The Eavesdrop

"Real Conversations for Real People"

"The Eavesdrop" is a call-in talk radio program hosted by the Kitchen Table Collective: Nia and Paula.

Our program delivers "real conversations for real people".

Each airing, we discuss issues and topics barely whispered in the city of Portland, as well as the nation and world-at-large.

We encourage YOU to join US in a conversation and share with US what YOU think!

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Episode Archive

The Eavesdrop on 02/16/12

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Thu, 02/16/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Hunger in the Black Community! Real Talk for Real People!

Hunger is a reality for far too many community members, including our families and elderly. This is especially true in communities of colour, including the Black Communities in Oregon.

What can WE do about this ever-increasing epidemic?

Tonight, join The Eavesdrop hosts Nia & Paula, as they welcome their guests Registered Dietitian, Dr. Joyce Dougherty and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon's Executive Director, Patti Whitney-Wise.

Patti Whitney-Wise's leadership of the Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force in 2005 resulted in Oregon being the only state to reduce hunger.

The Eavesdrop on 02/02/12

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Thu, 02/02/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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2012 Portland Youth Summit - Mis-Education of Our Youth

Tonight, join hosts Nia and Paula for conversation around the kitchen table on The Eavesdrop!

They will discuss the (mis-)education of Portland youth, which is the theme of the 6th Annual Portland Youth Summit, an event taking place on Friday, February 10th & Saturday, February 11th!

Mainstream media depicts our youth as violent, gun-toting, sociopathic, mentally under-developed adults. Nia and Paula challenge those depictions by examining the issues that lead to our youth being misunderstood.

Their special guest, Imani Muhammad, will share one of the solutions she created to bolster our community AND our youth.

The Eavesdrop on 01/05/12

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Thu, 01/05/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Nutrition & Social Justice in the Black Community

Nutrition in the Black Community

Tune in TONIGHT at 7 pm (PST), tune to 90.7 FM in Portland or on-line, for The Eavesdrop, bringing you real conversations for real people.

Hosted by Nia and Paula, we will have a special guest, who is both Portland-born and a registered dietitian.

We will discuss the link between food and social justice, as well as the importance of shifting our food paradigm within the Black community.

Listen in and hear Nia and Paula explore this vital topic with our guest.

Better yet, JOIN us in the conversation by calling (503) 231-8187 and sharing YOUR views about positive spirituality, love and self.

The Eavesdrop on 12/01/11

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Thu, 12/01/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Spirituality & Feminism in the Black Community

Tune in TONIGHT at 7 pm (PDT), tune to 90.7 FM in Portland, or on-line at KBOO dot F-M, for The Eavesdrop, bringing you "real conversations for real people".

Hosted by Nia and yours truly, we will have Roslyn Farrington, author & educator as our special guest.

Tonight, she will discuss her new book, CD and event at In Other Words bookstore (Friday, December 2nd at 6 pm), as well as the implications of her themes of spirituality and feminism in & on the Black community.

The Eavesdrop on 10/20/11

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Thu, 10/20/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Natural Hair - A Do or a Don't in the Workplace?

Afros, braids, locks ... au naturel comes in many forms. But do those forms have a "place" in the workplace?

The question of "acceptable" hair in the workplace has been a controversial challenge for employees and employers alike.

The battle to determine if natural hairstyles promote culture, fashion or both has jumped from boardroom to courtroom.

TONIGHT at 7 pm on The Eavesdrop, the ladies of the Kitchen Table Collective will take a look at this barrier-to-entry Black community members face, in the workplace, as always with real conversation for real people.

The Eavesdrop on 10/06/11

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Thu, 10/06/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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The Eavesdrop Fall Membership Drive Special - Red Sweater Project

On tonight's Fall Membership Drive special edition of "The Eavesdrop", your favorite hosts will be in the studio with their special guest, Ashley Holmer, founder & Executive Director of Red Sweater Project.

"Change Begins with Access to Education ... "

Only 7% of Tanzanian children have access to high school due to the cost of government and private school fees.

Learn more about how this young Oregonian seized an opportunity of a lifetime, to enrich the lives of dozens, then hundreds of villagers in Tanzania.

"Change Begins with Local Support"

The Eavesdrop on 07/07/11

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Thu, 07/07/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Good Hair & the Black Community

What does it mean to have "good" hair in the Black community?

Where did we get the concept of "good hair"?  What is "bad" hair? Why are we & our community's children STILL tackling this issue?

In 2009, comedian Chris Rock attempted to take a "serious" look at the importance of "good" hair in the Black community, with his documentary Good Hair. While the film stirred conversations, many felt the film fell short in its exploration of this very important topic.

TONIGHT at 7 pm on The Eavesdrop, the ladies of the Kitchen Table Collective, will try to fill in some of those gaps with real conversation for real people.

The Eavesdrop on 06/16/11

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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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The Arts as an Outlet for YOUTH! Louder than a Bomb, the Film!

Join the Kitchen Table Collective TONIGHT at 7 PM for "The Eavesdrop". As always, we will have real conversations for real people.

Tonight, the ladies of "The Eavesdrop" will discuss the film "Louder than a Bomb" currently showing at Living Room Theaters in Portland. The film will debut at Darkside Cinema in Corvallis beginning tomorrow, Friday, June 17th.

Explore the effects of arts on youth culture and society, as well as what WE can and should do to support youth arts programs in Cascadia.

Tune in TONIGHT on-line at KBOO dot FM or 90.7 FM (Portland), 91.9 (Hood River), 100.7 (Corvallis).

Participate in the conversation, by calling (503) 231-8187.

Thanks for listening!

The Eavesdrop on 05/05/11

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Thu, 05/05/2011 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Author Jemiah Jefferson on The Eavesdrop!

Join the ladies of "The Eavesdrop" tonight for a Spring Membership Drive special edition; always bringing you real conversations for real people!

Special guest and author, Jemiah Jefferson, stops by on "the 'Drop" to share news of her soon-to-be re-released, popular quartet of novels, Voice of the Blood, Wounds, Fiend and A Drop of Scarlet.

She'll help us visit/re-visit protagonists Ariane, Daniel and others, while we explore the world of horror, fiction, fantasy and erotica.

Find out how well this author "fit" into the multi-genred world and managed to succeed in the publishing world. She'll also share where her writings take her next!


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