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Out of Work; Portland High Life

Segment 1: "Out of Work," Part 1, "To Have and Have Not." First in a series that explores joblessness and homelessness in Portland. Most interviews on location. Segment 2: "Portland High Life." Guest and call-in show "about the world of entertainment in the Portland area." Produced in the studios of Portland Cable Access, 5345 SE Foster Road, Portland, OR 97206.

Segment 1 credits: Written, directed, produced and hosted by Frank Fayssoux; Executive Producer Cathy Adams; Associate Producer Ken Darby; Camera, Ken Darby; Additional Camera Work, John Seigendall and Peter Lesueur; Character Generator, Roy "Dusty" Nicholas; Edited by Frank Fayssoux with assistance from PCA staff. Equipment and Support, TVAP, Liz Lynch; Coordinator, PCA and Liberty Cable. Cast: Frank Fayssoux; Blackie, Hobo Tramp; John Stone, Oregon Employment Division; John Lee, Baloney Joe's; Teresa Brothers, Pacific Northwest Bell; Sr. Marjorie Ille, Rich Hotel Manager; Charles Hamilton, Rich Hotel Resident; Michael Stoops, Burnside Community Council; Cathy Adams, Burnside Bridge; Marvin Welt, Youth Job Developer, City of Portland.

Segment 2 credits: Host, Steve Brown; Guests, Sue Preece and James Brown, Jr.; Producer, Steve Brown; Director, Stan Hintz; Technical Director, John Hills; Floor Director, Frank Fayssoux; Video, Ken Darby; Audio, Ron Cummings; Camera Operators, Cecilia Goodnight and Dan Sackett; Lights and Set, Dan Sackett, John Hills and Ron Cummings; Electronic Graphics, Steve Ward. Music by Don Latarski.

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Superman Meets the Plutonium Tycoons - The Family Circus

Variety program by acting troupe The Family Circus, performing their musical comedy production of "Superman Meets the Plutonium Tycoons." Serving as political satirical commentary about the use of nuclear power and its hazardous impact on the environment. Superman and Lois Lane are featured characters. (0:51:13) Play ends, and next segment of performance continues, with actors from play now performing a cappella song, "Imperia." Next, performer plays autoharp to song about the Trojan nuclear power plant.

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Who Stole the Umbilical Cord?

Program presented by the Portland chapter of the National Organization for Women. The Family Circus theater troupe performs "Who Stole the Umbilical Cord?" Program is a dramatized analysis of gender stereotypes and inequities. Explores themes of sexuality, homophobia, and societal expectations of women.

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Sharon Grace Portland 1979

Segment 1: No sound. Abstract art film of images overlaying/reflected through glass with unnatural saturated color, and overexposed images. Balls rolling, shapes in motion, kinetic movement. Segment 2: (0:15:03) Narrated analysis of the social and cultural impact of television and marketing techniques utilized in commercials. Segment 3: (0:24:50) Organized group meeting to discuss nursing, pharmaceutical education, and legislation relating to health care. Segment 4: (0:30:27) Extraneous footage, testing out new camera lens.

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Peoples Theatre Tripp Mikich

Segment 1: "My Ship Came In," by Johnny Cash and Earl Scrugs plays over video of the Oaks Park skating rink neon sign, followed by footage of rides and attractions at Oaks Park as carnival music plays. Segment ends at (0:10:33). Segment 2: (0:11:00) Recording of news program on television screen, talking about airstrikes during the Vietnam War. Cuts to footage of people casually socializing in a parking lot. Cuts to students preparing for an anti-war protest. Segment ends at (0:18:40). Segment 3: (0:19:05) Interviewer speaking with Sean Gold, a youth attending Lee's Taekwondo school for karate. Gold talks about the school and teachers, then demonstrates some techniques, and goes on to talk about Bruce Lee. Video ends abruptly.

Credits: A videotape by Tom Kennedy and Donna Ryan.

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Morning Blanchet Elaine Velazquez

Elaine Velazquez interviews residents and workers of Blanchet House, a sober-living residency near Burnside street (relocated to 310 NW Glisan in 2012). Discussion topics include types of services provided for individuals with substance abuse issues, and recent closures of nonprofit organizations that provide these services. Blanchet House provides meals, job assistance programs, treatment programs, and shelter for individuals experiencing homelessness. Poor audio quality at end of video.

Credits: Host, Elaine Velazquez. Location, Blanchet House.

