Arts/Culture

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International Women's Day 2018

KBOO's International Women's Day celebrations were started by Program Director Karen Burdick in 1976. We've celebrated each year since then with special programming created by for and about women. As we finalized the schedule for KBOO's annual celebration of international ... Read more

Rest in Power, Ursula K LeGuin

My heart hurts for the loss of Ursula K LeGuin. I know where to take comfort, in her fiction, essays, and her many many interviews over the years here at KBOO "the cheerful voice of social conscious" is how she described us. Here are some of our archival programs with Ursul... Read more

Audio from the Waterfront Blues Festival!

The 2017 Waterfront Blues Festival audio is now online for your streaming pleasure: Audio from Day One - Friday 6/30   Audio from Day Two - Saturday 7/1   Audio from Day Three - Sunday 7/2   Audio from Day Four - Monday 7/3   Audio from Day Five - Tuesday 7/4   ... Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour on 9/23/19

Airs at: Mon, 09/23/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 09/24/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
Welcome to the Autumn edition of The Holy Crowley Hour, the radio show for people who don’t own a radio. Our special guest is the legendary audio theater producer, director, and writer Dirk Maggs. Dirk is perhaps best known for adapting the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy ... Read more

Portland Jewish Hour

Airs at: Sun, 09/22/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
Music for Rosh Hashanah Read more

Words Are My Matter by Ursula K. Le Guin

Airs at: Thu, 09/19/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Between the Covers host David Naimon talks to Le Guin in 2017 about her book Words Are My Matter. For the Fall Membership Drive, we're offering a special thank you gift package of a package of signed books by Ursula K Le Guin (limit 1 package available). Tune in to hear mor... Read more

Alder Street Food Carts

Airs at: Wed, 09/18/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Food Show
On today's episode of the Food Show, we're talking about the Alder Street Food Cart pod. The downtown pod was evicted this summer to make way for a new hotel, taking a chunk of Portland culture with it. The carts are now in storage and the owners are waiting for the day the... Read more

PLEDGE: The Public Radio Fund Drive

Airs at: Wed, 09/18/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Radiozine
For KBOO's Fall Membership Drive, we're getting meta by interviewing KBOO's own Don Merrill talks about his book PLEDGE: The Public Radio Fund Drive. Tune in for a fundraising conversation about fundraising.    PLEDGE examines the fund drive and the public radio universe su... Read more

"Bodies Piled Up", a Continental Op mystery by Dashiell Hammett, and Dick Powell as Richard Diamond

Airs at: Mon, 09/16/2019 at 11:00pm - Tue, 09/17/2019 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Dashiell Hammett's nameless detective, known as The Continetal Op, investigates a multiple murder discovered in a downtown San Francisco hotel room, which leads to a deadly shoot out inside a North Beach speakeasy.  Also, a radio mystery drama featuring Dick Powell as forme... Read more

1984 at Artists Rep and The Wolves at Portland Playhouse

Airs at: Tue, 09/17/2019 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae presents a special one-hour membership edition of Stage & Studio on KBOO. We feature  Damaso Rodriquez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre to talk about the adaptation of 1984 by George Orwell as well highlights of the whole 2019/20 season. And in the se... Read more