Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theater on her New Memoir, Beautiful Chaos

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theater on her New Memoir, Beautiful Chaos

Art Focus is off today. Instead we'll hear an episode of Bookwaves.

Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, discusses her memoir, Beautiful Chaos: A Life in the Theater, and talks about the role of non-profit theater in America today. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky. 

From the series Bookwaves on KPFA.

Ai-jen Poo on The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

Air date: 
Fri, 05/29/2015 - 9:00am - 9:30am
Short Description: 
Ai-jen Poo on The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

Host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with activist Ai-len Poo about her new book, The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America.

Cole Cohen on her Memoir, "Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders"

Program: 
Between the Covers
Air date: 
Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Cole Cohen on her Memoir, "Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders"
Host Lisa Loving speaks with Cole Cohen about her new book, "Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders", a memoir about her struggle to make her way and set up a life after doctors discovered a hole in her brain the size of a lemon.

For as long as she can remember, Cole Cohen struggled with a series of learning disabilities that make it nearly impossible to judge time and space.
At twenty-six-years-old she submits herself to a battery of tests in an attempt to finally get to the bottom of her struggles. Doctors find a hole they cannot explain. She discovers firsthand how best to navigate the peculiar, remarkable world that she lives in. 

The China Mirage -- a fatal delusion

Program: 
Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
An interview with James Bradley, author of The China Mirage

For many centuries China was the richest nation in the world. Then it was brought  low by the forced importation of opium on the part of Britain and the United States. But American missionaries persisted in the delusion that China's great need was western guidance and Christian religion. The Wise Men of Washington bought into the delusion, and all were shocked when the Communists under Mao Zedong defeated China's westernized elites.

Thursday, June 4 Per Fagereng will talk with James Bradley, author of The China Mirage. Bradley's father was one of the fighting men who raised the American flag on Iwo Jima, in a war that was born in delusion and duplicity.

PEDALPALOOZA!!!

Air date: 
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:00am - 3:00am
Short Description: 
A Celebration of "bike fun month" in Portland aka PEDALPALOOZA!


Tune in after the Pedalplooza Kick Off ride for a celebration of all things Pedalpalooza!

We'll be exploring the origins of this Portland staple kicking off the summer season, our favorite rides (Past and Present) and how to survive at Pedalpalooza with interviews with ride leaders and bike fun organizers and the music inspires us to get out and ride . . .


Foreign Country

Program: 
Swing 'n' Country
Air date: 
Sat, 05/30/2015 - 6:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Un-American country music
America, in general, and Nashville in particular represents the home of country music. But the liberating spirit of country music is not confined by geographic boundaries. It is free ranging and international. It exists in the quiet country pubs of Ireland, the honky tonk bars of Western Canada and the dusty  outback of Australia. The only cost of entry is an open mind and the willingness to see beyond stereotypes and preconceptions. Please tune in Saturday as we celebrate Swing and Country un-american style. 

Mary Ruefle

Program: 
Between the Covers
Air date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Mary Ruefle

When Portland State University and Tin House brought Mary Ruefle to Portland for a reading and lecture, David Naimon sat down with the beloved and criticallly-acclaimed poet and essayist to talk about her approach to art, the questions she comes back to, and the artists that influence her.  Ruefle is the author of 14 books, including 12 volumes of poetry, a book of prose, and a collection of lectures, Madness, Rack, and Honey, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. She has won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, and a Whiting Writer’s Award, among other honors.

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