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Previewing Portland Youth Philharmonic's "New Beginnings" concert with David Hattner and Macy Gong

Airs at: Wed, 05/01/2024 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
When we think of Portland’s venerable institutions, Powell’s Books, the Crystal Ballroom, Voodoo Donuts, there’s one that stands out as the grand-daddy of them all – Portland Youth Philharmonic. Now in its 100th year, PYP is America’s longest-running youth orchestra. PYP w... Read more

Flight of the Bon Monks

Airs at: Sun, 05/05/2024 at 8:30am - 9:00am
Produced for Pathways
Harvey Rice and Jackie Cole are authors of "Flight of the Bon Monks: War, Persecution and the Salvation of Tibet’s Oldest Religion."--which details the harrowing escape of the Bon monks from Chinese persecution, oppression and occupation of Tibet. Harvey Rice spent 18 years... Read more

Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 04/25/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  As part of the 20th anniversary commemoration of Words and Pictures, we revisit our October 2018 conversation with Ezra Claytan Daniels and Ben Passmore.  Ezra and Ben grew up loving comics and science fiction, and have expanded both genres to address pressing issues of ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 29, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 04/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, beginning with a story from Portland's May Day past, followed by these segments: Campus Protest: For two decades, Palestinian rights activists have called for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel. The aim of th... Read more

In the Pines

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
When historian Grace Elizabeth Hale was a college student, her mother told her a story about how Hale’s grandfather, the white sheriff in a poor county in Mississippi, heroically stood up to a white mob and tried to prevent the lynching of a Black man. In Hale’s book, In Th... Read more

Solidarity

Airs at: Mon, 04/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In 1980, in a stunning act of solidarity with progressive forces both in the U.S. and Central America, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, the ILWU, refused to load military supplies being shipped from the US government to El Salvador’s dictatorship. Their refu... Read more

Tessa Hulls - Feeding Ghosts - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 04/11/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this extended conversation with Feeding Ghosts author Tessa Hulls, we spend an extra 20 minutes digging into the story of her family's struggles and of a graphic memoir nine years in the making. Feeding Ghosts is a sprawling saga of survival and madness and love, seen... Read more

CMarie Fuhrman: Hope in Your Hands

Airs at: Mon, 04/22/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Selections from CMarie Fuhrman's April 5, 2023 talk at the Washington State University Visiting Writers Series, about the hopefulness of obliterating dams and replanting forest on the South Fork of the Salmon River.  CMarie Fuhrman is an author and poet whose work is roo... Read more

Gurdjieff: Harmonium Improvisations 1948-1949

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2024 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for A Different Nature

Mabel Normand- Pioneer Filmaker

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2024 at 11:00pm - Tue, 04/16/2024 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
An evening of non-fiction as Fortunato reads Chapter 13, "Mabel At The Wheel", from Dana Stevens'  biography of Buster Keaton, Camera Man 2022. Tonight's chapter focuses on the career of Mabel Normand, who was already an established star and director by the time Charlie Cha... Read more