Benjamin Parzybok's novel, Sherwood Nation, is a futuristic story of Portland, post-drought. It explores the possibility of creating fairly small city-states that are self-governing and dependent on neighborhood volunteers for protection and services. The novel raises a number of important questions about what political action means for regular folks who seem to have little control over their lives in contemporary, allegedly democratic, societies. 6:40 minutes (6.1 MB)
Kaia Sand joins Norm to talk about the Watcher Files Project, an artistic collaboration exhibit and performance based on police surveillance files of Portland activists in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. 10:54 minutes (9.98 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with Margaret Jordan of the Richmond Progressive Alliance [Due to technical issues, this interview will not be immediately available as a shareable segment, but is in the longer show file below].
The Portland Mercury, along with the Willamette Week and the Oregonian, took a position against Measure 92, the ballot measure which would require labeling of genetically modified foods. On Monday, Oct. 27, KBOO's Paul Roland spoke with Dennis Theriault, News Editor of the Portland Mercury about his paper's position, as well as Julia Degraw, of Oregon Right to Know and Food and Water Watch. These are longer, lightly edited versions of the interviews which aired on the KBOO Evening News. First is Theriault, then Degraw. 12:53 minutes (11.8 MB)
In this extended cut of The Film Show we hear more from filmmaker Toby Froud — best known as the enchanted infant from the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth — about his puppet-creating family and his scuptural work at Laika Studios. 36:11 minutes (14.5 MB)