Category Archive: Podcast

Kiran Ahluwalia’s Sanata: Stillness

Two-time Juno award winning modern Indian music singer Kiran Ahluwalia has a new album, Sanata: Stillness. It features lovely songs composed by Kiran with accompanying rhythms by her husband, renowned jazz guitarist, Rez… Continue reading

Bhi Bhiman: Rhythm & Reason

The first time I heard folk-rock artist Bhi Bhiman, I was astounded by his vintage quality vocals, his witty lyrics, and I hadn’t even processed his guitar talent yet. What’s incredible is that while… Continue reading

Theatre Diaspora and Breaking Glass

Portland is a popular theatre city. I’ve even had the pleasure of interviewing some folks at the Artists Repertory Theater for their innovative productions. However, Portland’s demographic makeup is not well-represented in the… Continue reading

ISLRTC Autonomy Now!

Air date: 4/22/2015: You can read the transcript here: ISLRTCTranscript India’s Deaf Community is fighting for their independence! This is a story that is near and dear to me. The Indian Sign Language Research… Continue reading

Cece Bell: El Deafo

Lately I’ve had the great fortunate of interviewing deaf folks for radio and it has been awesome. Here’s another one to add to the list! I have to admit, when I heard the title El… Continue reading

Sandip Roy: Don’t Let Him Know

Journalist and writer, Sandip Roy, is known for his work at New American Media, Huffington Post and currently, for his Dispatches from Kolkata on KALW. He was born and brought up in India,… Continue reading

Vijay Iyer: Break Stuff

Vijay Iyer is a Grammy-nominated jazz pianist and composer, and 2013 recipient of the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius grant”. He is the leader of the Vijay Iyer Trio with Stephen Crumb and Marcus Gilmore, and their new… Continue reading

Richard Blanco: The Prince of Los Cocuyos

Inaugural poet, Richard Blanco, made waves at President Obama’s second inauguration with his poem, One Today. He was the first immigrant, first Latino, the youngest and the first openly gay poet at the… Continue reading

Tribes: #DeafTalent and Authentic Casting

I’ve been working with Deaf people for a long time (I’m a sign language interpreter when I’m not at KBOO). It’s a rare event that my radio/journalism world and my Deaf world come… Continue reading

Nayomi Munaweera: Island of a Thousand Mirrors

Nayomi Munaweera was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. At the age of three she immigrated with her family to Nigeria. In 1984, a military coup necessitated a third migration and the family settled… Continue reading