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Masters of the Universe, Redux

July 21, 2009 Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi gets to the heart of how one investment banking firm, Goldman Sachs, has engineered bubble after speculative bubble in the marketplace for years, always positioning itself to prosper in the wake of each disaster -- often at taxpayer... Read more

May 23 - Playlist Spotlight

Bridget B. here, and boy was this spotlight selection a tough one.  I was torn between Angelique Kidjo, Les Nubians and Zap Mama.  Two things that swayed me: upcoming concert in Portland at Doug Fir Lounge and The Triple Door in Seattle with the ultimate decision coming af... Read more

April 18 - Playlist Spotlight

His name is David Ornette Cherry and what a joyful kaleidoscope of sound he and his band members, Organic Roots, created at Jimmy Maks on Thursday, April 16.  Not only was David celebrating his birthday, which was on April 13, but he was celebrating the release of his lates... Read more

Jews, Food and Ethics

Airs at: Sat, 03/28/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
This show focuses on the intersection of Jews, food and ethics. Host Liz Schwartz interviews Rabbi Arthur Waskow, a major proponent of the eco-kashrut movement. Eco-kashrut expands on traditional kosher dietary practices by incorporating the ethics of sustainable growing sy... Read more

Holocaust Art and Music - Interview with Cantor Ida Rae Cahana

Airs at: Sat, 04/11/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
April 19, 20, and 21 2009 are the dates for Portland's Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Day) Community Commemoration. This event is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Portland, The Archdiocese of Portland, Ecumenical Ministries of Portland, University of Portland, and others.  For... Read more

Morocco from afar

Airs at: Wed, 04/08/2009 at 5:00pm
Morocco a look from afar – Literature of North Africa, Religion and the Moroccan Society An interview with Moroccan author Laila Lalami, and Professor Kambiz Ghanebasiri, Reed College .   Laila Lalami was born and raised in Morocco . She earned her B.A. in English from Unive... Read more

Yuval Ron Interview

Airs at: Sat, 03/14/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Portland Jewish Hour
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 tradit... Read more

Busy Week

It was a busy week for sure.  Not only did I host the Bread and Roses show, featuring Della Rae of DonorsResource.org and Janna Mock-Lopez of Goodness Magazine, which was such a treat to pull together, but I also came back the next day to create Saturday's, An Evening of Af... Read more

January 3rd - Playlist Spotlight

Bridget B. here, the Saturday, January 3rd show, An Evening of Afrotainment, was a bit reflective with a little nudge on how we the people, in 2009, can be change agents.  I went back in time to play some old "spirituals" using Amazing Grace and Ol' Man River as my easing i... Read more

December 27th - Playlist Spotlight

Bridget B. here, I really enjoy, listening to and playing for you, international music, which I strive to convey in the first hour of An Evening of Afrotainment.  My professional work as an event producer has taken me to many countries and I always take pause to inhale the ... Read more