Latest Public Affairs Audio

Oak's Rose. The story behind Ethan's 3rd LP.

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Sun, 03/15/2009

From a PICA Press Release...  Oaks is acclaimed ambient electronic experimentalist Ethan Rose’s third full-length, following on the 2006 release Ceiling Songs and the 2007 release, Spinning Pieces. Ethan’s music was also featured in Gus Van Sant’s latest film, Paranoid Park. Ethan explains Oaks as follows: “Over the past year I’ve been coming out to the Oaks Park Roller Rink to play and record the Wurlitzer Theater Organ that is located there. The organ dates from the 1920s and was originally housed in the Broadway Theater in downtown Portland where it was used to accompany silent films. It is currently played and maintained by Keith Fortune who has been involved with the organ and the rink for the past fifteen years. I’ve had the privilege of assisting Keith with organ repairs, which has deepened my appreciation of the instrument. Musically speaking, my primary interest with this organ has been to bring its antiquated sounds into a modern context, essentially treating it with the same sense of sonic reinterpretation that I have brought to my previous works.” 

16:08 minutes (14.77 MB)

Action on Single-Payer

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Sun, 03/15/2009

Why we need single-payer health insurance and how to get it.  

Russell Mokhiber, ace crime reporter for Multinational Monitor talks about the crimes of the private insurance companies and how a new activist organization, Single Payer Action, is going to get Single Payer recognized as a serious option in the planning for universal coverage going on in Washington.  

16:18 minutes (9.33 MB)

Raw Interview with a Judge from El Salvador

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The Underground
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Sat, 03/14/2009

I got the pleasure of co-interviewing a judge from El Salvador back in March, 2009. This is a pretty rough edit (unfortunately my Spanish is only rudimentary making it difficult to edit this well) but a fascinating topic! I hope to be posting more of the interview online as I continue to work on it!

The main focus of the interview was about gang violence in El Salvador- including how the judicial system is often corrupt when dealing with such issues.

The interviewee asked to remain anonymous.

7:46 minutes (7.11 MB)

Yuval Ron Interview

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Sat, 03/14/2009

Yuval Ron

Composer and musician Yuval Ron is the leader of the Yuval Ron Ensemble, a musical ensemble that builds musical bridges between people of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths by performing sacred music of Arabic, Israeli, Jewish, Moslem, Sufi, and Armenian Church traditions.  Yuval Ron was interviewed on the Portland Yiddish Hour March 15, 2009 by host Ed Kraus.  This interview covers a wide range of topics including the origins of his ensemble, the musicians and the instruments they play, musicology of Arabic music styles, and thoughts about the relevance of reaching out to others in this time of extreme violence and suffering.

0:16 minutes (243.26 KB)

The Life and Music of Peggy Seeger

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Thu, 03/12/2009

Peggy Seeger was the first folk musician to sing from a feminist political perspective.  Bill Resnick talks with musicologist Brad Duncan about her life and times.   

6:27 minutes (3.69 MB)

The Life and Music of Peggy Seeger

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Thu, 03/12/2009

Peggy Seeger was the first folk musician to sing from a feminist political perspective.  Bill Resnick talks with musicologist Brad Duncan about her life and times.   

6:27 minutes (3.69 MB)

Portland Tibetan youth congress hunger strike

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Evening News
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Thu, 03/12/2009

Friday, March 13, 2009
Tomorrow is the anniversary of China’s crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tibet.
Portland’s chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress is marking the day with a Hunger strike and vigil at Pioneer square.
Tibetan Youth Congress chapters across North America will also be holding hunger strikes tomorrow.
China has occupied Tibet since nineteen fourty nine.
Last year there was a upswell of peaceful uprising against Chinese rule.
China responded with a harsh crackdown, that continues today.

Tenzing Kunratsang is the General Secretary at the Portland-Vancouver Chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress.

4:27 minutes (4.08 MB)

Portland Tibetan youth congress hunger strike

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 03/12/2009

Friday, March 13, 2009
Tomorrow is the anniversary of China’s crackdown on peaceful protesters in Tibet.
Portland’s chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress is marking the day with a Hunger strike and vigil at Pioneer square.
Tibetan Youth Congress chapters across North America will also be holding hunger strikes tomorrow.
China has occupied Tibet since nineteen fourty nine.
Last year there was a upswell of peaceful uprising against Chinese rule.
China responded with a harsh crackdown, that continues today.

Tenzing Kunratsang is the General Secretary at the Portland-Vancouver Chapter of the Tibetan Youth Congress.

4:27 minutes (4.08 MB)

 

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