History

Old School Beats

Airs at: Fri, 11/18/2016 at 12:00am - 3:00am
A Special 3-hour block of Old School Beats in celebration of Hip-Hop History Month!   November is Hip-Hop History Month, where we give celebration to what hip hop has done to bring together people of the world, people of all nationalities, young people, all the political ... Read more

Emma Donoghue on "The Wonder"

Airs at: Thu, 12/08/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Host Bethany Grabow talks with Emma Donoghue, author of the new book The Wonder. This historical fiction follows Florence Nightingale-trained nurse Lib as she travels to rural Ireland in 1859 to determine whether a young girl who has purportedly survived with no food for... Read more

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Airs at: Thu, 11/10/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Charles Brownstein is the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit advocacy organization which recently moved its headquarters from New York to Portland.  The CBLDF provides aid to artists and publishers facing legal threats such as censorshi... Read more

Olio by Tyehimba Jess

Airs at: Thu, 11/17/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  In Olio Tyehimba Jess presents a musical history of the long fight against slavery, marshaling a vast cast of historical figures including the slaves, some freed, whose music was the basis for the blues and jazz in the 19th century. They ask, "Once burst loose from human... Read more

Secretaries of State discuss their Voting Processes

Airs at: Fri, 11/04/2016 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Between Us
Don Merrill talked with Secretaries of State of nearly a dozen states to see how they felt about their individual voting processes in advance of the 2016 election.  He discusses their comments with C. Norman Turrill, president of League of Women Voters of Oregon. Read more

My Zine

Good old-fashioned spoken-word radio.  Observations and opinions, commentary and creative writing by long-time staff member, Bruce Silverman.  Random, thought-provoking topics including everything from human-interest stories read straight from the local paper, to personal c... Read more

Changing The Way We Look At 'Slavery'

Airs at: Thu, 10/27/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
There has been an ongoing debate on whether or not the inundation of the 'slave narrative' in our culture is beneficial.  While our narratives certainly need to be told, what we are presented with tends to be myopic and individualistic in scope.  Victories can never be view... Read more

Ball of Confusion (Election?! Edition)

Airs at: Fri, 11/04/2016 at 12:00am - 3:00am
  Temptations sing: "One, two, one, two, three, four, ow People moving out, people moving in Why, because of the color of their skin Run, run, run but you sure can't hide An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth Vote for me and I'll set you free   Rap on, brother, rap on ... Read more

The Ghosts of Birds by Eliot Weinberger

Airs at: Thu, 11/03/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  A new collection from “one of the world’s great essayists” (The New York Times). The Ghosts of Birds offers thirty-five essays by Eliot Weinberger: the first section of the book continues his linked serial-essay An Elemental Thing, which pulls the reader into “a vortex f... Read more

Ramiro Ramírez Duarte, Live Music with Ethnic Instrumentation

Airs at: Fri, 10/14/2016 at 10:00pm - Sat, 10/15/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for La Ruleta
En La Ruleta tendremos un especial con Ramiro Ramírez Duarte ex integrante del grupo La Tribu, grupo escencial e importante dentro de los avances del Etnorock y de sonidos nuevos. Tendrenos el placer de tener a Ramiro Duarte en cabina, quien compartirá música en vivo, así c... Read more