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Visionary and Radical James Baldwin

Raoul Peck’s explosive documentary,  I Am Not Your Negro, is based on James Baldwin’s words and writings that still resonate. His niece, Aisha Karefa-Smart, joins in for a conversation.

The Optimism of James Baldwin

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 10: OR Winter Sports Industry

Perhaps you’ve noticed it’s wintertime out there! But while there might have been some awfully cold days in the valley recently, that doesn’t necessarily translate to good skiing up on Mount Hood.

In fact, the weather has been pretty dreadful … Continue Reading

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Glacier Veins on Sounds of PDX

On a recent episode of Sounds of PDX I welcomed local indie-alt rock band, Glacier Veins into the studio for an in-depth interview and live performance. This last summer I was introduced to Glacier Veins and was instantly taken back … Continue Reading

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PRP’s Indie Music Connoisseur

Every Friday from 10 am to noon, PRP’s Jen Emerson (Fresh Spins with Jen Em) delights listeners with indie music from all over the globe. Emerson also occasionally hosts interviews with amazing local, national & international … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 9: Retailers Surviving the Internet Era

Today we’re discussing the survivors. Not the reality show but retail survivors, local businesses that keep their heads above water even as so many of us paddle over to Amazon to order every product imaginable delivered to our door.

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 8: Changes to the Central Eastside

From milestones like OMSI to the Tilikum Crossing, the recent transformation of Portland’s Central Eastside is dramatic. The previously-industrial area now features tall residential buildings near the Burnside Bridge and new office buildings near the Hawthorne Bridge.

After actively preserving … Continue Reading

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Jamie Drake on PRP

Jamie Drake played three exclusive tracks on her recent Drop-In Session appearance on Portland Radio Project! Check it out at the bottom of this article for her interview with Jen Emerson, and live performances of To My Love, Everything’s Fine, … Continue Reading

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Now Playing: Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Every Brilliant Thing takes over The Ellyn Bye Studio for a compelling in-the-round theatre experience that doesn’t come around very often. It’s uniquely told story.  It’s unique in its use of audience engaged and woven into the very fabric and … Continue Reading

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Talk Modern on Sounds of PDX

Emerging synth-pop duo Talk Modern recently joined me on air for an in-depth interview and surprise listen to the entirety of their forthcoming EP, XO. After connecting over social media, the band give me an early listen to the tracks

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Lizzy Ellison of Cardioid on Fresh Spins with Jen Em

I like my music beautiful, complicated and meaningful. So out of the literally hundreds of new bands and songs I listen to every month, three bands have remained in constant 2017 rotation. Those bands are Anima!, Coco Columbia, … Continue Reading

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Maiah Wynne on Sounds of PDX

Singer-songwriter Maiah Wynne was recently on the program to talk to us about her influences, original music, and perform a few songs for our listeners. As a songwriter Maiah draws inspiration from artists in all different genres but says “I’m … Continue Reading

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Falcon Heart on Sounds of PDX

Just days before the release of their debut record, Falcon Heart joined me to share some stories, influences, and the hard work behind making an album. Falcon Heart’s Catch The Windis a stellar collection of songs ranging from … Continue Reading

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Rococode Young Ones Tour on Sounds of PDX

While on the road supporting their recently released “Young Ones” EP, Rococode stopped by the station to talk about the new tracks and play a few live tunes for us. The Vancouver, BC-based alt-synth band spoke about the opportunity … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session with Eric John Kaiser

The happy and well-adjusted beyond fairness ex-Patriate from Paris, France also shared with us his upcoming highlights for the Bastille Day Show at the Fremont Theater, Friday, July 14.
Here’s the info on Bastille Day
Bastille Day Celebration with the
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Those Willows on Sounds of PDX

On this episode of Sounds of PDX I was joined by the Indie Folk band Those Willows. The group was kind enough to drop by the studio just a few days before taking off on tour. During the broadcast … Continue Reading

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Now Playing: Portland Center Stage At The Armory

Last season’s sold-out hit The Pianist of Willesden Lane is back for a limited premier engagement! This show closes June 30th! A must- see! Revisit our interview with Mona Golabek for the thrilling artistry at the piano and the backstory … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session with Doug MacLeod

Always time for The Blues to build up our spirits and let music overcome not subject to us to adversity. Saturday Joe brought in the right man for the job. Singer, songwriter and storyteller, Doug MacLeod.

 

 

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Focus on Veronica Bisesti – PRP Volunteer/DJ

This week’s Volunteer Focus features Veronica Bisesti, host of Subculture and our resident Events Calendar Guru. Read on:

 Tell me about your history and involvement with music. How does that relate to your involvement with radio?

On Sunday mornings,

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Nate Wey from Souvenir Driver on The Bus Stop

A few weeks ago, Nate Wey from Souvenir Driver stopped by Portland Radio Project for a Drop-In Session on The Bus Stop with PRP host Heather Hanson. Check out the podcast to hear about their latest album, the self-titled … Continue Reading