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Michael Harriot on Black Citizens and the Second Amendment

Airs at: Mon, 10/03/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Laurie Mercier talks with Michael Harriot, a writer, podcaster, spoken-word poet, and editor-in-chief of NegusWhoRead. In 2013 he began hosting "The Black One" podcast and it has grown to become one of the most-listened to podcasts in Black America. They discuss Black Am... Read more

Kevin Willmott on Media and African Americans

Airs at: Fri, 09/23/2016 at 2:30pm - 3:00pm
   Host Lisa Loving speaks with University of Kansas film professor Kevin Willmott, who co-wrote the script of the film “Chi-Raq” with Spike Lee. The film managed to rile the mayor of Chicago, city activists and one of the Windy City’s better-known rappers. “Chi-Raq” is a... Read more

Meditations in Black: Nurturing our Well-being in the Midst of Racial Trauma

Airs at: Fri, 09/23/2016 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
We'll be speaking with PreSERVE Co-chair Tiffany Kirkpatrick, keynote speaker Crystal Fleming, Ph.D, and Jeff Proulx, Ph.D.,about trancending the difficulties of being Black in a racist society. The Meditations in Black event will take place Saturday September 24th at 2pm ... Read more

The State of Hate!

Airs at: Thu, 09/22/2016 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
  Host Jo Ann Hardesty leads a discussion of recent hate crimes in Oregon and around the nation. Read more

QTPOC Talk on 09/20/16

Airs at: Tue, 09/20/2016 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for QTPOC Talk
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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

Will Bennett, Golden West Project, And FEMI KUTI!

Airs at: Thu, 09/15/2016 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tune-in to KBOO for EarToTheStreets starting at 7:00pm. On this KBOO pledge drive episode of ETTS we will hear discussion with Will Bennett, a well-known community liaison and a member of the Friends Of The Golden West Project. Stay tuned to ETTS to hear a special broadcas... 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

The Gun Show at Coho Productions

Airs at: Tue, 09/06/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Guest host James Dixon talks with actor Vin Shambry and playwright EM Lewis about The Gun Show, a topical play intended to be a conversation starter about our relationship to guns as individuals and as a country. Playwright E.M. Lewis sits with the audience while perform... Read more

Dave Zirin – Racism, Resistance & Black Athletes

Airs at: Tue, 09/06/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Dave Zirin is sports editor for The Nation magazine and host ofEdge of Sports Podcast. He is the author of many books includingThe John Carlos Story, What’s My Name, Fool?, A People’s History of Sports in the United States, Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports W... Read more