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The Young Ladies of 'Produced By Her'

Airs at: Thu, 08/18/2016 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
​Join EarToTheStreets of Portland on KBOO Community Radio this Thursday night starting at 7:00pm live. On this episode of ETTS....we welcome some of the producers of the film series Produced By Her​, a story-telling documentary which will be showing at the Hollywood theate... Read more

Interview with Harold Johnson

Airs at: Mon, 07/25/2016 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Poetry and Everything
The first month's episode of "Poetry and Everything," a new show hosted by Portland writer Judith Arcana, was enthusiastically dedicated - by both Judith and her guest, Harold Johnson - to Barbara LaMorticella, who was a monthly KBOO poetry host for many years.   Harold Jo... Read more

Black Lives Matter Endorses Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel

Airs at: Mon, 08/08/2016 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Black Lives Matter has endorsed the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, in solidarity with the people of Palestine. To find out more, KBOO reporter Doug McVay spoke with Ned Roche from the Portland chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace. Read more

Youth and the Law

Airs at: Thu, 08/11/2016 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
  Host Jo Ann Hardesty will be interviewing 4 students who participated in a summer works program called Youth and the Law.  The students have developed tools for incoming freshmen to teach them and their parents about their rights in encounters with the police. Read more

A Conversation about Solitary Confinement

Airs at: Mon, 08/15/2016 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Carlos Chavez interviews Phil Stockton with Big House Kite on his upcoming event, "Within These Walls", a town hall conversation about the nature and state of solitary confinement in Oregon and the U.S. today.  The event will include a panel of state legislators, past membe... Read more

Elegizing Black Lives: How Poets Have Elegized Victims of Lynching and State Violence

Airs at: Mon, 08/08/2016 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for More Talk Radio
  Host Celeste Carey speaks with Gabriele Hayden about a class she is teaching for Portland Underground Graduate School called "Elegizing Black Lives," The course will look at how African American poets have elegized victims of lynching and state violence. How have they ce... Read more

An American Ascent on KBOO News

Airs at: Tue, 08/02/2016 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
"An American Ascent" is having its Portland premiere this weekend at the Hollywood Theater. Director/Producer Andy Adkins talked to KBOO about his documentary that captures an expedition of 9 African-American mountaineers as they ascend America's tallest peak, Denali.  Read more

A Crisis of Leadership and the Role of Citizens in Black America: A Discussion With Book Author Stephen Graves

Airs at: Thu, 08/04/2016 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Join EarToTheStreets Of Portland (ETTS) this Thursday night 8/4 for a discussion around leadership as it relates to Black communities and organizing with Mt. Hood Community College professor Dr. Stephen Graves and the author of his newest book: A Crisis of Leadership and th... Read more

Preserving Langston's legacy/author Renee Watson

Airs at: Thu, 08/04/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
     Portland-raised author and educator Renée Watson, now based in Harlem, is part of a collective working  to preserve and celebrate the legacy of Langston Hughes by leasing the Harlem brownstone where he lived and created during the last twenty years of his life. The I,T... Read more

“The Numbers,” Portland’s Forgotten East Side

Airs at: Wed, 07/27/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
  This Live episode of Profiles explores the history of East Portland, as well as the impact of the current gentrification process on communities of color in "the Numbers" and highlights the creative efforts of residents to foster East Portland as a place where neighborhoo... Read more