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Portland Black comedians reflect on the role of comedy in Black Lives Matter

Black Portlanders in the city’s comedy scene have spent the last few months out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of a global Black Lives Matter uprising, Black comedians are also figuring out how their humor fits into the movement.


A police officer watches the crowd at a pro-Trump free speech rally in Portland, Oregon, Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Right-Wing Rallies | TBA:17 | Meaningful Retirement

We talk with a political reporter for "The Guardian" covering right-wing rallies, OPB's Aaron Scott previews the TBA arts festival, and Oregon retirees share stories about their lives after work. 

Black Lives Matter organizers and allies protested in Downtown Portland on Aug. 11, 2015.

News Roundtable | PDX Women's March | Astoria Play

In a 1 p.m. show following NPR special coverage, we'll talk about the inauguration and other news of the week, look ahead to the Women's March on Portland, and hear about a play about Astoria.