Arts/Culture

International Women's Day 2018

KBOO's International Women's Day celebrations were started by Program Director Karen Burdick in 1976. We've celebrated each year since then with special programming created by for and about women. As we finalized the schedule for KBOO's annual celebration of international ... Read more

Rest in Power, Ursula K LeGuin

My heart hurts for the loss of Ursula K LeGuin. I know where to take comfort, in her fiction, essays, and her many many interviews over the years here at KBOO "the cheerful voice of social conscious" is how she described us. Here are some of our archival programs with Ursul... Read more

Audio from the Waterfront Blues Festival!

The 2017 Waterfront Blues Festival audio is now online for your streaming pleasure: Audio from Day One - Friday 6/30   Audio from Day Two - Saturday 7/1   Audio from Day Three - Sunday 7/2   Audio from Day Four - Monday 7/3   Audio from Day Five - Tuesday 7/4   ... Read more

Grace Paley's Life and Work

Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2019 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Poetry and Everything
We celebrate the life and work of Grace Paley (1922-2007); Grace died in late August one dozen years ago. I'll read some of her last poems + part of a particularly notable short essay; Ken Jones will read the full text of one of her extraordinary early stories.     Read more

Phoenix Oregon

Airs at: Thu, 08/22/2019 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Gary and Anne Lundgren are a directing/producing pair from Ashland whose latest independent feature Phoenix, Oregon is a comedic look at mid-life struggles in the rural Northwest.  Since wrapping up production in Klamath Falls, Oregon, the couple have been touring the fi... Read more

The Scene That Became Cities: What Burning Man Philosophy Can Teach Us . . .

  Caveat Magister in conversation by Shawn Levy at Powell's Books 8/8/2019 about his new book "The Scene That Became Cities: What Burning Man Philosophy Can Teach Us . . . "   https://www.powells.com/book/the-scene-that-became-cities-9781623173692/1-1 Synopses & Reviews ... Read more

KBOO News In Depth: Ron Brister and Mikey Neilson

Airs at: Mon, 08/19/2019 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth
Our News In Depth guests tonight are Ron Brister and Mikey Neilson of Rose City Comic Con. Ron’s the founder and director, Mikey’s the programming director. And Rose City Comic Con? Well, that just happens to be one of the biggest pop-culture events in the Pacific Northwest... Read more

Culture in Motion with Mic Crenshaw

  Every other Wednesday from 5:30p-6p   Art, Culture, Politics, Education and Social Movements with Hip Hop as the guiding light with host Mic Crenshaw   **This program was formerly known as News From the BOO. For archived episodes pre-August 2019, see the News from the... Read more

Calculated Conversation on 08/20/19

Airs at: Tue, 08/20/2019 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Produced for Calculated Conversation
Calculated Conversation brings you another episode Read more

Excerpts from The Grand Banks Cafe by George Simenon

Airs at: Mon, 08/19/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 08/20/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Tonight, we follow the suggestion of Raymond Chandler, that a good detective novel can be enjoyed even if the ending is missing. So, we will read the first two chapeters of George Simenon's Inspector Maigret mystery "The Grand Banks Cafe". An old school friend of Maigret's,... Read more