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Behind the Screen: African Film Fest and Coraline premiere

Airs at: Wed, 02/04/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Behind the Screen
Behind the Screen is a new radio program covering independent filmmakers along with local screenings and festivals.  In this pilot episode, Toni Tabora-Roberts gets a preview of the Cascade Festival of African Films from co-director Mary Holmstrom, and S.W. Conser talks wit... Read more

Henry Selick: Coraline's 'Other Father'

Airs at: Wed, 02/04/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Words and Pictures
Stop-motion animator Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) spent more than three years bringing the Neil Gaiman story Coraline to the big screen.  On the eve of Coraline's world premiere at the Portland International Film Festival, Selick sits down with S.W. Conser ... Read more

Black History Month Musings

Airs at: Mon, 02/02/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Co-hosts Hosts Emma Ford and Patricia Welch share books and Black History Month local activities .  Also discuss the significance of this month to African-Americans.  Read more

Portland Opera's "Turn of the Screw"

Airs at: Mon, 01/26/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts features "Turn of the Screw” written by Henry James is one of the most haunting classic novels of the 19th century. Portland Opera is mounting a magnificent production with music by Benjamin Britten on Feb. 6th complete with a chamber orchestra an... Read more

Art Spiegelman: Breakdowns

Airs at: Mon, 01/26/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Words and Pictures
For the first time in three decades, Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman (Maus) has gathered his early groundbreaking comics into one volume.  The new edition of Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! includes a new graphic memoir opening a w... Read more

"Frankie and Johnny" with Antonio Sonera and Fertile Ground Festival with Trisha Panco

Airs at: Thu, 01/15/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
 Dmae Roberts talks with Antonio Sonera, director of "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" by Terrence McNally at CoHo Productions. In the second half, Trisha Panco fills us in on all the events at the Fertile Ground Festival which includes world premieres all over Port... Read more

Milagro Theatre's new eco-drama and a controversial Chinese touring group

Airs at: Tue, 01/06/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
Dmae Roberts talks with  Danel Malan of Milagro Theatre about her upcoming bilingual ecodrama “El Ultimo”that opens this weekend and runs through Jan. 17th… and in the second half we learn more about classical Chinese dance and music from a touring group called Divine Perfo... 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

Bread & Roses Show January 9, 2009 ~ Two Women Writers: Keepers of History

I'll be interviewing two local women writers, Anjala Ehelebe author of Images of America: Portland's Woodlawn Neighborhood and Jewel Lansing author of My Montana: A History and Memoir - 1930-1950.  Anjala takes us through a historic accounting of the Woodlawn neighborhood w... Read more

Imago's "Big Little Things" and PCS' "A Christmas Carol"

Airs at: Tue, 12/16/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
  On Stage and Studio with Dmae Roberts, Composer Katie Griesar and Performer Danielle Vermette tell us about Imago's "Big Little Things" - a fanciful physical theatre piece about animals. And in the second half Mead Hunter of Portland Center Stage talks about his adaptati... Read more