The appointment of Multnomah County Chair Ted Wheeler as state treasurer last Tuesday churned county and state political waters this week. Wheeler, appointed by Governor Kulongoski to fill the vacancy created by State Treasurer Ben Westlund's death, is now better positioned to advance up the ladder of statewide offices. At the county level, meanwhile, his departure has set off a scramble for his and County Commissioner Jeff Cogen's seat - Cogen throwing his hat in the ring to be the county's top executive. What will Wheeler's departure mean for residents of Oregon's most populous county? Jo Ann and Dave look at what's ahead for the candidates and county residents.
Dmae Roberts talks with Don Horn, Cyndy Ramsey-Rier and Wendy Westerwelle about two shows at Triangle Productions. "Hats" - a musical about women over 50 and "Rose" starring Westerwelle about a Jewish surivor of the Warsaw Ghetto. Triangle Productions celebrates its 20th season in Portland.
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2010
This is Kellyn with your COMMUNITY CALENDAR for St. Patty's Day, March 17, 2010.
Take a listen to Lindsey Walker and the Abnorms at the Laughing Horse on 12 NE 10th
Avenue for their Saint Patty's Day show. No one refused for lack of the $5 suggested
Cascade Singers are hosting "Songs of Shamrock and Thistle" at St. Peter's Landmark on
3rd and Lincoln in The Dalles. Hear arrangements of Irish folk tunes by a choir, an ensemble
and the Almost-All-Irish-Almost-All-Brass Band. Pay what you want to benefit St. Peter's
Writer and teacher Elizabeth Benedict talks about "Mentors, Muses and Monsters: Thirty Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives." She edited the book, which features essays by Elizabeth Benedict * Robert Boyers * Jay Cantor * John Casey * Maud Casey * Christopher Castellani * Alexander Chee * Michael Cunningham * Jonathan Safran Foer * Julia Glass * Mary Gordon * Neil Gordon * Arnon Grunberg * Samantha Hunt * Denis Johnson * Margot Livesey * Dinaw Mengestu * Sigrid Nunez * Joyce Carol Oates * ZZ Packer * Caryl Phillips * Carolyn See * Jim Shepard * Anita Shreve * Jane Smiley * Martha Southgate * Cheryl Strayed * Evelyn Toynton * Lily Tuck * Edmund White
Director: Allen Coulter
With: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Tate Ellington, et al.
I can’t stress strongly enough that you do not see this awful movie. I will gladly spoil the vile ending on this shameless piece of crap. The writer, Will Fetters, and the director, Allen Coulter, should be ashamed of themselves. This movie exploits human misery for a cheap soap-opera of a story, including the worst mass murder in US history.
In June, 2006, Stephanie Potter spoke with Morgan Brent about developing a way of life devoted to the cultivation of our humanness in conscious, respectful, and free flowing dialogue with the natural world. According to Brent, one so integrated into the sylvan cosmos, the society of Nature, is known as a sylvapolitan. Brent teaches that the sylvapolitan is educated via self-transformation (knowing something by becoming it), accultured into a spiritual ecology and its manifestations in natural ecosystems, and pro-active in the Program of spiritual evolution. Morgan Brent is founder of Tribes of Creationand leads workshops throughout the Northwest.
Alas we have arrived at Un | Herd Archive Episode number 13. This one includes two performances, the main show being that of an improvisational duet entitled, Deeds. And they are Brian Mumford on electric guitar and Un | Herd veteran, John Niekrasz on drums. The second portion of the show will be a 6 minute clip from one of my earliest programs featuring John again on drums and Seth Brown on Fender Rhodes piano, performing as Why I Must Be Careful. The prior goes back to November 23, 2009, and the latter goes back to November 24, 2008. I believe they were both debut performances; the prior was totally new and improvised; the latter was freshly composed. So please enjoy Deeds and Why I Must Be Careful.