commodified

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Sharon Grant reads from the Guardian's article of Feb 23, 2021: "A corporate, commodified Black History Month is taking hold. We can't let it." by  Malaika Jabali. Illustration by Juana Martinez/Contributor Daily Sundial Read more

Virtual African Film Festival

Airs at: Thu, 02/25/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  For the past 30 years, the Cascade Festival of African Films has brought African films and African filmmakers to Portland, with screenings and events at Portland Community College, the Kennedy School, and the Hollywood Theatre.  But with the Covid-19 shutdown, the festiv... Read more

Black (METALHEAD) Lives Matter!

Airs at: Thu, 02/25/2021 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for The Metal Margin
Join me on 2/25 for a Black musicians special during Black History Month! All bands are entirely or partly comprised of people of color, either on the mic or off.  Read more

Malcolm Mitchell | Super Bowl Champ to Champion of Literacy

Airs at: Sat, 02/20/2021 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Open Air
Malcolm Mitchell is the rookie who helped the New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI.  He’s also the founder of an initiative called Read with Malcolm, which introduces book ownership to students, and works to improve literacy in schools.  Malcolm‘s Share the Magic  Founda... Read more

Hospital Workers Struggle for Racial Justice

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2021 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Sunita Patel, housekeeper at Legacy Emanuel hospital, and Lorna Wood, Certified Nursing Assistant at Legacy Emanuel, speak out about their battles for covid safety, adequate leave, hazard pay, living wages, fair hours, and health care.  In the midst of a union contract camp... Read more