A flurry of documentaries about Pacific Northwest newsmakers are making the rounds of film festivals and television shows, locally and around the country.
The Reluctant Radical profiles climate activist Ken Ward, one of the Valve Turners in the campaign to shut down the Kinder Morgan TransMountain tar sands pipeline. Jenn Chavez talks with producers Lindsey Grayzel and Deia Schlosberg about their film and about their coverage of pipeline protests that resulted in their arrest and trial.
Then, S.W. Conser welcomes Beth Federici, director of America's First Foodie: The Incredible Life of James Beard, a portrait of the Portland native who revolutionized the way Americans dined and inspired a generation of celebrity chefs.