Arts and Culture


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THANK YOU Dear Members!

We thank you so much, our KBOO Members New and Renewing, for your amazing support for our Fall Membership Drive. We cut a day off the drive before we even started, and were able to end early on our last day, as well. We are proud to be here as your community radio station.... Read more

Clusters and Your Economy - Special Extended Conversation

Airs at: Thu, 10/09/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Words and Pictures
In this special extended episode of Words and Pictures, we welcome the international writing and illustrating team behind the comics-oriented guidebook Clusters and Your Economy, which examines collaborative communities from Renaissance Florence to California's Silicon Vall... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: J California Cooper

Airs at: Thu, 02/02/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Described by the Los Angeles Times as "a voice for the struggles of Black women in novels and short stories prized for their folksy wisdom and original voices," J. California Cooper died last week at 82 years old. The Times continued with a quote from Pulitzer Prize-winning... Read more

Damaso Rodriguez of Artists Repertory Theatre

Airs at: Tue, 09/30/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae Roberts checks in with Dámaso Rodriguez, artistic director of Artists Repertory Theatre. After a season of plays that didn't differ too much from the Artists Rep's past seasons, Rodriguez opened the most diverse season in the company's history starting with Lynn Nottag... Read more

Candidates for the Board of Directors

Don't know for whom to vote? We are holding candidate forums September 8 to 12 from 8 to 9 am,  which we hope will help you decide.  Click here for the candidates' statements and see when they are scheduled. After the show, we will link to the audio of the interview for peo... Read more

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Airs at: Thu, 11/13/2014 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
Claudia Rankine, chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, speaks about her much awaited follow-up to her groundbreaking work Don't Let Me Be Lonely.   A provocative meditation on race, Citizen: An American Lyric recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters... Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour

Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
  --->     The Holy Crowley Hour is now merged with Mr. Jones's Neighborhood every 4th Friday at 11 am! Under the influence... as they say. Many of our late-night deejays have been accused of belonging to a cult led by Aleister Crowley. That's only half right. We're me... Read more

Last Stories and Other Stories by William T. Vollmann

Airs at: Thu, 08/07/2014 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
Host Ken Jones talks with William T. Vollmann. the author of nine novels, three collections of short fiction, a memoir, and six works of non-fiction, including the seven-volume treatise on violence, Rising Up and Rising Down. Vollmann won the 2005 National Book Award for Fi... Read more

Moh Alileche

Airs at: Tue, 07/30/2019 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae Roberts talks with Moh Alileche, master of Algerian Berber music. Berbers are an indigenous ethnicity  of Northern Africa. The culture dates back more than 5000 years.  Alileche came to the U.S. in 1990  shortly before the civil war in Algeria started. And now he pe... Read more

Film and Music Archivists - the Extended Cut

Airs at: Thu, 06/26/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for The Film Show
This month, The Film Show celebrates film archivists, beginning with a return visit from Mississippi Records co-founder Eric Isaacson.  Eric's latest multimedia presentation in the Music & Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre will be A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded... Read more