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Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - My Friend Lyssa

Airs at: Fri, 08/27/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
On today's show, we return to our roots here on Mr. Jones's Neighborhood -- radio theater, more specifically radio comedy. Radio has a long tradition of comedy, from the Golden Age of Jack Benny, Fred Allen, Fibber McGee & Molly, Burns & Allen, and Lum n' Abner, to Stan Fre... Read more

Derf - Remembering Kent State and Jeffrey Dahmer

Airs at: Thu, 08/26/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Derf Backderf is the author of multiple graphic novels, including My Friend Dahmer, Punk Rock and Trailer Parks, Trashed, and the Eisner-award-winning Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio.  His alternative comic The City ran in over 75 weekly newspapers for 25 years, and his bo... Read more

Counterpoint and the State of Political Cartooning

Airs at: Thu, 08/12/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Editorial cartoons are often the most popular feature on the newspaper page, but with print publications battered by the left-right punch of the internet and vulture capital, more and more political cartoonists find themselves wandering in a media wilderness. Enter Coun... Read more

Spain Rodriguez - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 07/22/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Spain Rodriguez was one of the most prolific and visionary members of the underground cartoonist movement in the 1960’s and 70’s.  He covered the 1968 Democratic National Convention for the newspaper The East Village Other, he ran with the Road Vultures Motorcycle Club, ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Suzy Vitello and Cai Emmons

Airs at: Fri, 07/23/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Just a few weeks ago, we experienced record high temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest, with the thermometer hitting an unprecedented 116 degrees in Portland. That’s very unusual for those of us living in this corner of the country. We’re used to warm, dry summers – a ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Ty Curtis and Ryan Sadler

Airs at: Fri, 06/25/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
On today's show, we preview the upcoming 2021 Waterfront Blues Festival "Upriver" which runs from July 2nd through the 5th at a new socially-distanced location -- the Lot at Zidell Yards. It's a little different than previous Waterfront Blues Festivals, but after the pandem... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Beth Kephart

Airs at: Fri, 05/28/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
On today's show, we celebrate Father's Day, a bit early, by talking fathers -- and daughters and sons and husbands and wives and our own multiple identities -- with Beth Kephart, author of the new memoir Wife/Daughter/Self, from Portland’s own Forest Avenue Press. In the bo... Read more

Instant Composer's Pool 007-008 & 006

Airs at: Mon, 05/10/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for A Different Nature
2 LP round box set recorded in 1968-70 with compositions by Willem Breuker, musicians include Han Bennink, Peter Bennink, Gunter Hampel, Anthony Braxton, Steve Mc Call, among others I.C.P. 006 includes Han Bennink, John Tchicai, Derek Bailey... Read more

Shrill

Airs at: Thu, 05/13/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  The streaming comedy series Shrill, based on the memoir by Seattleite Lindy West, tackles such hot-button issues as abortion, cancer care, and body shaming.  Filmed in Portland, and inheriting a production team from the sketch comedy series Portlandia, Shrill boasts the ... Read more

Mr. Jones's Neighborhood - Kent Russell and Karen Russell

Airs at: Fri, 04/23/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
One of my favorite books of 2020, a year devoid of much else in the way of favorites, was Kent Russell's In the Land of Good Living: A Journey to the Heart of Florida. We had Kent on the show last August, for the hardcover release, interviewed by another of Mr. Jones's favo... Read more