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The Hinterland: Chad Essley and John McAfee

Airs at: Thu, 01/24/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Words and Pictures
John McAfee (yes, that John McAfee) is the guest on this special edition of Words and Pictures, along with local animator Chad Essley, who's been maintaining the blog and is now working on the graphic memoir The Hinterland. Along with discussions of The Hint... Read more

Barry Deutsch and Jenn Manley Lee

Airs at: Thu, 01/10/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Words and Pictures
Celebrated Portland comics artists Barry Deutsch and Jenn Manley Lee have been collaborating and inspiring each other since high school.  Their separate projects, Barry's Hereville and Jenn's Dicebox, began as epic web comics but have now been collected and printed in hardc... Read more

KBOO Programmer Top Ten Lists of 2012

Our annual top ten lists by your hard working knowledgeable fun and talented Disc Jockeys of KBOO! These are listed by the order in which they were turned in, so make sure to keep checking back, as we add more lists to the list! Happy New Year! -- Jamillah, host of Guess Wh... Read more

New Xmas and Holiday Releases 2012

KBOO Christmas 2012   12-14-12 Dwight Trible/Paul Zauner        Dwight Christmas            PAO Michael Tinholme            The Lost Christmas Card        Blue Planet    Spencer Day                If Christma doesn’t Kill Me        Concord Jamie Leonhart                ... Read more

Do Jump Theatre & NW Children's Theatre

Airs at: Tue, 12/11/2012 at 12:00am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae Roberts talks with two theatre companies featuring professional holiday youth productions: Seeds of Hope at Do Jump! and Peter Pan at Northwest Children's Theatre & School. We'll hear from director Aaron Wheeler-Kay at Do Jump! and co-founder managing director Judy Kaf... Read more

Programming Volunteer Spotlight: DON MERRILL

Don Merrill is a relatively new volunteer here at KBOO, and has been on the air mostly as a news reporter. However, he’s also taken it upon himself to do a web only show called “The Talk”, where he interviews some of the more famous people who request air time on KBOO, as w... Read more


Airs at: Wed, 09/26/2012 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for The Underground
Here's our full show from September, about Philosophy and the Meaning of Life. UFO cults, big ideas, and more! Read more

Author Chrisetta Mosley, "Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box"

Airs at: Thu, 11/01/2012 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
In her book Shop, Cook, Eat: Outside of the Box, author Chrisetta Mosley tells how she lost 170 pounds by stepping outside of the prepared food box. The goal is to help readers reconnect with their food and take control of their health in very own kitchen using whole, natur... Read more

Fall Festivals

Airs at: Mon, 10/29/2012 at 12:00am
Produced for The Film Show
On this month's episode of The Film Show, Jenn Chavez previews the upcoming Portland Humanist Film Festival at Cinema 21 with Festival Chair Sylvia Benner and S.W. Conser talks to animator and CalArts instructor Maureen Selwood, who is judging the entries for the 39th annua... Read more

The Projects International Art & Comics Fest, plus a conversation with Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco

Airs at: Thu, 10/11/2012 at 12:00am
Produced for Words and Pictures
Nation Institute Senior Fellow Chris Hedges (American Fascists, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning) and comics journalist Joe Sacco (Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde) have teamed up to produce Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, a sweeping portrait of the American underclas... Read more