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In Memoriam, Palesa Clementina Mofana Kendall Mofokeng

Airs at: Mon, 07/31/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Desiree Hellegers revisits an earlier segment on the life and 2021 death from Covid of Palesa Mofokeng, adopted daughter of playwright, actor, and Portland street photographer Kendall. Given the choice of a life of relative privilege in the U.S., and serving as an LPN and a... Read more

Interview with Penny Hess

Airs at: Mon, 07/24/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Please join us on Monday, July 24th at 6:30 pm for Prison Pipeline on KBOO Community Radio as we talk with Penny Hess.  Penny Hess is the chairperson of the African People’s Solidarity Committee, an organization of white people organizing in solidarity with the movement for... Read more

Black American Music

Airs at: Sun, 07/23/2023 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
  As with the phrase “Black Lives Matter,” this simple statement of fact interjects clarity and controversy into conversations about improvisational music. For many it’s a righteous claim to the world-class contributions Black Americans have made towards every major musica... Read more

Fresh Out Community Based Re-Entry Program

Airs at: Thu, 07/20/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Radiozine
  Host Karen James speaks with Larry Turner, co-founder of Fresh Out Community Based Re-Entry Program, and Wilford Johnson, Fresh Out alumni and peer mentor. Individuals who release from prison often return to underserved communities and face many barriers that make succes... Read more

Mic Crenshaw, LIVE in station

Airs at: Wed, 07/19/2023 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  Tonight, live in the airroom --- Every Third Wednesday of the Month, 7pm PST --- with Mic Crenshaw ---   miccrenshaw.com ---           Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 24, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 07/24/2023 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: Left and the Law on the Supreme Court: On June 29th, the Court delivered on the long standing goal of rightwing politicians to overturn affirmative action. In deciding against Harvar... Read more

Then and Now in Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 07/24/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Right-wing demagogues in the mold of Donald Trump or the Ku Klux Klan gain traction when there are underlying economic insecurities and cultural resentments they can exploit. That’s true today and it has been true before in the state of Oregon, as historian Jeffrey LaLande ... Read more

Imani Muhammad of Youth Organized United To Help

Airs at: Thu, 07/06/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Imani Muhammad is a local nonprofit founder and director who works with kids and families. She is a past winner of The Skanner News Group Drum Major for Justice Award for civil rights, founder of the Portland Youth Summit, small business owner, basketball coach, lifestyle a... Read more

Good in the Hood

KBOO is back with it's annual remote broadcast of Good in the Hood! This annual three-day festival is the largest of its type in the Pacific Northwest and takes place annually on the last weekend of June. It opens with a parade that travels through Northeast Portland and en... Read more

Songcircle’s Summer of Soul (to Soul)!

Airs at: Fri, 06/23/2023 at 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Produced for The Songcircle
Today on The Songcircle, it’s my last show of June (DJ Dan S. guest-hosts next week) so we’re closing out Black Music Month — and the week of Juneteenth — with a program drawn from three great concert documentaries and their soundtracks: the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, a... Read more