Controversy erupts in the bewildering aftermath of the airing of an extemely violent radio drama involving murderous Blackwater Contractors, scantily clad women and sanctimonious senators. Listen at your own risk to HOW I WROTE THE DEADLIEST PREY.
Host Ed Goldberg speaks with local author Molly Dwyer about her novel Requiem for the Author of Frankenstein, which is based on the life of Mary Shelley and her circle of literary figures. Dwyer is doing a benefit reading of the book for Veterans for Peace on September 11th at 23rd Avenue Books.
On the Thursday, September 4, Art Focus, Host Julie Bernard speaks with Sean Ongley, who presents his piece on the T.B.A. festival, specifically the Works and the local artists playing it. He also looks at the new Leftbank project, which seeks to renovate a historic jazz building on North Broadway into an arts building.
Here is a report about the Time Based Arts Festival, 2008. In 16 1/2 minutes I present audio from the Pica birthday party, Leftbank Project, and Interviews: Mark Russell, Mega Church, Fleshtone, Erin Boberg Doughton, Brian Costello, Ethan Rose, Luke Wyland of AU, Mike Barber of Ten Tiny Dances. For more information visit www.pica.org.
Host Dmae Roberts talks with Artistic Director Allen Nause of Artists Repertory Theatre. He's appearing in a production of "Blackbird" by David Harrower. With him are the director of the production, Jo Ann Johnson and Actress Amaya Villazan. The play is about a woman who confronts the man who seduced her when she was 12 years old...15 years later. This very powerful drama opens ART's new season.
Host Julie Bernard speaks with Sean Ongley, who presents his piece on the T.B.A. festival, specifically the Works and the local artists playing it. He also looks at the new Leftbank project, which seeks to renovate a historic jazz building on North Broadway into an arts building.
Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill speak with Felicia Pride, an author and speaker. They discuss her book The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop's Greatest Songs, (Running Press, 2007).
Host Lyn Moellech interviews author Michael Meade of the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation about Voices of Vets. Meade will be speaking in Portland along with veterans and their families in an evening of original poetry, stories and commentary on Saturday, September 6th at 7pm at the First Congregational United Church.