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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

Well-Read Black Girls Book Group: More than books

Airs at: Thu, 10/07/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Ray Owens and Wentemi Kante, members of Portland's Well-Read Black Girls Book Club, discuss the importance of the group beyond sharing good reads.  Both women emphasize its importance as a safe and supportive space where Black women can fellowship with their sisters, a rari... Read more

Portland Interfaith Peace and Action Collaborative to hold listening sessions on community needs from police

Airs at: Tue, 09/21/2021 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  September 21st is the International Day of Peace, as set by the United Nations. To celebrate, the Portland Interfaith Peace and Action Collaborative or IPAC held a press conference, observed a moment of silence for those lost to violence, and announced their Portland Pe... Read more

Baba Wagué Diakité

Airs at: Tue, 09/28/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
On Tuesday, Sept 28, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. Aurora Josephson interviews ceramic artist and author Baba Wagué Diakité. [PRONOUNCED BABBa WAG-ay JAK-itay] He talks about Black Lives Matter and Pan Africanism, the family vegetable garden, Amílcar Cabral and being an educator and ... Read more

Nabisco Strike Over, the Struggle Continues

Airs at: Mon, 09/27/2021 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Donna Jo Marks and Mike Burlingham, leaders of the Bakers Union local 364, recap the forty days on strike and how it transformed their members and themselves. Read more

What Passes as Love

Airs at: Thu, 10/07/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Suzanne LaGrande speaks with author Trisha Thomas about her latest book, What Passes as Love.   Set in antebellum Virginia,  What Passes as Love tells the story of Dahlia Holt, a light-skinned black woman who works as a servant in the home of a large slave owner who is in... Read more

$600K Settlement in Portland Police Killing of Terrell Johnson

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Terrell Kyreem Johnson was a 24 year old from Portland, Oregon. On May 10, 2017, he was at a MAX light rail station in SE Portland threatening people with a utility knife. Witnesses say he was clearly demonstrating signs of mental illness and distress. The Portland Police w... Read more

Y2K Bugs To Electronic Rust

Airs at: Thu, 09/16/2021 at 3:00am - 4:30am
Produced for The Last Hour
Listen to 90 minutes of some of Thomas James' favorite electronic music artists that recorded music between 1998-2002 and still create music today and have recorded between 2018 and 2021. Artist List: Amon Tobin, THYS, Noordpool Orchestra, Squarepusher, Aphex Twin, Sleepne... Read more

Third Eye Bookstore

Airs at: Thu, 09/02/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Charles Hannah and his wife Michelle Lewis are the co-owners of Third Eye Books, Portland's only Black-owned bookstore.  Charles shares what motivated the couple to open a bookstore at a time when independent stores are challenged by mega-sellers like Amazon.  He expresses ... Read more