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2018 Fall News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO

News & Public Affairs Day only happens during a Membership Drive, bringing really great speakers: The best minds of our times. The most pertinent topics. Our most insightful programming. Brought to you as part of our Membership Drive. With every word, with every note, you... Read more

2017 Winter News and Public Affairs Day

We have an incredible lineup of talks and interviews for News and Public Affairs Day on KBOO - Friday February 10th, 2017. KBOO is celebrating 49 years of community-produced journalism, public affairs, and breaking news. We've been with you through fascism, neo-liberal Imp... Read more

Festival Previews

Airs at: Thu, 01/23/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  It's wintertime in the Pacific Northwest, so what better way to escape the cloudy weather than in a bright cinema with your fellow film buffs? We're joined in the studio by Tracy Francis, Festival Director for the Cascade Festival of African Films, who is once again brin... Read more

'Reclaim MLK Day' march attracts hundreds

Airs at: Tue, 01/21/2020 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
  In North Portland on Monday, several hundred people gathered for a ‘Reclaim MLK Day’ march organized by Don’t Shoot Portland and the local branch of Black Lives Matter. The march was led by children, who chanted,"Doctor King had a dream, I am that dream." KBOO was ther... Read more

Fertile Ground Returns

Airs at: Tue, 01/21/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae features the Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works with festival director Nicole Lane and actress, director and writer S. Renee Mitchell in Three By Ten or More, a presentation of PassinArt Theatre  and Resiliency in Rhythm, a youth project with a three-day... Read more

Ep 97. It Takes A Village To be Kind ft. Abibat Durosimi

Airs at: Mon, 01/13/2020 at 12:15am - Fri, 01/31/2020 at 12:15am
Produced for Village Vibes Podcast
Over the summer, we had the absolute honor of interviewing our girl Abibat Durosimi aka @themagicblackunicorn aka spiritual Goddess aka PDX’s FINEST community leader aka BOSS aka 100% THAT B*$&#!! She tells us how she runs @bloombeautycollective and does literally all of th... Read more

Songs from the Queer Ether.

Airs at: Tue, 01/14/2020 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Preference
Today, we're playing music! Somya and I will also hang out with you and chat on things from HIV safety, to queer heroes, and beyond.   Music on this show: Swedish pop supergroup Alcazar - Crying at the Discoteque Jade Elektra - Undetectable Mahawam - We've Only Just Begu... Read more

"Til Victory is Won" 35th Annual MLK Day Tribute Broadcast

Airs at: Mon, 01/20/2020 at 11:00am - 6:30pm
Produced for MLK Day Special
KBOO will again broadcast live, for the 35th year, from the 35th anniversary of the World Arts Foundation's annual "Keep Alive the Dream" Commemoration of Martin Luther King Day in Portland. The broadcast will be from 11 am to 6:30 pm on Monday January 20th, 2020. World Ar... Read more

BLIND at Chapel Theatre Collective

Airs at: Tue, 01/07/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae starts the new year off with the first of three shows featuring original works during the Fertile Ground Festival. Debuting before the festival is BLIND, the world premiere of Bonnie Ratner's new play produced by the Chapel Theatre Collective. We'll talk with Bonnie... Read more

REBROADCAST: In West Mills by De'Shawn Charles Winslow

Airs at: Thu, 01/02/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
This is a rebroadcast of Black Book Talk's August 1, 2019 interview with author De'Shawn Charles Winslow re his debut novel,  In West Mills. Azalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors' gossi... Read more