Arts and Culture

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Celebrity Buzz!

Airs at: Sun, 11/06/2016 at 12:00pm
Produced for This Is How We See It
Are Idris Elba and Madonna really dating?  Jamie Fox and Katie Holmes break up.  Mary J Blige's soon to be ex-husband wants $130,000 a month in alimony?  NBC fires Billy Bush over Trump.  Join us as we discuss these topics and much more. Read more

Art Focus hosted by Andre Middleton and the Cinema Project

Airs at: Tue, 11/01/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
A collectively run, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon, Cinema Project works to promote public awareness of avant-garde cinema from the past and present. Featuring artists, curators, and scholars from around the world, our semi-annual series of screenings, le... Read more

White Bird presents Reggie Wilson

Airs at: Tue, 11/01/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae talks with Walter Jaffe and Paul King founders of White Bird Dance. The two dance producers will talk about White Bird's whole season and the upcoming performances by Reggie Wilson / Fist and Heel Performance Group coming to Portland November 17-19.  We'll talk with... Read more

Part 2 of The deconstruction and celebration of Mr. Gil Scott-Heron

Airs at: Fri, 11/18/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for From the Grassroots
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)  Mr. Scott-Heron established much of the attitude and the stylistic vocabulary that would characterize the socially conscious work of early rap groups like Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions. And he has remained... Read more

Hot Topics!

Airs at: Sat, 10/29/2016 at 10:15am - Sat, 11/05/2016 at 10:15am
Produced for This Is How We See It
Early voting has started in North Carolina, Get Out and Vote!  Experts are now saying that Orange Juice may not be as good for you as we thought??  At one point in his life Jaden Smith thought he was a vampire?  "Birth Of A Nation" struggles at the box office.  Join us as w... Read more

From the Grassroots

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Deconstruct and Celebrate the Poetry of Gil Scott Heron

Airs at: Fri, 11/04/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for From the Grassroots
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011)  Mr. Scott-Heron established much of the attitude and the stylistic vocabulary that would characterize the socially conscious work of early rap groups like Public Enemy and Boogie Down Productions. And he has remained... Read more

Changing The Way We Look At 'Slavery'

Airs at: Thu, 10/27/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
There has been an ongoing debate on whether or not the inundation of the 'slave narrative' in our culture is beneficial.  While our narratives certainly need to be told, what we are presented with tends to be myopic and individualistic in scope.  Victories can never be view... Read more

Ball of Confusion (Election?! Edition)

Airs at: Fri, 11/04/2016 at 12:00am - 3:00am
  Temptations sing: "One, two, one, two, three, four, ow People moving out, people moving in Why, because of the color of their skin Run, run, run but you sure can't hide An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth Vote for me and I'll set you free   Rap on, brother, rap on ... Read more

Dolce Vita Confidential

Airs at: Thu, 10/27/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  Film writer Shawn Levy sits down with Jenn Chavez to tell behind-the-scenes stories of the classic Italian film studios, as collected in his newest book Dolce Vita Confidential: Fellini, Loren, Pucci, Paparazzi, and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome. Then, S.W. Conse... Read more