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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Oct 12, 2013 Comments Off by

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Guest host S.W. Conser talks with Theatre Vertigo director Bobby Bermea and actors Karen Wennstrom and Tom Mounsey all from Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” – adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. Dmae Roberts presents a preview of her interview with NY Times bestselling author Jamie Ford and his newest book “Songs of Willow Frost.”
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Corrido Calavera + Making Waves

Oct 05, 2013 Comments Off by

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From Day of the Dead to taiko, two of the top professional multicultural performance groups in Portland offer new artistic celebrations. First up, Dmae talks with artistic director Olga Sanchez and director Lakin Valdez from Milagro Theatre’s Dia de los muertos show, Corrido Calavera. And later we hear from Michelle Fujii of Portland Taiko about Making Waves 2013 [...]

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Wilde Tales + The Submission

Sep 21, 2013 Comments Off by

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The fairy tales of Oscar Wilde at Shaking The Tree Theatre and a racial pride and prejudice story at defunkt Theatre. Artistic director Samantha Van der Merwe joins Dmae with playwright Karin Magaldi and actor Samson Syharath of Wilde Tales. We’ll hear about lesser known tales of self-sacrifice and loyalty.
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Julie Wu – The Third Son

Sep 18, 2013 Comments Off by

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What immediately drew me to Julie Wu’s debut novel The Third Son were the similarities of her setting and time to my mom’s story and history.
Set in Taiwan during World War II, the novel opens in 1943.  An eight-year-old boy named Saburo, lives in fear of his abusive family one moment and is running for [...]

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White Bird Dance + NWCTS

Sep 15, 2013 Comments Off

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New season openings abound in September. Dmae talks international and national dance with White Bird’s Walter Jaffe and Paul King and then she checks in with Sarah Jane Hardy artistic director of  NW Children’s Theatre’s ‘James and the Giant Peach’ adapted from Roald Dahl’s novel. (Encores 11am Sat (9/21) on KZME 107.1FM)
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TBA Festival 2013

Sep 08, 2013 Comments Off

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Dmae talks with artistic director Angela Mattox and dancer Linda Austin about the Time-Based Art Festival (TBA) September 12th–22nd. We’ll also hear music from Third Angle New Music Ensemble preparing for their TBA performances. 
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Angela Mattox & LindaAustin
TBA, a Portland tradition, brings together inter-disciplinary innovative  contemporary art performances, exhibits, installations in movement, performance, music, visual art, [...]

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In the Mix

Sep 02, 2013 Comments Off

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 In The Mix: Conversations with Artists…Between Races by Dmae Roberts is a radio exploration of mixed-race artists. Through the voices of artists who have dedicated their lives to building bridges and talking about interracial experiences through their art. This part two of a one-hour documentary Jan. 12, 2008.
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David Walker & The Color of Film

Aug 24, 2013 Comments Off

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Join Dmae Roberts and guest speaker David F. Walker, a filmmaker, writer and culture critic and a leading expert in 70s blaxploitation films. Walker talked with students at MHCC’s Integrated Media non-fiction filmmaking class and commented the lack of color and racial diversity in most media today as well as what it takes to make [...]

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Sharing History

Aug 23, 2013 Comments Off

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Dmae Roberts presents a short feature story called “Sharing History,” from Coming Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks, a one-hour radio documentary that interweaves oral history interviews, Alutiiq music and soundscapes.The full-length documentary originally aired in 208 on about 188 public radio stations around the country. This feature story aired on PRI’s The World. 
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Filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald + WRAP

Aug 10, 2013 Comments Off

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Veteran filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald has built a career taking on danger zones and tough subjects and creating beautiful and moving documentaries. Dmae Roberts features his newest work-in-progress project Oregon Divide looking into the contentious and controversial issue of gun control. We’ll also hear an excerpt of his talk last Spring at MHCC’s Integrated Media program. [...]

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