Art Focus on 12/22/09

Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/22/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

My guest on Art Focus this week (december 22nd) is Tim DuRoche, who curated at the new Oregon Jewish Museum The Shape of Time: Accumulations of Place and Memory. This exhibition of photography works around Jewish history in Oregon via specific location and public memory. The photographers include Sika Stanton, Dr. Stu Levy, Bobby Abrahamson, Jeff Amram, Dr. William Galen, Carol Isaac and David Latham Reamer.

The new museum just opened and this show is a part of a big program of events and exhibitions. The museum includes a research library and beautiful screening room. The director Judith Margles will also be my guest.

Circle A Radio on 01/06/10

Air date: 
Wed, 01/06/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Squatting Ban in the Netherlands

For the last three years a ban on squatting has been in preparation in Dutch politics. A new act that is to ban squatting in the Netherlands passed through parliament on October 15th. Despite strong critique from the High Court, the union of city councils and even the Amsterdam police force, the christian/rightwing majority in The Hague is pushing this law through. Currently the senate still has to vote on the new act, but given the same majority of parties that voted in favor in parliament also exists in the senate, odds are by January 1st 2010 all squats in the Netherlands will be up for eviction.

Stage and Studio on 12/22/09

Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/22/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

 Dmae Roberts talks with Canyon Sam, the author "Sky Train: Women on the Edge of History" - chronicle of women's lives in Tibet based on a 19-year oral history project.  In 2007, she took a ride on the controversial Sky Train linking Beijing, China to Lhasa, Tibet. Dmae talked to Canyon Sam at the Wordstock Festival in October.  Also in the show an audio holiday card....


Out Loud on 12/22/09

Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 12/22/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Voices from Portland's Transgender Day of Remembrance event Nov 20

November 20 is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

Rebecca Nay attended this year's event in Portland and recorded these stories, music and more.

Moving film about South Africa at the Living Room Theater, open 12/18


Director: Pete Travis
With: William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jonny Lee Miller, Mark Strong, Clarke Peters

This is Nelson Mandela’s year in the movies.  Besides Invictus, he is depicted in this film as well.  It is the story of how back-room negotiations resulted in Mandela’s (Peters) release from prison, and the beginning of the process that led to the first free election in South Africa.

Un|Herd #7: Sustentacula, Jean-Paul Jenkins, Golden Retriever

program date: 
Sat, 12/19/2009

Welcome to Un|Herd Archive episode #7.

59:52 minutes (54.82 MB)

Movies at the multiplex and beyond, opening Dec. 18


Up in the Air, opening everywhere
Director: Jason Reitman
With: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman

Clooney has become the go-to guy for comedies with serious purpose, and he is in a good one here.  I thought as I watched this that it is one of my favorite romantic comedies of the year, but it isn’t one at all.  That’s just an element of the story.

Radiozine on 12/28/09

Air date: 
Mon, 12/28/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Erik Jorgensen interviews Jack Boulware and Silke Tudor, authors of " Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk, From Dead Kennedys to Green Day,"

Between the Covers on 12/24/09

Between the Covers
Air date: 
Thu, 12/24/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Ed Goldberg interviews A.J. Jacobs, author of "The Guinea Pig Diaries. Jacops investigates his own life by doing stunts and writing about it.

Max Rameau and the Take Back The Land Movement

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Wed, 11/18/2009

 Max Rameau  is the founder of the Miami-based organization Take Back the Land. In 2006, the organization seized control of a vacant lot and built a shantytown called Umoja Village. Take Back the Land then began a campaign of taking over bank-owned foreclosed homes and moving
homeless families into them.
Max Rameau just completed a North West tour from November 12 through the 17th. We recorded his speech at Portland State University on Friday November 13th.
Tonight on Circle A Radio we will listen to Max Rameau’s speech, and hear about the struggle for land and housing in Portland.

55:35 minutes (22.26 MB)
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