Hosted by Denise Morris, this program deals with the global economic crisis and what it would take to fix it, the broken mental health system and what it needs, and why California voters passed a ban on gay marriage. We also hear a review of the documentary film about Darcelle XV, Queens of Heart. Hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above, or individual pieces by following the links below:
Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss Queens of Hearts, the documentary about Darcelle XV made by Jan Haaken with the help of various Old Moles and many others. The film is available from Cinema Libre Studio.
Marianne Barisonek speaks with Corvallis writer Michele Ulriksen about Reform at Victory, her non-fiction memoir about her experience as a teen in a locked-down unlicensed/unregulated fundamentalist Baptist reform school
Host Jim Schumock presents a special extended interview with Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, whose latest book is The Enchantress of Florence: A Novel. In the book, a tall, yellow-haired, young European traveler calling himself “Mogor dell’Amore,” the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the Emperor Akbar, lord of the great Mughal empire, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the imperial capital, a tale about a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, and her impossible journey to the far-off city of Florence.
The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world. It is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powers–the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolò Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power.
Eva Lake is hosting Art Focus this week. Her guest is Storm Tharp who currently has a multi-media exhibition up at PDX Contemporary Art in NW Portland through November 29th. See more images at http://www.pdxcontemporaryart.com/arm-arm
This is the inspirational story of how the Alutiiq people in Kodiak, Alaska saved their culture by bringing the masks home from France. Part 1 details the history of Russian conquest and the decimation of the Alaska Native peoples. Amidst this turmoil a young French Explorer records their language, stories and songs and takes 87 masks that would have been destroyed back to France.
Produced by Dmae Roberts, Clark Salisbury and Host of Earthsongs, Shyanne Beatty.
Host Jim Schumock presents a special extended interview with Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, whose latest book is The Enchantress of Florence: A Novel. Rushdie uses Renaissance Florence's artistic zenith and Mughal India's cultural summit as the twin lights of his novel.
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.
The Movie Moles discuss “Queen of Hearts,” a documentary about Darcelle’s – the nation’s oldest suriving Drag club right here in Portland. We also hear from David Oaks who challenges the dominance of drugs and the medicalizing of madness in psychiatry. He urges organizing psychiatric survivors around patients’ rights.
Dmae Roberts focuses on the writers studio and talks with Benjamin Parzybok about his debut book, Couch: A Novel published by Small Beer Press. Benjamin Parzybok is the creator of Gumball Poetry, a (now defunct) journal published through gumball machines, the Psychic Book Project and the Black Magic Insurance Agency, a city-wide mystery/treasure hunt.