Arts/Culture

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International Women's Day 2018

KBOO's International Women's Day celebrations were started by Program Director Karen Burdick in 1976. We've celebrated each year since then with special programming created by for and about women. As we finalized the schedule for KBOO's annual celebration of international ... Read more

Rest in Power, Ursula K LeGuin

My heart hurts for the loss of Ursula K LeGuin. I know where to take comfort, in her fiction, essays, and her many many interviews over the years here at KBOO "the cheerful voice of social conscious" is how she described us. Here are some of our archival programs with Ursul... Read more

Audio from the Waterfront Blues Festival!

The 2017 Waterfront Blues Festival audio is now online for your streaming pleasure: Audio from Day One - Friday 6/30   Audio from Day Two - Saturday 7/1   Audio from Day Three - Sunday 7/2   Audio from Day Four - Monday 7/3   Audio from Day Five - Tuesday 7/4   ... Read more

"Bodies Piled Up", a Continental Op mystery by Dashiell Hammett, and Dick Powell as Richard Diamond

Airs at: Mon, 09/16/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 09/17/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Dashiell Hammett's nameless detective, known as The Continetal Op, investigates a multiple murder discovered in a downtown San Francisco hotel room, which leads to a deadly shoot out inside a North Beach speakeasy.  Also, a radio mystery drama featuring Dick Powell as forme... Read more

1984 at Artists Rep and The Wolves at Portland Playhouse

Airs at: Tue, 09/17/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae presents a special one-hour membership edition of Stage & Studio on KBOO. We feature  Damaso Rodriquez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre to talk about the adaptation of 1984 by George Orwell as well highlights of the whole 2019/20 season. And in the se... Read more

Episode 06

Airs at: Fri, 09/13/2019 at 4:30pm - Thu, 09/30/2021 at 11:45pm
Produced for TRIPP-P
Join the hosts, as we chat about a POT-pourri of Cannabis related topics and headlines. Including: a protest agaisnt a Portland pot shop, strain names, social impact in the history of the plant, a recent Washington State ganja heist, black-market vape cartidges causing dea... Read more

Hollywood Babylon

Airs at: Thu, 09/12/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Hollywood Babylon is the new series of 1930's feature films, produced before the censorious Hays Code, that tackled such timely topics as corruption, prostitution, and drug use.  Curated by Chantell Richardson and Dan Halsted, this series screens at the Hollywood Theatre... Read more

Four Men Shaking by Lawrence Shainberg

Airs at: Thu, 09/12/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with Lawrence Shainberg, author of the new book Four Men Shaking: Searching for Sanity with Samuel Beckett, Norman Mailer, and My Favorite Zen Teacher from Shambhala Publications. Lawrence is author of the memoir Ambivalent Zen: One Man's Adventures on ... Read more

Express Yo'self

Airs at: Fri, 09/13/2019 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Express Yo'self
On this episode, Ji interviews spoken word artists Cetzforthesoul and Jcetz, two brothers, about their spoken word journeys. Their music and poetry can be found on SoundCloud by searching for "cetzforthesouls" or "jcetz". You can support cetzforthesoul by following him on i... Read more

Islands in the Stream: The Inland Sea DVD reviewed by Film at 11

Airs at: Fri, 09/06/2019 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
      He called it a novel. But Donald Richie's The Inland Sea was more than that.      In 1971, author and film scholar Donald Richie published a poetic travelogue about his explorations of the islands of Japan’s Inland Sea, recording his search for traces of a tradi... Read more