Host Crystal Leighty speaks with local activist Yvonne Simmons about her recent trip to Peru where she has worked with a political and human rights NGO for many years. She talks about her work with children in poor neighborhoods who live off the small items that they scavenge from a local garbage dump. She also discusses her work on preventing violence against women.
Host Marliese Franklin speaks with Italian filmmakers Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi about their film Suddenly, Last Winter, which is part of QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival. This Italian film follows a couple filmmakers Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi) as the Italian government debates domestic partnership legislation. Through interviews with people on the street, ranging from devout Catholics to a band of fascists, the pair paints a complex picture of how Italians view the concept of family, and how powerful a role the church plays in that country's politics.
Ani Raven Haines interviews author and activist Robert Jensen on his new book, "Getting Off: Pornography and the End of Masculinity". Jensen is an associate professor in the School of Journalism, University of Texas, Austin.
For over 20 years, the Seeds of Peace Collective has fed hundreds of thousands of activists from Seattle's WTO to the Ninth Ward in New Orleans to Washington D.C.. Martha Odom interviews Michael Bowersox a/k/a Grumbles about Seeds, from the beginning to plans for this year's RNC. Hear what it takes to serve lunch for 6000 people.
- Title: Seeds of Peace Collective, Feeding the Revolution
- Length: 26:15 minutes (24.04 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Anna's song was played at the Pulse of Portland Music Project radio show on April 29, 2008. Anna is a high school student studying music production at Renaissance Arts Academy. Anna wrote the song "Inside" to accompany a video she made. The video was shown at the E3 Oregon Small Schools Film Festival on May 13th at the Portland Art Museum!
POPMP/KBOO Live Radio Show, April 29th, 2008
Students from Renaissance Arts Academy from the Marshall campus took over the air room April 29 at KBOO. Twelve students from Pulse of Portland Music Project (POPMP) took the opportunity to air their commentary projects for our KBOO listeners. Students had produced pieces that took on such topics as media consolidation, the effects of music on teen sex and use of drugs, music and war, music piracy, political messaging, and their favorite musicians. The students also interviewed Jacque Dixon who is a teacher on the Marshall Campus by day, and who by night is local hip hop star J-Kronic. In addition, the show highlighted the music composed by 2 fellow students, Anna and Ismael.
To learn more about the Pulse of Portland Music Project, check out the website: pulseofportlandmusicproject.com. To hear more radio pieces produced by the students, check out www.prx.org/group/pulseofportland.
- Artist: Nikki and Torren
- Title: J-Kronic Interview
- Date: 4/29/2008
- Producer: Pulse of Portland Music Project- Renaissance Arts Academy
- Length: 12:53 minutes (11.8 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Jacob Heilbrun, author of "They Knew They Were Right: the Rise of the Neocons."
Host Chris Andreae interviews journalist and author Chris Hedges, author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning and I Don't Believe in Atheists.
Marianne Barisonek interviews Mark Winne, co-founder of several food and agriculture policy groups, and author of Closing the Food Gap: Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty. In this wealthy nation there are 35 million Americans hungry or food insecure, and a large percent are children.
- Title: Mark Winne, author and activist talks of hunger in a land of plenty.
- Producer: Marianne Barisonek
- Length: 28:52 minutes (26.43 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)