Spoken Arts

Calla Felicity Interview

Produced for Between Us
Calla Felicity is a running for Oregon's 1st House District seat.  She talked with Don Merrill about how shoveling sulphur opened her eyes to the plight of women in blue collar work, how she has reshaped the anger she felt in her teenage years into the steadfast determiniat... Read more

Radio Lost & Found for 04/09/20

Airs at: Thu, 04/09/2020 at 10:00pm - Fri, 04/10/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Radio Lost and Found
Another episode of Radio Lost & Found from my house to yours. Among other things, I will be playing some music made by or associated with the recently departed Hal Willner, music producer, musical director of Saturday Night Live (for a stint), and producer of many wonderful... Read more

Sounds Unsound late April 2020

Airs at: Sun, 04/26/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Sounds Unsound
New music and more. Read more

Sounds Unsound early April 2020

Airs at: Sun, 04/12/2020 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Produced for Sounds Unsound
Music and more... as a special Easter treat, for the last hour of the show we will air an Ubu Hour easter special from 10 years ago, The Book of Holes... . Read more

Deb Patterson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Deb Patterson is a democrat running for Oregon Senate District 10.  Until 2019, when she passed away, that seat was occupied by republican Jackie Winters.  Don Merrill talked with Ms. Patterson about her support of women's issues, if her service as an ordained minister will... Read more

Radio Lost & Found for 03/26/20

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 10:00pm - Fri, 03/27/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Radio Lost and Found
The shows must go on! A home broadcast edition of Radio Lost & Found, in exile. Hope you can tune in! Read more

The Holy Crowley Hour on 3/23/20

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 11:00pm - Tue, 03/24/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for The Holy Crowley Hour
The Holy Crowley Hour has been a beacon of enlightenment, entertainment, and laughs for a generation, a relatively brief generation. We started the show back in September 2014, as a fill-in for a few late-night deejays at KBOO who were handed temporary suspensions for messi... Read more

A Different Nature: 23 - The Music of Genesis P-Orridge

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for A Different Nature
Some music from genre and gender-defying artist Genesis Breyer-Orridge, Genesis P-Orridge, Neil Megson (b. 1950), who dropped their body on the 14th of March after a lengthy battle with leukemia. We'll hear some of pioneering Industrial band Throbbing Gristle, some of Post... Read more

Talking Earth with Hollie Fisher and Katie Goodyear

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Talking Earth
Tonight's episode of Talking Earth features local poets Hollie Fisher and Katie Goodyear.  Hollie Fisher has been reading around Portland for years, and is a veteran of the New Poets Challenge series.  Sophia Hellstrom-White hosts. Read more

Radio Lost & Found for 03/12/20

Airs at: Thu, 03/12/2020 at 10:00pm - Fri, 03/13/2020 at 12:00am
Produced for Radio Lost and Found
Touch this show, It’s sick!  I don’t particularly care for doing themed shows. It’s just not something I usually do, but I do often jot ideas down on a Post-It note. Recent news has had me filling several leafs of tiny yellow squares. Songs about sickness, healing, paranoi... Read more