Ear to the Streets of Portland

Tune-in to ‘Ear To The Streets of Portland’. This program will have conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas in Oregon, and music of all genres in free-form. The goal with 'Ear To The Streets of Portland' is to create thoughts around organizing and bring people together for understanding ideas for proactive approach to for and about Black Portlanders. Tune-in every 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month...starting at 7:00pm. Follow 'Ear To The Streets of Portland' on Twitter!
Email: onthegroundkboo@gmail.com

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Episode Archive

Ear to the Streets of Portland on 02/04/16

Air date: 
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas

Ear to the Streets of Portland on 02/04/16

Air date: 
Thu, 02/04/2016 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Short Description: 
Conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas

Just CLOWNIN Around!

Air date: 
Thu, 01/21/2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Miss Nikki Brown for 'Nikki Brown Clown'

On the next EarToTheStreets of Portland on KBOO:

Nikki Brown for NiKki BrOwN cLowN 

Join in on the conversation starting at 7:00pm. Miss Brown graces the KBOO studio again to talk about her work as Portland's first Black woman and Muslim professional CLOWN.....bringing smiles to children and the community city wide!

Stayed tuned for ETTS for good music!

Adjusting The Amazing You...

Air date: 
Thu, 01/07/2016 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
a discussion on working on self in another new year!


Join ETTS Thursday night for a discussion on working on self in another new year with life-coach Robin Bradford-Joiner! Starting at 7pm....Stay tuned for music on ETTS from 8-10pm


Education And Human Rights

Air date: 
Thu, 12/17/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Panelist Speak On Education As A HUMAN RIGHT


This Thursday night's episode of EarToTheStreets at 7:00pm: We'll listen to past guest on the show who were panelist for a Human Rights Day 2015 gathering. The gathering was sponsored by Portland Community College-Cascade Black Student Union

Stay tuned to ETTS for music and other announcements!


Celebrate KWANZAA!

Air date: 
Thu, 12/03/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Kwanzaa And Music Fun!

KWANZAA is coming up! Join EarToTheStreets this Thursday night and help welcome back Ruby Lewis for her organization Please Don't Die Black Man (PDDBM) as she shares about the upcoming celebration of Kwanzaa December 11th happening at the Portland Community College (PCC-Cascade).

Stay tuned to also welcome back musicians ADOS 33 aka Avery G. for original music and Errick Lewis for a little bit of soul from Earth, Wind, and Fire.

Its sure to be a BLAST! Will you join us for radio magic? Starting at 7:00pm.....EarToTheStreets on KBOO!

Black Lives Matter And Is A HuE-Man Right

Air date: 
Thu, 11/19/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Hear The Latest In Community Development

Join EarToTheStreets Thursday evening for community announcements of events and organizing....starting at 7:00pm. First we will listen to the youth participants of the Portfolio Project started by the reintroduction of the United Negro College Fund to Portland, OR. From 8:00-10:00 stay tuned for music!

".......A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste...."


Off The Cuff

Air date: 
Thu, 11/05/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Hear The Latest In Community Development

Join EarToTheStreets radio tonight at 7:00pm for the latest in Black Portland. Stay tuned for music! A lot going on these days, stay ready! And THANK YOU for your support for KBOO!

As always: Time To Wake-up So We Can Rise Up!

Value Brings Peaceful Unity

Air date: 
Thu, 10/15/2015 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Mr Cosby, Self-Resiliency/Determination, and Independence
On this Thursday night's EarToTheStreets......Stephen G. and Sekoynia Azikiwe continue from last broadcast of the conversation of the Bill Cosby debacle, why it is important for self-resiliency/ determination and independence among the Black community.

We enourage your calls to weigh-in on the discussion: 503-231-8187; you can also TWEET us your questions and/or thoughts : @AzikiweTweets and @1StephenGraves

Ear to the Streets of Portland on 10/01/15

Air date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas


Lisa Haynes Fights To Demand Police Accountablity

program date: 
Wed, 12/30/2015
A Northeast Portland resident, Lisa Haynes, is urging for community to get involved in holding the city responsible for police accountability. Miss Haynes was inappropriately profiled by Portland police in Southeast Portland on February 17th, 2012 . Miss Haynes insist that two police officers, Greg Baldwin and Jordan Winkle, yelled profanity at Miss Haynes…as well as verbally threatened her, and inappropriately touched her genital areas during a search without reading her rights or explaining what she was being detained for.

There have been two cases that Lisa Haynes brought against the Portland police department and against the city…for failing to adequately train and supervise its officer on seizure and avoiding excessive force.
Both suits exonerated the officers of all allegations.

Miss Lisa Haynes has a 'GoFundMe' fundraiser that she is asking people to support: www.gofundme.com/fyexgy24 She is trying to raise money for a expert witness who has experience working with citizines who have cases against police lack of accountability.

Lisa Haynes spoke with Sekoynia Wright for EarToTheStreets about her case. Click on the audio to hear her story:

Plan of Action for Boise-Eliot School:

program date: 
Sun, 12/20/2015

THANK YOU for tuning in to this latest podcast for EarToTheStreets of Portland:

A series of conversations will be happening during the start of the new year of 2016. Concerned fathers whose children attend Boise-Eliot school are asking other parents to take active roles in the direction of their child’s education with Portland Public Schools. Listen to this latest podcast which captures the first of four series called 'State of Emergency Plan of Action'. Listen to the kick-off of this series by facilitators Karanja Crews and Kory Murphy....fathers who have children that attend Boise-Eliot.

A PPS school board-member was also in attendance.

The next State of Emergency Plan of Action parent listening session will be January 7, 2016, and food and child-care will be provided.

For more info….email: onthegroundkboo@gmail.com Thank you for listening! Also, check out this article here about Boise-Eliot school as well: http://shardesaidwhat.com/2015/12/08/enough-is-enough/

  • Length: 40:50 minutes (56.07 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

The Work Of Doula's and Midwifery

program date: 
Thu, 10/01/2015
On this EarToTheStreets podcast...you will hear the discussion from the organizers of the International Center For Traditional Childbearing (ICTC) and the work being done to put together the conference of training for doula's and midwives. ETTS host Stephen G. and Sekoynia Azikiwe talks with Zalayshia Jackson and Kimberly Porter about the conference and other interesting things that make a doula and midwife.

Plus, listen to Sekoynia and Stephen speak on current events happening in Black society right now. FIRE!

  • Length: 58:34 minutes (53.63 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Portland Street Drummer Known As: Thomas Brown

program date: 
Sun, 09/20/2015
Music fans, enthusiast, and listeners may appreciate this latest PodCast. EarToTheStreets had a chance to catch Mr. Thomas Brown, Portland's premiere street drummer who travels all over the city and most of the state to perform for fans leaving their favorite sporting events like the Portland Trailblazers, Oregon Ducks, and Oregon Beavers.  On this particular day of this interview, I was able to catch Thomas performing for fans leaving the Porland Timbers game. If you were in a bad mood....Thomas's drumming was sure to make you stop and put a smile on your face!

Check out this interview to hear his work and life as a 'street performer'.....

If you're interested in working with Thomas Brown for an event or another special event.....you can catch him by email: bucketdrummer10@yahoo.com.
  • Length: 9:23 minutes (8.59 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Talking With Jasmine Jordan and the SMILE Tour!

program date: 
Thu, 09/10/2015
Join Jasmine Jordan at HOLOCENE....Thursday Septermber17 starting at 9:00pm for a soulful performance!

Jasmine is a neo-soul/r&b artist touring on the 'Westcoast Smile Tour' with other artists on positive vibes. Jasmine has a current song that she will be performing while on tour called "Smile" and can be found on Spotify and Itunes...as well as her EP "Time Travel" can also be found. "Best I Can" IS HOT!!!!! 

Take a listen to this interview and get to know who Jasmine is and meet her at HOLOCENE on September 17th! Email EarToTheStreets: onthegroundkboo@gmail.com to find out how to win tickets to the show!!!!!

on Pop Matters magazine: http://www.popmatters.com/post/196979-jasmine-jordan-smile-video-premiere/
website for Jasmine Jordan here: http://www.jasminejordanmusic.com/

Sadiki 'Sai' Stone for 503tv Productions And Blog:

program date: 
Sun, 08/09/2015
Welcome to EarToTheStreets of Portland podcast on KBOO Community Radio.

This episode we highlight Sadiki 'SAI' Stone....for the production company and on-line blog 503tv.com to have a discussion about the purpose of 503tv, their work, and being homegrown, local production and promotions. 

Very good discussion about community, artists, and the blog. Listen, learn, get invovled, SUPPORT! :)

Find 503tv.com here: http://www.503tv.com/
Find 503tv.com/blog here:  http://503tv.com/blog/

Follow on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/503tv
Follow on Facebook: 503tv Productions

Check out Dame DOLLA and Mikey Vegas on the 503tv blog and on SoundCloud
  • Length: 62:59 minutes (86.49 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

How Are We Moving In This World

program date: 
Sun, 05/31/2015
Just my thoughts........

How are we moving in this world?

Leave a comment/thoughts on this message below!

Ban The Box Moves Forward in Oregon

program date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015
Shout-out to the Urban League of Portland for their assisting efforts to push the 'Ban The Box' legislation to move forward to be voted by the Senate.

I was at the 2015 Legislative Action Day with Our Voices United on April 30 with a string of other organizations like Urban League in solidarity for 'Ban The Box' and several other different house bills in Salem. On the way back to Portland, I asked the question 'what does 'ban the box mean to you' to a 'few of the 2015 spring class of 
Constructing Hope (a non-profit that supports encouragement and support through skills training and education in the construction industry) their thoughts about the passing of 'Ban The Box'. 

To find out more about 
Ban The Box HB 3025 ....go to www.fairchanceforall.com and find out more about Constructing Hope ( www.constructinghope.org ) 
  • Length: 8:21 minutes (7.65 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Interview With The Bots

program date: 
Sun, 04/05/2015
Check out this very FUN interview with the young fresh rock band The Bots ( Anaiah Lei - Drums / Vocals / Keys
Mikaiah Lei - Guitar / Vocals / Keys / Bass ) just before their performance at Doug Fir on April 5th. Their album Pink Palms can be found on iTunes and Amazon.com. This will surely keep you entertained and laughing! Check out more about The Bots here:

  • Length: 41:46 minutes (57.37 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Interview With Goapele

program date: 
Thu, 03/19/2015
This interview is with artist and performer Goapele who OnTheGround for EarToTheStreets interviewed on March 11th 2015. She spoke about her work as an artist and the business side of producing her own albums through her idependent record label SkyBlaze. Goapele is a native to Oakland California and started out in music with her first album Closer….and her newest album Strong As Glass features ‘Hey Boy’ with SNOOP DOG and ‘My Love’ with ERIC BENET was released in October 2014.
  • Length: 38:05 minutes (34.87 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


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