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I have been a KBOO member for nearly ten years and began volunteering with John Talley, host of "Indian World" in 2005 as an intern completing my interdisciplinary studies bachelors degree from Marylhurst University. I am fortunate to be able to consult with John as a radio mentor, friend and Mohawk elder. I am a Cherokee Nation of Ok enrolled tribal member and I have some Osage and Choctaw in my line. Although I grew up in Ok I have been in the Portland area for long time. I have ties with NAYA, NICWA, NARA and PPS Indian Education project and other Native American groups. My interest in producing this show is to connect folks in the Portland and surrounding area for a stronger Native American Community.
KBOO member, Community Radio listener-supporter, freelance journalist and contributor to former national newsstand magazine of world music and culture DIRTY LINEN MAGAZINE from 1994-2010 and after its print dissolution, NW Correspondent for online successor DRIFTWOOD MAGAZINE www.DriftwoodMagazine.WordPress.com covering local community radio arts, culture, music, theater through reviews and discussion of songwriting and music-making via Mitch's Monthly Mix http://driftwoodmagazine.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/mitch%e2%80%99s-monthly-mix-summer-wages/ Active outreach to natural allies of free-form radio, as its KBOO shining example is Daniel Flessas, QTN et al on Friday After Midnight's OUTSIDE WORLD: http://driftwoodmagazine.wordpress.com/2011/08/15/review-harry-manx-kevin-breit-strictly-whatever/
Thomas Hood has been involved in music and sound recording since childhood, making wire recordings with his father, a jazz guitar player with the Charlie Barnet Band.
Now a multi instrumentalist playing 6 and 12 string guitars, electric guitars, basses and keyboards, he is an independent music and radio producer. In 1985 he established Hood's Woods Music, a private music recording studio.
As a radio producer and programmer since 1968, he has extensive experience in public radio, having spent time at KPFT FM, KAOS FM, WLNV FM, KBOO FM and KMUN FM.
Specializing in remote field recording, he was a sound designer for the Janus Professional Sound Library. He has also worked with the Oregon Historical Society, providing audio restoration services for their "Portland" exhibits.
He has produced independent radio documentaries, such as “God is Dead”, focusing on controversial timber cutting practices on the public lands of Oregon.
He is co-producer and co-host of the
The Traveling Radio Show , a wacky, off-beat public radio travelogue.
2nd Monday host of Labor Radio