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.
Prison Pipeline presented an interview between host, Ruth Kovacs and telephone guest, Hans Bennett--a Philadelphia-based independent journalist and co-founder of Journalists for Mumia. They reviewed updated information on pending appeals for Mumia Abu-Jamall and current recent stories about his case.
Singer-Songwriter Matt Keating stops by the KBOO studios to play 5 songs from his brand new double cd Quixotic. In between, he and Anodyne host John B. Jones talk about the dissolution of the major record labels, how to pick an emphasis track, and tween marketing then and now.
HIV in Portland African and African-American Communities
Host Dr. David Naimon talks with Catherine Azouyangui, case manager of the Minority AIDS Initiative. She will talk about the challenges and barriers towards getting medical care to Portland's HIV positive African and African-American communities.
Prostitution is flourishing in the Rose City. Some Portlanders blame it on city hall's decision to let the prostitution exclusion zones lapse. They want the zones back and more efforts made to put prostitutes in jail. Other city residents say that rehabilitation, not more police, is the answer. In the meantime, Mayor Tom Potter has announed a new initiative to fight prostitution on 82nd Ave. through enhanced enforcement and prosecution combined with treatment options. How should we deal with prostitution in our city? Do we really understand the problem of prostitution?
On the Thursday Radioazine for September 18, Stephanie Potter spoke with Thor Hanson, author of The Impenetrable Forest, My Gorilla Years in Uganda. Hanson lived in a remote village at the Edge of Bwindi Impenetrable forest , working with local trackers to create an eco-tourist program and save some of the world's last remaining mountain gorillas and their ancient forest home. With humor and affection he has written not only about the gorillas, but also the people of Uganda and the rich hospitality of their culture.
On the September 18 Art Focus Julie Bernard interviews representatives of City Repair who generate community by setting up the giant winged T-Horse sculpture in parks around the city and serve tea to any and all.
On the Sept 18 Presswatch, Theresa Mitchell explores the news you're not supposed to know and takes a look at how the government is handling the worst crisis facing the financial markets since the 1920's.
Our Backyard, KBOO's locally produced environmental series. This edition: The US House passes an energy bill allowing off-shore drilling .... sorta. Republicans and Democrats do kabuki politics with energy policy.
This week, a task force created by the Oregon Legislature presents its findings about the state’s critical need for school nurses, documenting an increase in the need for school-based health services. It says about twenty-one thousand Oregon students in fifty four districts don’t have access to a nurse, leaving other (someimes untrained) adults to handle health-related issues. KBOO’s Michael Pursell has more from the Oregon News Service.