Essayist Martha Grover reads from her latest collection, “The End of My Career,” an Oregon Book Award finalist for 2017. The music in this episode is by In Love with a Ghost, Hiroto Kudo, and Lucy in Disguise. Photo by Martha Grover.
Portraits of artists. Portraits of everyone. Portraits of anyone.
Anyone who has left a mark, made a dent or cracked a wall, applied color to canvas or brushed their fingers through water, darned yarn or punched a typewriter, defended and resisted, held the room breathless in their particular way of passing through.
The Staple is presented by the IPRC, and produced by Sunny Bleckinger.
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Voices of people taking positive action followed by an interview with activist Kathryn Stevens. Below are links to some of the organizations mentioned in the episode: Be The Millers Emergency Houseless Resource Drive Portland’s Resistance Boots on the Ground Backpacks of Hope Hazelnut Grove Music in this episode by Robert Maciel, Kickball and Sielaff / […]
Shanti Webley, a 2nd degree black belt in Mo Duk Pai Kung Fu, explains how his martial art helps people uncrumple fear and move through it. Marcus Atkins, a 3rd degree black belt in Kenpo Kung Fu, shares the challenges and rewards of a life dedicated to the study of martial art. Both train and […]
About changing direction in your life. Featuring artist Jo Hamilton and writer Aaron Gilbreath. Music by Paper Gates, Robert Maciel, and Jeff Langston (former bass player for Antony and the Johnsons.) Photo by Richard Darbonne.
A brief audio portrait of the IPRC, a few of the regulars that create there, and the changing city around it. All audio was recorded in the early part of 2016, back when it was easy to believe that the IPRC would never have to move. “In the Hall of the Mountain King” performed by […]
Trevino Brings Plenty embeds his poetry with fiction and reality. Intro with illustrator and actor Adam Lisser. All of the music in this episode was performed by Trevino Brings Plenty.
Short story writer Jacob Aiello talks about his family origins in Paris, the source of his OCD, and how to cook a week’s worth of lunches in one day. All the music in this episode was generously provided by pianist Lilia Boyadjieva who is based in Paris. The audio soundscapes of Paris were recorded by […]
For Roy Smallwood, bar trivia is anything but trivial. Photo by Sunny Bleckinger: Roy in his natural environment.
Photographer Mercy McNab discusses the benefits of going beyond your comfort zone. All music in this episode was provided generously by Toe. Photo “Pink Roses” by Mercy Mcnab. See more of her work at mercymcnab.com
Author Alexis Smith on a walk through Forest Park. All the music in this episode was generously provided by Laura Gibson.