Arts/Culture

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

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 Social Dilemma

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Movie Mole Jan Haaken talks with psychologist Emaline Friedman about the 2020 documentary, “The Social Dilemma”, a film directed by Jeff Orlowski that tells a story of the manipulative forces behind social media and how they are rewiring our brains. Friedman is a critical p... 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

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Joshua Samuel Brown

Airs at: Fri, 02/26/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
On last month’s show, we celebrated our local independent publishers and the authors whose work they publish with Dan Armstrong, of Eugene’s Mud City Press; Kathleen McFall and Clark Hays, of Portland’s Pumpjack Press; and Bobby Eversmann, Editor-in-Chief at Deep Overstock,... Read more

Art Talk Bus Stop: Episode 11 with Marti Clemmons

Airs at: Wed, 02/24/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30pm
Produced for Art Talk Bus Stop
  Art Talk Bus Stop is a serial 30-minute podcast produced by a group of students and educators based out of Reynolds High School in Troutdale, OR, just outside of Portland. The students are enrolled in the Reynolds Gallery of Contemporary Art (RoCA), where they learn prof... Read more

Art Talk Bus Stop: Episode 11 with Marti Clemmons

Airs at: Wed, 02/24/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30pm
Produced for Art Talk Bus Stop
  Art Talk Bus Stop is a serial 30-minute podcast produced by a group of students and educators based out of Reynolds High School in Troutdale, OR, just outside of Portland. The students are enrolled in the Reynolds Gallery of Contemporary Art (RoCA), where they learn prof... 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