Last summer I went to a Women Crush Music showcase at The Jade Lounge where I was struck by the originality and authenticity of one of Portland’s newest artists, Kingsley. On the heals of releasing her single Ghost, … Continue Reading
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
Did you know that women start businesses at twice the rate of men, yet receive less than three percent of venture capital?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cardioid is the musical project of singer, songwriter, guitarist, keys player, chef and human, Lizzy Ellison. She spent a generous hour and a half with me at the Portland Radio Project studios to talk about her new home in L.A., … Continue Reading
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
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 Wind, is a stellar collection of songs ranging from … Continue Reading
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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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
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