Michelle Schroeder Fletcher and Kathleen Stephenson host a look at really good recent political books. We'll hear excerpts from recent interviews with Barbara Ehrenreich, author of This Land Is Their Land; Andrew Bacevich, author of The Limits of Power; Jane Mayer, author of The Dark Side; Katherine Gun, the subject of the book, The Spy Who Tried to Stop a War; and many more.
Host Chris Andreae speaks with filmmaker Alex Cox. His work includes Repo Man and Sid and Nancy. He is in Portland to talk about his autobiography X-Films and to screen his new film Searchers 2.0 at Cinema 21.
Here is a very young but advanced player of contemporary electric guitar music. Combining vocals and looping devices, he blends sounds with subtleties quite uncommon to young "noise" players who are so wont to blast walls of mish mashed overdrive to a reluctant audience. This fellow has no such issues and his music reflects the intellectual and humble character he brings to the neighborhood of St. Johns.
Currently, StepMother is sowing his wild oats travelling the world, but we eagerly await his return so that we can continue pushing him toward his destiny as a prosperous sonic artist.
Why is the US Government, funded by our taxes, saving Wall Street's financiers from the consequences of their hubris? On this program, hosted by Tom Becker, we discuss the situation in depth. Also on the show: an conversation about what Sarah Palin signifies for the Christian Right as well as to women behond that group. Hear the whole program by clicking the arrow above, or listen to individual pieces by following their links below:
Larry Bowlden discusses Kate Christensen's novel The Great Man, demonstrating the gap between the image a successful man projects to his public and in his biography, and what the women in his life know about him. Winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award. You can find more reviews by Larry on line.
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bill Plympton pays a return visit to his hometown of Portland as his new short Hot Dog premieres in Mike Judge's upcoming Animation Show (beginning Oct. 26 at Cinema 21). Bill's latest animated feature Idiots and Angels opened to critical acclaim this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be arriving in Portland theaters in early 2009.
The guest is Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bill Plympton. His new short film "Hot Dog" arrives in Portlnad as part of Mike Judge's upcoming Animation Show. His latest feature film "Idiots and Angels" just premiered to critical acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival.