Multnomah County Library Podcasts

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Workin' It with Gabby Holden and PRWA

Zinesters talk about earning a living.  

Gabby Holden shares insights and lowlights from My Time at Fabric Depot.

Portland Restaurant Workers Association volunteers urge food service employees to Know Your Rights! a Restaurant Worker's Survival Guide

Recorded at Hollywood Library September 28, 2010

Direct download: 20100928_MCLZTWorkinIt2.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 11:49am PDT

Join Wordstock founder Larry Colton and friends for new nonfiction readings by Portland's finest writers of the craft.

Larry Colton, No Ordinary Joes: The Extraordinary True Story of Four Submariners in War and Love and Life (Crown, 2010)

Wendy Burden, Dead End Gene Pool: A Memoir (Gotham, 2010)

Kevin Sampsell, A Common Pornography: A Memoir (Harper Perennial, 2010)

Recorded October 6, 2010

Direct download: 20101006_MCLAuthor_Talks.mp3
Category:Author Talks -- posted at: 10:43am PDT

Interview with Tonya Jones - Women of Color Zines and Workshops

Tonya Jones has been instrumental in introducing women of color in Portland to zines and zine culture through her workshops, her zine writings and her talks. In this interview with librarian Cathy Camper, she talks about how she discovered zines, how zines can impower women of color and how women can participate in her workshops. 

 Tonya was the speaker for the Zinesters Talking Women of Color at North Portland Library September 14, 2010. The podcast of that meeting didn't record, so we're posting this instead. 

Connect with Tonya Jones on Facebook at: WOC Zine Workshops (Club) 

Zines discussed in the podcast:  Shotgun Seamstress #2 by Osa Atoe  Cocoa Puss #1 by Lamesha Melton

Target Audience: Adult

Direct download: 20101004_MCLTonyaJonesWOCcc.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 12:45pm PDT

Zinesters Talking - Zines Go To School

Educators Bobi Blue of Fir Ridge High School, Julie Hoffer of Open Meadow High School, and Leanne Grabel of the Rosemont school share tips about how they integrate zines into their classrooms. Learn how making, reading and sharing zines can change students lives!

For information about booking a zine workshop with Multnomah County Library School Corps for your classroom, click here.

Recorded live at Belmont Library, September 21, 2010

Target Audience: Adults


Direct download: 20100920_MCLZTZines_Schools_CC.mp3
Category:Zinesters Talking -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

How to Follow Your Passion with Suzanne Jauchius

How to follow your passion when everyone tells you to get a Real Job. Author Suzanne Jauchius tells how she overcame a lifetime of criticism and skepticism from those closest to her. She describes her journey to success in a profession far from the norm.

Recorded September 30, 2010

Direct download: 20100930_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:34am PDT

Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace with Shane Sasnow

Explore how creativity and innovation interact with the people, processes and products in business and organizational development. Discuss examples from history and find practical applications.

Recorded September 23, 2010

Direct download: 20100923_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:56am PDT

Creative Problem Solving with Tasha Harmon

Creativity is always most important when you are searching for an answer. Learn to tap into your creative self when tackling any problem.

Recorded September 16, 2010

Direct download: 20100916_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:46am PDT

Denied Detained Deported; Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration

Denied Detained Deported; Stories from the Dark Side of American Immigration by Ann Bausum

An award-winning author examines the history of American immigration--a critical topic in 21st century America--particularly those lesser-known stories of immigrants who were denied entrance into the States or detained for security reasons.

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Denied_Detained_Deported_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:16pm PDT

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down

Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Learn how four friends invented the sit-in; a form of non-violent protest that helped end segregation in the American South.

Audience: Kids and Teens


Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Sit_In_LC.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Kids and Teens -- posted at: 4:06pm PDT

Survivors Club; The Secrets and Science that could Save your Life

Survivors Club; The Secrets and Science that could Save your Life by Ben Sherwood

From award-winning journalist Sherwood comes a fascinating exploration of survival that can help prepare you for life's inevitable struggles, from cancer and crime to car accidents and airplane crashes.

Audience: Teen and Adult

Direct download: 20100917_MCL_Survivors_Club_KH.mp3
Category:Booktalks - Teens -- posted at: 3:40pm PDT