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Too Much Information with Abe and Traci on 05/14/24

Airs at: Tue, 05/14/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
  “Is living in Portland affordable? If you’re a white household, on average, the answer is yes. If you’re a black household — not so much. According to data from the city, exactly zero Portland neighborhoods are affordable for the average black household. Join Traci and A... 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

Duncan Hwang and Jamal Dar on a Greener 82nd Avenue

Airs at: Thu, 05/02/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00pm
 Our guests today are Metro Councilor Duncan Hwang and Jamal Dar, founder and Executive Director of the African Youth and Community Organization.  They are working on the 82nd Ave vision for a resilient green eco district. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 29, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 04/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, beginning with a story from Portland's May Day past, followed by these segments: Campus Protest: For two decades, Palestinian rights activists have called for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. The aim of th... Read more

In the Pines

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
When historian Grace Elizabeth Hale was a college student, her mother told her a story about how Hale’s grandfather, the white sheriff in a poor county in Mississippi, heroically stood up to a white mob and tried to prevent the lynching of a Black man. In Hale’s book, In Th... Read more

Kesha Ajose-Fisher, author of No God Like the Mother (re-broadcast)

Airs at: Thu, 04/25/2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
Jonesy has a cold today and it appears to be contagious. So we’re re-broadcasting a favorite episode from last year. It’s an interview with Kesha Ajose-Fisher, author of the story collection No God Like the Mother from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press. Kesha was my first inte... Read more

Urban League PDX to host candidate forums ahead of May 21st Primary

Airs at: Wed, 04/10/2024 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
  On this edition of KBOO News in Depth, we speak with the Urban League of Portland Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, Jennifer Parish Taylor, about the organization's upcoming candidate forums ahead of the May 21st primary.  2024 Primary Election Virtual Candidate F... Read more

The Return of Sean Steward 04.06.2024

Airs at: Sat, 04/06/2024 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
This is my first radio broadcast in over 4 years. A selection of choices from the KBOO Music Library.  Check back for the playlist!   Read more

Black Girl You Are Atlas by Renee Watson

Airs at: Thu, 04/04/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
     Using a variety of poetic forms, from haiku to free verse, Watson shares recollections of her childhood in Portland. These odes to Black women of all ages are brilliantly illustrated by celebrated fine artist Ekua Holmes .      Black Girl You Are Atlas is Watson's fir... Read more

A review of African Youth & Community Organization (AYCO)

Airs at: Mon, 04/01/2024 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Join hosts Dr. Audrey Terrell, Deborah Hall, and Tina Turner-Morfitt of the Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists in our monthly Labor Radio segment. Tonight’s segment spotlights the value of Black workers, Black volunteers and Black organizations servicing the Black co... Read more