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Oregon Stories Project KMHD Broadcast

KMHD Jazz Radio
7140 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97219, US (map)

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We're thrilled to announce that KMHD Jazz Radio will be broadcasting our Oregon Stories project, featuring music by Darrell Grant, Mark Orton, and Douglas Detrick Monday, May 22 at 6 pm. KMHD Jazz Radio, 89.1 FM or streaming on the web at kmhd.org.

The Oregon Stories Project is a program of three new radio documentaries with original music. We’ll share the stories of DeNorval Unthank, a Portland African-American physician and civil rights leader as told by his daughter Lesley Unthank; George Akiyama, a Hood River resident threatened with violence after serving in WWII – and a fellow citizen who stepped forward to support him as told by historian Linda Tamura; and Captain Deborah Dempsey, the first woman river pilot to guide ocean-going vessels over the Columbia River Bar, telling her own story.

Jessica Rand, KMHD Jazz Radio host and producer, will produce three interview-based audio stories by interviewing our subjects. Then, three prominent Oregon jazz composers will score the stories with original music—Mark Orton, a renowned film composer and guitarist; Darrell Grant, Professor of Music at PSU and celebrated pianist; and PJCE Executive Director Douglas Detrick, an award-winning composer and trumpeter—for broadcast on public radio and live performance in Hood River, Astoria, and Portland.

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