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Science Fiction in the Nuclear Age

Airs at: Thu, 06/28/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  We welcome Oregon State University professor Elliot Lavine back to the KBOO studios to preview his new course at Cinema 21 on classic 1950's science fiction films and their intersection with Cold War politics. We're also joined by Portland filmmakers Maria Allred and Dam... Read more

Juneteenth

Airs at: Thu, 06/21/2018 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
  Today we discuss the roots and legacy of Juneteenth, which commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas. We also discuss the dire political and humanitarian situation in Yemen as well as ongoing developments in the new Poor People'... Read more

Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

Airs at: Wed, 06/20/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
  The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools is an examination of the experiences of black girls across the country whose intricate lives are misunderstood, highly judged "by teachers, administrators, and the justice system "and degraded by the very institutions charged... Read more

Facing the Truth about Native America: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Airs at: Tue, 06/19/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  It is difficult to overstate the ferocity of the attack on the indigenous people of North America by the settler colonizers. The genocidal campaign had its roots in New England. In the 1600s the first seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony showed a naked Native American wi... Read more

The FBI and the Weather Underground

Airs at: Mon, 06/18/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
  Arthur Eckstein spent years reading declassified documents from the FBI about its investigation into the radical 1970's revolutionary group the Weather Underground. He joins us for the hour to talk about what he found and to retell this story that includes bombings of th... Read more

John Frame - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 06/14/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this extended conversation with artist and animator John Frame, we learn more about his design work for Charles Gounod's Faust, a co-production of Portland Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago.  John talks about his fascination with the centuries-old characters of Doctor ... Read more

Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities

Airs at: Wed, 06/13/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
  Today, a special one-hour interview with MIT professor of history, Craig S. Wilder. We discuss his book, "Ebony and Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities." Professor Wilder reveals the all to hidden relationship between some of the countr... Read more

From Asylum to Prison

Airs at: Mon, 06/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with Dr. Anne E. Parsons about her forthcoming book, From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945. Dr. Parsons is the Director of Public History, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.         Read more

Ending American Patriotism

Airs at: Mon, 05/21/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Tom Becker reads from Sam Hassleby’s article “These Should Be the End Times for American Patriotism”. It appeared in Aeon Magazine.   image via https://pixabay.com/en/america-usa-flag-american-old-3005258/ Read more

John Frame - Faust and Mephistopheles

Airs at: Thu, 06/14/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Sculptor, composer, and animator John Frame last talked with S.W. Conser in 2012, when the Portland Art Museum hosted his exhibition Three Fragments of a Lost Tale.  Now, Frame has returned as production designer for Charles Gounod's Faust, a co-production of Portland Op... Read more