Up-and-coming Portland cartoonists Ryan Alexander Tanner (creator of the Xeric grant-winning comic Television) and Farel Dalrymple (author of the graphic novel Pop Gun War and artist for Marvel's offbeat title Omega the Unknown) share stories of building collaborative art scenes in Portland, perpetrating media hoaxes, creating comics for the Rose City Rollers, and occasionally managing to break into the big time.
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program opens with some reflections on why the presidential campaign is treated as a horserace, not as a debate on the future of the nation. Bill Resnick talks with local bicycling activists Tim Calvert and Elinor Blue about how bicycling can change our cities and our lives. Luz María Gordillo reads her short story "Hot Señorita", one of her series on the Mexican immigrant experience. Carolyn Jessop talks with Bill Resnick about her experience in a polygamous, fundamentalist Mormon community.
Dana Welty and Britta Duncan, co-chairs of Portland Jobs with Justice Health Care Committee, join host Martha Odom to discuss JwJ's Health Care Initiative Campaign. This is one of the most critical issues of the day and JwJ joins other groups across the country in support of HR676 to fix a problem facing millions of Americans.