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Black Girl You Are Atlas by Renee Watson

Airs at: Thu, 04/04/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
     Using a variety of poetic forms, from haiku to free verse, Watson shares recollections of her childhood in Portland. These odes to Black women of all ages are brilliantly illustrated by celebrated fine artist Ekua Holmes .      Black Girl You Are Atlas is Watson's fir... Read more

Deadly Inadequacies of Mental Health Care

Airs at: Mon, 04/08/2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Host Karen James speaks with Hunter, a Portland attorney, whose wife was found dead on October 20, 2023, at their Portland residence. An autopsy conducted by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner revealed suspicious circumstances and further investigation led to the Novembe... Read more

Decent People, author De'Shawn Charles Winslow

Airs at: Thu, 03/07/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
     In the still-segregated town of West Mills, North Carolina, in 1976, Marian, Marva, and Lazarus Harmon-three enigmatic siblings-are found shot to death in their home. The people of West Mills- on both sides of the canal that serves as the town's color line-are in a fre... Read more

MarchFourth Worldwide: The International Documentary Films

Interview with MarchFourth band documentarian, Kevin Balmer (Diggable Monkey) about his MarchFouth Documenaty Films and Showing tonight March1st, 2024 at the Abbey (and World Wide)   MarchFourth Worldwide: The International Documentary Films Friday, March 1, 2024 8:00 ... Read more

Managing Transition Overload

Airs at: Sun, 03/03/2024 at 8:30am - 9:00am
Produced for Pathways
Maria Brignola is a board certified dance movement therapist. For over 30 years Maria has been a pioneer, educator and leader in mind-body psychotherapy, body mindfulness, and dance/movement therapy in the Pacific Northwest. For over fifteen years, she was a contributing wr... Read more

Love Your Pet Week

  THE CUTEST HOLIDAY OF THE YEAR IS HERE, AND KBOO WANTS TO INCLUDE YOUR VOICE! HELP US CELEBRATE THE LOVE WE HAVE FOR OUR ANIMAL BESTIES BY SENDING IN A SHORT CLIP TELLING US HOW YOUR PET HAS CHANGED YOUR LIFE.  YOU CAN SEND IN SUBMISSIONS THROUGH 2/22, AND THEY WILL BE A... Read more

Lionel Irving from Love Is Stronger

Airs at: Tue, 02/13/2024 at 7:00pm - 7:30pm
  Interview by Charles Shambry, member of KBOO's Board of Directors. Lionel Irving is the Founder and Executive Director for Love is Stronger. Love is Stronger helps kids and families protect themselves and each other from the violent cycles that have claimed so many lives... Read more

Yasiin's Luv offers culturally specific doula services, including to parents with Substance Use Disorder

Airs at: Wed, 02/07/2024 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
  Oregon's drug decriminalization measure, Measure 110 is a big topic of conversation for state lawmakers during their short session this month. They've announced their intention to re-criminalize drugs through House Bill 4002.  But that's only half of what the measure do... Read more

Shani Harris Bagwell from Portland Backpack

Airs at: Thu, 02/01/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Lisa's guest is Shani Harris Bagwell from Portland Backpack, which packs and distributes more than 1,200 Portland schoolchildren sack lunches for the weekend. They make sure the kids we see everyday–eat every day. Read more

We Are Each Other's Harvest by Natalie Baszile

Airs at: Thu, 02/01/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
 In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000.  "We Are Each Other's Harvest" explores this crisis, through the farmers’ personal experiences. In their own words, middle aged and elderly black farmers explain why they continue to farm... Read more