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Between the Covers on 01/28/10

Between the Covers
Air date: 
Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Laura McCandlish interviews award-winning author Mary Karr about her new memoir "Lit," which was selected as one of ten best books of the year by the New York Times. It’s a memoir that traces the author’s descent into alcoholism and her resurrection throught writing. Karr's first memoir "Liar's Club" was a New York Times best seller for over a year.


Good Sista Bad Sista: Talking Mess on 01/22/10

Air date: 
Fri, 01/22/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Walidah and Turiya explore popular culture and social images of race and gender in science fiction. Call in with your thoughts and reactions.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/22/10

Air date: 
Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

A special program featuring anarchist activist Margaret Killjoy and writer Ursula K. Le Guin talking about anarchism, fiction and the new book "Mythmakers and Lawbreakers," a collection of interviews with a wide variety of anarchist fiction writers–some of whom who are tangentially involved in anarchism, or fiction, or both, but all of whom have really fascinating takes on the subject.

Published by AK Press and edited by Margaret Killjoy, "Mythmakers and Lawbreatkers" includes conversations with sci-fi powerhouses Ursula K. Le Guin, Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock, and Lewis Shiner as well as young and emerging writers in a series of interviews that explore fiction's deeply political roots.

Radiozine on 01/25/10

Air date: 
Mon, 01/25/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Marianne Barisonek interviews best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert, who is best known for her 2006 memoir EAT PRAY LOVE, which chronicled her journey alone around the world, looking for solace after a difficult divorce. The book was an international bestseller, translated into over thirty languages, with over 7 million copies sold worldwide, and a movie version in the making, starring Julia Roberts. The book became so popular that, in 2008, Time Magazine named Elizabeth as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

They discuss her new book "Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage."

Movie Talk on 01/21/10

Air date: 
Thu, 01/21/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Annual Movie Talk special on Best and Worst Movies of the Year

The hosts will discuss their choices for best and worst movies of 2009 and invite you to call in with your picks.

Christopher Rauschenberg

Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 01/19/2010

Christopher Rauschenberg talks about his new show of Paris flea markets at Elizabeth Leach, his work re-photographing Atget, the Portland Grid Project, Photolucida and more.

30:41 minutes (42.15 MB)

Dancer Minh Tran & Tour of LOST sites in Hawaii

Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 01/18/2010

Host Dmae Roberts talks with Dance and Choreographer Minh Tran about his final performance "KISS" which chronicles his coming out as an Asian gay man which is still controversial in the Asian community. And in the second part of the show, Dmae visits Kualoa Ranch where much of the hit series LOST is filmed. 

*Minh Tran's "KISS" was commissioned by White Bird Dance for their "Uncaged Series" and will be performed in a two-part bill with Tere Mathern in the round at the World Forestry Center. Here's a video of Tran describing his performance.

27:30 minutes (25.18 MB)

Yeshiva Boy - A Short Story By David Fuks

program date: 
Sun, 01/17/2010

In this original story, a young Jewish boy learns the true power of prayer.

Originally aired on the Portland Yiddish Hour January 17, 2010

0:16 minutes (243.26 KB)

"Oh, I Believe in Yesterday"... 2009 Ends the 2000's Decade... Here is a look into our past

It doesn't matter what you call the last decade, "Zeros", "Nils", "Oh-Oh's", "Oughts", "Oughties", or "Naughties", 2000-2009 defied our predictions and perceptions of life on this planet and forced us to examine our future way of existing. The 21st century spent more interest in celebrity culture, online shopping, and Twitter than the world still suffering from AIDS/Cancer, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, climate change, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, wars, bombings, unexpected deaths, and addiction to oil. The decade sure did change the world, but just not for the reasons we thought.

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