Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show features the music of Yusuf Islam, once famous as Cat Stevens. Topics on the program include Israel, the US and the Middle East; Soloist, a film about musical genius and mental illness; Obama's equivocal position on prisoners from the "war on terror"; and the career of Yusuf Islam. To hear the whole show, click on the play button above. For individual pieces, follow the links below:
Popular 1970s balladeer Cat Stevens converted to Islam in the '70s and became Yusuf Islam. Radical musicologist Brad Duncan talks with Bill Resnick about Yusuf Islam's career, music, and the controversies he's had to deal with.
Soloist, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., is a story about mental illness, genius, friendship, and self-determination. Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken analyze the film's strengths and limitations.
Is the annual Village Building Convergence relevant in today's economic climate?
This week, the 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
TUESDAY June 2 2009
This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 2 2009
The Grand Opening of the Urban Farm Collective Market will be Wednesday, June 3, at 4 to 7 pm, at the Tin Shed and Garden Cafe's garden patio, located at 1438 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211. For more info, visit www.urbanfarmcollective.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Seed Garden Designs at (503) 449-8178.
Everyone is welcome Tuesday June 2 (today) at the Wild Oats on NE 15th and Fremont to the Eastside democratic meeting, which happens every first Tuesday at noon. This is a progressive group that provides information and works for change. For more information contact Anna Faro at 503 282 0298.
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Michelle Schroeder Fletcher talks with Portland Theatre Brigade and Frank Reynolds profiles Imago Th
Join Guest Host Michelle Shroeder-Flectcher to find out what's going on with kids in the Portland Theatre Brigade. Also Frank Reynolds presents a special profile of Imago Theatre's latest show "Simple People."
Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Chris Cleave, author of “Little Bee,” the story of an African girl fleeing the horrors of Nigeria and her relationship with an English family. Chris Cleave is 35. He is a novelist and a columnist for The Guardian newspaper in London.