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Black on Blonde 2: More African-American Artists Cover Bob Dylan

Airs at: Fri, 05/24/2024 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Produced for The Songcircle
Today on The Songcircle, we're celebrating Bob Dylan's 83rd birthday with a long-gestating follow-up to our popular 2022 episode featuring Black artists saluting Bob's songs. All the material on today's show comes from Bob's groundbreaking work of the 1960s, though the cove... Read more

Gaslight: The Fight to Stop the Atlantic Coast PIpeline

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
While Oregonians were fighting to stop the behemoth Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove LNG Terminal in Southern Oregon, communities in Virginia were facing a similar struggle to stop an even larger and longer pipeline that would have crossed the Blue Ridge Mount... Read more

Too Much Information, with Traci and Abe, 2024-05-14: Housing Costs in PDX

Airs at: Tue, 05/14/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Is living in Portland affordable? If you’re a white household, on average, the answer is yes. If you’re a Black household — not so much. According to data from the city, exactly zero Portland neighborhoods are affordable for the average Black household. Join Traci and Abe f... Read more

Too Much Information with Abe and Traci on 05/14/24

Airs at: Tue, 05/14/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
  “Is living in Portland affordable? If you’re a white household, on average, the answer is yes. If you’re a black household — not so much. According to data from the city, exactly zero Portland neighborhoods are affordable for the average black household. Join Traci and A... Read more

Reflecting on Reflections Coffee and Books

Airs at: Thu, 05/02/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
We flipped the script for this program.  Black Book Talk co-host O B Hill is our guest, along with Gloria McMurtry.  They are the founders of Reflections Coffee and Books which, for 17 years, drew fans to the crossroads of MLK Blvd and Killingsworth St.   More than a coffee... Read more

Duncan Hwang and Jamal Dar on a Greener 82nd Avenue

Airs at: Thu, 05/02/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00pm
 Our guests today are Metro Councilor Duncan Hwang and Jamal Dar, founder and Executive Director of the African Youth and Community Organization.  They are working on the 82nd Ave vision for a resilient green eco district. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 29, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 04/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, beginning with a story from Portland's May Day past, followed by these segments: Campus Protest: For two decades, Palestinian rights activists have called for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. The aim of th... Read more

In the Pines

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
When historian Grace Elizabeth Hale was a college student, her mother told her a story about how Hale’s grandfather, the white sheriff in a poor county in Mississippi, heroically stood up to a white mob and tried to prevent the lynching of a Black man. In Hale’s book, In Th... Read more

Kesha Ajose-Fisher, author of No God Like the Mother (re-broadcast)

Airs at: Thu, 04/25/2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
Jonesy has a cold today and it appears to be contagious. So we’re re-broadcasting a favorite episode from last year. It’s an interview with Kesha Ajose-Fisher, author of the story collection No God Like the Mother from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press. Kesha was my first inte... Read more

Urban League PDX to host candidate forums ahead of May 21st Primary

Airs at: Wed, 04/10/2024 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
  On this edition of KBOO News in Depth, we speak with the Urban League of Portland Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, Jennifer Parish Taylor, about the organization's upcoming candidate forums ahead of the May 21st primary.  2024 Primary Election Virtual Candidate F... Read more