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Nel Kennedy and Mary Beth Onk for CIRCT

No audio/video until (0:00:42). Program featuring interview with Nelly Bly Kennedy, a long-term Oregon resident. Kennedy is a nurse and aspiring writer, planning to write an autobiography. During interview, Kennedy shares stories about her life growing up in Condon, Oregon, and later shares about her experience living in Northwest Portland. Kennedy shows off her arts and crafts projects; including a decorative shirt she is sewing, several oil paintings by her, and later plays a song on the piano as credits roll. Video ends at (0:16:10) after credits. At (0:16:54), footage of Kennedy playing piano begins again, followed by choppy video and partial credits (same as before), and more footage of her playing. At (0:18:13) video ends, with blank screen with no audio/video for remainder of segment (approximately 13 minutes).

Credits: Thanks to Nelly Bly Kennedy and her neighbors at NW Towers. Produced by Mary Beth Onk at CIRCT.

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Viva Hale Interview

Segment 1: Interview with Viva Hale (last name taken from title, Viva does not state her last name). Interview takes place at the Industrial Hall Rehabilitation Center for Alcoholics and Narcotic Addicts, where Alcoholics Anonymous rents space for group meetings, located near west Burnside street in Portland. Viva is an employee at the Center, and lives in the area. She identifies as an alcoholic and having once lived on the street herself, and believes she understands individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness. Discusses homelessness, alcoholism, drug use, and addiction in Portland. Discusses violence towards homeless individuals, police response for incidents involving homeless individuals, and services the city provides. (0:24:28) Interstitial of outdoor footage of cars and building construction, off-camera someone mentions how the "Downtown Chapel" had been located there. Followed by footage of various downtown businesses, including the Star Theater. Segment 2: (0:27:11) Interview with Edward Lyons, who identifies as the President of Burnside Area Residents (BAR) committee, discussing displacement of homeless and low-income individuals due to redevelopment of the downtown area. Video ends abruptly.

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Lavender Troubadour Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "Lavender Troubadour." One-woman performance by Lavender Troubadour, telling the story of a lesbian couple, Beth and Alice. The performer details the societal and familial discrimination, oppression and violence Beth and Alice experienced as an openly gay couple, and describes the acceptance and belonging they received from the gay community, and gay and lesbian support groups. Beth becomes a public speaker advocating for gay rights. Mentions the Stonewall riots in 1969, and several court cases relating to discrimination. Video ends abruptly.

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Mindrum Oly Jack Cox

No audio at beginning of video, with interview starting at (0:01:22). Interview with unidentified artist (presumably Jack Cox from title), who talks about his paintings, living in Portland, and his time as a sailor in Alaska. He sings a Norwegian sailing song that the crew sung on the ships, and recalls memories of shopping at Kienow's and other grocery stores in the area. He then discusses religious beliefs and the social services and resources offered by various religious organizations. Video ends abruptly.

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Mary Scott Neighborhood Conversations

Interview with Mary Scott, resident of Northwest Portland. Scott talks about her involvement with the Northwest District Association (NWDA), and the Northwest Arts Fair program, Splash. Scott served on the Board of NWDA, previously working as a Coordinator for the office. Scott discusses recent demolition of homes in the Northwest area, and her experiences working with tenant groups through her position at Legal Aid, covering topics of landlord responsibilities and tenant rights and protections. She goes on to describe what it's like living in Northwest Portland, and some of the issues the area is facing, such as crime and affordable housing.

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Lavender Troubadour Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "Lavender Troubadour." Program continues, and performer reveals that she is Alice. Alice goes on to describe how she and Beth faced housing discrimination, threats, and acts of violence throughout their relationship. Later, Alice describes a horrific incident in which she and Beth attend a party, and party goers are locked inside the building while it is lit on fire. Alice describes escaping the fire alone, later learning that Beth died in the fire.

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Grow Access

"Grow - Gardening and Recycling the Organic Way," (title drawn from segment title card). Program about community gardening and growing produce. Narrated by Janet Rullo, this video features an organic community garden located in Northwest Portland and the neighborhood group responsible for its implementation and care. Includes short interviews with community members involved with the garden. Provides information about the organization, Grow, and its' function in the community; in addition to the community garden, Grow also organizes a 12-week educational program with a curriculum based on gardening topics.

