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Sept. 11 - Jonathan Schell
Nation Magazine writer, Jonathan Schell, discusses the aftermath of the September 11th attacks, and his writings about the event and the politics surrounding it. Schell discusses the Bush Administration's policies on terrorism and its appeals to fear.
Sept. 11 - Joan
New Yorker, Joan, tells her September 11th story about having flown from NYC to Los Angeles shortly before the attacks, and experiencing the tragedy far away from home.
Sept. 11 - Dominic
Local musician, Dominic East and host, Lee Montgomery discuss visiting Ground Zero and Manhattan a month after the attack.
Sept. 11 - Sarah Olsen RNC coverage
Sarah Olsen of Enemy Combatant Radio talks with Lee Montgomery about the extensive security measures surrounding the Republican National Convention in New York City, restrictions on the freedom of Assembly of protesters, various protest events, and the Republican Party's manipulation of the September 11th attacks for political ends. Olsen discusses her experience covering the Convention and the protests as an independent journalist. Olsen plays a radio piece she produced on the protesting of the RNC.
Sept. 11 - Jason
Brooklyn resident, Jason, talks about his experience of September 11, 2001 in New York, watching the World Trade Center burn from an elevated train, and his reaction to the event.
Sept. 11 - Ellen
Ellen Maloney recounts her experience of the World Trade Center attack, living in NYC on September 11, 2001, and its after effects.
Sept. 11 - "News From The Recently Declared Disaster Zone" excerpt 1
This is part one of the radio play, "News From the Recently Declared Disaster Zone," by Greg Scharpen, composed primarily of texts of e-mails sent to friends by a New Yorker shortly after the attacks on the World Trade Center. The story is told through multiple and layered voices.
Sept. 11 - "News From The Recently Declared Disaster Zone" excerpt 2
This is part two of the radio play, "News From the Recently Declared Disaster Zone," by Greg Scharpen, composed primarily of an e-mail sent to friends by a New Yorker about a walk taken in Manhattan two days after the attacks on the World Trade Center. The story is told through multiple and layered voices.
Sept. 11 - "News From The Recently Declared Disaster Zone" excerpt 3
This is part three of the radio play, "News From the Recently Declared Disaster Zone," by Greg Scharpen, composed primarily of texts of e-mails sent to friends by a New Yorker several days after the attacks on the World Trade Center. The story is told through multiple and layered voices.
Sept. 15 - All Animals Are Equal
Sean Fletcher reads the Cliff Notes of Chapters 1 - 4 of Orwell's Animal Farm while a reading of the same chapters of the novel are played at a frequency best appreciated by domestic animals.
Sept. 15 - A Radical Tea Party
Sunny Anarchy interviews Chris Burnett of KILL Radio in Los Angeles about Critical Mass Radio Network, a national grassroots approach to independent radio programming in the progressive community built on the Indymedia model.
Sept. 15 - Catch and Release
Jon Brumit plays recordings from his Broadcast Bike, a mobile recording device designed to capture the neighborhood's topography and sonic environment.
Sept. 15 - The Visible Hand
Sarah Lockhart interviews Gilbert Guerrero and Kathleen Quillian of volunteer-run media arts non-profit Artists' Television Access about their organization, its mission, economics, and challenges. Preceding this interview is a brief interview with Lee Montgomery about the rationale behind Neighborhood Public Radio.
Sept. 15 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) interviews Aubra Fletcher of Bay Area Legal Aid about CalWorks, the California incarnation of the state's version of the federal program Temporary Aid for Needy Children, and how the adults receiving CalWorks benefits are required to participate in the Welfare to Work program.
Sept. 15 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Sept. 16 - KYAB
Sept. 16 - Asian Women's Shelter
Volunteer Tagalog translators from the Asian Women's Shelter introduce themselves and the services of the shelter in English and Tagalog.
Sept. 16 - Cat Chat
Sarah Wagner hosts this feline-focused half hour and reads an essay about her special relationship with her cats, and interviews Peggy Bale (Sarah Lockhart), cat musicologist and Geneva, a young cat lover. Joe Mama (Jon Brumit) reads Cat News, and Elizabeth Winstead reviews the book Opera Cat.
Sept. 16 - Catch And Release
Jon Brumit discusses his fondness for garbage. Marc Horowitz finds an innocent bystander, Amanda, walking her dog and interviews her about her life and her experience living in San Francisco.
