S.W. Conser talks with author Jeff Gordinier about his new book X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking. A droll overview of media and culture in the information age, Jeff's book offers cautious hope for our future.
Host Julie Bernard speaks with staff and youth from Caldera,
a non-profit arts organization which offers deep arts learning experiences for underserved youth in Portland and Central Oregon. Participants include Kristin Kilchenstein, education director; Majik, in-school mentor; and photographer Julie Keefe who works with the youth who interview and photograph diverse people in their neighborhoods.
Dmae Roberts hosts a discussion of a new play called "Due Process," by Song Kim. The play poses the question, "Who is protecting us - when the criminal is the cop?" Due Process opens this weekend at the Gresham Little Theatre. Kim talks about this play featuring a mother trying to get justice for her slain son. In the latter part of the show Sarah Jane Hardy talks about summer classes for youth offered by Northwest Children's Theatre.
Linda Olson Osterlund hosts From Turbin to Hajab. Three Portland area women talk about their lives wearing head coverings, why they wear them, their spiritual meanings and the role that fashion plays in their selection.
Bill Resnick explores rising food prices and world hunger and what the UN and the major countries are (not) doing.
He also looks at climate change and Congress with a critique of
the very inadequate, indeed, counterproductive response. The bill being discussed subsidizes nuclear energy. Luz Maria Gordillo reviews Sex and the City, the movie. Frann Michel hosts a segment of the Well-Read Red on solidarities between LGBTQ and immigrant activism. And we'll hear more music by Pink Martini and an exploration of their politics.
S.W. Conser interviews Jeff Gordinier, whose new book, X Saves the World: How Generation X Got the Shaft but Can Still Keep Everything from Sucking, offers a slyly acerbic, but ultimately hopeful overview of the contemporary generation gap.