Jim Schumock hosts a look at the best books of the past year with local booksellers Nina Rodda of St Johns Booksellers, Karen Ana of Looking Glass Books, Sally McPherson of Broadway Books and Michael Keefe of Annie Bloom’s Books. Special Membership offers and great literary reviews.
Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review Barack Obama's speech of Friday, March 21 at Portland's Memorial Coliseum. They discuss what's missing from his calls for solidarity. You can listen to the speech here.
Radical black labor activist Malik Miah talks with Bill Resnick about his reasons for supporting Barack Obama while not expecting real change from an Obama presidency. Malik writes for Against the Current.
And now, KBOO's Linda Olson-Osterlund brings us this week's Civil Liberties Watch.This edition focuses on the issue of government surveillance, the loss of personal privacy, and the Freedom of Information Act - or FOIA:
The race for Portland's next mayor is starting to heat up - with Sho Dozono losing his public funding, accusations have begun to fly between the candidates. KBOO spoke with candidate Sam Adams on his response to Dozono's decision to stay in the race. That was Commissioner Sam Adams, who is running for Mayor in Portland's May election.
DMAE ROBERTS TALKS WITH LORRAINE BAHR AND KIM EUELL.
FIRST UP, A COUPLE IN WISCONSIN WELCOME A PREGNANT GIRL NAMED TOOTIE TO THEIR HOME IN AN ENTERTAINING REVIVAL OF LEA FLODEN’S STAR OF HOPE…W DIRECTOR LORAINNE BARR TELLS US ABOUT ABOUT BRINGING BACK THE PLAY AT SOWELU THEATRE AFTER 13 YEARS…AND IN THE LATTER PART OF THE SHOW…DMAE TALKS WITH ACCLAIMED PLAYWRIGHT KIM EUELL ABOUT HER PLAY THE DIVA DAUGHTERS DUPREE BEING PRESENTED BY PASSIN ART THEATRE,