Sept. 16 - The Visible Hand
Sarah Lockhart interviews musician, Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly) about sampling and music and plays exemplary recordings from various points in the history of sample-based music selected by Leidecker including works by John Oswald, Pierre Schaffer, James Tenney, and a track of his own. The show opens with Negativland's "U2," and ends with web phenomenon, Jib Jab's "This Land is Your Land" parody.
Sept. 16 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) questions the literal interpretation of the Bible as fact and rants about theology inserted into American government, and reassures the audience of his political independence and common sense approach.
Sept. 16 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews Sam Gould from Red 76.
Sept. 17 - Hip Hop Fridays
DJ Project with DJ Frisco Eddie play hip hop recordings.
Sept. 17 - Soma Pilipinas
MC Canlas discusses his work around the South of Market Philipino community.
Sept. 17 - Catch and Release
Jon Brumit does a wireless broadcast from his skateboard.
Sept. 17 - Fridays with Kitchen Sink
Jeff Johnson, Louder than Words (i.e. music) editor of Kitchen Sink Magazine reads an essay he wrote for the magazine's 7th issue about hysterical pop a self-coined subgenre. Johnson plays examples of hypop, including songs by The New Pornographers, The Shins, Starlite Mints, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and T-Rex.
Sept. 17 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) discusses the low budget nature of his program, his reticence to purchase toilet paper, American military involvements, and takes listener phone calls. Callers ask questions about National Public Radio, political polls, selfishness, honesty, and the Vietnam War.
Sept. 17 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews Jinhan Ko of Instant Coffee, an artists' collective based in Toronto and Vancouver, whose piece, "Sorry We're Open," is also featured in "The Way We Work" exhibition. Ko discusses the events Instant Coffee presented in conjunction with their gallery piece, the collective's process of working, socializing, organizing, success and failure .
Sept. 18 - Tim Perkis
Live solo performance by electronic musician, Tim Perkis. Perkis has been working in the medium of live electronic and computer sound for many years, performing, exhibiting installation works and recording in North America,Europe and Japan. He is a well known performer in the world of improvised music, having performed with over 100 artists and groups, including Chris Brown, John Butcher, Eugene Chadbourne, Fred Frith, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Elliott Sharp, Leo Wadada Smith and John Zorn.
Sept. 18 - Aero Mic'd
This is a live performance by Aero-mic'd, the electro-acoustic duo of Wayne Smith and William Collins. This was their first live performance.
Sept. 18 - SAGAN
This live performance by Sagan (Lesser, Blevin Blectum, Wobbly) is a multimedia-improv spasm that fuses a toned-down electronic sound, prone to violent mood-swings, with the deliberate pacing of a timeworn documentary, an anachronistic historical re-enactment.
Sept. 22 - All Animals are Equal
Isabel Reichert and Sean Fletcher read the Cliff Notes of Chapters 5 - 7 of Orwell's Animal Farm while a reading of the same chapters of the novel are played at a frequency best appreciated by domestic animals. Reichert's and Fletcher's daughter, Lucy makes a guest appearance.
Sept. 22 - Your Planet Has Been Invaded
Eric Fixler masterminds this program in which a distorted computer voice reads texts recently published on the web from a variety of sources.
Sept. 22 - A Radical Tea Party
Host, Sunny Anarchy, announces an upcoming broadcast of the Critical Mass Radio Network. Local filmmaker, Sarolta Jane Cump, discusses her film, "Homecoming," screened at the Madcat Women's International Film Festival. Cump also describes the technical process of her work, including hand-processing film stock, and finding a place in the film industry. Madcat Festival's founder and director, Ariella Ben-Dov talks about the impetus for starting the festival and describes the mission of the festival and some of the highlights of this year's program.
Sept. 22 - Catch and Release
Since his star witness cancelled, Jon Brumit discusses his recent project, Vendetta Retreat, and reads questionnaires filled out by audience members in Detroit about revenge.
Sept. 22 - The Visible Hand
Sarah Lockhart interviews filmmaker, Gordon Winiemko, about his films, cultural criticism, culture jamming, the Art Strikes Back project, consumerism and the art market, and Matthew Barney's testicles. Audio clips from Winiemko's films punctuate the interview.
Sept. 22 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) discusses the fascistic tendencies of fiscal conservatism and the need for welfare programs for low income individuals, minorities, former drug addicts, new parents, and the difficulties lots of people face trying to find employment.
Sept. 22 - Won't You Be My Neighbor
Lee Montgomery interviews muralist, Sirron Norris, one of the lead artists in Southern Exposure's Mission Voices Summer program, Norris discusses his background, his painting and mural work, and serving on a panel about the New Mission School of artists at the Commonwealth Club.
Sept. 23 - KYAB
Sept. 23 - Asian Women's Shelter
Volunteer translators present an audio recording of a presentation to the community in Tagalog about the services provided by the Asian Women's Shelter.
Sept. 23 - Cat Chat
Lael Gold talks about being a single woman over 30 who loves her cat and the stereotype she embodies, reads a craigslist post about herding cats, discusses the politics of cat naming, and tells her history of cat ownership. Elizabeth Winstead reviews the book, "Catku: What is the Sound of One Cat Napping".
Sept. 23 - Catch and Release
Conrad Lewbel presents pieces from his Street Talkers series of field recordings of homeless people.
Sept. 23 - The Visible Hand
Sarah Lockhart interviews two long time Mission filmmakers, Craig Baldwin and Lise Swenson. Baldwin talks about working with found footage, the detritus of capitalism, and insect metaphors. Swenson discusses her work on Mission Movie and collaborative community-driven filmmaking.
Sept. 23 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) discusses the biblical story of Moses in comparison to superhero narratives, the "under god" language in the Pledge of Allegiance, fascism of numbering streets and Aileen St., and Laura Bush's drunk driving incident.
Sept. 23 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews Steven Wight and Jon Rubin, the creators of "The Conversation" the piano piece in "The Way We Work" exhibition. Wight describes the technology behind the piece, which translates phone calls made to or from the gallery into MIDI signals that the piano plays. Conceptually ironic technical difficulties are experienced.
Sept. 24 - Hip Hop Fridays
Sept. 24 - Soma Pilipinas
MC Canlas discusses upcoming events for the SOMA Philipino community and the work of the Bayanihan Community Center.
Sept. 24 - Catch And Release
Jon Brumit documents the 12th anniversary Critical Mass bike ride with a remote broadcast on his Broadcast Bike.
Sept. 24 - Marc Horowitz's Crate and Barrel calls
Marc Horowitz describes his National Dinner Tour project and returns phone calls of people who called his phone number, which was written along with the phrase, "Dinner with Marc," on a dry erase board in the Crate and Barrel Catalog, for which Horowitz was a photo assistant.\
Sept. 24 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) discusses the review of "The Way We Work" exhibit published in the SF Weekly on Wednesday, September 22nd, and how more lines of the review were dedicated to the out of town groups. Starve also discusses a fraudulent health care discount card scheme. Phone callers talk about their decision to vote for Bush because of their Christian beliefs, accuse Starve of liberalism, and compare Starve to Michael Moore.
Sept. 24 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews electronic duo, Cat Five, about their music. Cat Five plays several of their tracks as well as several others, after talking about a fly.
Sept. 25 - Mission Movie Intro
Segment producers, Martina Tran and Stephanie Lim, introduce today's program about the Mission Movie project, a bilingual urban drama about the Mission district and its multicultural identity, and outline the course of events. Hip hop musician, Deuce Eclipse, plays a few songs. Lim interviews Deuce Eclipse about his recent tour to Malaysia, and his work on the Mission Movie project. This segment concludes with a clip from the film about murals and public art.
Sept. 25 - Tom Ammiano
Mission District Supervisor (District 9), Tom Ammiano talks about the wondrous treasure that is the Mission. Ammiano discusses the in-the-works International Arts Festival, graffiti, grants for youth programs, affordable housing, and the resolution in support of San Francisco Liberation Radio.
Sept. 25 - Deuce Eclipse
Hip Hop artist and Mission Movie contributor, Deuce Eclipse performs live and talks about his music.
Sept. 25 - Mission Movie Audio
Stephanie Lim talks about the collaborative process of making Mission Movie and sets the stage for a clip from the movie about a white artist organizing a protest over his eviction and trying to include his illegal immigrant Mexican neighbors in the struggle.
