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Tara Velarde on Sounds of PDX

About a month after releasing Willow BabyTara Velarde joined me to talk about her creative process, new single, and played a few live songs for our listeners. In the first hour of the show we listened to Tara’s … Continue Reading

PRP Makes the Merc

Thanks to the Portland Mercury for noticing PRP is “a hotbed for excellent community-run radio stations.”

In her column, “From Slacktivism to Activism,” Emilly Prado puts the Volunteer Spotlight on Portland Radio Project:

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LLoyd EcoDistrict on Community Voices

Lloyd EcoDistrict is a living laboratory for sustainability, pioneering collaborative community-scale solutions for social and environmental health. We bring together residents, organizations and businesses in Lloyd to educate, set goals, aggregate resources, and catalyze action.

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Community Voices: Children’s Healing Arts Project

Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) is a non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that provides free art programing to children, teens and families affected by illness, disability and special needs. Oregon’s only in-and-out of hospital interactive healing arts program, CHAP … Continue Reading

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Small Skies on Sounds of PDX

Benjamin Tyler from Small Skies recently dropped by the show and spent the evening with us talking about his personal influences and creative process. I was looking forward to talking to Benjamin about the songs and sonic environment the band … Continue Reading

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Butter EP Release on Sounds of PDX

The band, Butter was recently on the show to talk about their debut EP and share some never before heard tracks with our listeners. During the show the band talked about the formation of the project and the eclectic influences … Continue Reading

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Shae Altered on Sounds of PDX

On this episode of the show, I welcomed recording artist Shae Altered to share her stories, influences, and some wonderful insight into her creative process. As you will hear in our playlist, Shae’s influences reflect the dynamic evolution of her … Continue Reading

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Mordecai on Sounds of PDX

Before heading out on their 2017 European tour, Mordecai‘s Kate Kilbourne dropped by the show to talk to me about the band’s creative process, influences, and their recently released “It’s Never Enough” LP. Some of the influences … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 5: Do It Yourself – Maker Spaces

Let’s say you’re a sculptor or woodworker, but you don’t have the equipment or the even all the skills yet. You might be able to use a makerspace, a collaborative workspace where folks with an idea can find the tools, … Continue Reading

Snowman Foundation on Community Voices

Northwestern composer and pianist Michael Allen Harrison founded the Snowman Foundation in 1999 as a solution to defunding of music programs in public schools. In addition to giving children a complete education, Harrison believes that music gifts us a greater … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Episode 4: More Than a Business – Social Entrepreneurs

Portland is home to a growing number of social entrepreneurs – business owners who make a social mission part if their bottom line. They saw a societal problem, and they saw business as a solution, as a way to actively Continue Reading

Kate & the Crocodiles Take the Stage

What happens when you mix a classically trained jazz singer with one of Portland’s most acclaimed trumpet players, a versatile pianist and sensitive drummer? Kate & the Crocodiles, of course! Gavin Bondy, the celebrated trumpet player for world-renowned … Continue Reading

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Biz503 Season 3 Ep. 3: State of the Food Carts

Food carts are everywhere in this city. Depending on whom you believe and how you count, there are somewhere between 500 and 700 of them scattered across Portland. They sit alone on parking lots next to bars. They congregate in … Continue Reading

Portland youth get second chance at RAHS

By Emily Neelon |

Thanks to Premier Mortgage Resources  for spotlighting RAHS on Community Voices! ~

Founded in 1983, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center (POIC) and Rosemary Anderson High School (RAHS) serve Portland’s at-risk youth. Providing mentorship, outreach, training and … Continue Reading

MRG Foundation challenges oppression through collective action

By Emily Neelon |

Supported “by the community, for the community”, MRG Foundation works strategically to develop genuine solutions to difficult issues. Their community-oriented, progressive approach empowers those most impacted by injustice, challenging oppression through collective action.

MRG fights for … Continue Reading

Community Warehouse turns houses into homes

By Emily Neelon |

Take a minute to picture where you grew up. Did you sit around a kitchen table each night and eat dinner with your family? Did you burrow under your blankets and hug your pillow when you … Continue Reading

Neighborhood Partnerships empowers Oregon residents

Founded in 1989, Neighborhood Partnerships (NP) began as small fund that teamed up with other local foundations to provide grants to neighborhood-based organizations. With the vision of bringing corporations and neighborhoods together to create long-term, lasting change, NP grew with … Continue Reading

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NWCT educates and entertains Portland’s youth

Northwest Children’s Theater and School aims to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of their young audiences. Home to one of the largest theater schools on the west coast, NWCT produces five main stage performances every year.

NWCT was founded … Continue Reading

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Vestibular Disorders Association helps individuals find balance

Over 35% of adults over 40 in the U.S. suffer experience vestibular dysfunction during their lives, going on to later develop chronic vestibular disorders. These disorders develop when the inner ear and brain that process sensory information are damaged. Vestibular … 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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