A special program for Black History Month - "Texts of Resistance." How did slaves resist their oppression ? We hear a discussion of three literary works that explore what it means to resist and to survive.
Patrick Rock is an artist who curates several spaces in town. He tells us about the founding and programming of Rockbox, an alternative artist-run space located on Interstate which has a visiting artist-in-residence program. We discuss the upcoming exhibition at Rockbox of Damien Gilley and Modou Dieng, who are collaborating on Shoot Me - Shoot You. It opens Valentine's Day 7 - 11pm. Rock also curates the MK Gallery and the Autzen Gallery at PSU. The artists exhibition there currently are Julie Perini and Mike Bray.
Bridget B.here, I'm set to host An Evening of Afrotainment this Saturday from 7pm to 10pm. Hear music of the African Diaspora by Black artists-worldwide. All genres...from African traditional to esoteric experimental. Slip and slide aurally through the spectrum of Black experience. I'll be at the helm on February 14 and 28, 2009 with Celeste hosting the show on February 21, 2009.
Worthy Women Series. What do a mortician, dancer, mother and writer have in common? Not much, unless you are talking about Elizabeth Fournier. The local writer and occasional KBOO volunteer spoke with Dennise Kowalczyk about her life and her experiences that led to her first published book.
Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show features Afrobeat music by Fela Kuti and a conversation about Kuti's life and work. The show leads off with a critique of the economic stimulus plan: "insufficient, ineffective, ill-conceived" are the words of economist Michael Perlman. Well-read Red Frann Michel reviews how people of color and immigrants are faring in, and even being blamed for, the economic crisis. We hear from another economist about urban agriculture in Havana and other Cuban cities. To hear the whole show, use the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, and for more information and links, follow the links below.