Sept. 25 - Harjant Gill
Assistant Producer and Casting Director of Mission Movie, Harjant Gill discusses his involvement with Mission Movie. Gill talks about the collaborative planning process of the film and his personal film work. Gill then interviews Mission Movie actor, Jakob Bokulich about his role in the film, the improvisatory aspect of making the film, and examines one of the scenes involving Bokulich's character.
Sept. 25 - Deuce Eclipse (reprise)
Hip Hop artist, Deuce Eclipse, who contributed several songs to the Mission Movie soundtrack, performs live.
Sept. 25 - Roger Morenco
Assistant Producer of Mission Movie, Harjant Gill, interviews Community Advisory Group member, Roger Morenco. Morenco discusses his background, his involvement with Mission Movie, and his work with the Mission Village, site of the Mission Movie premiere.
Sept. 25 - Discussion of Movie
Several tracks from the Mission Movie soundtrack, precede a clip from the film in which two femaie characters argue about their right to complain about being violated in their neighborhood. Martina Tran and Stephanie Lim discuss this clip and issues of belonging and complaining in the Mission,
Sept. 25 - Muralist Panel
Martina Tran, moderator, Suaro Cervantes (Precita Eyes Mural Project), and artists, Andrew Schultz, Ivy McClelland, and Scott Cowgill participate in this discussion of mural art in the Mission. They discuss political messages in mural art, community aspects and site-specificity, the history of mural art in San Francisco, and various murals the artists have been involved in creating that appear in the movie.
Sept. 29 - All Animals Are Equal
Isabel Reichert and Sean Fletcher read the Cliff Notes from Chapters 8 through most of Chapter 10 of Orwell's Animal Farm while a reading of the same chapters of the novel are played at a frequency best appreciated by domestic animals.
Sept. 29 - A Radical Tea Party
Sunny Anarchy interviews DJ Raw Knowledge and DJ Drowning Dog about gender and class politics in hip-hop, as well as their work with the Entartete Kunst artist collective. Tracks by Raw Knowledge and Drowning Dog open and close the show.
Sept. 29 - The Visible Hand
Sarah Lockhart interviews artist, Steve Lambert about his current projects, the Budget Gallery and the Anti-Advertising Agency, both dealing with art in public space.
Sept. 29 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) interviews Jennifer Friedenbach of the SF Coalition on Homelessness. Friedenbach discusses her organization's work on the implementation of the Care Not Cash initiative, getting low income people into housing, and protecting the civil rights of homeless people. She talks about the city's strategies to keep people from sleeping on the street.
Sept. 29 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews Rachel Swan about misogyny in hip-hop and an article she wrote for the East Bay Express about women rappers, and an essay she wrote about good misogyny in hip-hop published in Kitchen Sink magazine.
Sept. 30 - KYAB
Southern Exposure Youth Advisory Board member, Anna Gonick interviews a family friend, Ken Miller, about his experience in the Vietnam War.
Sept. 30 - Asian Women's Shelter
Milla Roberts and friends discuss the services of the Asian Women's Shelter in Tagalog and English.
Sept. 30 - Cat Chat
Sarah Wagner interviews Kimric Smythe about his history of cat ownership, a cat who lived in a Navy locker, how cats affect his relationships with women, cats' affinity for accordion cases, techniques for driving cats insane, and cats' neuroses being induced by those of their owners.
Sept. 30 - Catch and Release
Wayne Grim performs experimental music utilizing ambient sounds recorded in the vicinity of Southern Exposure.
Sept. 30 - The Visible Hand
Sarah Lockhart interviews archivist and media activist, Rick Prelinger, about his work with the Prelinger Archive of ephemeral film and intellectual property issues. Following is a continuation of the interview with filmmaker Craig Baldwin, and Baldwin's take on appropriation, sampling, and intellectual property issues.
Sept. 30 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) discusses the International Declaration of Human Rights as a better model for moral government than religion, compares Satanism to Christianity, talks about the paroled felon who threatened him over his phone number, and reads from the Bible.
Sept. 30 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews artist, Pico Sanchez, long-time resident of Project Artaud about the history of Project Artaud, the first artists' live-work community in San Francisco. Sanchez also discusses his role as Board President of Project Artaud, Project Artaud's relationship to Southern Exposure, and Open Studios.
