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International Women's Day Celebration on KBOO



Join us for International Women's Day!

Special programming begins 7am March 7


This year, KBOO celebrates International Women's Day with 44 hours of special programming produced by women; beginning at 7 AM, Friday, March 7th, with the KBOO Morning News, concluding with a very special Nekropolis, hosted by Rabia Yeaman.

Here is a tentative schedule (subject to change):

Friday, March 7

7:00 AM - - KBOO Morning News

7:30 AM - Positively Revolting host Melodie Silverwolf hosts a discussion of reproductive rights.

Movie Moles: "Mad Money"

program date: 
Sun, 02/03/2008

 Movie Mole Denise Morris and special guest Sahrah Sayyam review the female heist/caper  movie "Mad Money."  

8:55 minutes (4.09 MB)

Movie Review: Persepolis

program date: 
Sun, 01/27/2008

 Our Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris comment on Persepolis, the animated film based on the graphic novel of the same name by Marjane Satrapi.  The film (and the book) is the autobiographical story of a young girl growing up in revolutionary Iran.  You can learn more about the film here, and listen to the author being interviewed on Kboo here.  There's also more about the film from Amin Farzanefar at this site.

14:21 minutes (6.57 MB)

African Film Festival

program date: 
Sun, 01/27/2008

 The African Film Festival is going on all this month.  Jan Haaken and PC Peri of the Flying Focus Video Collective discuss the films that will be shown and their importance in bringing greater awareness of African diversity to Portland.  You can learn all about the films and how to see them by clicking here.  

7:50 minutes (3.59 MB)

Asian Pacific American women speak of feminism and racism

APA Compass
program date: 
Thu, 01/31/2008

This month the topic is APA women and activism. Hear an interview with author, lifelong anti-racist activist and feminist Grace Lee Boggs and a live discussion with representatives from the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum and Korean American author Hellie Lee. And another installment of the Angry APA Minute.

53:08 minutes (48.65 MB)

W.A.G.E.S. Women housecleaners in San Francisco

program date: 
Mon, 01/28/2008

Host Bruce Silverman produced this series of programs to inform us about what needs changing in our community, our nation and our world. Today he looks at W.A.G.E.S. Women housecleaners in San Francisco have created their own cooperatively-owned cleaning companies.

23:44 minutes (9.51 MB)


program date: 
Sun, 01/20/2008

 Penelope Lively's latest novel is called Consequences, and it's a meditation on the consequences of the choices and the accidents in life.  Larry Bowlden reviews it for us.  

8:14 minutes (3.77 MB)

Lipstick & Dipstick make me laugh Out Loud!


It was a joy to interview Lipstick & Dipstick in the KBOO studios last week. We laughed alot. This duo has chemistry that cannot be denied! Their new book is hilarious!

To hear their stories, enjoy their humor, and learn from their advice, catch them at these Portland area events:

Jan 22 at 7:30 pm at Powell's Books (1005 W Burnside) for an interactive book reading

Jan 26 from 5 to 9 pm Hot Flash Dance at Barracudas (9 NW 2nd Ave) They will be emceeing the party, reading and signing books (more.....)

Lipstick & Dipstick, relationship advice from the butch & femme perspectives

Out Loud
program date: 
Mon, 01/14/2008

Enjoy lesbian relationship advice from the butch & femme perspectives from this hilarious duo. Lipstick & Dipstick write an advise column for Curve magazine. In this interview, they discuss their backgrounds, their writing styles, common challenges in relationships, sex, and their new book, Lipstick & Dipstick's Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships, in stores now.

They are reading from their new book and emceeing an events. Full schedule online on thier blog.

28:00 minutes (25.64 MB)
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