African American Issues

Two special events with Hasan Salaam in Celebration of Black History Month

KBOO is proud to sponsor two special Black History events at Portland State University, on Thursday February 21st featuring east coast emcee, educator and community organizer Hasan Salaam. First is a multi-media presentation on the history of Black music titled, “ From Spiritual to Hip Hop. “ this will take place at Noon at the  Smith Memorial Union on the 2nd floor. The second event  is a hip hop show with local progressive artists, Siren’s Echo and March 4th. This will happen at 7pm at the Food For Thought Café in the basement of the Smith Memorial Union.

That’s two special events with Hasan Salaam in Celebration of Black History Month. On Thursday February 21st at Portland State University. More information can be found at k

Radiozine on 02/11/13

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Mon, 02/11/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Whyte on Fluoridation

Host Jo Ann Hardesty speaks with pediatrician Dr. Yolanda Whyte about the latest scientific and health news regarding water fluoridation and the risks it would pose for Portland children. She will discuss the  recent federal warnings against the use of fluoridated water to mix infant formula; African American and Latino children and exposure to fluoride; at-risk populations, such as diabetics and those suffering from kidney disease and exposure to fluoride; and more.

Alternative Radio on 02/12/13

Program: 
Alternative Radio
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Tue, 02/12/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Amiri Baraka on "Real Politics, Real Poetry"

Amiri Baraka - Real Politics, Real Poetry (lecture)

Amiri Baraka rose to fame in the 1960s as LeRoi Jones. His 1964 off-Broadway play, "Dutchman" created a sensation. Later he became Amiri Baraka and was a central figure in the Black Arts movement. He is an award-winning playwright and poet and recipient of the American Book Award for Lifetime Achievement. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the author of many books including "Home" and "Digging."

Out Loud on 02/05/13

Program: 
Out Loud
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Tue, 02/05/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Out Loud Welcomes One Billion Rising and Music from Kate Brown

Tonight we welcome local organizers from One Billion Rising, an international day of action to end violence against women happening on Feb 14. We'll discuss the herstory of this international movement, including events leading up to this year's Day of Action. We'll also share details for events happening around the Pacific Northwest. Actions are happening in large and small ways in many different communities. You can also check out local event calendars for ideas on where and when to engage for change in your community!

Art Focus on 02/05/13

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/05/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan talks to Julia Dolan of the Portland Art Museum about photographer Carrie Mae Weems

On Tuesday Feb 5, Joseph Gallivan interviews Julia Dolan about photographer Carrie Mae Weems.

The retrospective exhibition, "Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video" is at the Portland Art Museum February 2 – May 19, 2013.

Julia Dolan is the museum's Minor White Curator of Photography

It Takes A Village on 02/01/13

Program: 
It Takes A Village
Air date: 
Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Will Bennett on Portland's black history and the Golden West Hotel Project

 Host Shaheed Haamid speaks with Will Bennett, Community Practitioner/Futurist/Historian At Large, about Black History Month, the Golden West Hotel Project, and how it relates to Portland's black history. The Golden West Hotel was a vibrant place of employment and socializing for Portland’s African American community in the early 1900s. Bennett is Creative Director of the Golden West Hotel Project.

APA Compass on 02/01/13

Program: 
APA Compass
Air date: 
Fri, 02/01/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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APA Compass: Race Monologues, Baratunde Thurston, Merlyna Lim

Today's APA Compass program features
* The Race Monologues of six Lewis and Clark students: Camille Christie, Raymond Fenton, Jasmine Graze, David Jenkins, Guadalupe Triana, and Tony Zamora
* Comedian Baratunde Thurston on technology, race, and politics
* Arizona State professor Merlyna Lim on how minority voices use social media to organize

Treasures From The KBOO Archives on 02/06/13

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Wed, 02/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
George Page, and Dick Gregory

For African American History Month, Treasures from the KBOO Archive will play a half hour program produced by George Page in 1977. The second half of the show we'll hear a speech recorded in 1992 by Dick Gregory. The speech was recorded at Reed College.

Radiozine on 01/30/13

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 01/30/2013 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Irma McClaurin on the Academy, the women of Belize and the right to love whomever you want

Host Don Merrill interviews Irma McClaurin, antrhopologist, poet, writer and educator and member of the black intelligensia. But she grew up in the projects of Chicago. This scientist, poet, philanthropist, academic and feminist has a lot to say about how anthropology shapes our world and how the best hopes of science sometimes can't overcome human nature. Don Merrill talks with Irma McClaurin about the academy, the women of Belize and the right of black women and men to love whomever they want.

Bread and Roses on 01/25/13

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
How to raise awareness of racist practices using culturally responsive strategies?

Why is it important to raise awareness about racist practicies? Tune in for a conversation on the importance of using racially and culturally responsive teaching strategies in our public schools to insure that every student in public schools gets the same opportunities no matter their background. Live in the studio with three mothers, teachers and equity advocates working everyday to interrupt racism: Julie Palmer, Dawn Jackson, Barbara Stonecypher.


Hosted by Delphine Criscenzo

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