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Language Is Life, Land is Sacred

Airs at: Wed, 10/18/2017 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
  Making Contact's Community Storytelling Fellow Vincent Medina is a Chochenyo Ohlone Native American who is a part of a young generation working to revitalize the Chochenyo language for future generations. Making Contact's Community Storytelling Fellow Isabella Zizi is a ... Read more

Jeff Chang: We Gon' Be Alright

Airs at: Wed, 10/18/2017 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Political Perspectives
  From almost every kind of responsibility and tie from engagement and from faith. So the artist--our task is to move ourselves and the rest of us in the opposite direction. Toward more engagement, towards stronger ethics, toward a social that's open and inclusive to all ... Read more

Fannie Lou Hamer

Airs at: Mon, 10/09/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
  Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, spoke words that are all too relevant today. Mrs Hamer would have turned 100 years old on October 6th 2017. Today on Making Contact, youll hear archival recordings, and excerpts from a powerful new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamers co... Read more

Swing'n'Country

Airs at: Sat, 10/07/2017 at 6:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Swing 'n' Country
Jimmie Rodgers, born in 1897,  grew up loving trains and loving to perform. His mom died of tuberculosis when Jimmie was just a kid, leaving Jimmie to hang around the trainyards with his father who was a maintenance man.  This Saturday on Swing'n'Country we'll explore Jimmi... Read more

Why Do Red States Have More Success with Public Defense Reform Than Blue States?

Airs at: Thu, 10/05/2017 at 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
A recent investigation by The Marshall Project and Politico has cast light on a counter-intuitive trend among small-government conservative state lawmakers. Many deep-red states have been successful at reforming their public defender systems. We should probably say, “modera... Read more

KEEP PORTLAND HOUSED

Airs at: Thu, 10/05/2017 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Voices from the Edge
  Tune in to Voices from the Edge talk radio today, Lisa Loving is in for JoAnn A Hardesty. Our guests are organizers with Portland Tenants United, speaking on yesterday's City Council meeting. Read more

CAUGHT at Artists Repertory Theatre with Director Shawn Lee

Airs at: Tue, 10/10/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
Host James Dixon talks with Shawn Lee - the director for Caught which is being produced at Artist's Repertory Theatre. Caught is a show centered around a Chinese dissident artist that combines visual art and live theatre installations. Caught is presented in partnership wit... Read more

This is a Black Spatial Imaginary: Sharita Towne

Airs at: Tue, 10/03/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Art Focus
  As an artist, Sharita Towne’s interests lie in unpacking the inherited struggles of past burdens and in affording collective catharsis. Through collaboration, stereo-photography, printmaking, video, and community art projects, she’s worked at memorials in Germany; in the... Read more

Sex: The Illustrated History

Airs at: Mon, 10/02/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
John R. Gregg is an historian, a writer, researcher, educator, and traveler. He has had a lifelong fascination for the beliefs and practices of peoples worldwide. He has taught World Civilization, Anthropology, American History, and Native American History and Culture, at t... Read more

Babbage's Dream by Neil Aitken

Airs at: Thu, 09/28/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
"In stunningly elegant couplets, Neil Aitken transposes the dreams of machines and humans into musical, sonically deft lyrics that sing songs of ccreation, vision, possibility, futurity. These beautifully crafted poems -- evoking the designs of nineteenth-century mathematic... Read more