History

Queer Politics and Survival: present, past, and....?

Airs at: Tue, 12/13/2016 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Preference
Snapshots of queer struggles for dignity and safety, in America: We'll hear a series of audio pieces by Jason T. Ingram, a Portland area artist and musician who stared down religious conservatism in the harshest possible way - by attending gay conversion therapy, in the Sou... Read more

The Cultural Legacy of the Black Panther Party

Airs at: Mon, 12/12/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
  Fifty years ago, the United States was in a period of tremendous social upheaval and cultural change. The Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King had resulted in new federal legislation outlawing discriminatory laws, but police brutality and economic inequali... Read more

Howard Bloom on The Digital Divide

Airs at: Fri, 12/09/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Digital Divide
  Tune in Friday at 11 am for my interview with Howard Bloom, author of the God Problem. Howard stopped by the KBOO studios for an interview. Listen in as we discuss secular shamanism, aspiring toward omniscience, LSD, doing the work of the universe, Prince, Amanda Palmer,... Read more

Anders Nilsen: Poetry is Useless

Airs at: Thu, 12/08/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  The work of Portland-based artist Anders Nilsen defies categorization.  Themes of anatomy, geography, and mythology intertwine in his minimalist artscapes.  The New York Times notable book Big Questions brought the realm of ancient gods down to earth.  The wordless A Wal... Read more

Our Annual Year In Review (part one)

Airs at: Thu, 12/08/2016 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
At this time of year we do our annual recognition of those who have transcended throughout the year.  And this year has been quite eventful, in terms of that.  We also want to recognize this year as being one of many tests; where the universe forced people to have to take a... Read more

Alternative Radio: Mike Marqusee on Bob Dylan

Airs at: Tue, 12/06/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Mike Marqusee wrote a number of books on politics and popular culture, including Redemption Song, an acclaimed study of Muhammad Ali.His book on Bob Dylan is Wicked Messenger. An American, he lived in London for 30 years. He died in 2015. Bob Dylan is indisputably one o... Read more

Exploring Strategies to Fend off Tyranny

Airs at: Fri, 12/02/2016 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Positively Revolting
We'll be basing our discussion in a recent article by Professor Timothy D. Snyder,  What You- yes, you- Can do to Save America from Tyranny.  He is the author of Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Early Warning. We invite you to call in to tell us what your plan is, ... Read more

Larry Brilliant, A Hippie Saves the World

Airs at: Fri, 12/09/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Beloved Community
  His guru told him to do it. So he listened. Thus the quest began for a hippie with a medical degree to become a key player in helping to eradicate smallpox, the deadliest disease in history. Larry Brilliant tells his story in Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventur... Read more

Trauma, Race, and African American Identity

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken talks with Sheldon George, professor of English at Simmons College in Boston about his new book, Trauma and Race: A Lacanian Study of African American Racial Identity. They discuss the murder in 2012 of an African American young man, Jordan Davis, by an older whi... Read more

The Aftermath . . .

Airs at: Fri, 12/02/2016 at 12:00am - 3:00am
The Aftermath . . . Read more