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Winter Festival Lineup

Airs at: Thu, 02/08/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  As winter drizzles on, there are two golden opportunities this month to get out and see the world without leaving Oregon: the Cascade Festival of African Films and the Portland International Film Festival. Ben Popp has been gathering together regional filmmakers for the ... Read more

Celebrating Black Voices in Country Music

Airs at: Sat, 02/03/2018 at 6:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Swing 'n' Country
February is Black History Month so here at Swing'n'Country we're celebrating the many contributions African-American musicians have made to country music.  Hear Leadbelly's early country blues, Chuck Berry's rockabilly sounds, and Stoney Edwards' 1970's hit "She's My Rock".... Read more

Poor People's Campaign Brings Call for Morality and Justice to Salem

Airs at: Fri, 02/02/2018 at 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
This coming Monday, February 5th, a number of Oregonians will deliver a letter to the state capitol in Salem, as part of the nationwide Poor People’s Campaign. The campaign describes itself as "A National Call for Moral Revival," and is inspired by, though far from an exact... Read more

Dennis Peron: Rest In Peace

Airs at: Wed, 02/21/2018 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
This week, it's part one of our interview with journalist Fred Gardner about the late YIPPIE! and social justice activist Dennis Peron, regarded as the Godfather of Medical Marijuana. Plus, we speak with a nurse about supervised injection sites. Portland People's Outreach ... Read more

Betty Before X author Renee Watson

Airs at: Thu, 02/01/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty's house doesn't quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she can't shake the feeling that her mother doesn't want her. Church helps those worries fade, if only for a little while. The singing, the preaching, the sp... Read more

THE ECONOMICS OF IMMIGRATION POLITICS

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
  Richard Wolff of the Economics of Immigration Politics...Voices on the Women's March...Gerald Horne on South Africa and Israel...Headlines on DACA, Medicare For All Town Hall, Hugh Masekela and More  We speak with economist Richard Wolff about the economics behind the i... Read more

Portland Jewish Hour

Airs at: Sun, 01/28/2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
Host Liz Schwartz interviews internationally renowned klezmer fiddler Alicia Svigals about Beregovsky Suite, the first solo recording she's released in 20 years. This album, a collaborative project with Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer, brings to life long-l... Read more

Ursula K. Le Guin: "Out Here"

Airs at: Thu, 01/25/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
  "Women's writing tends to get disapeared when they die..." -Ursula K. Le Guin Portland's own Ursula K. Le Guin passed away this week at the age of 88. She was a novelist working mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction but she also authored children's books, s... Read more

Families of Those Lost to Police Violence Unite for Justice and Reform

Airs at: Tue, 01/23/2018 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
Tomorrow morning there will be a protest in front of the Multnomah County Courthouse. A community group, made up of families who have lost loved ones to police violence, will be calling attention to the role that district attorneys play in the lack of justice for these kill... Read more

Propaganda, Facts & Fake News: Julian Assange PART II

Airs at: Tue, 01/23/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Jonathan Haewood, John Pilger & Julian Assange - Propaganda, Facts & Fake News, Part I & II We live in an era of fake news. Fabricated reports go viral on social media. Totally false stories are concocted then tweeted and retweeted. Fantastical theories and wild claims ... Read more