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Friends of Gateway Green: Creating Sustainable Greenspace

The City of Portland has a national reputation as one of the most sustainability minded spaces in the country. This committment to sustainabiliity is evident in the dozens of greenspaces scattered across the city. Friends of Gateway Green is a … 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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Pride NW

Pride NW: Celebrating Portland’s LGBTQ Community

Visibility. Education. Celebration. Those three words represent the mission of Pride NW.

Pride NW was founded in 1994 with the goal of encouraging and celebrating the positive diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans communities of the Pacific … Continue Reading

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Mothertapes on Sounds of PDX

On a recent broadcast Jen Em and I welcomed Pete Bosack from Mothertapes to the program. Dynamic changes, sonic layers, and memorable melodies are just a few things you can expect to hear on the band’s self titled LP so … Continue Reading

OLMV

Oregon League of Minority Voters: Empowering Communities of Color

Inclusion is a vital component of a healthy functioning democracy. Voters from all communities deserve the opportunity to participate in shaping the policies that impact their lives.

The Oregon League of Minority Voters (OLMV) aims to serve as a liaison … Continue Reading

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Take A Moment of Silence

Friday June 2, join us in a moment of silence.

Trying to explain the explainable. It’s becoming more common today.

Bombs going off in foreign lands, earthquakes and landslides in others. But nothing hits home more than what happened at … Continue Reading

first books

Uniting Children With Books

What if fighting illiteracy began with something as simple as getting a book in the right kid’s hands?

First Book, a nationwide nonprofit with a chapter here in Portland, believes that access to books is critical in reducing illiteracy. … Continue Reading

Paint Care Oregon

Ever had a paint job done at your house? If so, you’ll be familiar with what it entails – taped-up windows, shrouded furniture, the caustic smell of wet paint…and an annoying array of half-used paint cans.

Extra paint is handy … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session: Tom Grant

Portland’s piano legend, Tom Grant, joined PRP’s Rebecca Webb and Michele Van Kleef in the studio for a drop-in session to share his new cd, Sipping Beauty. It’s Grant’s second album targeting the New Age market, but his 29th … Continue Reading

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My Voice Music

If, like me, you’re born into a musical family, it’s inevitable that an instrument or two ends up in your hands. And something about the junction between music and mastery, performance and play, teaches us to grow into better, more … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session: Moody Little Sister

Naomi Sparrow and Rob Stroup leave no doubt that everything they do in their separate and together lives has an incredible depth of meaning. And we are the beneficiaries of their passion for writing and creating music.

 

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PRP Team Concert Picks! (5/11-5/17)

A wealth of fundraising events, art, music, spoken word, bluegrass festivals and more await you in this weeks PRP team concert picks!

 

Inessa’s picks:

ART PEACE Reception at the Q Center. “Peace. It does not mean to be … Continue Reading

Friends of Noise

Friends of Noise: Music and Arts for the Future

The future is now. The creative minds of the future are on the rise.

Friends of Noise is a nonprofit that aims to create an all age music and arts venue. The mission of Friends of Noise is to provide … Continue Reading

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Drop-In Session with Eyelids

New Music from Eyelids! No stranger to the music scene, Chris Slusarenko of Eyelids, came into the Portland Radio Project Studio for an *eye-opening* Drop-In Session!

 

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RACC

Regional Arts and Culture Council: Creative Empowerment

The identity of a community is often represented through its creative culture. The empowerment that comes from creative expression is a vital component to all communities.

The Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) is a local non-profit that envisions an … Continue Reading

Community-Cultivators

Community Cultivators: Growing Our Community

Every great community is built on a solid foundation. Growing ideas is essential for a healthy functioning society. Community Cultivators is a non-profit located in Portland that aims to provide an opportunity for seniors and underserved people in our community … Continue Reading

Surg+Restore

Surg+Restore: Surgeons Transforming Lives

In recent years Sierra Leone has emerged from a devastating civil war and is currently in the process of rebuilding. With a population of over six million people, Sierra Leone has fewer than twenty-five surgeons in their entire nation. Essential … Continue Reading

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Inner City Blues Festival

Got the health care blues? Portland’s original Boogie Cat Norman Sylvester does too. So again this year, he’s helping organize the HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OREGON fundraiser with music, dancing, and food April 22, 2017.

Norman will join Portland Radio … Continue Reading