The final part of the Ubu Xmas Special for 2008 gives us this rather depressing radio theater peice about some poor guy spending Chrismas alone, and unable to reach his friends or family. We've also tacked on the credits and stuff for the rest of the show.
It's the final Christmas at the Tush Whitehouse. Dubya's mother, Babs, gets to work rallying relatives to appropriate all the furnishings before the new first family moves in, while Prick Cheney works Dubya overtime in signing over everything to their corporate allies. It's the final chapter in the Ubu Hour's hilarous but tragic look at the Tush Administration. Everyone has been asking us, what is the Ubu Hour going to do, now that we don't have these clowns to make fun of anymore.
Santa Claus Is Coming, Part 2 of the Ubu Hour's 2008 Xmas Special. What can we say? Rudolf is drunk and puking, Santa is a mean old grump who whips his reindeer too hard, Homeland Security stops him for flying over American air space, and Jesus even makes an appearance in this irreverent, profanity-laced Christmas story that ends with Santa hanging out with a bunch of ho ho hos. WARNING: This radio theater peice contains sex, violence, vomiting and other material that may be objectional to some listeners.
Jacques Boyreau, curator of the Eco-Sicko Series at the Northwest Film Center, talks about the series that features four dark, poetic and prophetic movies in sync with the escalating breakdown of our world. The films are Paris, Texas; Videodrome; Zabriskie Point; and Ace in the Hole. The series starts with a free Eco-Sicko Party at the Mission Theater Pub on Thursday, December 4th, at 7PM and continues at the Film Center through Sunday, the 7th.
Melinda Bernert hosts a pilot program called "Mediaocrity," which looks at how local media covers or doesn't cover the issues we care about. She'll speak with Eric Boehlert, who writes for Media Matters about the layoff trend of newspapers and other media outlets. Layoffs of the most experienced and expensive employees leaves a huge hole in knowledge, institutional memory and experience. The Oregonian and Columbian have layed off 150 employees in the last nine months
Host Chris Andreae speaks with Paul Ehrlich, co-author with Anne Ehrlich of The Dominant Animal: Human Evolution and the Environment. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the publication of Paul Ehrlich's The Population Bomb, one of the most influential and controversial books of the 21st century. Ehrlich says The Population Bomb was too optimistic and that in many ways, the situation is far worse today than he could have imagined when he wrote the book in 1968.
Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Russell Shorto, author of Descartes' Bones. a true story of how the philosopher's remains became a political relic. Russell Shorto is the author of a book on the Dutch origins of New York City: The Island at the Center of the World. He often writes for The New York Times Magazine and GQ.
Host Kathleen Stephenson invites guests Karyn Jones of G.A.S.P. and Richard Condit, Senior Counsel for the Government Accountability Project (GAP) to talk about burning American Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction stockpiled in Umatilla, Washington.
Boston-based singer/songwriter Rose Polenzani stops by the KBOO studios and chats with ANODYNE host John B. Jones about her brand new album Where The River Meets The Sea, recorded with Session Americana. They also chat about the Sisters Folk Festival, and about Rose opening for Indigo Girls during their summer tour.
Queen Anne's Lace
The Softest Parts
Where The River Meets The Sea (Paul Williams cover)