film http://kuow.org en Ken Burns On 'The Greatest Speech In American History' http://kuow.org/post/ken-burns-greatest-speech-american-history <p></p><p></p><p>Ross Reynolds talks with filmmaker Ken Burns about his new documentary, "<a href="http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-address/home/">The Address</a>."</p><p>The film captures the story of a <a href="http://www.greenwood.org/">school for boys</a> with learning differences and disabilities in Vermont where the students are encouraged to recite <span class="st">President Abraham Lincoln's </span>Gettysburg Address. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:40:04 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Jason Pagano 32622 at http://kuow.org Ken Burns On 'The Greatest Speech In American History' Solomon Northup's Descendant Expresses Pride For '12 Years A Slave' http://kuow.org/post/solomon-northups-descendant-expresses-pride-12-years-slave <p>The 86<sup>th</sup> annual Academy Awards is this Sunday, and one of the films expected to take home the Oscar is Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:27:51 +0000 Bill Radke 29577 at http://kuow.org Solomon Northup's Descendant Expresses Pride For '12 Years A Slave' 'Almost Live' Alum Bob Nelson: 'I Wrote The Movie I Wanted To See' http://kuow.org/post/almost-live-alum-bob-nelson-i-wrote-movie-i-wanted-see <p>Ross Reynolds talks with <em>Almost Live</em> alum Bob Nelson about the film, "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvW_DmfKfSk">Nebraska</a>."</p><p>Nelson, who now lives on Whidbey Island, is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. "Nebraska" is up for six Oscars this Sunday.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 00:14:13 +0000 Ross Reynolds & Andy Hurst 29511 at http://kuow.org 'Almost Live' Alum Bob Nelson: 'I Wrote The Movie I Wanted To See' Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat http://kuow.org/post/shirley-temple-dies-childhood-movie-star-became-diplomat Shirley Temple, who charmed the nation as a child movie star in the 1930s and went on to become one of the nation's diplomats in posts that included ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the Cold War, has died.<p>She was 85.<p><a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/shirley-temple-iconic-child-star-dies-85" target="_blank">The Associated Press writes</a> that publicist Cheryl Kagan says the actress, known as Shirley Temple Black in her private life, died late Monday evening at her home near San Francisco. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:59:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 28560 at http://kuow.org Shirley Temple Dies; Childhood Movie Star Became Diplomat Mayor Murray's Shake Up Causes Outrage In Arts Commmunity http://kuow.org/post/mayor-murrays-shake-causes-outrage-arts-commmunity <p>Marcie Sillman talks with Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton about the shake up at <a href="https://www.seattle.gov/filmandmusic/">City of Seattle's Office of Film and Music</a>. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:43:42 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Hannah Burn 28523 at http://kuow.org Mayor Murray's Shake Up Causes Outrage In Arts Commmunity Injured Vet Uses Film To Advocate, Connect With Civilians http://kuow.org/post/injured-vet-uses-film-advocate-connect-civilians <p>Keith Curry wanted to be a career soldier, <a href="http://kuow.org/post/military-disability-system-making-progress-still-falling-short-goals">but injuries he sustained</a> while deployed to Iraq ended that future.</p><p>“So,” Curry asked himself, “how can I continue to contribute?” Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Patricia Murphy 26280 at http://kuow.org Injured Vet Uses Film To Advocate, Connect With Civilians Let's Go To The Movies! http://kuow.org/post/lets-go-movies <p>This hour on <em>The Conversation</em>, we leave radio for the big screen to talk to some of our favorite filmmakers. Grab some overpriced popcorn and candy and listen to interviews with the late Nora Ephron, director Guillermo del Toro, director Paul Verhoeven and film historian David Thompson.</p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 The conversation with ross reynolds 18237 at http://kuow.org Let's Go To The Movies! Isabella Rossellini, Creativity With Sir Ken Robinson And George R.R. Martin http://kuow.org/post/isabella-rossellini-creativity-sir-ken-robinson-and-george-rr-martin <p><strong>Actor, Model Isabella Rossellini On Making “Green Pornos”</strong></p><p></p><p>Isabella Rossellini became famous for high-fashion modeling and for her acting roles in over 60 films and television shows. But she also makes films about sex. Specifically, the sex lives of animals. From the elephant seal to the little anchovy — all erotic encounters are on the table. Isabella Rossellini joined us back in 2009.</p><p></p><p><strong>Sir Ken Robinson On Creativity</strong></p><p></p><p>"All children are born artists. The problem is to remain artists as we grow up," says Sir Ken Robinson, an international expert on creativity. School, he says, encourages us to become good workers, not creative thinkers. So how do we fix it? Marcie Sillman talked with Sir Robinson in 2009 about his book, "The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything," and the challenges of teaching creativity. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>A Conversation With "Game Of Thrones" Author George R.R. Martin</strong></p><p></p><p>With HBO's "Game of Thrones," George R.R. Martin's world of Westeros is seducing TV viewers much as it captured readers. Martin began writing science fiction stories in the 1970s, and early on his stories were nominated for awards. Raised in a housing project in New Jersey, he used to write monster tales for the neighborhood kids. Steve Scher talked with George Martin in 2012.</p><p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18667 at http://kuow.org Isabella Rossellini, Creativity With Sir Ken Robinson And George R.R. Martin Hometown Heroes: The Conversation Talks To Notable Washingtonians http://kuow.org/post/hometown-heroes-conversation-talks-notable-washingtonians <p>Located in the best city in the best state, <em>The Conversation</em> has a lot of pride in the Pacific Northwest. We’ve got the best apples, planes, music, and yoga paddle board classes in the country.&nbsp; This hour, we hear from Washingtonians who are making news and bringing fame to the Evergreen State.