Annie Barrows, co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society
Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Annie Barrows, co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society, a novel of love and intrigue on an island in the English Channel in 1946.
Mary Ann Shaffer became interested in Guernsey while visiting London in 1976. On a whim, she decided to fly to Guernsey but became stranded there when a thick fog descended and all boats and planes were forbidden to leave the island. As she waited for the fog to lift, warming herself by the heat of the hand-dryer in the men's restroom, she read all the books in the Guernsey airport bookstore, including Jersey under the Jack-Boot. Thus began her fascination with the German Occupation of the Channel Islands.
For International Women's Day, the women of the Old Mole Collective, led by host Denise Morris, take up issues confronting women in the building trades and their creative ways of dealing with them; women in the movie industry and a current film written and directed by a woman; and "The Science of Gender and Sex," the topic of this year's Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis & Clark College. In addition, Denise features the music of Yoko Ono in the breaks between segments.
For this International Women's Day show, Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken discuss the film "Fish Tank," written and directed by Andrea Arnold and showing through Thursday at Cinema 21. Frann and Jan also discuss "the male gaze" and other issues around the presence of women in film making.
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2010 *******************
This is Kellyn with your COMMUNITY CALENDAR for WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2010. The Q Center is hosting an Inter-Personal Violence Support Group from 5:30 to 7pm at 4115 N. Mississippi Avenue. This is a weekly all-genders support group for self-identified LGBTQ people who are experiencing or have experienced physical, emotional, sexual or economic violence within an intimate relationship. For more information, or to sign up for the group, please call 503-384-8790. ***************************
Dmae Roberts talks with Grace Carter and Matthew Kern (featured left) of defunkt theatre about "4.48 Psychosis" by Sarah Kane. The play is described as a journey into the human mind at the darkest hour. The play uses of multimedia projectsions, sound and dreamlike performances. This show runs through April 10th at the Back Door Theatre behind Common Grounds Coffee.
This week's broadcast is around the exhibition Proof: Art : Women : Scienceat Beppu Wiarda . My guests include the curator Lorna Nakell, the art historian Elizabeth Bilyeu and gallerist Gail Beppu. Throughout this month the gallery is presenting discussions every Sunday afternoon around women, art and science.
Carole Hart talks about her film: "For the Next 7 Generations" about 13 indigenous grandmothers
Stephanie Potter speaks with Carole Hart, director and producer of "For the Next 7 Generations," and Linda Neale, founder and board member of the Earth and Spirit Council. "For The Next 7 Generations," a documentary film chronicling the efforts of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from the four directions to heal the earth & her inhabitants, will show at 4 pm on 3/14 at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland 97202. A fundraiser for the Earth & Spirit Council, the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers and The Oregon Food Bank.
The Ghost Writer Director: Roman Polanski With: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Kim Cattrall, Tom Wilkinson, etc.
Very good Polanski film, with winks at his influences and even his own older films. Yeah, he is a troubled guy (would you have been able to cope with his life?) and guilty of an unsavory crime, but his skills are mostly intact here. A former Tony-Blair-like British prime minister (Brosnan) hires a ghost writer (McGregor) to complete his memoirs. The previous writer had died under mysterious circumstances, and the PM’s household is an armed camp of neurotics and paranoids.