Greetings Cascadia! My name is Steve, and this is the KBOO Community Calendar for Wednesday, April 29th, 2009.
The Newly remodeled Mississippi Studios is pleased to present maverick songwriter, Steve Poltz, for an early show on Wednesday April 29th at 7:00 PM. Steve Poltz is a master entertainer, who is part sensitive balladeer, part stand-up comic, part punk-rocker and part classical guitarist all wrapped into a one-man dramatic production. He will showcase his newest CD, Unraveling, which once again defies category and blurs musical boundaries. That's Steve Poltz tonight, at 7:00 PM, at the Mississippi Studios.
Organizing the Unemployed - Yesterday and Today. With hosts Jamie Partridge and Peter Shapiro, listeners hear lessons from the Unemployed Councils of the 30's and current, local campaigns for organization of the jobless. Guests include Chris Pyle and Aimee Olin, leaders of ACORN (Association of Communities Organizations for Reform Now), plus Ted Pyle and George Slanina, leaders of the Coalition of Unemployed, Underemployed and Marginalized Workers.
Ras Danny, KBOO Programmer of Higher Reasoning Reggae Time joined Ruth in the studio to talk about what "change" really means for those in lockdown and how much better his life is after he decided to change and stay out of prison forever.
Kathe Kollwitz of the Guerilla Girls was in town to lecture for Bitch Magazine's "Feminist Perspectives in Pop Culture" lecture series. Before her lecture is at PSU's Smith Memorial on the 28th of April she spoke by phone with Eva Lake. The Guerilla Girls are a group of women artists who work anonymously within that group, making political art about gender and color bias in the art world.
30 miles from the nearest town,
hidden in the Louisiana hills, traveling along a long
twisting road at a dead end you will find Angola, a former plantation now a prison the size of Manhattan which is unlike any other known at this point in time.
Clent Manich from Medford, Oregon had a goal in January 2008 to lose over 200 lbs. in one year while switching to a raw foods diet. He had almost attained his goal last September when, just after climbing Mt. Whitney (the highest point in the continental U.S.), Manich spoke with KBOO's Mel Reslor.