Host Jim Schumock presents an extended interview with Tobias Wolff. His latest book is Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories, which
contains 10 new stories collected with 21 stories from Wolf's previous
collections. Wolff is also the author of two widely praised memoirs, This Boy's Life and In Pharoah's Army.
Wolff is Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at
Stanford University, where he has taught classes in English and
creative writing since 1997.
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show features the music of local avant-pop band Iretsu and an interview with its members (Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt and Joel Holly). Bill Resnick interviews radical economist Arthur MacEwan about McCain, Obama, and the economy. Larry Bowlden reflecst on on religious fundamentalism and Jon Krakauer's book Under The Banner of Heaven. All this plus the Movie Moles' take on a movie classic now out on DVD. Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse.
Clayton Morgareidge talks with members of Iretsu, a young Portland "avant-pop" band getting national attention. We hear some of their music and talk with Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt, and Joel Holly about how their music points in the direction of better ways to treat each other. You can hear more of their music, and even download some of it, at Hidden Shoal where Iretsu is under contract. You can also find them on MySpace, and at their own website.
Killer of Sheep, directed by Charles Burnett, is a film about life in Watts in the early 1970s, one of the "100 Essential Films" of all time according to the National Society of Film Critics. It's now out on DVD. Frann Michel and Denise Morris tell us about it.