Chris Hedges new book Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle argues that we are now living in a dichotomous society split between the literate minority, a group able to see past illusion towards truth, and the other, a majority "retreating from from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic." Marianne Barisonek speaks with the Pulitzer Prize winner about his work.
Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews novelist Reif Larsen, author of The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet, the illustrated story of a 12 year old boy whose devotion to the art of making maps is a way of communicating with the complex and often frightening world around him.
Portland punk heros THE TRIGGERS reunite for 2 nights only this week! Once was last night on Life During Wartime, recorded for your listening pleasure... (We'll put up more recent photos from the night as soon as Morgan posts them... this pic was taken in Seattle!) and they'll play next Saturday at Worksound, 820 SE Alder as a benefit for Dave Lieberman's medical bills... also with Sevarence Package from Chico (ex- Black Fork and Vomit Launch), Red Dons (Last Show before Doug moves to Chicago) and Salted City.
Tali Singer produced this audio feature of Phoebe Southwood as she prepares for her final graduation showcase for Portland Actors Conservatory. Southwood has spent the last two years studying the art of acting. This piece aired on Stage and Studio with introduction by Host Dmae Roberts.