Culture/Arts

Oregon arts and the economic stimulus

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 02/16/2009

President Obama will sign the final version of the $787 billion economic stimulus bill into law today, a major milestone in his early presidency. The bill includes $50 million in direct funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. Yet the fate of this funding was far from secure during the final days of deliberation in the House and Senate last week.  KBOO’s Frank Reynolds spoke with Eloise Damrosch, executive director of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and Chris D’Arcy, director of the Oregon Arts Commission, about the arts funding in the bill and what it means for arts organizations going forward.

4:12 minutes (3.85 MB)

Inteview with image theorist W. J. T. Mitchell

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 03/31/2009

University of Chicago professor W. J. T. Mitchell’s work touches on a wide range of topics, from renaissance painting to Spike Lee, from cloning to Abu Ghraib. A leading image theorist and editor of the interdisciplinary journal Critical Inquiry, Mitchell is also the author of several books, including Picture Theory, The Last Dinosaur Book, and, most recently, What do Pictures Want? The Lives and Loves of Images. In anticipation of Mitchell’s April 1st lecture in Portland at the Pacific Northwest College of Art entitled “The Future of the Image,” Frank Reynolds spoke with him by phone about stereotypes, the presidential campaign, and the legacy of the “war on terror.”

7:51 minutes (7.19 MB)

Radiozine on 04/29/09

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Radiozine
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Wed, 04/29/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Previews of the Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival and the Portland Documentary and eXperimental

Hosts S.W. Conser and Toni Tabora Roberts preview two upcoming film festivals, the Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival and the Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival, and talk to Galen Huckins of Filmusik about an upcoming live event at the Hollywood Theatre.

Political Perspectives on 04/28/09

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Tue, 04/28/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Eva Lake speaks with Kathe Kollwitz of The Guerilla Girls about art, women and activism. The Guerilla Girls will be speaking tonight (Tuesday, April 28), at 7pm at Portland State University in the Smith Memorial Ballroom at 1825 SW Broadway, as part of the series "Feminist Perspectives in Pop Culture sponsored by Bitch magazine and PSU’s Women’s Resource Center.

Author Geraldine Brooks: "People of the Book," Imagined History of Ancient Hebrew Prayer Book

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Between the Covers
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Wed, 04/22/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews Geraldine Brooks about her latest novel, People of the Book, an imagined history of an ancient Hebrew prayer book. Geraldine Brooks is author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning and internationally bestselling novel March, a retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic Little Women from the point of view of Mr. March, the absent father who goes off to war. Her first novel, Year of Wonders, published in 2001, is also an international bestseller.

27:43 minutes (12.69 MB)

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 04/23/2009

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04/23/2009

this show is about the varying types of love, and how they impact our society...

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 20, 2009

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Sun, 04/19/2009

 The Moles focus today on Capitalism and Socialism.  What is capitalism, anyway, and how does it make us unfree?  What might socialism be like?  Why don't we have more voice in how the government spends  our money, and what would  we say if we did?   Are Americans really committed to Capitalism and opposed to socialism?  (A new poll says otherwise.)   Below  are links to the segments of this show, hosted by Laurie Mercier.   Or you can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above.

1. Clayton Morgareidge explains why a capitalist society deprives us of our very lives.  

58:04 minutes (33.23 MB)

Socialism and Science Fiction

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Sun, 04/19/2009

Who knows what (a real, democratic) socialism will be like?  No one.   But it can at least be imagined in various ways, and that is what some science fiction writers do, as Old Mole Frann Michel explains.  Read her remarks and follow links to her many sources here

7:29 minutes (4.28 MB)

Flashpoints on 04/22/09

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Flashpoints
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Wed, 04/22/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Host Dennis Bernstein speaks with Nora Barrows Friedman, who reports from occupied Palestine, and with Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive, about the 100th anniversary of the magazine. Also Robert Knight comments on Somali pirates.

Radiozine on 04/23/09

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Radiozine
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Thu, 04/23/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Sean Ongley interviews acclaimed ambient electronic experimentalist Ethan Rose about Oaks, his third full length album. Ethan explains Oaks as follows: "Over the past year I've been coming out to the Oaks Park Roller Rink to play and record the Wurlitzer theater organ that is located there. Musically speaking, my primary interest with this organ has been to bring its antiquated sounds into a modern context, essentially treating it with the same sense of sonic reinterpretaion that I have brounght to my previous works."

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