DIY, Portland: History

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Wed, 01/16/2008 - 4:00pm

CONTAINS EXTRA WEB CONTENT! This episode takes a do-it-yourself approach to personal and collective history. You'll hear interviews with Julie's grandparents, including her grandpa Rome Hartman who had a long and storied career as a radio man at WIRK. And we're proud to bring you the work of producer Miriam Widman with a piece about a storytelling night in Portland called DIY Stories. Performance artist damali ayowill enlighten us about her fascinating project called "Living Flag: Panhandling for Reparations," where she asks white people on the street for money and hands that money back to black people passing by. Thanks to Brian Kramer for production and engineering help, to Nick Jaina and Jason Leonard for music, to independent producers Miriam Widman and Dmae Roberts for their sonic contributions and to Scott Magee for filling a critical, technical void. Thanks also to my aunt Virginia Hartman and my uncle Larry Dorman, who provided the recordings of my grandpa on the radio in the 1940s and '50s. Please drop by the listening party Thursday 7pm @ the Waypost (3120 N. Williams) and visit for fun links, photos, higher quality audio etc. Thanks for listening!

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