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Joseph T. Reiff, Born of Conviction

Airs at: Sun, 05/22/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
On September 29th, 1962, Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett spoke before a halftime crowd at a University of Mississippi football game.  He said he loved Mississippi's heritage.   This compelled him to personally block African-American James Meredith from enrolling at Ole Mi... Read more

Philip Kan Gotanda - Traveling Master

Airs at: Tue, 05/24/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae features veteran playwright Philip Kan Gotanda. She first talked to him three years ago when he came to do a talk at Reed College. Now he's a Traveling Master for the Dramatists Guild Fund and will be teaching a class called "Challenges of Writing From a Racial and Cul... Read more

Wendy Doniger, Redeeming the Kamasutra

Airs at: Sat, 05/14/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
The Kamasutra brings to mind (and to Google searches) erotic and exotic sexual positions.   OK, it is that.  But it is much more.  It is about the art of living.   Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of ... Read more

Vanport Mosaic Festival

Airs at: Tue, 05/17/2016 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae features the Vanport Mosaic Festival that celebrates and remembers an important time and community in Portland history. She'll talk  with festival co-artistic directors S. Renee Mitchell, Damaris Webb and Laura Lo Forti.  Damaris is the director/producer of Cottonwood ... Read more

Crossing East Radio Series

Airs at: Mon, 05/30/2016 at 10:00am - 6:00pm
Nearly ten years ago, MediaRites Productions debuted Crossing East, (Our Stories, Our History, Our America), the first and to date only Asian American/Pacific Islander history series on public radio. This series produced by Dmae Roberts, Sara Kolbet and producers around the... Read more

Documentarian Frederick Wiseman - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 04/28/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  In this extended version of our interview with attorney turned filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, Jenn Chavez asks Mr Wiseman about the subjects that inspire him, his detached style of filmmaking, and his success in producing and distributing films outside the studio system. ... Read more

A DIFFERENT NATURE salutes ORNETTE COLEMAN tonight at 8pm

Airs at: Mon, 05/02/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for A Different Nature
Join the A DIFFERENT NATURE Collective tonight for a kind of radio primer on Ornette Coleman, as some of us share what recordings we still have of his most pivotal and radical music from our collections and reflect on the life and turbulent times of one of modern music's mo... Read more

Documentarian Frederick Wiseman

Airs at: Thu, 04/28/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  Frederick Wiseman is an attorney turned filmmaker who has spent half a century offering audiences intimate views of institutions and communities, from state legislatures to boxing gyms to public housing and schools.  His first film Titicut Follies (1967) documented abuse... Read more

May Day - Twining the Green, the Black, and the Red

Airs at: Fri, 04/29/2016 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Positively Revolting
“May Day is about affirmation, the love of life, and the start of spring, so it has to be about the beginning of the end of the capitalist system of exploitation, oppression, war, and overall misery, toil, and moil.” So writes celebrated historian Peter Linebaugh in an esse... Read more

Terry Lindvall, God Mocks

Airs at: Sun, 04/24/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
What is the purpose of satire?  It is it effective?  Can it get you in trouble?  Terry Lindvall is the CS Lewis Professor of Communication and Christian Thought at Virginia Wesleyan College.  He writes about humor and in his latest book, God Mocks:  A History of Religious S... Read more