Kim Stafford & “100 Tricks”

Nov 02, 2012 Comments Off on Kim Stafford & “100 Tricks” by

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A conversation with award-winning author Kim Stafford about his new memoir 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared   In poetic and poignant detail, Stafford takes us on a journey of sibling love and departure. Stafford recounts his experiences with his brother and the different paths their lives took and we hear readings from his new book. […]

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Crazy Janes & Ephemory

Oct 27, 2012 Comments Off on Crazy Janes & Ephemory by

We feature music and memory from musicians Cynthia Stillman Gerdes and Susan Alexjander about a concert with the women of Cascadia Composers called  “Crazy Janes Collaborate!” And we’ll hear from playwright Miriam Feder about ‘Ephemory’ her play that mixes memory with the ephemeral.  ‘Crazy Jane’ is the name of an earthy character invented by the Irish poet W. […]

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August Wilson, Andrew Jackson & Don Giovanni

Oct 12, 2012 Comments Off on August Wilson, Andrew Jackson & Don Giovanni by

From blues to rock to opera… We explore August Wilson, Andrew Jackson & Don Giovanni today with  Artists Repertory Theatre‘s Seven Guitars by August Wilson, Portland Playhouse‘s Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson. We’ll also hear about  Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Portland Opera. (Encores Sat 11am 10/20 on KZME 107.1 FM) (Left photo: Ramona Lisa, Alexander, Lance McQueen, Michael J. […]

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Two World Premieres & A New Asian Anthology

Oct 05, 2012 Comments Off on Two World Premieres & A New Asian Anthology

A special extended edition featuring  Miracle Theatre’s new season and Raiz with Artistic Director Olga Sanchez and director Bill Rauch talks about Portland Center Stage’s The Body Of An American. We’ll also find out what’s new for Oregon Shakespeare Festival and hear about Where Are You From?, a new Asian American Anthology. (Encores Sat 10/12 11am […]

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Street Roots, Colored Pencils & A Mural

Sep 29, 2012 Comments Off on Street Roots, Colored Pencils & A Mural

A Making Change special featuring Portland’s Street Roots newspaper and Colored Pencils  who are working toward social and cultural change through literary and artistic ways. We’ll also hear about  a Corvallis man who drew international attention for outdoor mural. Join Dmae Roberts for a half-hour of inspirational stories about people working toward Making Change in their communities. […]

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Portland Taiko Making Waves

Sep 14, 2012 Comments Off on Portland Taiko Making Waves

Hear a special concert on Stage & Studio by Portland Taiko. Dmae Roberts talks with artistic director Michelle Fujii and taiko artist and dancer Toru Watanabe about their new fall concert Making Waves 2012. (Re-boadcast  Sat 11am  on KZME 107.1 FM) Every autumn, Portland Taiko brings out its biggest drums. Making Waves 2012 features the premiere […]

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Schools & Arts Tax

Sep 21, 2012 Comments Off on Schools & Arts Tax

Oregon has historically been at the bottom for arts funding, and there’s an arts crisis going on throughout Oregon schools. The School & Arts Together initiative aims to provide arts education and access to Portland’s school-age children. Dmae Roberts talks with Jessica Jarratt Miller, the executive director of the Creative Advocacy Network (CAN) that has championed […]

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Judith Arcana’s Poetry

Sep 07, 2012 Comments Off on Judith Arcana’s Poetry

Host Dmae Roberts welcomes writer Judith Arcana to shares her newest book The Parachute Jump Effect and her work-in-progress poetry collection called the Maude Poems. What inspires one to become a poet? How do learn as much from teaching as being taught? Is all creative writing political or personal? Listen to this engaging talk about the craft of […]

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