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Art and the Black Artist - KBOO Archives, 12/12/1977

Airs at: Tue, 02/13/2024 at 7:30pm - 8:00pm
  This episode of Black History Future Month was recorded on December 12, 1977 at KBOO Studios. Host: Rosemary Allen -- Producing support: Pascal Landa --   The topic was Art and the Black Artist. It features outstanding members of the Black Portland arts community enga... Read more

The Afro-Atlantic Origins of the Banjo

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Joe Clement presents a collection of traditional banjo music and documentaries shining light on the Afro-Atlantic origins of the banjo, and some of its enduring significance for American history. Rhiannon Giddens performs: Julie and Better Get Yer Lernin' Marc Dewitt ar... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 19, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  This episode is hosted by Frann Michel and includes these segments:   The Afro-Atlantic Origins of the Banjo Joe Clement presents a collection of traditional banjo music and documentaries shining light on the Afro-Atlantic origins of the banjo, and some of its enduring... Read more

For 16 Feb, 2024, a suite of reviews

Airs at: Fri, 02/16/2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
This week the Film at 11 crew talk about Ghost World (Jeff Godsil), Three Outlaw Samurai and Dragon Inn (Gremlin Time's Matthew), and reviews of I am Greta, Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds, the new documentary from Werner Herzog, and the Criterion Collection release o... Read more

Erik Reel

Airs at: Tue, 02/13/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews Erik Reel about his show “Street” which runs at Laura Vincent Design & Gallery through March 2. Reel talks about abstraction, the connection between painting and music, Cy Twombly, and his paintings "Origi... Read more

Bon Ton Sampler

Airs at: Mon, 02/12/2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Fortunato returns with an entertaining two hours of Monday afternoon listening. Dropping by today's show will be Evan Schlaes of The New Iberians to tell us about the Mardi Gras Dance Party going on at Artichole Music on Tuesday Night < https://artichokemusic.org/LiveMusic.... Read more

La Revolución de Emiliano Zapata; La Verdadera Vocación de Magdalena; Adiós a Los Beatles

Airs at: Fri, 02/09/2024 at 10:00pm - Sat, 02/10/2024 at 12:00am
Produced for La Ruleta

Comics Take on a good reuben sandwich

Airs at: Mon, 02/12/2024 at 11:00pm - Tue, 02/13/2024 at 12:00am
Produced for Comics Take on the News
Comics Take on the News will February show will be a panel full of hilarious Portland celebrities. Umi Om (@Umi_om) is a bisexual and biracial comedian who touches on topics of gender, relationships, and mental health. Umi is Indian and Lebanese. She was born in Hawai'i an... Read more

The Great Gatsby onstage with playwright Maeve Z O'Connor and director Loriann Schmidt

Airs at: Thu, 02/08/2024 at 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, first published in 1925, is a classic of American literature. It’s an evergreen story of love and jealousy, wealth and status, and the promise and perils of the American Dream, all taking place during the 1920s in the U.S., the ... Read more

Joe Sacco: Footnotes in Gaza - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 02/08/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  As part of the 20th anniversary commemoration of Words and Pictures, we revisit our January 2010 conversation with Portland artist and self-styled "war junkie" Joe Sacco. Sacco has carved out a niche in the publishing world for his war reportage comics.  For more than t... Read more