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Gospel of Trees: A Memoir

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Today on Between the Covers, Suzanne LaGrande interviews award-winning writer, teacher, and community activist Apricot Irving. She is the author of Gospel of Trees: A Memoir, a lyrical meditation on ecology, loss and the tangled history of missions in Haiti, which won the 2... Read more

Celebrating Women's History: a Look Back, 3/05/2020

Airs at: Thu, 03/05/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
  Black Book Talk revisits interviews by and about iconic women.  Some are well-known, others not so much.  The voices of Dr Maya Angelou (speaking and singing), Ilyasah Shabazz (Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz' middle daughter) and Rosemary Reed Miller (biograher of African-Am... Read more

The African-American Vote

Airs at: Mon, 03/02/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In spite of reported gains by the Bernie Sanders campaign, Joe Biden took the lion's share of Black votes in Saturday’s  South Carolina primary. Denise Morris looks back at a September 2019 article on Joe Biden and the Black vote written by Black Agenda Report contributor A... Read more

My Red Heaven

Airs at: Thu, 03/12/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  "A superb evocation of a specific time and place—Berlin, 10 June 1927—that captures the intellectual ferment, the descent into decadence, and rise of Nazism during the Weimar Republic. With historically precise detailing and grimly gorgeous imagery, Lance Olsen portrays ... Read more

The Blacker the Berry the Sweeter the Juice

Airs at: Sat, 02/29/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
"This Irish tradition, which dates back to the 5th century, says it's appropriate for women to propose to their romantic partners on leap day, rather than waiting for their suitors to pop the question. The custom was started to help women who felt that their significant oth... Read more

Before Women Had Choice

Produced for Between the Covers
Before Roe vs. Wade, whappened to women who got pregnant?  On Between the Covers Suzanne LaGrande interviews filmmaker, community activist and writer Lani Jo Leigh about her recently published memoir, Unfit: The Tale of One Pregnant Teen in the Bible Belt Before Women Had C... Read more

Full Interview with Meredith Mathis of the PCCEP's Subcommittee for People with Mental Illness

Airs at: Tue, 02/25/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
    Today, Federal Judge Michael Simon declined to approve an amendment to the city's Settlement Agreement with the US Department of Justice which would have allowed the Portland Committee for Community Engaged Policing (PCCEP, pronounced "pee-sep") to satisfy the require... Read more

False Ideals

Airs at: Mon, 02/24/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Sharon Grant reads from Nikole Hannah-Jones' stunning, daring, wonderful essay:  “Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black Americans fought to make it true." The essay traces 400 years of Black history in the territory now the United States.... Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour on 2/24/20

Airs at: Mon, 02/24/2020 at 11:00pm - Tue, 02/25/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
You're in for a treat on this special belated President’s Day edition of The Holy Crowley Hour. KBOO Radio luminaries S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge are guest hosting tonight, while regular host Ken Jones is quarantined at Crowley Cult headquarters in Beaverton, binge-watching ... Read more

Black, Camera, Action! short films present connections between Black history and Black futures in Portland

Airs at: Thu, 02/20/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  On Saturday, February 22nd, Gentrification is WEIRD and Alberta Abbey will be presenting a night of short films, entitled Black, Camera, Action! The short documentary films focus on the past, present and future of Black communities in Portland, and the event will also fe... Read more