Host Dmae Roberts welcomes director Joanne Johnson and artistic director Grant Turner of the Northwest Classical Theatre's production of Richard the the Second, which has an all female cast. And later Dmae speaks with Tom Moore of Theatre Vertigo about Freakshow.
This is the community calendar for Tuesday April 14, 2009 A Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council meeting,. a public citizen-advisory meeting about food system policy recommendations for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, will take place on Wednesday, April 15 in the Rose Room on the second floor of City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Avenue, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information contact: Steve Cohen, Food Policy and Programs, (503) 823-4225 Portland Central America Solidarity Committee meets Wednesday April 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St in Portland. PCASC is a grassroots organization working for international solidarity and immigrant rights.
John's short story collection The Space Between, based on his lifelong fascination with bridges, has just been published by Furnace Press, and his documentary Head Trip follows a trio of iconic giant Doggie Diner heads on a cross-country odyssey.
Host Ed Goldberg interviews Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Lark and Termite, a novel of a sad death and a magical child in a West Virginia family. Jayne Anne Phillips was born and raised in West Virginia. Her first book of stories, Black Tickets, published in 1979 when she was 26, won the prestigious Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction. Jayne Anne Phillips' works have been translated and published in twelve foreign languages.
Bruce Utah Phillips was larger than life. His recent death left us with a irreplaceable void in our lives, but he lives on. Not only do we have his many recordings, we have two recently releases that are tributes to his legacy. Host Don Jacobson will be presenting both Utah's songs song by him and by artists who loved and respected his contribution. A very limited number of "Singing Through Hard Times," a 2 CD tribute to Utah on Ani DiFranco's label, will be available as thank you gifts.
Mayor Sam Adams has declared April to be Portland Comics Month in honor of the strong base of independent talent making their home in Oregon. Mike is joined by comics artist and PNCA instructor Neal Skorpen, who is leading a collaborative workshop at Stumptown on The Instant Graphic Novel.