Spotlight: The Outside World

The Outside World was recently documented in a class project created through Portland Community Media's PBL-Field Class.


Students jointly determine their production topic, plan, shoot, and edit a complete field segment throughout the duration this class.  Upon completion of the PBL class, students go on to produce their own programming though the facilities of Portland Community Media.


Ode's to KBOO inspired by these very late night radio lads

A Sound Vision
(Ode to KBOO)

I have seen radio,
a vision from which
one will never sleep again:

curled around the speaker,
holding the bubble of sound
as it expands:

circle upon circle
through the atmosphere
then through space.

I have seen radio.

I have seen the Octopus
in his garden
create the pastiche of sound
with a wink and a smirk.

Prisms of waves,
rainbows of quiet,

one sound, then two,
until they pinball
through the speaker

to dreaming eyelids
dance in the heart.


Ode II to KBOO

It is this cord,
that pulls us
guide us
from home to
the heart
as we drive
arrive from anywhere
to here, 20 SE 8th.

It is this wave
of delight and torment
ecstasy and despair
consensus and conflict
sweet controversy
which feeds our
and our global action.

It is this circle
upon circle
upon circle outward
rippling through the
amber waves
and purple mountains
past henge and pyramid
perhaps even to The Great Wall

touching other ripples
creating new angles
of thought.

It is this spiral
which winds us
and springs us forth
through magnetic magic

a conch shell
of ocean sounds
of thunder and of rain.


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Yaney LA MacIver
(The SweetHeartoftheValley Pi in the Sky Ranch)


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