The guest is Bruce Guenther, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Portland Art Museum. Bruce Guenther curated the current exhibition, DISQUIETED, which shows through May 16th. Artists have always reflected and reacted to the world around them—and contemporary art, through its form or content, often disturbs as much as it provides solace. In DISQUIETED, a roster of renowned contemporary artists explore our social condition and respond to the most compelling issues of the day, challenging our preconceptions and exposing our vulnerability in turbulent times. Kathleen Stephenson guest hosts.
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews local author Annette White-Parks about the book Cowboy of the Rimrocks: A Memoir of Grant County, Oregon, by Emmett Cochran White, which tells the stories of pioneer family life in Grant County, Oregon from the arrival of the first Anglo settlers in the 1860s to the late 1940s. They will take listener calls on Oregon history.
Tonight we hear about the House of Sound and it’s vibrant history as a community and cultural space from community members, and former employees and customers: Clifford Walker, Mel Renfro, Ken Dickson, David Dawson, Yugen Rashad, Cleo Smith, Billy Holt, Woodrow Wilson, Jr., Keedah Giannetti, and Wone.
Special thanks to those who helped make this show possible, including Yugen Rashad, Vanessa Renwick, and Charles Bedford.
How do Asian Pacific Americans create community in Portland?
You'll hear voices from around Portland discussing how we create and define "community." This week's show features Colored Pencils, a monthly arts and open-mike show and APANO's Many Rivers Listening Circle Project. You can also join our roundtable discussion on Creating Community and Identity.
Conspiracy Theories, investigated by the Youth Collective
That's the topic of this month's Underground, hosted by the KBOO Youth Collective. We'll get into assassination's, like JFK and Marliyn Monroe, Fake Deaths, like Elvis, and the moon landing, among other things we choose to investigate, like Kyle's fridge, aliens, and more!
Tonight the KBOO Youth Collective talks about authority, our relationship to authority, and authority overstepping their boundaries. We have pieces on police brutality and the Aaron Campbell tragedy, how we are always under the thumb of some authority or another, and authorities we trust. Plus whatever else we come up with.
The Youth Collective will take this hour to discuss things we hate, like: Neonazis, McDonalds, Valentine's Day, homophobia, "The Box", Great books that are made into bad movies, and much much more! We'll be ranting, but not completely.