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 17891 at http://kuow.org Hometown Heroes: The Conversation Talks To Notable Washingtonians Writing About War, Black In Seattle And Maggie Greenwald http://kuow.org/post/writing-about-war-black-seattle-and-maggie-greenwald <p><strong>The Art Of Writing About War</strong></p><p>War is hard to describe. In his memoir, "Jarhead," Gulf War Marine Anthony Swofford writes, "This is not funny, the possibility of death, but like many combatants before us we laugh to obscure the tragedy of our cheap, squandered lives." Swofford and writers Dave Danelo and Michael Yon joined us in 2008 to discuss the challenges of war and the challenges of writing about it.</p><p><strong>Black In Seattle: What It Was Like In 2002</strong></p><p></p><p>Back in 2002, Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large asked his readers to share thoughts on what it’s like to be black in Seattle. In 2002, living patterns were shifting rapidly, and a few shootings put race on the public’s mind. Steve Scher talked with Large and listeners about what it was like to be black in Seattle.</p><p><strong>Director Maggie Greenwald On Making&nbsp;“The Ballad of Little Jo”</strong></p><p></p><p>Maggie Greenwald is an actress, director and screenwriter. She is perhaps best known for writing and directing “The Ballad of Little Jo,”&nbsp;a film based on the true story of a woman attempting to escape the stigma of having a child out of wedlock by living as a man. Marcie Sillman talked with Greenwald in 1993 about making “The Ballad of Little Jo.”</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18561 at http://kuow.org Writing About War, Black In Seattle And Maggie Greenwald When The Odds Are Against You http://kuow.org/post/when-odds-are-against-you <p></p><p>In today’s podcast we battle the odds, even when we know our chances of winning are slim. We fight for our dignity and we fight for our lives.</p><p>First, we hear from Rachel Lam about local filmmaker <a href="http://www.upstreamvideos.com/">Sandy Osawa</a> and how she battles Native American stereotypes through her work. Then Madeline Ewbank introduces us to Mr. Nybs, and his fight with the lump in his throat.</p><p><em>RadioActive is KUOW's youth radio program, and all the stories here are produced by young people age 16-21. <a href="http://www.kuow.org/programs/radioactive">Listen to RadioActive stories</a>, subscribe to the <a href="http://www.kuow.org/rss">RadioActive podcast</a> and stay in touch on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/RadioActiveYouthMedia">Facebook</a>.</em></p><p><em> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:13:44 +0000 Ian Dangla & Kendra Hanna & Rachel Lam & Madeline Ewbank 18608 at http://kuow.org When The Odds Are Against You Park Plans, Art Of Our City, And Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not!” http://kuow.org/post/park-plans-art-our-city-and-ripley-s-believe-it-or-not <p></p><p><strong>Seattle Parks Plan</strong><br>Seattle officials want to hear from you about the future of the city’s parks. They're holding meetings this month to get public input on a parks plan that will guide where the city directs its resources in the years to come. We hear more from City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw.<br><br><strong>Art Of Our City</strong><br>A new live music and film project explores the line between ambition and bad luck as it applied to the Donner Party. "We Are All Failing Them" is a new commission by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum (teaser below). It’s a song cycle performed live to film. We talk with composer <a href="http://www.robinholcomb.com/">Robin Holcomb</a> about the latest venture in her wide-ranging career.<br><br><strong>Neal Thompson On Robert “Believe It Or Not!” Ripley</strong><br>A 1936 newspaper poll declared Robert Ripley the most popular man in America. How did a young, awkward newspaper cartoonist become a worldwide adventurer synonymous with the strange and unusual? Official Ripley biographer &nbsp;<a href="http://www.nealthompson.com/">Neal Thompson</a>&nbsp;joins us. Thu, 09 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12721 at http://kuow.org Park Plans, Art Of Our City, And Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not!” Canada, Culture And Commerce: Coal Ports And Movie Direction http://kuow.org/post/canada-culture-and-commerce-coal-ports-and-movie-direction <p><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Vancouver Sun</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada. And it turns out Canada doesn’t want a coal port either.&nbsp;Then, film critic </span><a href="http://roberthorton.wordpress.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Robert Horton</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> asks the question: What does it mean when something is “directed” in a movie?&nbsp;Also, Seattle Times&nbsp;economy columnist&nbsp;</span><a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/jontalton/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jon Talton</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explores how the sequester cuts will affect our local economy. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 9647 at http://kuow.org Canada, Culture And Commerce: Coal Ports And Movie Direction A Man, A Woman And A Gun: Seattle Noir Festival http://kuow.org/post/man-woman-and-gun-seattle-noir-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jean-Luc </span>Godard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> used to say that all you needed to make a noir film was “a man, a woman and a gun.” Many movies still use that basic premise, but how do the Film Noir movies hold up some 60 years later?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ross Reynolds talks with the<a href="http://www.eddiemuller.com/czar.html"> "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller</a> about the notoriously dark film genre, the role it plays in film today and the noir festival that kicks off in Seattle tonight.</span> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 20:16:08 +0000 Producer 8654 at http://kuow.org Despite Dark Themes, A Big Oscar Bounce http://kuow.org/post/despite-dark-themes-big-oscar-bounce How much is a best-picture Oscar worth? Not the statuette — winners are required to sell that back to the Academy for a buck if they want to get rid of it. No, what's the Oscar worth at the box office?<p>It's tricky to estimate, obviously, what with some pictures already on DVD when the contenders are nominated, and others just starting their theatrical runs. Still, this is a year where nominations appear to have made a difference, with a surprising number of popular nominees. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:54:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 8656 at http://kuow.org Despite Dark Themes, A Big Oscar Bounce