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The Candidate

Airs at: Mon, 05/02/2016 at 11:00pm - Tue, 05/03/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Ubu Hour
The candidate had never run before, and many people didn't take him seriously, and yet he was winning the nomination. Why were so many people voting for him? This radio play mashes up political satire with "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" and "Videodrome."  Here's the audio... Read more

Thanks to all the amazing volunteers and community members for 12/30

Hey there, I wanted to send a super duper uber big thanks out to everyone that came to wish Lisa Happy Birthday and made the festivities of Friday, December 30th a great success. I hosted 7 live performers including Institute For Creative Dying (Paul Michael Schaefer of Wa... Read more

Happy New Year 2017

Airs at: Sun, 01/08/2017 at 3:00pm - Sat, 01/14/2017 at 3:00pm
Produced for This Is How We See It
Join Tanae and I as we look back on 2016 and discuss what we are looking forward to in 2017.    Read more

Fertile Ground 2017

Airs at: Tue, 01/10/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae features the ninth annual Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. For 11 days, the Portland Area Theatre Alliance presents this city-wide festival. Portland audiences can visit a multitude of venues to see original performing and media arts. More than 100 new works in  t... Read more

Bunko Kelly and the Flying Prince

Airs at: Mon, 01/02/2017 at 11:00pm - Tue, 01/03/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Ubu Hour
Here's the Bunko Kelly peice without all the extra filler..      Tonight on the Ubu Hour we bid fairwell to PUPPET RADIO THEATER, who are taking the Flying Prince to the Republic of China. And we have a special radio theater version of their latest show, BUNKO KELLY & THE F... Read more

Africa-O-Ye! on 01/05/17

Airs at: Thu, 01/05/2017 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for Africa-O-Ye!
A special interview with Hisham Mayet of Sublime Frequencies, focusing on the recent triple LP release: Music of Burkina Faso. Field recordings, DIY musicology, and the legacy of Charles Duvelle of the legendary OCORA label. Also feauturing other musics from Burkina Faso, K... Read more

Author Isabel Wilkerson and "The Warmth of Other Suns"

Airs at: Thu, 01/05/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Hosts Emma Jackson Ford, O.B. Hill  and Patricia Hill Welch talk with Pulitzer Prize winning author Isabel Wilkerson in this rebroadcast of their November 2010 interview.  Wilkerson discusses “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration,” a New Yor... Read more

VOICES OF RESISTANCE FROM THE NATION'S CAPITAL: BLACK POWER AT 50 IN DC

Airs at: Wed, 01/04/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
  Todays program includes the fifth and final part of our series Black Power: 50 Years in DC, 1966-2016. The Black Arts Movement is our focus today and features our interview with fiber artist and cultural activist Januwa Moja, who has exhibited her wearable art throughout... Read more

A Radio Geekly: Episode 5 - Gatekeeping, Part 2

Airs at: Fri, 01/06/2017 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for A Radio Geekly
For this episode of A Radio Geekly, the collective will continue its multi-part series on Gatekeeping, next by discussing its oppression of the LGBTQ community in geek culture. We will also hear interviews with those within the community who share their experiences. Join t... Read more