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REBROADCAST: The Panoramic Imagination Of Somaiya Daud | Susan Fletcher | Tin House

This week we’re listening to one of our favorite book interviews ever: YA writer Somaiya Daud at Portland Book Fest 2018. Interstellar intrigue on a Moroccan-inspired world? Strong female hero of color? Yes, please. Also: one of Daud's early inspirations and we say goodbye to a truly great literary journal.

Photo: Steven Tonthat/OPB

Photographer Celeste Noche | Astoria's Fisher Poets | Arte Soleil

Sometimes good stories take a while. This week, long-awaited gems from Astoria’s Fisher Poets and an arts outpost in East Portland. Also, a photographer goes the extra 4,000 miles for the literary story she believes in.

Photo: Celeste Noche/Courtesy of Celeste Noche

John Doe On LA’s Punk Scene | Team Dresch | Chachalu’s Loan From The British Museum

Know your history: Stories from the L.A. punk scene, queer women in the ‘90s Portland music scene, and a Native museum gets quality time with tribal artifacts.

Photo: Tammy Rae Carland/Courtesy of Jealous Butcher Records

Jesmyn Ward & Mitchell Jackson | Arts Hub On The Move | Portland Parks Budget Cutbacks

Our people, our places, our community. This week we’re talking about all the comforts of home.

Photo: Courtesy of Literary Arts

Karen Russell | Angela Garbes | Bill Oakley | bed.

The things parents do. (Really, Mom and Dad, you shouldn’t have.)

Photo: Courtesy of bed.

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Bloom Where You’re Planted: Arte Soleil In Southeast Portland


A bootstrapped arts center fills the gap in a Portland community on the margins.

For Remote Communities In Scotland's Outer Hebrides, Mobile Libraries Are A Lifeline


Library vans ply lonely roads and deliver books, including works in Gaelic, to hundreds of isolated residents. Seeing the mobile librarian is sometimes the only human contact they will have for days.

Portland Parks Budget Cuts Mean Change For Arts Programs


The Multnomah Arts Center, the Community Music Center and the Laurelhurst Dance Studio need to develop funding models as the city tries to get the Parks and Recreation Budget under control.

Writer Karen Russell Paints The World Orange


The Pulitzer finalist short-story champ is back with a new story collection exploring environmental dread, girl heroism and the terrors of parenthood.

bed. Live At Kelly's Olympian


The Portland rock band perform songs from their much-anticipated full-length debut "Replay" and chat with OPB's Jerad Walker.

A Symphony In Burns Seeks Healing, 3 Years After Occupation


The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge became a household name in 2016, not for its beautiful scenery or because 300 bird species flock there, but because a militant, anti-government group had taken over headquarters for 41 days, leading to a fatal shooting. Three years later, an Oregon symphony offers music as healing.

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We catch up to the smooth bedroom pop act at soundcheck at Doug Fir Lounge.

2019 Soul'd Out Festival Guide


KMHD staff breaks down this year's Soul'd Out Fest schedule day-by-day with our must-see acts and recommendations for any taste. Featuring: Roy Ayers, Makaya McCraven, Theo Croker, Kadhja Bonet, Bernard Purdie and more.  

Jacqueline Woodson At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2019

Author and poet Jacqueline Woodson joins us in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland.

A Mural On 82nd Avenue And The Art Of Taking Up Space


Alex Chiu struggled to wrap his brain around why the seemingly innocent images in his mural made people so angry. Perhaps it wasn't what the people in his artwork were doing, but the color of their skin.

Mitchell Jackson's New Memoir Chronicles Growing Up Black In Portland

OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2019

Mitchell Jackson's new memoir, "Survival Math," tells of his life growing up in Northeast Portland.

Terese Marie Mailhot On Memoir, Memory And Agency


Shattering stories and laser-focused language mark a breakthrough debut memoir.

Author Mohsin Hamid's Globalist Perspective

OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2016

Mohsin Hamid has lived in Pakistan, the U.S. and Britain. His fiction and nonfiction explores the contradictions and complexities of globalization.

What Happened (And What Didn’t) With Portland’s Creative Space Plan


It’s been about a year since Portland City Council passed a plan to preserve affordable space for artists and makers. So what has happened since?

Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick On Captain Marvel's Big Screen Debut


The writer who re-made Carol Danvers talks about re-imagining female heroism.

At Tender Table, Stories Are Told And Tasted


Food, family, and identity are the ingredients that make up Tender Table, a storytelling series for women and nonbinary people of color in Portland. 

Burning It Down With The Manila Sound


That time when political repression and post-colonial identity came together to make beautiful Filipino dance tracks. We've got four cuts to get you started.

Musician Michelle Zauner On Korean Identity And Grieving At H Mart


Zauner’s project Japanese Breakfast was just the beginning as she came to terms with a biracial heritage and losing her mother.

Y La Bamba At Type Foundry Studio


Luz Elena Mendoza talks with OPB about expressing her Mexican-American identity through songwriting. Watch her band, Y La Bamba, play a percussive and emotional set drawn from the new album, "Mujeres."

Artist Strives To Save Portland's Historic Mayo House


An African-American artist has stepped up to save a historic home in Northeast Portland because of his family's own struggles with gentrification. 

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