Credits: Camera, Jack Sanders; Narrated by Janet Rullo; Edited by Bill Crosley and Janet Rullo. Grow was made possible with funding from The Yarg Foundation and The Westland Foundation.

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Union Avenue Tape-Model Cities Planning

Union Avenue Redevelopment Program. Program operated by the City of Portland, the Office of Planning and Development. Video is an information piece covering the redevelopment of NE Union Avenue, including the Walnut Park Shopping Center. Narrator discusses commercial and residential potential of the area. (0:5:55) Neil Goldschmidt talking to group about Union Avenue redevelopment plan. (0:6:55) Cuts back to narrated video regarding the Union Avenue plan, focusing on transportation, education in the area, and community services. (0:11:27) Goldschmidt discussing city bureaus and committees involved in the logistics of the redevelopment plan. (0:13:49) Narration continues, discussing the planning stages of the redevelopment plan, including community involvement. (0:15:52) Collection of short statements from community members of the Union Avenue area, including Warren Chung; Opal Strong, member of the Citizen Planning Board, part of the Model City Program; unnamed man outside Ruswell Toys (presumably Levi Russel in credits); Joel Southwell, Director of the Senior Adult Service Center; Harvey Rice, Executive Director for Metropolitan Economic Development. Union Avenue later became Martin Luther King Jr. blvd in 1989.

Narrated credits (no text): Film produced by the Union Avenue Planning Team: Dennis Wild, Herman Brain, Mike Lyons, Tim Noland; Gary Stout, administrator of Planning and Development; Union Avenue Steering Committee. Special thanks to Bob and Tom of Econet, John Neil, Warren Chung, Opal Strong, Harvey Rice, Joel Southwell, Levi Russell. Spelling of names is not certain since they are spoken aloud during the credits, not presented as text. "Knocking on Heaven's Door," by Bob Dylan is used in video.

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Womens Political Dance

"Dancers" (title drawn from segment title card). Three women (Nomi Azulay, Donna Pollach, Joan Kent) introduce the dance, detailing that it was first created as a celebratory dance for when Saigon was liberated. Women perform interpretive dance to Vietnam war protest song in front of an audience. A second song, "Monos" (hands), is introduced as a dedication to a spiritual healer. Naomi Little Bear and Kristan Aspen play guitar and flute off-camera while the dance is performed. A third song, "Million Eyed Woman," is introduced by Naomi Little Bear as an anti-rape protest song. Donna Pollach and Nomi Azulay perform as Naomi Little Bear sings and plays guitar, and Kristan Aspen plays flute.

Credits: "Made in solidarity with Vietnamese women, all incarcerated sisters. Yvonne Wanrow, Lolita Lebron, Susan Saxe, Inez Garcia, Joann Little. And women everywhere who fight back." Production credits: Camera, Elaine Velazquez; Sound, Bells; Editing and Design, Eileen O'Shea Music: Kristan Aspen, Naomi Little Bear and the Red Star Singers. Dancers: Nomi Azulay, Joan Kent, Donna Pollach. With thanks to: Mountain Moving Cafe, Creative Outlet.

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Evelyn Beebe Shirk

No audio/video until 0:00:46. Interview recorded in the membership lounge at the Oregon Historical Society (OHS). Host is Charles Digregorio, the Urban Historian at OHS. Guests are second cousins, Evelyn Beebe Shirk and Mary Caroline Webster Hull. Purpose of interview is to gain insight of Oregon and Portland history. Beebe Shirk and Webster Hull discuss their genealogy and their relation to: Captain Couch (John H. Couch), George Flanders Wilson, Robert Bruce Wilson, Caroline Couch, General Charles F. Beebe, Mary Kenneth Beebe, Mary Caroline Wilson Burns, Virginia Wilson, Jack Burns. Also mention C.S.Wood, a family friend. Video cuts and ends abruptly.

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Mrs. Florence Rubinstien Circ

Interview with Florence "Flora" Rubinstien, as part of Oral History in the School Project. Rubinstien immigrated with her family to the United States in 1921 from Lublin, Poland, when she was a child. Rubinstien discusses the expectations and disappointments she felt when her family arrived, talks about education and learning english, and about her family's' experience finding employment in Portland. Rubinstien worked for Meier and Frank (a department store that originated in Portland, closed in 2006). Talks about dwindling resources she utilizes offered by Neighborhood House, an organization that assisted immigrants (mostly Eastern-European) with the Americanization process. Rubinstien and interviewer discuss politics and class disparities.

