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Poems by Judith Arcana

Talking Earth Anthology:  Judith Arcana   Judith Arcana is a writer, teacher and activist who has taught literature, writing and interdisciplinary topics in women’s studies in high schools, colleges, libraries, living rooms, a state prison and a county jail. She holds a PhD... Read more

Poems by M.F. McAuliffe

Talking Earth Anthology:   Poems by M.F. McAuliffe   M.F. McAuliffe  is a writer, editor, and photographer who made her US publishing debut in Damon Knight's Clarion Awards.  Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Overland, The Adelaide Review,  Australian Short Stories, and... Read more

Sleepless Nights

Airs at: Mon, 08/01/2011 at 12:00am
Produced for Ubu Hour
This peice derived from an angry roommate letter, so the writer of the peice is in fact Anonymous (or perhaps Ann Nahnonomus) but it was read by Viirginia Furr and produced by the Notorous NT Read more

Poems by Harold Johnson

Talking Earth Anthology:  Harold Johnson Harold Johnson was born  in Yakima and is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest.   He graduated with degrees in English and art from the University of Portland and PSU,  and taught English in high schools, grade schools and... Read more

Poems by Steve Williams

Talking Earth Anthology:  Steve Williams   Steve Williams works and lives in Portland, Oregon.  Together  with his partner, poet Constance Hall,  he hosts  a reading series at In Other Words bookstore, a free,  open to the public critique  group, an online workshop forum -- ww... Read more

'Doc' Ing Hay: Frontier Herbalist in John Day

Airs at: Tue, 05/19/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  In celebration of Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month... Dmae Roberts and MediaRites presents her documentary "Ing 'Doc' Hay-Frontier Herbalist."  In in the dry sagebrush hills of Eastern Oregon, a thriving Chinatown emerged, thanks in large part to an unusual... Read more

Bridgetown Comedy Festival: A Mini-Retrospection

Airs at: Tue, 04/26/2011 at 12:00am
Produced for Un-Herd

A Single Evil Man

Airs at: Tue, 02/08/2011 at 12:00am
Produced for Ubu Hour
From the Feb 2011 UBU HOUR we bring you:   A SINGLE EVIL MAN "shoots off" soundbites and more to "gun down" our targets: guns, violent rhetoric, anti-Americanism, Second Amendment remedies, domestic terrorism, blood libel, death threats, deranged killers, Sarah Palin, Glen... Read more


        THE MELTING POT  WINTER MEMBERSHIP DRIVE SPECIAL 2011 Tuesday 2/1/2011 We will be showcasing Featured Label INTERCHILL RECORDS. That means well be focusing on their artists Bluetech, Gaudi, Kaya Project and more. We will be offering full length releases and compi... Read more

THE MELTING POT - Free Download of the Week

THE MELTING POT - FREE DOWNLOAD of the WEEK 1 Forward is not just a direction, it's a way of life for Colorado based producer Alex B who is rolling out big tunes under the new guise of Paper Diamond. The new project finds the trusted producer moving into previously untra... Read more