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KMHD Jazz Radio

7140 SW Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97219, US (map)
(503) 445-1899

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  • Monday
    May 22 2017
    Oregon Stories Project KMHD Broadcast

    KMHD Jazz Radio

    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.