Arts/Culture

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

Shrapnel Maps

Airs at: Thu, 07/16/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
  Writing into the wounds and reverberations of the Israel/Palestine conflict, Philip Metres’ fourth book of poems, Shrapnel Maps, is at once elegiac and activist, an exploratory surgery to extract the slivers of cartography through palimpsest and erasure. A wedding in Tou... Read more

Mid-Summer Movies on Film at 11, July 17, 2020

Airs at: Fri, 07/17/2020 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
Though the movie theaters are not yet open, it seems as if there are more movies than ever via streaming and subscription services. This week we get caught up on a few of them, considering Outpost, The Old Guard, and Palm Springs. Also on hand are Britta on Bless Their Litt... Read more

Tracy Cameron Francis

Airs at: Tue, 07/14/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae talks with Tracy Cameron Francis, theatre and interdisciplinary director as well as the artistic director of Boom Arts. She is perhaps the only Egyptian-American director in Portland. Boom Arts is collaborating with Risk/Reward and XRAY. FM to present PAVEMENT:
park... Read more

Jan Eliot - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 07/09/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Jan Eliot got her start in the 1970's drawing for alternative newspapers in and around Eugene, Oregon, her weekly comic strips Patience and Sarah and Sister City focusing on the then-novel (for the funny pages) concepts of single moms and blended families.  In the 1990's... Read more

Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Sherrie Wolf about her new show Memento

Airs at: Tue, 07/07/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
On Tuesday July 7, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Sherrie Wolf about her new show Memento, on now at Russo Lee Gallery in Portland. Wolf talks about her realistic still life paintings which often feature assemblages of richly textured drapery, shiny m... Read more

HILOZOIZMO, Miguel Ángel Pérez Becerra, OXOMAXOMA Romo, Álvarez, Meza

Airs at: Mon, 07/06/2020 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for A Different Nature
We dedicate this show in memory of Miguel Ángel Pérez Becerra and his family, who died last week victim of COVID19. He was a founder member of Hilozoizmo and Oxomaxoma, participating on Oxomaxoma's first two cassettes and on Hilozoizmo's cassette and performances.  A teach... Read more

Ni Nica, Ni Gringa

Airs at: Tue, 07/07/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae presents a piece from one of the first personal storytelling series on public radio: Legacies: Tales From America that ran on NPR in 1994. This  episode is a 30-minute docu-play Ni Nica, Ni Gringa  produced by Sylvia Mullally. She took a journey back to Nicaragua to... Read more