History

The Language of Food

Airs at: Fri, 05/27/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
If food were a language, what stories do we tell? This month, Pacific Underground explored what food signifies for us as Asian and Pacific Islande-Americans, what it means to us at different times of our lives, and, in a lot of ways, how we perceive ourselves. First, we sha... Read more

MILES DAVIS' 90th Birthday Special

Airs at: Sat, 05/28/2016 at 12:00am - 6:00am
Produced for The Outside World
TUNE IN FROM MIDNIGHT TIL 6:00 AM and join COUSIN JIMI, UNCLE AV CLUB,  RANGER ROWLF COULSON, CHEF PETER, DR. KIPILMAN and probably other Miles devotees who drop by for our annual birthday celebration. Miles Dewey Davis III was born in Alton, Illinois (just across the Missi... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for Memorial Day May 30, 2016

Airs at: Mon, 05/30/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  This episode of the Old Mole is hosted by Frann Michel and features these segments: Bill Resnick talks with Brian Terrell of Voices for Creative Nonviolence about drones. the new warfare, and creative nonviolence. Desiree Hellegers talks with S. Brian Willson about Me... Read more

Vanessa Renwick and the Oregon Department of Kick Ass

Airs at: Thu, 05/26/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  Vanessa Renwick is the founder of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass and a member of the experimental film collective Peripheral Produce.  The Portland Art Museum is currently featuring an multi-channel video and sound installation by Vanessa titled Next Level Fucked Up, ... Read more

Laura O. Foster on "Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary's Portland"

Airs at: Thu, 06/23/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  Host Bethany Grabow talks with Laura O. Foster, author of the new book Walking with Ramona: Exploring Beverly Cleary’s Portland. Part walking tour, part history lesson, this guidebook is a unique look at life when author Beverly Cleary was a young girl in the 1920s and t... Read more

Generosity of the Workers

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    Bill Resnick reads from Rebecca Solnit's book A Paradise Built in Hell about the generosity of ordinary working people compared to the calculating tight-fistedness of elites. Read more

Public Housing and Community

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    Coming up this weekend, May 27th through May 30th, the Vanport Mosaic Festival is a commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the Vanport Flood. KBOO is a supporter of these four days of lectures, performances, screenings, exhibits, and other events. Built during Worl... Read more

Joseph T. Reiff, Born of Conviction

Airs at: Sun, 05/22/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
On September 29th, 1962, Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett spoke before a halftime crowd at a University of Mississippi football game.  He said he loved Mississippi's heritage.   This compelled him to personally block African-American James Meredith from enrolling at Ole Mi... Read more

Philip Kan Gotanda - Traveling Master

Airs at: Tue, 05/24/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae features veteran playwright Philip Kan Gotanda. She first talked to him three years ago when he came to do a talk at Reed College. Now he's a Traveling Master for the Dramatists Guild Fund and will be teaching a class called "Challenges of Writing From a Racial and Cul... Read more

Wendy Doniger, Redeeming the Kamasutra

Airs at: Sat, 05/14/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
The Kamasutra brings to mind (and to Google searches) erotic and exotic sexual positions.   OK, it is that.  But it is much more.  It is about the art of living.   Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of ... Read more