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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 17: Marketing for Artists and Musicians

Half of any successful creative venture is the business of selling it: it’s one thing to create art or music, and it’s another to get your work into the hands of the people who want to pay for it.

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 16: Married To Your Business Partner

The conventional wisdom usually goes something like this: Don’t date your co-workers, because relationship drama will follow — and make your life an awkward mess.

That same conventional wisdom also tell us that it’s not a great idea to raise … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 15: Global Warming and Small Businesses

It goes without saying that climate change is part of the fabric of our lives these days, as rising sea levels, storms, and the other consequences of high-carbon economies start to take their toll on the environment. But Portland faces … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 14: Alternative Transportation

Portland has long been considered a mecca for alternative transportation, with a sprawling public transit system and years of notoriety as a top bicycle commuting city. However, worsening traffic and an increase in road fatalities are coming head-to-head with Portland’s Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 13: Portland’s Music Recording Scene

At PRP, Portland’s growing, evolving music scene is one of our favorite things about the city. While many local bands have reached national stardom, our city continues to produce a wider array of genres and artists. Recording all of this … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 12: Immigration Policy’s Impact on Businesses

This year has been a difficult one for immigrant and refugee communities in Oregon. Enforcement sweeps for undocumented immigrants and travel bans for refugees have left families and communities in a legal limbo.

For their part, immigration arrests have skyrocketed. … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 11: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

Did you know that women start businesses at twice the rate of men, yet receive less than three percent of venture capital?

That fact, and other disparities, led a team of savvy entrepreneurs to launch Xxcelerate Fund, the Portland-based … Continue Reading

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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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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.

These … Continue Reading

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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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PRP Regular Programming Continues to Impress

PRP segments are some of Portland’s most unique and fresh voices on local radio. Programs such as Bus Stop with Heather Hanson, Tasty Tuesdays with Steven Shomler, Subculture with Veronica Bisesti, Sounds of PDX with Luke Neill and Fresh Spins 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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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

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Saturday Joe’s Blues Music Special

Blues music promoter Cherie Robbins and Cascade Blues Association’s president Greg Slim Lively Johnson sat in with Saturday Joe for a special two-hour Blues segment ahead of a busy summer of festivals and shows. Be in the know!

 

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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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Ryan Sollee from The Builders and The Butchers on The Bus Stop

Ryan Sollee from The Builders and The Butchers visited the PRP studio for a Drop-In Session with The Bus Stop host Heather Hanson on May 3, 2017. Listen to the podcast below to hear Ryan play three tracks live from … 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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Volunteer Spotlight on: Luke Neill

Luke Neill‘s show Sounds of PDX brings music-focused interviews with Portland musicians to the airwaves each week on Tuesday nights. Now, musician, music producer, songwriter and PRP volunteer Luke Neill adds Sounds of PDX Listening Party to Portland Radio 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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Kendall Core on The Bus Stop 3/29/17

Portland musician and songwriter Kendall Core treated listeners to live performances of three new songs from her upcoming EP “Crazy Dog” on PRP’s The Bus Stop this past Wednesday afternoon. She talked candidly with host Heather Hanson about her musical … Continue Reading