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Brightly Gift Wrapped Christmas Stories and Holiday Music

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2023 at 2:00pm
Produced for The Monday Sampler
Lots of music and stories to help you clean up all the paper and empty boxes left under the tree on Christmas. With Holiday Music featuring Ramsey Lewis, Joni Mitchell, Kurt Elling, Blossum Dearie and  Ray Charles, among others. Also Stan Freberg and the Mackenzie Brothers.... Read more

Rick Bartow drawings and prints

Airs at: Tue, 12/26/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
On Tuesday Dec. 26, 2023, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews  gallery owner Charles Froelick  about “What the Crow Knows” a show of Rick Bartow prints and drawings which is on now though January 27, 2024. Froelick talks about Bartow’s concept of the trickster crow, hi... Read more

A winter solstice

Airs at: Fri, 12/22/2023 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for Squirrels Know
  Many marvelous and formulaic days ahead, with so many days left behind, populating our memories with paths, treasure, moments, beings and voices; memories filled with grub, spit, screams, utter love, movement and songs; moments of doubt, agony, victories, isolation and e... Read more

For Friday, 22 December, and in keeping with the holiday spirit, we air an improved version of last's show on The Bishop's Wife"

Airs at: Fri, 12/22/2023 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Produced for Film at 11
Lisa Neville of Cortland University in New York, and Matthew of KBOO’s Gremlin Time join us to discuss a great yet ambiguous Cary Grant film, The Bishop's Wife, an improved repeat from last week, and in keeping with the holiday spirit.    Read more

Playful Presence: Improv and Mindfulness

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2023 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Playful Presence
Taj Baker has a conversation with fellow improviser Shannon Brown about improv as a mindfulness practice.  Improv scenes as well.  Read more

Thom Bray previews “A Christmas Carol: A Victorian Reading”

Airs at: Thu, 12/21/2023 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
For many of us, the holiday season means multiple viewings of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and there’s no shortage of films, and stage productions, to choose from. We’re especially favored here in Portland with a version that comes directly from Mr. Dickens himself,... Read more

Caroline Leavitt, author of Days of Wonder

Airs at: Thu, 12/21/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between The Covers
Novelist Caroline Leavitt returns to Between the Covers with her latest novel, Days of Wonder, coming out in April of 2024. A twisty family saga about young love desperate to survive, the lengths parents go to protect their children, and, ultimately, what does it mean to fo... Read more

Salmonlands

Airs at: Mon, 01/01/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
  This program aired originally on September 4, 2023 Without the Salmon there would be no Pacific Northwest as we know it. Yet since 1991, most of the salmon runs in the Northwest have been listed as threatened or endangered. In 2005, I produced a documentary called Salmo... Read more

Life Before the Internet

Airs at: Sun, 12/24/2023 at 8:30am - 9:00am
Produced for Pathways
Michael Gentle is a former IT and data-privacy professional. Michael is the author of a number of best-selling books on business and technology, including IT Project Financials, IT Success, and others. His newest book and the topic of today's program is Life Before the Inte... Read more

Intisar Abioto

Airs at: Tue, 12/19/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
On Tuesday Dec 19, at 11.30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews curator Intisar Abioto about the show called Black Artists of Oregon, which is on now at the Portland Art Museum through March 17, 2024. Abioto https://www.intisarabioto.com/  talks about six of the artist whose 2... Read more