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Barry Deutsch and Jenn Manley Lee

program: 
Words and Pictures
program date: 
Thu, 01/10/2013

Celebrated Portland comics artists Barry Deutsch and Jenn Manley Lee have been collaborating and inspiring each other since high school.  Their separate projects, Barry's Hereville and Jenn's Dicebox, began as epic web comics but have now been collected and printed in hardcover graphic novel form.  Barry and Jenn sat down at the KBOO studios with host S.W. Conser to discuss how comics are changing our conversations on gender, culture, politics, technology, and mythology.

26:37 minutes (10.67 MB)

The Hinterland: Chad Essley and John McAfee

program: 
Words and Pictures
program date: 
Thu, 01/24/2013

John McAfee (yes, that John McAfee) is the guest on this special edition of Words and Pictures, along with local animator Chad Essley, who's been maintaining the WhoIsMcAfee.com blog and is now working on the graphic memoir The Hinterland.

Along with discussions of The Hinterland and other projects in the offing, listeners will hear tales of John and Chad's adventures in Belize (some never before discussed in either the print or the broadcast media) as well as some of John and Chad's ideas for film and game production in Portland.

29:03 minutes (11.64 MB)

Film Festival Season in Portland

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 01/31/2013

In a special hour-long episode, The Film Show brings listeners a preview of new and returning film festivals for February.

First, Jenn Chavez asks filmmaker, critic, and Portland Black Film Festival organizer David Walker what audiences can expect from this first-ever showcase of historical (and occasionally hysterical) African-American-themed cinema coming to the Hollywood Theatre.

Then, we're joined by Allison Mobley and Tara Foster, coordinators for the Cascade Festival of African Films, whose diverse lineup remains relevant and surprising after 23 years in the community.

And finally, Thomas Phillipson and Nick Bruno of the Portland International Film Festival drop by, along with local filmmaker Chel White, for a roundtable discussion with S.W. Conser.  Chel's short film Bird of Flames is a highlight of the Short Cuts V: Made In Oregon anthology screening, an experimental music video collaboration with David Lynch and Chrysta Bell.

56:42 minutes (22.71 MB)

POWfest

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 02/28/2013

This year's Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POWfest) is bringing filmmakers to Portland from around the world, including guest of honor Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization; Wayne's World) and local director Jackie Weissman (Rock N Roll Mamas).  Hosts S.W. Conser and Jenn Chavez preview the festival and the rock & roll landscape with Penelope and Jackie, and then Portland video merchant Mike Clark drops by the studio to relate the latest adventures at Movie Madness. And of course, Jenn brings listeners the monthly calendar of local film events.

Note: the date of Penelope Spheeris' appearance at the Hollywood Theatre had been mistakenly listed as March 10th on the show; the correct date is actually Saturday March 9th.

35:55 minutes (14.39 MB)

Project Viewfinder and Occupy Documentaries

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 03/28/2013

31:18 minutes (12.54 MB)

Ben Katchor and the Architecture of Comics

program: 
Words and Pictures
program date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013

Ben Katchor, the first cartoonist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship grant, is also a writer, teacher, and performer of TED Talk recitations.  His familiar-seeming yet skewed urban vignettes, such as Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer and The Cardboard Valise, have been appearing in magazines and alternative newspapers for over a quarter century.  More recently, he's been collaborating with musician Mark Mulcahy on an absurdist musical play, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, and a comic-book opera, The Carbon Copy Building, both of which won Obie Awards.  Seemingly unable to successfully arrive in Portland, Katchor joins host S.W. Conser on the phone from Seattle to discuss his latest book, Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories, a collection of architecture-related comics from Metropolis magazine.

35:06 minutes (14.07 MB)

Youth Silent Film Festival and QDoc

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 04/25/2013

Spring brings offbeat film festivals to Oregon, and what could be more unconventional than the Youth Silent Film Festival?  Festival creator Jon Palanuk talks with Jenn Chavez about inspiring teenage filmmakers to reinvent a classic art form.  Then, S.W. Conser is joined by grown-up film director Eric Slade, whose new documentary Big Joy, a profile of trailblazing poet, playwright, and experimental filmmaker James Broughton premieres at this year's QDoc Festival.

33:37 minutes (13.47 MB)

Tom McCall Centennial

program: 
Words and Pictures
program date: 
Thu, 05/09/2013

Renowned Oregon Governor Tom McCall would have turned 100 years old this year.  To commemorate this larger-than-life figure, Know Your City (formerly the Dill Pickle Club) commissioned a comic book about McCall's controversial decision to fund the Vortex I rock festival in 1970, which drew anti-war activists away from an American Legion convention in Portland.  Author Sarah Mirk, who created the comic with artist Daniel Duford, joins Kick-Ass Oregon History founder Doug Kenck-Crispin to regale listeners with the history they didn't learn in school.  Sarah will also share details about how to participate in the newest Know Your City project, Comics for Change.

30:01 minutes (12.03 MB)

Ten Cents a Dance

program date: 
Thu, 04/11/2013

KBOO proudly presents the world premiere of Dennis Nyback's old-school musical Ten Cents a Dance, performed live on the stage of Portland's Clinton Street Theater on April 11, 2013 as part of KBOO's Radio Pictures series.

Set in 1941, Ten Cents a Dance gives a new shine to such vintage tunes as I've Got a Crush on You (George and Ira Gershwin) and Get Yourself a New Broom (Harold Arlen and Ted Kohler), all wrapped up in a very modern narrative.

Featuring Dave Frishberg on piano and starring Rebecca Kilgore as

49:53 minutes (19.98 MB)

Stories on Screen

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 06/27/2013
33:10 minutes (13.28 MB)
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