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Airs at: Fri, 09/30/2016 at 9:00pm - Fri, 10/07/2016 at 9:00pm
Produced for This Is How We See It
Donald Trumps finally admits that President Obama was truly born in the USA after months of denying it. Donald Trump Jr. under fire for comments he made comparing Syrian refugees to skittles. Nick Gordon is found responsible for Bobbi Kristina's death in Civil Court. Join u... Read more

Some George Benson for your day...

Airs at: Thu, 09/22/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
As promised, we will be giving you some George Benson for our Fall Membership Drive!  Mr. Benson has been giving us jazz for over 50 years, and has endured several generations of changes with his guitar.  From his beginnings with traditional jazz, to his classic work with R... Read more

The Staple

Produced for The Staple
  Portraits of artists. Portraits of everyone. Portraits of anyone. Anyone who has left a mark, made a dent or cracked a wall, applied color to canvas or brushed their fingers through water, darned yarn or punched a typewriter, defended and resisted, held the room breathle... Read more

EcoFilm and the Pillars of Portland

Airs at: Thu, 09/22/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  In this special membership-drive episode of The Film Show, Jenn Chavez previews the Portland EcoFilm Festival with director Dawn Smallman and documentarians Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz, who have produced The Real Dirt on Farmer John, Queen of the Sun, and the new film Se... Read more

Fall 1-hour Special

Airs at: Tue, 09/20/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae presents a fall membership drive one-hour edition of Stage & Studio. First up we feature with Alexis Tidwell (Crystal), Johari Nandi Mackey (Chiffon) and Ebony Blake (Ronnette) who make up the dynamic trio chorus in Little Shop of Horrors  at Portland Center Stage.  We... Read more

Is The Star Spangled Banner Really Racist?

Airs at: Wed, 09/21/2016 at 9:45am
Produced for This Is How We See It
Join us as we examine the lyrics of the star spangled banner that some are saying are racist. Police in Tenaha, TX under investigation accused of robbing motorists. Bruce Jenner's 2nd wife speaks to People magazine about her marriage to him and when he told her he wanted to... Read more

The White Donkey - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 09/08/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this extended version of our interview with Oregon artist Maximilian Uriarte, we talk more about his graphic novel The White Donkey, which has been hailed for its frank depictions of post-traumatic stress disorder in young veterans.  Max hopes to adapt the graphic nov... Read more

The Fortunes + Everfair

Airs at: Tue, 09/13/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae Roberts talks with two authors beginning their book tours for KBOO's membership drive show. First up, we'll hear a short preview from Seattle author Nisi Shawl whose new book combines narratives from Belgium, Great Britain, the Congo  and an imaginary utopia called Eve... Read more

Gilli Smyth

Airs at: Fri, 09/09/2016 at 10:00pm - Sat, 09/10/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for La Ruleta
Magical moon witch visionary, humble and powerful poetress, holy mistress, enchanting soul and enveloping spirit, the core of Gong, the half apple, half orange, pineapple, banana dreamer. Endless words cannot describe this woman, a genius on her own terms, who left this co... Read more

Who Owns/Controls the African Body?

Airs at: Thu, 09/08/2016 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
As long as there have been humans, there has been struggle; however, 2016 has been a year of immense loss, and a new generation of ideological polarization.  Clearly this is purposeful (since those who create the narrative profit off of this polarization).  There are those ... Read more