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“Fresh Vibe,” PRP’s new daytime programming, rolled out last fall, bringing listeners the latest in local and global indie music. With strong foundation from Jen Em, the host of “Fresh Spins with Jen Em,” our team set out to … Continue Reading

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

Portland welcomed back Ben Ottewell Tuesday night for a concert that felt more like an intimate house show than the venue that is Doug Fir Lounge. It was the second to last night of his month long coast-to-coast tour … 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

The term “sharing economy” has been bounced around as a savvy, economical alternative to traditional methods of exchanging goods and services. But what exactly is it?

The basic premise of the sharing economy is collaborative consumption – people share resources … Continue Reading

Recently on the show I was joined by local podcaster, musician, and music promoter, Dan Cable. He’s usually asking the questions so I was excited to be able to pick his brain about the PDX music scene, new local … Continue Reading

On this episode of Sounds of PDX we had special guest, The Secret Sea drop in to talk about songwriting and his new LP, Everest. We also had local singer/songwriter GLASYS join us for a stellar PDX Spotlight playlist … Continue Reading

Last week on the show we had special guests Kaiya On The Mountain  stop in to talk about their debut EP, Talking Wild. The topic for our show was “Debut Records” so we got to hear a handful of great … Continue Reading

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Human Ottoman approaches music with playfulness, intelligence, and heart. When Luke Neill and I sat down with Susan Lucia, Grayson Fiske and Julian Kosanovic, they shared their individual histories as musicians and also as a band. … Continue Reading

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Last Thursday, Onion The Man dropped by to hand out on Sounds of PDX to talk about new music and their upcoming shows. The band has an infectious positivity to their outlook on connecting with a … Continue Reading

On the latest episode of Sounds of PDX, we had The Whiskey Darlings, PRP’s own Rob Rainwater and Michele Van Kleef drop in to talk to us about the topic of musical duos. 2016-08-25 20.46.49The Whiskey Darlings are known for their … Continue Reading

I’ve wanted to do a drums and percussion episode on the show for some time now so I had to try and get two of Portland’s best, Mike Collins and Mark Powers. They stopped by to co-host the show with … Continue Reading

To bootstrap or to fundraise? That is the question entrepreneurs face.

Although seed capital is abundant these days, there are incentives to do it on your own dime. Bootstrappers have more control over their business; they’re forced to be innovative … Continue Reading

We all know that person who can create delicious recipes and cook like nobody’s business. You might even have told them they should be selling their food directly to the public. They might even be offering their wonderful wares on … Continue Reading

Bryan Sebok, the director and writer of “Food Truck: The Movie,” himself refers to the film as; “the definitive film about food trucks.” We know Bryan is quite proud of the film, but his assessment is accurate. The … Continue Reading

The pioneers who journeyed the Oregon Trail set an example whose spirit continues to this day. Rose City Waffles may have opened in April of 2016 but that is not when the cart began its journey. Melody Lydy is one … Continue Reading

Maybe it’s just growing pains, but these days everyone in Portland is talking about how this city is facing down big issues as its population climbs.

The skyline is getting crowded, there’s a critical lack of affordable housing, … Continue Reading

It was a visit to a Burmese restaurant in San Francisco that started Tommy Schopp’s (pronounced: shòp) adventure. He so enjoyed the experience, it inspired him to try and recreate the dish in his own kitchen back home in Portland.… Continue Reading

How can you go wrong when cooking your favorite food is the way you earn your living? Especially when burgers are the food you most enjoy. For Tony Kenaston of the T-N-T Grillin’ food cart, it’s the perfect combination of … Continue Reading

Singer Songwriter Shane Brown, stopped into the PRP studio recently to talk with Rob Rainwater about songwriting. Click below to listen to the full interview and live performance.

Songs from the Source is a weekly radio show featuring songwriters … Continue Reading

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