Oct. 1 - Hip Hop Fridays
Oct. 1 - Survey from The Republican Party
Michael Trigilio reads a letter from the Republican Party about a national policy survey called, Ask America. DJ Pone provides backing beats. Trigilio heaps sarcasm on and makes critical remarks about this attempt of the Republican Party to do outreach to the American people.
Oct. 1 - Soma Pilipinas
The Eighth Wonder Performance poetry group talks about their upcoming show and performs.
Oct. 1 - Catch and Release
This program is a rebroadcast of Jon Brumit's broadcast bike recordings.
Oct. 1 - Fridays with Kitchen Sink
Lee Montgomery interviews Juba Kalamka, Kitchen Sink Magazine contributor, about his appreciation for Bill Cosby and Deep Dick Collective, a queer hip-hop group of which Juba is a member, and the PeaceOut homo-hop festival, which he organizes. Andre the Urban Hermit, a transgendered rapper is also interviewed and freestyles a bit. Songs by DDC are also featured.
Oct. 1 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) talks about the first presidential debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry, and the issue of a "global test," and Bush's obtuse interpretation of Kerry's phrase. Starve compares the Iraqi conflict to the Vietnam War, and raises the possibility of the theft of NPR equipment from Southern Exposure as an act of political retribution. Callers weigh in on Bush's debate skills and crack addicts.
Oct. 1 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews DJ Pone of the Norcal DJ Academy about the Academy's programs instructing local youth in turntablism. Pone talks about the history of turntablism and demonstrates several popular techniques.
Oct. 2 - Bay Area DJ presents HipHop Slam (excerpt 1)
Oct. 2 - Bay Area DJ presents HipHop Slam (excerpt 2)
Oct. 2 - Bay Area DJ presents HipHop Slam (excerpt 3)
Oct. 6 - All Animals Are Equal
Sean Fletcher reads the Cliff Notes of the final chapter of Orwell's Animal Farm while a reading of the same portion of the novel is played at a frequency best appreciated by domestic animals.
Oct. 6 - Youth Speaks
Camilla of Youth Speaks discusses the mission of the organization and the need for literary education and activities for young people. Camilla reads a piece she wrote entitled, "An Act of Desperation to Find a Cure for Apathy."
Oct. 6 - Phone Piano Improv
Jon Brumit describes the gallery piece, "The Conversations," by Jon Rubin and Steven Wight, followed by an improvised performance by Jon Brumit and Sarah Wagner of the piano that plays phone conversations.
Oct. 6 - Your Planet Has Been Invaded
Eric Fixler masterminds this program in which a distorted computer voice reads texts recently published on the web from a variety of sources, much dealing with American politics and the presidential election.
Oct. 6 - The Visible Hand
Sarah Lockhart interviews Elisabeth Beaird (Executive Director) and Kristen Chappa (Associate Director) of the Lab and Courtney Fink (Executive Director) of Southern Exposure about the mission, niche, finances, and future of their respective long-lived non-profit arts organizations.
Oct. 6 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) talks with attorney, Amy Lee of Bay Area Legal Aid about language access as regards public benefits. Lee discusses language access issues, including Title XI, translation of documents, and how the government often fails to provide information about essential services to Americans with limited English proficiency.
Oct. 6 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews Marc Horowitz about his National Dinner Tour and the incredible publicity the project has received. Horowitz makes live phone calls to people who had called him based on his number being published on a dry erase board in the Crate and Barrel catalog.
Oct. 7 - KYAB
Southern Exposure Youth Advisory Board member, Elena Butler discusses the challenges of parallel parking, travelling to France, her involvement with the Youth Advisory Board, and plays several musical selections.
Oct. 7 - Asian Women's Shelter
Asian Women's Shelter Volunteer Jennifer Villamin discusses her experience as a young Philipina volunteer.
Oct. 7 - Cat Chat
Sarah Wagner converses with Kitty DeHaro (Katina Huston), cat psychic, and Dr. Dickson Snyder, cat psychiatrist. They discuss psychic connections between cats and their owners, and the intuition of cats. Schneider discusses the issue of paternal absenteeism among cats and how that leads to emotional instability and insecurity. DeHaro comments on cats being true to their feline nature and the confusion of cats that take on human or canine qualities.