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The M.J. Anderson Museum of Relicks

"The M.J. Anderson Museum of Relicks [sic]: A Curator's Evaluation of an Interesting Collection" (title drawn from segment title card). Begins with still images of museum, nature, with music overlay. Cuts to discussion between Anderson (credited as Principal) and archaeologist, Brian Gannon, with cuts to still shots of Anderson with Dale Archibald (Curator). Anderson talks about his life and living in the area, his relic museum, and shows Gannon books, artifacts, and naturally-formed rocks, and describes origin of artifacts in the collection. Ends with Anderson and Gannon digging in old stream channel, and uncovering objects similar to those found at the museum. Image of the Oregon Historical Society seal overlaying video.

Credits: Produced by, The Oregon Historical Society; Directed by, Dale Archibald; Production Coordinator, Kristine Chatwood; Audio, Chase Bockman; Camera Operators, Gregory McMickis, Chris Valencia and Patricia Smith; Gaffer, Kristine Chatwood; Editing, Patricia Smith, Chris Valencia; Special Effects, Chris Valencia and Patricia Smith; Graphics, Patricia Smith.

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Time is Now Wood Gathering

Segment 1: Voiceover narration of slideshow presentation about parks and the plan Northwest District Association's plan for community involvement in the planning of city parks to meet visitors' needs. Segment 2: (0:04:50) "Time is Now: A Film About a Wood Co-op" (title drawn from segment title card). Harry Dawson presents a short documentary film he made as a student at Portland State [University]. Subject of documentary is a wood co-op, and the individuals who gather wood for heating and cooking purposes. Segment 3: (0:17:24) Audio, but no video for first 20 seconds. Unidentified representative from the Northwest District Association (NWDA) discusses current issues and upcoming meetings; talks about planning committee meetings concerning park design and collaboration between the City of Portland and residents. Mentions the group RAIN (publication of Eco-Net) and their upcoming Schumacher presentation. Discusses recent increase in violence towards women and reports of rape in the Northwest neighborhood; discusses action plan and resources for women in the area. Mentions the Action Against Rape Program, and upcoming meeting organized by Mike Ryerson with the police bureau about rape prevention.

Segment 2 credits: "Time is Now" credits: Lark, Bill, Steve, Betsy, Mary, and Friends in the Patriot Party (no last names used).

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NIT Interviews/1st Interviews

First interview with Sylvia Lane [?] and Wayne Cheever [?], Southeast Portland residents, who live on Ash street. Cheever discusses changes to the neighborhood they live in, and talks about improvements he would like to see in the neighborhood. (0:09:30) Second interview is with unnamed man outside grocery store, questions are about the neighborhood he lives in, and what he would like to see happen in the neighborhood. (0:12:27) Third interview is with elderly couple, last name Gross, outside same grocery store. They discuss people moving into the neighborhood and city services. (0:18:22) Cuts to interview crew figuring out microphone sensitivity. (0:19:30) Fourth interview starts, with audio but no video, followed by technical difficulties. (0:20:18) Audio and poor video quality for first ten seconds, followed by fifth interview with neighborhood resident who talks about the positives and negatives of living in the area. (0:24:40) Sixth interview is with two women who work in the neighborhood.(0:26:58) Seventh interview conducted in park built by Washington High School students, with elderly couple, who mention living at the Melcliff Apartments in the Buckman neighborhood. Viewing of video to be held at the Creative Outlet, located in Southeast Portland, during a block party taking place July 12th.

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Trullinger Interviews, Creative Outlet Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "Trullinger Interviews." Interview with long-term Oregon residents and Southeast Portland property owner (near Belmont). Interviewees recall times of living in Portland, post WWII. Discuss transportation and changes in the city. (0:19:10) Talks about the Queen of Romania, Maryhill (now Maryhill Museum) and Stonehenge in the Columbia Gorge. (0:25:35) Talks about the waterfront area, and mentions the Vanport flood in 1949.Tape one ends abruptly.

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Trullinger Interviews, Creative Outlet Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "Trullinger Interviews." No video for first 20 seconds. Interview continues from Tape 1. General discussion about neighborhoods and businesses in Portland. This segment is more conversational than the first tape, with few prompts from the interviewer. Tape end abruptly.

