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Black History and Future Month

----   Join KBOO every Tuesday at 7pm throughout the month of February to hear interviews from Black creatives, artists, activists, revolutionaries, KBOO hosts, musicians and more! This series aims to celebrate all aspects of the Black lived experience - from contemporar... Read more

Love Song

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In recognition of Black History Month, Larry Bowlden reviews Tia William’s historical novel, A Love Song For Ricki Wilde. Ricki Wilde comes from a wealthy southern family, the wealth due to her father’s owning a string of mortuaries. Her sisters, Rashida, Regina, and Rae, a... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 26, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 02/26/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Palestinian Film Fest: As Israel's genocidal war on Gaza continues, so too does global resistance to the war and to Israeli occupation of Palestine. Jan Haaken talks with Shams ... Read more

Black Workers Organize at Tesla

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Black Tesla workers recently sued their employer for an extremely well documented pattern of racial discrimination. Whereas lawsuits seldom even reimburse successful plaintiffs for their injuries, this suit could be the prelude to the United Auto Workers union and Bay Area ... Read more

Buscando America on 02/20/24

Airs at: Tue, 02/20/2024 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Produced for Buscando America
En este programa te llevamos a espacios de escucha, baile y apreciación musical, con la melómana salsera e investigadora anti racista, Astrid Cuero.  Read more

Raluca Stoica - life, success, passions, family and faith

Airs at: Tue, 02/20/2024 at 7:30pm - 8:00pm
  Raluca Stoica is an amazing person: strong, smart, and talented. Born and raised in Romania until the age of 22, Raluca moved to America where she graduated from Portland State University and OHSU. She is currently working on her Doctorate. On this interview she talks a... Read more

Black Care Matters

Airs at: Tue, 02/20/2024 at 7:00pm - 7:30pm
  Black Care Matters centers the voice of Black nurses working in the state of Oregon. Our show is a safe space for BIPOC nurses to speak their truth, tell their stories, increase their joy, and problem-solve new interventions to eliminate white supremacy in health care. I... Read more

The Gap: Interview with filmmaker Mmakgosi Anita Tau and Cascade Festival of African Film Co-Director Aviva McClure, plus, what should you be doing with your phone?

Airs at: Fri, 02/16/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of The Gap, Althea is very brave and hosts the show even though Tammy is away (cameo later!). She interviews writer and filmmaker Mmakgosi Anita Tau, from Botswana, and Cascade Festival of African Film Co-Director Aviva McClure, about the festival, where ... Read more

Barbara Brandon-Croft

Airs at: Thu, 02/22/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
Barbara Brandon-Croft is the very first African-American woman whose nationally-syndicated comic strip ran in the mainstream press.  Now a new collection of her work, Where I’m Coming From, has been published. Barbara sits down with S.W. Conser to talk about the comics comm... Read more

Where SOUL Lives

Airs at: Sat, 02/24/2024 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  An Evening of Afrotainment does old soul, new soul, neo soul, afro soul, cosmic soul... to uplift your soul & set your soles afire. Where SOUL lives... An Evening of Afrotainment Read more