Oct. 7 - Catch and Release
Artist and musician, Joshua Churchill performs experimental music for guitar and electronics. Joshua Churchill is an interdisciplinary artist that works with sound in the context of performance, recordings, and installations. Much of his performance and recording work involves careful transposition and recontextualization of familiar (and unfamiliar) sounds. Through subtle processing, looping, and layering, the sounds he creates and affects constantly transform and fade into one another, losing their original voices and adopting new ones along the way.
Oct. 7- The Visible Hand
This is a re-broadcast of the September 22nd program. Sarah Lockhart interviews filmmaker, Gordon Winiemko, about his films, cultural criticism, culture jamming, the Art Strikes Back project, consumerism and the art market, and Matthew Barney's testicles. Audio clips from Winiemko's films punctuate the interview.
Oct. 7 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) discusses several current issues in relation to religion in this archive edition of the Starve Zone.
Oct. 7 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews Sarah Lockhart, Programming Director of 21 Grand, the first venue for Neighborhood Public Radio. Lockhart describes 21 Grand, a multidisciplinary arts space in Oakland, discusses her role in the organization, founding an organization vs. operating a pre-existing space, curing leprosy, and her own media artwork.
Oct. 8 - Hip Hop Fridays
Oct. 8 - Soma Pilipinas
Eighth Wonder Performance Poetry group returns to the NPR airwaves.
Oct. 8 - Catch and Release
Artist, Norman Long performs a set of experimental electronic music. Norman Long is a sound artist who is best known for his installation work, which has been exhibited recently at ATA, 21 Grand, and in Gen Art's 2003 Emerge showcase of up-and-coming local artists. His approach involves a layering of sounds as an environmental stimulus - more open than determined - to create a subtle "site of reflection."
Oct. 8 - Fridays with Kitchen Sink
Evan Rehill reads an essay he wrote for Kitchen Sink Magazine about the local musical group, Conspiracy of Beards. Conspiracy of Beards is an all-male large choral ensemble performing a cappella arrangements of Leonard Cohen songs, and they perform the Cohen hits, "Bird on a Wire," "Who By Fire," "Suzanne," and "Everybody Knows."
Oct. 8 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) plays excerpts from the presidential debate concurrently being broadcast. Starve discusses environmental issues, the Iraq War, and the candidates' efficacy in a town hall style debate. Starve takes listener phone calls.
Oct. 8 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews artist, Horea, whose work was concurrently exhibited at Gallery 16. Horea discusses art making and curation, as regards the exhibit of works around the theme, "Orange," which includes art works in his collection and original pieces of his own.
Oct. 9 - Jimzeen Productions presents...... (coming soon)
Oct. 13- interviews with Daniel
Daniel hosts a program about bicycle safety. Barce from the SF Bicycle Coalition joins Daniel and discusses bicycle on bicycle accidents, a potential bike lane on the redesigned Bay Bridge, an appearance on KMEL's morning show about Critical Mass, a proposal to make certain San Francisco streets car-free. A bicyclist named Alvaro discusses some war stories of being a San Francisco bicyclist and compares biking in SF to biking in other cities. Barce, Daniel, and Alvaro also discuss online dating.
Oct. 13 - A Radical Tea Party
Sunny Anarchy interviews Reed Lindsey, foreign correspondent based in Buenos Aires, about health advocacy activities he observed in Tibet, such as an NGO that serves pregnant women and works to combat the region's high maternal mortality rate. Lindsey discusses Tibet's cultural stereotypes and beliefs about maternity and how they contribute to poor health of mothers to be, as well as exploring the cultural challenges NGO health organizations face in the developing world.
Oct. 13 -Your Planet Has Been Invaded
Oct. 13 - Catch and Release
Jon Brumit performs solo improvisation on a drum kit. In his youth, the cordial, unassuming host of this program, Mr. Brumit was a rock drummer, but now incorporates drumming in more experimental forms.
Oct. 13 - The Visible Hand
Sarah Lockhart interviews patrons of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art about their visit to the museum and their purchases at the Museum Store.
Oct. 13 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) on this 5th Welfare Wednesday tunes into the concurrently broadcast presidential debate to see if they discuss welfare issues. Aubra Fletcher of Bay Area Legal Aid discusses how domestic violence affects the lives of welfare recipients.
Oct. 13 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews Joe Rogers of KCBS radio about KCBS branding, his history in radio, his duties at the station and Rathergate. Headlining guest, Paul Flores talks with Lee about Youth Speaks, a local non-profit working with youth and writing, and how poetry empowers the teenagers with whom his organization works.
