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Jazz In The Afternoon

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My guest on March 18 will be renowned trombonist Sonny Russo,who has retired to the Portland area after his 60-year career.

Sonny will bring his own music and his inimitable stories!

We'll touch, musically, also on Dave Frishberg's 76th birthday coming up March 23, and Nat "King" Cole's 90th,which he would have celebrated this year on St. Patrick's Day.

Last week (3/4) we celebrated Dave Frishberg's 76th, early, but in style with our "Baseball and Jazz" feature. 

Thanks for all your warm calls; because of them, this show will be a spring-training annual!

Looking ahead to our following show,  on April Fool's Day, the subject from 2 to 3 p.m. will be humor.

Jazz in the Afternoon on 03/18/09

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Wed, 03/18/2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
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Trombonist Sonny Russo is our on-air guest

Trombones and stories are featured today to celebrate Sonny's birthday.

Sonny will bring music of his own choosing, and we're sure

a story or two!  A native of Brooklyn,  Sonny played with Frank Sinatra

for over 20 years,  the Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra for 10,

and the Tonight Show Band (with Johnny Carson) for 7 -

just to mention a few stops during his nearly 60-year career.

We won't forget the Jazz Calendar,   the late Nat "King" Cole's

90th birthday he would have celebrated on this St. Patrick's Day,

nor Dave Frishberg's 76th birthday coming up March 23.

 

 

Positively Revolting on 03/20/09

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Fri, 03/20/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Melodie Silverwolf and Crystal Leighty celebrate the Vernal Equinox with our guest Lisa Dale Miller --   therapist, astrologer, and tarot reader.

Yuval Ron Interview

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Sat, 03/14/2009

Yuval Ron

Composer and musician Yuval Ron is the leader of the Yuval Ron Ensemble, a musical ensemble that builds musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths by performing sacred music of Arabic, Israeli, Jewish, Moslem, Sufi, and Armenian Church traditions.  Yuval Ron was interviewed on the Portland Yiddish Hour March 15, 2009 by host Ed Kraus.  This interview covers a wide range of topics including the origins of his ensemble, the musicians and the instruments they play, musicology of Arabic music styles, and thoughts about the relevance of reaching out to others in this time of extreme violence and suffering.

0:16 minutes (243.26 KB)

Oak's Rose. The story behind Ethan's 3rd LP.

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Sun, 03/15/2009

From a PICA Press Release...  Oaks is acclaimed ambient electronic experimentalist Ethan Rose’s third full-length, following on the 2006 release Ceiling Songs and the 2007 release, Spinning Pieces. Ethan’s music was also featured in Gus Van Sant’s latest film, Paranoid Park. Ethan explains Oaks as follows: “Over the past year I’ve been coming out to the Oaks Park Roller Rink to play and record the Wurlitzer Theater Organ that is located there. The organ dates from the 1920s and was originally housed in the Broadway Theater in downtown Portland where it was used to accompany silent films. It is currently played and maintained by Keith Fortune who has been involved with the organ and the rink for the past fifteen years. I’ve had the privilege of assisting Keith with organ repairs, which has deepened my appreciation of the instrument. Musically speaking, my primary interest with this organ has been to bring its antiquated sounds into a modern context, essentially treating it with the same sense of sonic reinterpretation that I have brought to my previous works.” 

16:08 minutes (14.77 MB)

Stage and Studio on 03/17/09

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Stage and Studio
Air date: 
Tue, 03/17/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Dmae Roberts discusses Bodyvox Dance and their new work "The Foot Opera Files." 

The Foot Opera Files features BodyVox’s signature blend of bodies, theater, dance and humor.
The Portland Opera Studio Artists join BodyVox for an intertwined series of human vignettes.
The Foot Opera Files features choreography by BodyVox Artistic Directors Jamey Hampton and Ashley Roland with Eric Skinner, Matt Hope, Lane Hunter and Daniel Kirk and a new film created with Mitchell Rose.

guess who's coming to radio??!! playlist for 03/12/2009

Air date: 
03/12/2009

this is part 2 of the 'black rock' show, with another interview with rob fields of boldaslove.us, and once again card-carrying member of the black rock coalition!!!

go to www.boldaslove.us for more information, or to contact rob fields.

Busy Week

It was a busy week for sure.  Not only did I host the Bread and Roses show, featuring Della Rae of DonorsResource.org and Janna Mock-Lopez of Goodness Magazine, which was such a treat to pull together, but I also came back the next day to create Saturday's, An Evening of Afrotainment

I should probably take a step back as my week started on Sunday, March 8 at 11am until 7pm while in radio training with Marilynn.  She provided some good tips that I was able to apply in preparation and while on air...I love "this moment of silience was brought to you by ________" fill in the blank that I was able to use during the Friday night interviews.  When the conversation begins to flow like it did I start talking before I've completed the question in my head and I end up having a lapse or what some would call a senior moment, and I'm not a senior.  The other technique I picked up on was shortening my statements, yah right, that will take some time as I'm a bit verbose by nature.  This is one I have to work on when I'm on the Saturday night show especially when back announcing...in due time...

Helping Those in Need and Serving the Community: Della Rae & Janna Mock-Lopez

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Bread and Roses
program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2009

Bridget B. here, on this edition of  Bread and Roses, I had the pleasure of interviewing Della Rae, Founder/Director of DonorsResource.org and Janna Mock-Lopez, President and Publisher of Oregon Family Media.

DonorsResource.org is an online hub that connects people who want to give in-kind donations with non-profits that need them. Oregon Family Media publishes Goodness Magazine, which focuses on the positive accomplishments of people within our local community.

46:33 minutes (42.63 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 9, 2009

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Sun, 03/08/2009

Is the Obama  presidency more  of the "same old, same old"?  Or does it offer new political horizons for progressives?  This program looks at the new administration from several perspectives.  In honor of International Women's Day, we learn about Clara Zetkin, founder of this commemoration, and Peggy Seeger who brought a left feminist politics to folk music.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, follow their links below:

1.  The foxes are still in charge of the financial henhouse, says Bill Black, author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One.  

51:45 minutes (29.61 MB)
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