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We've Been making Connections The Whole Time...

Airs at: Thu, 11/24/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
As many people are currently protesting the selection of a Trump presidency, there have been many who recognize that though the environment is heightened, nothing has changed.  The U.S. is just revealing itself to people who never paid attention.  As the current president t... Read more

Rip City Basement

Portland's local Hip Hop show, hosted by Brenboy, airs the 2nd Saturday of every month from 10 pm to midnight. Rip City Basement serves the local Hip Hop community of Portland, OR and surrounding areas. Each episode features 3 local artists or groups, and provides a platfor... Read more

Marijuana Part Two - Spirituality and Religion

Airs at: Wed, 11/16/2016 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
It's November, that time of year when people in the US traditionally gather with family members and friends to eat a large meal, get into violent arguments over politics and religion, then fall asleep in front of a TV while watching football. It's the perfect time to look a... Read more

Political Perspectives: Angela Davis x Ta-Nehisi Coates

Airs at: Wed, 11/16/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
  Angela Davis in a rarely heard 1972 interview at Malcolm X College, presented with permission from the Chicago Film Archives.  Davis discusses the upcoming presidential election, campaigning for 3rd party candidates Gus Hall and Jarvis Tyner and her freedom after 16 mont... Read more

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