Oct. 14 - KYAB
Members of Southern Exposure's Youth Advisory Board, Aldona Watts, Julian Watts, and Elena Butler, DJ an eclectic mix of music, from Brazilian to reggae to rock.
Oct. 14 - Asian Women's Shelter
Asian Women'sShelter volunteer Tagalog translator Pearlie Salvador reads about her experiences with the shelter.
Oct. 14 - Cat Chat
Sarah Wagner interviews Minneapolis cat breeder Manfred Williams (James Bewley) about his work and dealing with the challenge of being allergic to cats. Williams discusses the sexual proclivities of cats and how their love making and habits retain authenticity even though they take place in a controlled environment.
Oct. 14 - Catch And Release
Artist Matt Volla plays recordings of his experimental music. Matt Volla is a conceptual artist whose ideas create by-products that could be called any or all of the following: visual art, sound art, music, performance art, video art, sport. His work focuses on translating actions into music and translating music into actions as well as translating actions into other actions.
Oct. 14 - The Visible Hand
Sarah Lockhart deconstructs an hour's worth of programming of lite rock less talk station, KOIT-FM, focusing on its escapist mentality, its reinforcement of the exploitation of workers, and underlying fundamentalist Christian messages.
Oct. 14 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) discusses several current issues in relation to religion: the religious beliefs of the two major presidential candidates, Bush's accusation of Kerry's desire to kill babies, and the movement to teach creationism in public schools.
Oct. 14 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Karoline Hatch of San Francisco Liberation Radio talks with Lee Montgomery about her history with the pirate radio station recently raided by the FCC and currently broadcasting online. Hatch describes the raid, FCC procedures, SFLR's legal battles, and their ongoing attempt to get a low power FM license.
Oct. 15 - Hip Hop Fridays
Oct. 15 - Welfare Collaborative
This documentary examines the government's marriage initiative targeted at low income women and was produced in part by Sarah Olsen. The documentary discusses welfare issues and features interviews with current and former recipients of state-sponsored welfare programs.
Oct. 15 - Catch and Release
Jon Brumit interviews Michelle Valdez (aka Bunnyphonic) about music and her recent trip to Thailand. Valdez plays a series of field recordings from Thailand as well as performing on accordion as Bunnyphonic.
Oct. 15 - Fridays with Kitchen Sink
Monique Montibon plays music by country music legend, George Jones, and reads an article published in Kitchen Sink magazine about George Jones.
Oct. 15 - The Conversation
Jon Rubin and Stephen Wight present an evening of experimental sound through their project The Conversations, which translates conversations from Southern Exposure's phone lines into music through a digitally activated piano. The Starve Zone and Won't You Be My Neighbor have been pre-empted by this special event. Wight and Rubin describe the project and audience members participate in playing phone calls. Michael Trigilio accompanies on accordion.
Oct. 16 - RAJAR
RAJAR , named after the British radio ratings system, is an ensemble that plays broadcast transmissions like instruments, accentuating the musical potential of fading signals and static interruptions. Members of RAJAR include: Bob Boster, Xopher Davidson, Michael Gendreau, David Kwan, and Patty Liu, all accomplished electronic musicians.
Oct. 16 - Southern Transmissions
Chris Brown and Guillermo Galindo's "Transmissions" series is an audience-interactive, live electronic music performance that redefines the relationship of performers and audiences with the medium of radio communication. The consistent theme in the series is the persistence of culture through sounds and symbols, even as cultural contexts change and as languages and artistic expressions become hybridized.
Oct. 20 - Inspector Double Negative
Bayete Ross presents music by Inspector Double Negative, a hip-hop collective that is politically engaged.
Oct. 20 -Your Planet Has Been Invaded
Eric Fixler explains his program, which is a computer program that searches the internet: web pages, RSS feeds, chat room posts, for content and reads the text out loud. Content includes politics, voting, and help request posts.
Oct. 20 - Catch and Release
Jon Brumit interviews artist, Marisa Olson about her current project involving attempting to be a contestant on television program, American Idol. Marisa discusses auditioning for Tabitha Soren, getting feedback from visitors to her website about the project, as well as singing a song or two.
Oct. 20 - The Visible Hand
Sarah Lockhart discusses selling messages in the media, plays examples of radio and television commercials, NPR pledge break admonishments, and conducts a parodic Neighborhood Public Radio pledge break.