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Trullinger Interviews, Creative Outlet Part 3

Tape 3: Part three of "Trullinger Interviews." New interview with unidentified woman, talking about her observations as a homeowner. Interviewee is critical of the city for neglecting the Southeast neighborhood. Talks about renters, and how lack of permanence due to renting has negatively impacted the neighborhood. Discusses lack of police response to complaints and emergency calls. Mentions Neil Goldschmidt (former Governor of Oregon and Portland City Commissioner). Tape ends abruptly.

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Pasasaun Indian Beliefs

Pasasaun identifies himself as Brule Sioux from South Dakota, giving classroom presentation describing the many facets of Indigenous cultures, beliefs and values systems. Talks about the Medicine Wheel (also called the Sacred Hoop), and the interactions between concepts of science, art, religion, and government.

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Women Alive!; Four Men in Oregon

All segments are part of "Women Alive!" program (title drawn from segment title card). "Four Men in Oregon." Four separate interviews with men of varying employment types and backgrounds, all taking place in Eugene, Oregon. Interviewees are Rick Myers, a folk singer from San Francisco; Jim Swan, a teacher at the University of Oregon; Mike McMullen, a businessman from Eugene; and Dave Burwell, forester and logger. Questions are asked off-camera, while interviewees respond to questions relating to themes of masculinity, men and women in the workforce, men's societal and familial roles, and emotional expectations. Segment 2: (0:14:58) Sylvia Porter, columnist and author, talks about evolving roles and equality of women in the workforce. Discusses familial and economic changes as more women are continually entering the workforce. Segment 3: (0:18:02) As program ends, the musical group Novella Nelson performs.

"Women Alive!" credits: Directed by Roger Englander; Produced by Joan Shigekawa; Coordinating Producer, Jacqueline Donnet; Associate Producer, Janet Klein; Art Direction, Marsha Louis Eck; Production Manager, Mona Kligman. "Four Men from Oregon" Produced by Vic Losick; Camera, Duke McDonough; Sound, Tom Cohen; Assistant Camera, Jim Fehrman; Film Editor, Howard Milkin; Assistant Editors, Peri Muldofsky and Bobby Brooks. "Women Alive!" staff: Production Assistant, Ann Sellew; Researchers, Susan Baskin and Barbara Grace; Production Secretary, Shelley Taylor Huis; Title Design by Irene Trivas; Music Supervision, John Adams; Engineering Supervisor, Andy Setos; Videotape Editor, Glenn Jordan; Associate Director Judi Elterman; Lighting Designer, Danny Franks; Audio, Vicki Weger; Technical Director, Robert Kafarski; Executive Producer, Ronnie M. Eldridge. Musicians for Novella Nelson; Bob Cunningham, Leopoldo Fleming and Linda Twine. Produced in collaboration with Ms. Magazine.

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Elmers Flag Shop

Segment 1: Interview with owner of Elmer's Flag and Banner shop, Elmer Reider. Reider discusses flag sales during 1976 bicentennial and history of flag designs in the United States. Describes design elements and symbolism found in flags. Segment 2: (0:11:42) Second part of interview with Reider. Continues history of flag design. (0:16:14) Interstitial is footage of flags flying outdoors. Segment 3: (0:17:36) begins with choppy footage, resolving at 0:18:08. Group of actors rehearsing lines for a parody performance/play of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Segment 4: (0:26:24) Unidentified committee speaking with representative from the city attorney's' office about wording revisions to draft document relating to Red Cross' "policy and action recommendations." Representative mentions having worked with city attorney and Dean Gisvold in drafting the document.

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The Motels are Coming!

Report on general housing issues in Portland. Interviews with residents in Northwest Portland neighborhood; Laura Gardner and Pat Spezito. Spezito discusses the negative impact a new motel has on the neighborhood community. Interview with developer and land owner, James Flad, who is a partner of the group building the motel. James Flad argues that neglected homes lose property value over time, and are no longer seen as profitable for the local economy as single-family units. Interview with Margaret Strong, Community Coordinator for the Northwest District Association (NWDA), discusses protection of older residential homes from being demolished for commercial use. James Flad continues conversation, citing multiple attempts made by the NWDA to prevent commercial development, none of which have been successful.

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Boom Boom Room Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "The Boom Boom Room." Portland City Council meeting focusing on the proposal of a new B-cable communication system. The cable system and communication committee is comprised of Steve Kerman and Duane Perrin. Steve Kerman speaks, proposing a cable communication system, HI-Ovis (Higashi-Ikoma Optical Visual Information System), to be introduced in Portland.

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