Up-and-coming Portland cartoonists Ryan Alexander Tanner (creator of the Xeric grant-winning comic Television) and Farel Dalrymple (author of the graphic novel Pop Gun War and artist for Marvel's offbeat title Omega the Unknown) share stories of building collaborative art scenes in Portland, perpetrating media hoaxes, creating comics for the Rose City Rollers, and occasionally managing to break into the big time.
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program opens with some reflections on why the presidential campaign is treated as a horserace, not as a debate on the future of the nation. Bill Resnick talks with local bicycling activists Tim Calvert and Elinor Blue about how bicycling can change our cities and our lives. Luz María Gordillo reads her short story "Hot Señorita", one of her series on the Mexican immigrant experience. Carolyn Jessop talks with Bill Resnick about her experience in a polygamous, fundamentalist Mormon community.
Dana Welty and Britta Duncan, co-chairs of Portland Jobs with Justice Health Care Committee, join host Martha Odom to discuss JwJ's Health Care Initiative Campaign. This is one of the most critical issues of the day and JwJ joins other groups across the country in support of HR676 to fix a problem facing millions of Americans.
As George Bush hastily made his entrance and exit at a one-day Israel-Palestine peace talk in Annapolis Maryland yesterday, others in the area were organizing events to bring attention to issues that weren’t addressed in the summit.
Phil Karoum is with the Annapolis Friends Meeting, a Quaker church that organized events yesterday and Monday in Annapolis. KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Mister Karoum earlier today:
The Seriously Pissed-Off Grannies staged a protest in front of the Broadway Military Recruiting Center today, with the theme 'Peace on Earth means No to War'. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Bonnie Tinker, one of the grannies who participated:
Hosted by Denise Morris, this Christmas Eve show begins with Bill Resnick interviewing Jocelyne Cesari, author of When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and the US. They discuss similarities and differences between Muslim immigrants in the US and Europe and debunk notions that link Islam with terrorism. Jay Thiemeyer reviews The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America, by Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen.