Margaret Bullock’s new book “New Deal Art in the Northwest: The WPA and Beyond” is the first comprehensive study of this chapter of United States political and arts history. She and Douglas Detrick talked about how the programs worked and what they produced, how they affected communities, and how our community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis will be similar, and how it could be different.
As medical personnel and other essential workers continue on despite the risks to their health, families with kids are staying home, like my family has been doing for four weeks now. On this episode, I share my family’s experiences and some audio I created with my kids on this lighthearted episode of More Devotedly.
Sam and Lisa Adams, of the band Sama Dams, were about to embark on a five-week tour in Europe as the coronavirus outbreak took hold there and here at home in the United States. Meara McLoughlin, Executive Director of Music Portland, collected data on lost income from nearly one thousand musicians that helped to quantify the economic damage the outbreak was doing to musicians in Oregon helped to shape the response of Oregon’s congressional delegation. Hear their responses to this tragedy, and what they’re doing to help their communities move forward.
Wrapping up Volume II, our mini-season centered on climate change. Douglas Detrick writes about what he’s learned about how artists can effectively address climate change in their work, and how it matters to all of us as we struggle with this global crisis.
Douglas Detrick talks with Craig Santos Perez about climate change from his perspective as a Pacific Islander and the stories that continue to inspire him to work for a more sustainable future for all of us.
EM Lewis and Douglas Detrick discuss Lewis’s play Magellanica, where a team of scientists studying the hole in the ozone layer at a research station in Antarctica confront environmental crisis, geopolitical conflict, and interpersonal struggle.
Stephanie McCollough and I talked about climate change through the lens of our own emotional experiences with this global crisis.
A brief epilogue to talk about what I learned through the process of producing Volume I, and also to talk about what’s coming up in Volume II and beyond.
Hear what Anna Fritz and Paul Susi learned after performing “An Iliad” in prisons across Oregon.