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Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe in Murder My Sweet

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2024 at 11:00pm - Tue, 05/21/2024 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Tonight the bedtime radio show for grownups presents the Lux Radio Theater adaptation of the 1944 RKO Pictures production of Raymond Chandler's 1940 detective novel Farewell My Lovely. Retitled as Murder My Sweet,. Dick Powell sheds his pretty boy image of the previous deca... Read more

The Sampler brings some music for a partly cloudy day

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Featured on today's show willbe The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Miles Davis, Teddy Wilson, Herbie Mann, Gene Harris, Frank Sinatra and many more. Read more

Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light (re-broadcast)

Airs at: Thu, 05/23/2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Jonesy
The Talented Mr. Jonesy is off gallivanting in Italy, we’re not sure exactly where, so we’ll be re-airing a favorite episode from the archives. This one’s from KBOO’s long-running program Between the Covers and features an interview with Kimberly King Parsons for her story ... Read more

Reflecting on Reflections Coffee and Books

Airs at: Thu, 05/02/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
We flipped the script for this program.  Black Book Talk co-host O B Hill is our guest, along with Gloria McMurtry.  They are the founders of Reflections Coffee and Books which, for 17 years, drew fans to the crossroads of MLK Blvd and Killingsworth St.   More than a coffee... Read more

Justin Taylor, author of the new novel Reboot

Airs at: Thu, 05/09/2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Jonesy
On today's episode, we welcome Justin Taylor, author of the new novel Reboot, from Pantheon Books. Justin’s previous books include the memoir Riding with the Ghost, the novel The Gospel of Anarchy, and two story collections: Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and Flings... Read more

Sounds Unsound early May '24

Airs at: Sun, 05/12/2024 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Sounds Unsound
Another show of new releases Read more

Parties and sinking ships on Film at 11 for Friday, 10 May, 2024

Airs at: Fri, 05/10/2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
Jeff Godsil discusses the romance from History is Made at Night. Then W. C. Fields in It's a Gift.  We look at the latest BFI Screen Classics book on Visconti's The Leopard.     __________________________________________________________         Back in the 1920s, the... Read more

more film at 11 treats for 17 May, 2024

Airs at: Fri, 05/17/2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
We revisit one of the early, good James Bond films via the recent BFI monograph on From Russia With Love.   Read more

Jessica E. Johnson

Airs at: Fri, 05/03/2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Once Upon a Time
    --------   LIVE ➜Phone Lines Open, 503.231.8032 ➜Listeners encouraged to participate   Jessica E. Johnson (she/they) is the author of the book-length poem Metabolics (Acre Poetry Series), the chapbook In Absolutes We Seek Each Other (New Michigan Press), and the mem... Read more

Previewing Portland Youth Philharmonic's "New Beginnings" concert with David Hattner and Macy Gong

Airs at: Wed, 05/01/2024 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
When we think of Portland’s venerable institutions, Powell’s Books, the Crystal Ballroom, Voodoo Donuts, there’s one that stands out as the grand-daddy of them all – Portland Youth Philharmonic. Now in its 100th year, PYP is America’s longest-running youth orchestra. PYP w... Read more