Oct. 20 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) discusses the unique programming of Neighborhood Public Radio, the flu vaccine shortage, the great work being done by advocacy organizations, and food stamps.
Oct. 20 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews KALW General Manager, Nicole Sawaya about her background in public radio, which includes working for National Public Radio and Pacifica's KPFA-FM. Sawaya discusses KALW's programming and personality, the differences between KALW and KQED, her previous involvement with Project Artaud, and National Public Radio's relationship with its affiliate stations.
Oct. 21 - KYAB
KYAB is the program produced by Southern Exposure's Youth Advisory Board. Members of the Youth Advisory Board, Ada Kulenovich and Aldona Watts play musical selections including a track from a Prince cover band and a local musician's ode to the semicolon. They banter about Aldona's brother's band and ice cream, chat with Youth Advisory Board Outreach Coordinator, Jaren Bonillo.
Oct. 21 - Asian Women's Shelter
The final presentation from the volunteer translators from the Asian Women's Shelter.
Oct. 21 - Cat Chat
Sarah Wagner hosts this feline-focused half hour, featuring a review of A Knight's Tale by Kat Flix, and an interview with San Diegan, Mike Rich, about the cross-cultural study of cats. Rich talks about his cat ownership history, the linguistic origins of the word, "cat," how cats are valued in different cultures, and comparative cat mythology.
Oct. 21 - Catch And Release
Jon Brumit improvises live with musician, Wayne Grim. Grim and Brumit collaborate regularly in among other projects, the duo, Van Boven. As a composer and improviser, Grim uses a variety of guitars, Ud, Saz, Adungu and other stringed instruments, computers, electronics and percussion to create music.
Oct. 21 - The Visible Hand
Sarah Lockhart interviews artist, Rene Garcia about his satirical leaflets in a recent exhibition at Intersection for the Arts and a recent performance at The Lab called 91-Buy 1, as well as about the economic boom to certain parties that is the War on Terrorism. Lockhart also plays music that samples George W. Bush by Big City Orchestra.
Oct. 21 - The Starve Zone
Michael Trigilio (aka Michael Starve) on this last Theology Thursday, talks about having a cold. He also discusses the fundamentalist Christians' influence on the government, the Book of Revelations, George W. Bush's faith, and reading the Bible.
Oct. 21 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews Danielle and Veronica of East Village Radio, which operates out of a storefront in NYC with live DJ's 16 hours a day broadcasting online. They discuss East Village Radio, low power FM licenses, their interest in radio, and their involvement in the community. NPR volunteer, Karlyn DeSteno talks about how she got involved with Neighborhood Public Radio and plays the viola.
Oct. 22 - Hip Hop Fridays
Oct. 22 - Lee Montgomery and Michael Starve
Lee Montgomery and Michael Starve talk about the experience of running a low power radio station out of an art gallery for 6 weeks, and discuss the impact and future of NPR.
Oct. 22 - Catch and Release
Jon Brumit and Marc Horowitz end the Catch and Release series by making music with trash. They also talk about a performance they did later that night at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Oct. 22 - Fridays with Kitchen Sink
Elka Karl, lit. editor for Kitchen Sink Magazine reads an article written by Rhonda Girard about her article detailing the process of writing and trying to sell a novel.
Oct. 22 - The Starve Zone
Phone call Fridays. Michael Starve takes listener calls for the last Starve Zone at Southern Exposure.
Oct. 22 - Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Lee Montgomery interviews Southern Exposure's Executive Director, Courtney Fink over a glass of champagne.
Oct. 23 - KLUV
Sarah Lockhart presents her own version of the other 88.9 FM in San Francisco.
The following links are for the named singer/songwriters:
Oct. 23 - Luke Powell
Oct. 23 - Ettienne De Rocher
Oct. 23 - Dominic East
Oct. 23 - Lonely Hearts
Oct. 23 - Radius
Oct. 23 - Lazarus
Oct. 23 - Matmos
Matmos make noise for teh NPR finale.
Oct. 23 - Thanks with Matmos
Martin and Lee read a list of names of people who helped with the 6 week production at Southern Exposure with backing music provided by Drew. A thousand thank yous to all who helped make this massive event a success. We love you all.
Oct. 23 - Final Sign-off
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