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Old Mole Variety Hour for February 19, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 02/19/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  This episode is hosted by Frann Michel and includes these segments:   The Afro-Atlantic Origins of the Banjo Joe Clement presents a collection of traditional banjo music and documentaries shining light on the Afro-Atlantic origins of the banjo, and some of its enduring... Read more

Yasiin's Luv offers culturally specific doula services, including to parents with Substance Use Disorder

Airs at: Wed, 02/07/2024 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
  Oregon's drug decriminalization measure, Measure 110 is a big topic of conversation for state lawmakers during their short session this month. They've announced their intention to re-criminalize drugs through House Bill 4002.  But that's only half of what the measure do... Read more

We Are Each Other's Harvest by Natalie Baszile

Airs at: Thu, 02/01/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
 In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000.  "We Are Each Other's Harvest" explores this crisis, through the farmers’ personal experiences. In their own words, middle aged and elderly black farmers explain why they continue to farm... Read more

ShaToyia Bentley, The Ebony Collective

Airs at: Thu, 01/25/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Lisa's guests are ShaToyia Bentley and her toddler from The Ebony Collective, a Community Development Corporation and Coalition. The Ebony Collective is a culturally-specific nonprofit whose mission is to build power in Oregon’s Black communities by providing workforce/life... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 29, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Silhouette of Godzilla looming over silhouette of Broadway bridge against a rainbow background. Image by Mark Nerys. Used with permission. Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Zionism Was Not the Only Alternative! There... Read more

Heaven and Earth

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews James McBride’s 2023 novel,The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store, which, he argues, deserves all the wonderful press it has gotten. The love and cooperation between poor Jews and Blacks in a small town in Pennsylvania is the backbone of story, a... Read more

Cascade Festival of African Films and The Nyback Show

Airs at: Thu, 01/25/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Portland Community College has hosted the Cascade Festival of African Films for 34 years, inviting filmmakers from the African diaspora to Oregon and welcoming the community to attend screenings free of charge. This year's festival co-directors, Eugenie Jolivett Fontana ... Read more

Culture in Motion

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Host Mic Crenshaw, PRE-RECORDED. Only on KBOO 90.7FM Portland.   ----- Read more

Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
On April 12, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and nearly 50 other protestors and civil rights leaders were arrested after leading a Good Friday demonstration as part of the Birmingham Campaign, designed to bring national attention to the brutal, racist treatment suffered by... Read more

Keeping It Real, with Lisa Loving on 01/11/24

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Don't Shoot Portland Founder and Director Teressa Raiford chats about the organization's 10th anniversary of holding a community march on MLK day, plus new work, art gallery shows and how listeners can get involved. Celebrating 10 Years of Reclaiming Martin Luther King Jr.,... Read more