Between the Covers on 04/02/09

Between the Covers
Air date: 
Thu, 04/02/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Oregon author Debra Gwartney about her book, Live Through This: A Mother's Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love. The book is related to the story of her relationship with her daughters featured on This American Life  in 2002.

guess who's coming to radio??!!

Air date: 
Thu, 03/26/2009 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
honoring the existence of aretha franklin...

aretha franklin entered this world on the 25th of march, and we at 'guess who's coming to radio??!!' are taking a musical journey through the 'queen of soul's' career- through her young jazz n' gospel days to the evenings as advice-giving elder... 

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 23, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 03/22/2009

 Hosted by Frann Michel, this show features a film review of Che, a conversation about what's wrong with merit pay for teachers, a commentary about the political opening for the left created by the AIG bonus scandal, and a short story about international family ties by Luz María Gordillo.  

To hear the whole show, use the arrow above.  For individual pieces, follow the links below:

1.  "Give Them All Pitchforks!" -- Well-read Red Laurie Mercier on the popular outrage about AIG.

2.  Fred McKissack from Rethinking Schools talks with Bill Resnick about "merit" pay for teachers.

51:28 minutes (29.45 MB)

"Goodnight Moon" at NWCT and People Speak Out about Arts

Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Sarah Jane Hardy, director for  Northwest Children's Theatre's production of "Goodnight, Moon" a new musical based on the classic children's bedtime poem.  Also featured are actors Lea Zawada and Aiden Jung who sing a duet from the musical.

And in the second half of the show, we talk with people on the street about the value of art and arts funding with a special feature by Frank Reynolds.  To find out more about arts funding crisis in the Portland tri-counties visit and

26:23 minutes (24.15 MB)

Movie Moles: "Che"

program date: 
Sun, 03/22/2009

 The two-part epic film about Che Guevarra  (Che) is reviewed by Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken.  It's playing through Thursday at the Hollywood Theater.

13:39 minutes (7.82 MB)

The Sudden Radio Project - March 2009

program date: 
Sun, 03/22/2009

Van Gogh says, "Lend an ear..."

59:07 minutes (20.3 MB)

An Evening of Afrotainment on 03/28/09

Air date: 
Sat, 03/28/2009 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Music of the African Diaspora
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 March 28 & April 11, 2009 with Celeste hosting the show on April 4 & April 18, 2009.

Don't forget to become a member of KBOO 90.7FM.

Enjoy ~ Bridget B.

Out Loud on 03/23/09

Out Loud
Air date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Local organizers making an impact on our queer community

On KBOO community radio station (90.7fm), every Tuesday from 6 to 7pm  is affectionately known as the Homo Hour, when you'll hear programs relating to the LGBTQ community. Tonight on Out Loud, tune in to hear from local organizers on how they are impacting our community.

Guests include Danielle from Portland Lesbain Network. We'll hear about how the group got started, what types of events are happening today, and plans for the future. We'll also hear from Courtney Eck, who will discuss work she's doing with new queer media in Portland. During the second half hour, Glenn Goodfellow, from the Q Center, will let us know what's been happening lately at Portland's queer community center.

Bring on the World Cup


World Cup qualifying is back!

For soccer nerds, this is the time you begin to salivate in advance of the World Cup -- which this time around will be played in South Africa next summer. It's the first time the tournament will have ever been staged in Africa, incidentally.

I should mention that next year's World Cup is the men's tournament. And as a matter of fact, a caveat: all the soccer optimism displayed below is for the men's team, because the U.S. Women's team is the best in the world, the defending Olympic champion, and two-time winners of the World Cup. The U.S. men play in a looooong shadow.

Anyway, we've reached the final round of qualifying, dubbed the "Hexagonal" because there are six teams left -- Honduras, Mexico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Trindad & Tobago, and the United States. Our regional federation is called CONCACAF, and comprises North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Each nation plays each other nation twice, home and away, for a total of ten games per team. At the end, the top three teams advance to the World Cup. Standings are kept by awarding three points for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss. After one game, a 2-0 home win over Mexico, the United States is tied for first place with three points. The U.S. plays its second match against El Salvador on Saturday. The game will be broadcast at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.

The thing is, we are easily the class of the region, and have been for some time. Mexico was a colossus for years and years, but they haven't managed a win on American soil in 10 matches. Mexico's recent past has been full of painful losses to the Americans, including a memorable 2-0 elimination from the 2002 World Cup. We should easily finish in the top three, and will likely finish first.

It's really a relatively new, and strange, feeling as a fan of the U.S. national team. We're actually a respectable side now, and elite soccer nations no longer consider a game against us to be an easy win. It's a product, I think, of several generations growing up with the game. We still have a culture that draws our best athletes into basketball and American football, but the pool of talented young soccer players has grown to the point that we can field some pretty good footballers.

And just as importantly, as you can tell from the roster for Saturday's game, there are lots of Americans playing professionally in Europe, and some are even holding down starting positions in top leagues in England and Germany. Constant competition against world-class opposition will only make them better, and there are talented youngsters coming up all the time.

It's a good time to be an American soccer fan.


Theater and healing: An conversation with the production company of "A Sunbeam"

The play's the thing. Theater offers reflections of reality but can it serve as a specific tool in tackling problems? Jo Ann and Dave talk with members of PassinArt: A Theater Company about their production of "A Sunbeam" by award-winning playwright John Henry. This unique production of a play about a family torn apart by problems includes "talk back" sessions with cast members and professionals from the Avel Gordley Center for Healing.

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