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Gemma Whelan, author of Painting Through the Dark

Airs at: Thu, 02/23/2023 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
On today's episode, we welcome Gemma Whelan, author of the new novel Painting Through the Dark, from Portland’s Shangana Press. Gemma’s an award-winning director, screenwriter, and teacher. She was the founding Artistic Director of Wilde Irish Productions in the Bay Area, a... Read more

Strangers On A Train

Airs at: Mon, 02/20/2023 at 11:00pm - Tue, 02/21/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Tonight, The Lux Radio Theater's production of Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers On A Train (1951).  Adapted from the novel by Patrica Highsmith. Ray Milland stars as tennis star Guy Haines, who meets Bruno Anthony, played by Frank Lovejoy, while on a train ride. Though guy thin... Read more

Special Membership Drive Pet Appreciation Show

Airs at: Mon, 02/20/2023 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Sampler returns for our Winter Membership Drive  Pet Apprecation Show. KBOO's Public Affairs Director Ender Black will be joining us with a pocket full of dog treats and a couple of catnip mouses. Also, lots of music and Katherine Dunn reading "The Dog Who Bit People" a... Read more

Some old and new as we revisit masterpieces on Film at 11 for Friday 24 Feb., 2023

Airs at: Fri, 02/24/2023 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
This week, Jeff Godsil revisits David Cronenberg's psychological thriller Dead Ringers, while in our book corner, we look at two brand new single volume examinations of Alfred Hitchcock's 1959 Vertigo, recently re-rated by Sight and Sound magazine as the second greatest fil... Read more

Heléna Dupre Thompson

Airs at: Tue, 02/14/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heléna Dupre (PRONOUNCED he-LAY-na doo-PREE) Thompson about her photography show called Unintentional Spectacles, which is on now at  LAURA VINCENT DESIGN & GALLERY until February 25. Thompson takes... Read more

Boogie Pachanguero...... DJ takeover #1

Airs at: Fri, 02/10/2023 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for Boogie Pachanguero
The DJ is taking over tonight!!   Bring those dancing shoes, as today we're spinning those records until smoke comes out of your radio antenna. The plan is to bring those lights down, shine that floor wax and burn the night away!!!  Read more

You'll once again have Vertigo after this episode of Film at 11 for Friday 17 Feb., 2023

Airs at: Fri, 02/17/2023 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
This week, Jeff Godsil takes a ride with Marlon Brando and The Wild One, and Matthew of KBOO's monthly bedtime story program Gremlin Time revisits The Dam Busters from 1955, with Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave, while Britta Gordon looks at the proliffic Hong Sang-soo's C... Read more

23 - Casting Perfection with Jackie Burch

Airs at: Fri, 03/03/2023 at 3:00am - 5:30am
  Award Winning Casting Director, Jackie Burch, joins Poxy & Ragan to discuss her extensive career working on some of Hollywood's most notable movies such as The Breakfast Club, Coming to America, Die Hard, Hidden Figures, and many many more!!         Read more

KIm Field and The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold

Airs at: Thu, 02/09/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Jonesy
On today’s episode, we trace the history of Chicago blues, especially blues harmonica, and its role in the birth of rock n’ roll with guest Kim Field, writer, musician, and co-author of the book The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold. Born in Chicago in 1935, William Arnold, ... Read more

Playful Presence: Ep 1 Playing with Details

Airs at: Mon, 02/13/2023 at 11:00pm - Tue, 02/14/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Playful Presence
This month, we explore how noticing the details- whether real or imagined- makes life sweeter. The episode starts with an improv scene which sparks a discussion about using things from your life to inspire creativity. We invite listeners to try this in a short exercise. T... Read more