African American

Old Dog, New Tricks

Airs at: Mon, 02/28/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
For the final day of Black History Month, Norm Diamond examines Robert Paul Wolff’s Autobiography of an Ex-White Man, an extraordinary book by a distinguished activist professor who, late in his career, was invited to join an Afro-American Studies Program and began to reali... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 28, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 02/28/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Guns, Violence, and Justice: In their Left & the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker discuss recent upsurges in gun violence in Portland and elsewhere, beginning with the shoot... Read more

An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States

Airs at: Wed, 02/23/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  Author Kyle Mays' second book, out last year, is An Afro-Indigenous History of the United States (Beacon Press, 2021). The first intersectional history of the Black and Native American struggle for freedom in our country that also reframes our understanding of who was I... Read more

Oh Gee Pee Oh Gee on 02/20/22

Airs at: Sun, 02/20/2022 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for Oh Gee Pee Oh Gee
  Two hours honoring the musical contributions of Black Portlanders while also mourning the loss of North Williams Avenue and the unjust murder of John T Wiliams. Read more

Black Cultural Workers and Radical Politics

Airs at: Mon, 02/21/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Black artists of music, song, theater, fiction and poetry have a long association with radical left politics.  During the 1940’s and 50s, the socialist sympathies of Black artists like Paul Robeson, Lorraine Hansbury, and Alice Childress turned them into targets of the FBI,... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 21, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 02/21/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Alice Childress, Paul Robeson and Lorraine Hansberry; Illustration by Jonathan Aprea via Wikimedia Commons, NYPL   Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Who will own the sun and wind? Today across the planet two fa... Read more

Cascade Festival of African Films, Remembering Obo Addy

Airs at: Mon, 02/14/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Last week, Jan Haaken spoke with director AJ Wone about his new documentary DiaTribe, which screened at the opening night of the Cascade Festival of African Films. The film is a loving tribute to Portland-based Oby Addy, Ghanaian drummer and educator who died in 2012. The f... Read more

Remembering Quanice “Moose” Hayes & Sylvia Dollarson

Airs at: Mon, 02/14/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
February 9 marked the fifth anniversary of the murder of 17-year-old Quanice “Moose” Hayes at the hands of Portland Police The event was marked by hourly online screenings of the film Silent Voices, : The film was written by Moose’s grandmother Donna Hayes. We bring audio f... Read more

Police Reform

Airs at: Mon, 02/14/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
During the protests following the killing of George Floyd the police were on the defensive and the City Council discussed replacing the police in responding to mental health emergencies, in intervening in school disorder, in dealing with the homeless, in investigating polic... Read more

Black History & Future Month Series: Master Artist Michael

Airs at: Fri, 02/11/2022 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
In celebration of Black history and future Month KBOO is hosting a weekly series every Friday at 6pm throughout February! We’ll hear from black creators about a variety of topics ranging from arts, culture, abolition, media and more! This week I speak with Master Artist Mi... Read more