Culture/Arts

Holocaust Art and Music - Interview with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana

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Sat, 04/11/2009

April 19, 20, and 21 2009 are the dates for Portland's Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day) Community Commemoration.

This event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Portland, The Archdiocese of Portland, Ecumenical Ministries of Portland, University of Portland, and others.  For this year, instead of religious services the Holocaust experience will be explored through art, music, and film.  In particular the paintings, letters, and poems of survivor Alice Lok Cahana will be presented and discussed.  Alice Cahana is the mother of Rabbi Z. Michael Cahana of Congregation Beth Israel.

0:16 minutes (243.26 KB)

7000 languages are in danger of becoming extinct

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Evening News
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Sun, 04/05/2009

half the world’s seven thousand languages are under severe threat of extinction, and along with them the cultures they represent.
Every two weeks, the last fluent speaker of a native language dies, when this happens, their language dies with them and is lost forever.  
Within the next 100 years, over half the world’s 7,000 languages are likely to vanish.
Salem, Oregon is home to The Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, and Greg Anderson is its founder and director.  
 

3:58 minutes (3.63 MB)

Stage and Studio on 04/21/09

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 04/21/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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What's the Word - Poetry for Children

 

A special produced by the Modern Language Association program.  Part of the What's the Word? Celebrating National Poetry Month in April series |

The poetry we hear—and create—as children teaches us about the power of words.

From nursery rhymes and nonsense poems to serious verse about controversial subjects, poetry for children teaches us about the power of words. This program looks at how poets from the Victorian era to the contemporary playground explore the relation between words and meaning, test the limits of polite language, and use humor to upset the balance of power. 

 

 

Stage and Studio will be back April 28th with Olga Sanchez of Milagro Theatre.  Check out our latest shows online.

Use Value: A Lesson in Progress

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Mon, 04/13/2009

Use Value is/was, the first ever guest to play Un-Herd. What you have here is a quartet that switches instruments depending on the motif for each tune. Somehow, a cross between pop and free jazz, more at post-punk post-jazz, Use Value is basically the pin point of the brink of progress, whether or not it makes any sense, that is what they do. Anyway, keep up with their next of kin project entitled, Dinner and the Main Course, because this is a troop that will pleasantly surprise you with each performance.  

2:30 minutes (2.29 MB)

Radiozine on 04/16/09

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Radiozine
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Thu, 04/16/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with several people involved with “Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds,” a new anthology that showcases writers who have taught youth in the WritersCorps program.  “Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds” documents 15 years of an amazingly successful experiment: asking accomplished writers to teach creative writing workshops in juvenile detention facilities, homeless shelters, inner-city schools and centers for newly arrived immigrants. Guests include Janet Heller, San Francisco Writers Corps Project Manager.

Political Perspectives on 04/16/09

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Thu, 04/16/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Linda Olson Osterlund interviews Ronault l.s. Catalani about his book Counter Culture: Immigrant Stories from Portland Cafe Counters. The book is a lyrical memoir written from Portland cafe counters by Polo, immigrant community poet and problem solver, West Coast and Southeast Asia activist attorney.

NW Classical Theatre's "Richard II" & Theatre Vertigo's "Freakshow"

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 04/13/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Director JoAnn Johnson and Artistic Director Grant Turner of Northwest Classical Theatre. Company. They're presenting an all-female version on Shakespeare's "Richard II"...and in the second half of the show, Tom Moorman drops in to tell us about "Freakshow" at Theatre Vertigo by Carson Kreitzer.

26:17 minutes (24.07 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 13, 2009

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Sun, 04/12/2009

This show features music by and an interview  about Tupac Shakur.   Also discussed are: reclaiming the consensus that  the richest folks should pay the most for the government services everyone needs;  how details  of the Easter story (crucifixion and resurrection) run parallel to much earlier myths; and protesting the drones  operated from California to rain destruction in the middle east.

To hear the whole show, use the button at the top of  the page.  For separate segments, follow the links below.

1.  Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins about meeting common needs by restoring a more progressive income tax.

56:51 minutes (32.54 MB)

Un-Herd

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Mon, 04/27/2009 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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Two Guitar Maniacs: Yellow Crystal Star and +CNCTD

On the show for April 27th, we shall have two electric guitar freak outs on the air. Granted, they are very different sort of freak outs and very different back grounds.

Yellow Crystal Star, lately, has been quite an active Portland show setter upper in venues such as Pocket Sandwich and Sorority House. He plays dynamic (that is between noisy and low in volume to noisy and extremely loud) performance oriented, sort of purging music through a series of floor effect pedals attached to his guitar. In many ways, he is aggressively peaceful, because you don't feel threatened by his outbursts, however, if you are sensitive, you may be frightened.

About Tupac Shakur

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Sun, 04/12/2009

Gobi Rahimi is a director and producer of films and music videos, and was a friend and colleague of Tupac Shakur. He is author of Thru My Eyes: Thoughts on Tupac Shakur in Pictures and Words .  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about Tupac's  life and music. 

13:28 minutes (7.71 MB)
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