Annual Movie Talk special on Best and Worst Movies of the Year. The hosts discuss their choices for best and worst movies of 2009 and listeners are invited to call in with their picks. Hosted by Ed Goldberg, Doug Holm, and Becky Ohlsen.
Extraordinary Measures (Opening in several locations) Director: Tom Vaughan With: Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, Meredith Droeger, Keri Russell, Diego Velazquez
Full disclosure: my cousin’s daughter has a bit part in this Portland-shot film. The story of John Crowley (Fraser) whose daughter (Droeger) and son (Velazquez) have a disease with no cure, Pompe disease. A high-powered executive type, Crowley sets his energies to find a cure or treatment to save his children’s lives.
Stories from Kicked Out Anthology featured on Out Loud
For almost 8 years, Out Loud as brought you queer voices not heard in the mainstream media. Tonight, Jacob Anderson-Minshall speaks with Sassafras Lowrey, editor of Kicked Out, which is being published this month. Kicked Out is an anthology that brings together the voices of current and former homeless LGBTQ youth and tells these forgotten stories of some of our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. You’ll also hear from contributors to Kicked Out, youth telling their own stories.
Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show features music of the Great Depression, a discussion of what Obama has and has not done to create jobs, putting Haitian poverty in historical context, a conversation about how to save journalism (and what it needs to be saved from); and a review of a novel about the confusions of bi-racial identity.
In times like these -- times like the 1930s and 40s -- a tradition of protest music emerges that sings from the viewpoint of working people and people who can't find work. Last week's show was about contemporary rap music. This week, we feature music from the Great Depression by the likes of Pete Seeger and Josh White. These musicians consciously made music that touched on many aspects of the growing working class movement: unemployment, Jim Crow and lynching, union organizing, anti-fascism, etc.
Walt Curtis from KBOO's The Talking Earth, reads this excerpt from Jack London's book The Road. In which, London talks about hobo lore, living outside of society, and his own experiences as a hobo at the end of the 19th Century.
Back in April of 2009, we had also decided to dedicate this storyto the memory and musicofsingerand poet Utah Phillips, by using a few of his ballads about railroads and hobos, as dramatic counterpoint to this story about railroads and hobos by Jack London. "One of the few American writers who really knew how to write" - H. L. Menckin