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Generosity of the Workers

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    Bill Resnick reads from Rebecca Solnit's book A Paradise Built in Hell about the generosity of ordinary working people compared to the calculating tight-fistedness of elites. Read more

Public Housing and Community

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    Coming up this weekend, May 27th through May 30th, the Vanport Mosaic Festival is a commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the Vanport Flood. KBOO is a supporter of these four days of lectures, performances, screenings, exhibits, and other events. Built during Worl... Read more

Joseph T. Reiff, Born of Conviction

Airs at: Sun, 05/22/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
On September 29th, 1962, Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett spoke before a halftime crowd at a University of Mississippi football game.  He said he loved Mississippi's heritage.   This compelled him to personally block African-American James Meredith from enrolling at Ole Mi... Read more

Philip Kan Gotanda - Traveling Master

Airs at: Tue, 05/24/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae features veteran playwright Philip Kan Gotanda. She first talked to him three years ago when he came to do a talk at Reed College. Now he's a Traveling Master for the Dramatists Guild Fund and will be teaching a class called "Challenges of Writing From a Racial and Cul... Read more

Wendy Doniger, Redeeming the Kamasutra

Airs at: Sat, 05/14/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
The Kamasutra brings to mind (and to Google searches) erotic and exotic sexual positions.   OK, it is that.  But it is much more.  It is about the art of living.   Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of ... Read more

Vanport Mosaic Festival

Airs at: Tue, 05/17/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae features the Vanport Mosaic Festival that celebrates and remembers an important time and community in Portland history. She'll talk  with festival co-artistic directors S. Renee Mitchell, Damaris Webb and Laura Lo Forti.  Damaris is the director/producer of Cottonwood ... Read more

Crossing East Radio Series

Airs at: Mon, 05/30/2016 at 10:00am - 6:00pm
Nearly ten years ago, MediaRites Productions debuted Crossing East, (Our Stories, Our History, Our America), the first and to date only Asian American/Pacific Islander history series on public radio. This series produced by Dmae Roberts, Sara Kolbet and producers around the... Read more

Documentarian Frederick Wiseman - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 04/28/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  In this extended version of our interview with attorney turned filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, Jenn Chavez asks Mr Wiseman about the subjects that inspire him, his detached style of filmmaking, and his success in producing and distributing films outside the studio system. ... Read more

A DIFFERENT NATURE salutes ORNETTE COLEMAN tonight at 8pm

Airs at: Mon, 05/02/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for A Different Nature
Join the A DIFFERENT NATURE Collective tonight for a kind of radio primer on Ornette Coleman, as some of us share what recordings we still have of his most pivotal and radical music from our collections and reflect on the life and turbulent times of one of modern music's mo... Read more

Documentarian Frederick Wiseman

Airs at: Thu, 04/28/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  Frederick Wiseman is an attorney turned filmmaker who has spent half a century offering audiences intimate views of institutions and communities, from state legislatures to boxing gyms to public housing and schools.  His first film Titicut Follies (1967) documented abuse... Read more