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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mar 25, 2011 Comments Off on Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by

Host/Producer Dmae Roberts features the Portland Playhouse production of August Wilson’s play Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. We’ll be talking to Portland Playhouse’s Kevin Jones, director,and actors Julianne Johnson and Wendell Wright. Dmae also checks in Mari Watanabe of Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center about their Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Festival event April 3rd at noon to help  raise […]

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Are You Listening?

Mar 25, 2011 1 Comment by

Commentary by Dmae Roberts *originally published in The Asian Reporter. (photo by Laura Moulton) I fell in love with public radio in the 1980s while getting my degree in journalism at the University of Oregon (UO). At first I thought I’d go into print but then I started volunteering at KLCC, a community station in […]

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Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

Mar 17, 2011 Comments Off on Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom by

Producer Macon Reed worked with Dmae Roberts ona feature about Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, the debut story in the “Pushing Boundaries” series.   Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom who makes films about people he says we put an ex through: ex-cons, people with long histories of drug addiction, mental illness, and homelessness. He uses his films to start […]

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The Lone Asian: Commentary

Feb 21, 2011 2 Comments

By Dmae Roberts If you grew up in Oregon, you know what it was like to be the lone Asian (unless you were with family members) in a crowded room, restaurant, grocery store or public event.  It’s more unusual now to be the sole Asian in public  in Portland, and I’m surprised when it does […]

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Writers Read-A. Molotkov

Feb 22, 2011 1 Comment

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A. Molotkov is a writer, composer, filmmaker and visual artist.  Born in St. Petersburg, he moved to the U.S. in 1990 and switched to writing in English in 1993.  He is the author of several novels, short story and poetry collections and the winner of the 2011 Boone’s Dock Press poetry chapbook contest for his […]

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WR2-Tracy Burkholder

Feb 08, 2011 Comments Off on WR2-Tracy Burkholder

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Our second Writers Read segment …this time from Tracy Burkholder of Portland who gives us two-minutes from her novel-in-progress You Can Go. Please Stay. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Burkholder has an MFA from Bennington College and has been published in The Portland Review, Silk Road and Pacific Review. Featured Music: Moira Smiley & […]

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Coming Home: Return of Alutiiq Masks

Nov 27, 2010 1 Comment

Dmae Roberts presents a half-hour version ofComing Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks, a one-hour radio documentary that interweaves oral history interviews, Alutiiq music and soundscapes.This full-length documentary originally aired in 208 on about 188 public radio stations around the country. Coming Home: Return of the Alutiiq Masks takes us to Kodiak, Alaska where Alutiiq […]

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Sherman: A Jazz Opera

Feb 15, 2011 1 Comment

Dmae talks with Portland Jazz great Thara Memory and Librettist S. Renee Mitchell about Sherman: A Jazz Opera opening at Ethos-IFCC during Black History Month. Sherman highlights Portland’s jazz history during the 1940s-50s, a high point of jazz when a growth of African American families moved into the North Williams Ave. We learn about some of […]

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