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The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 14

Raw news footage of the eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Description provided by broadcaster: “Aerials of Mountain. Eerie steam cloud. Interview with geologist. He tells us about the situation in the volcano and what problems to expect. Tim Storrs and geologist discuss the mountain and how much of it is missing while camera runs on views of Mt. St. Helens.

Toutle River and Camp Baker. Aerials of Camp Baker and Toutle River valley. Long shots of valley and surrounding area. Pictures of hills, etc. Back to Camp Baker. Shots of logs, machinery, and mud. Debris everywhere. Toutle - mud- river. More Camp Baker. Helicopter lands. More mud and landscape surrounding river. Bridge washed out. Wide views, dusty hills.

Clear shot of mountain erupting. Side of mountain. Plume and wide shot. Valleys and ash clouds. Wide to close of mountain and ash.

Many views of mountain erupting.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

The Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, no. 16

Description provided by broadcaster: “News program from 5/18 continued.

Harry Truman tribute.

Recap of today’s events. Mountain, Toutle River, trees falling, Yakima ash, burn victims, Merwin Dam.
David Jackson live at Amboy, Washington.

ABC National News, Tom Jarrel. Infra-red satellite pictures, Yakima. Harry Truman. Blown down area.

Lots and lots of surrounding area.

Toutle River. Incredible video of logs and river. Logs and logs from downed trees.”

KATU (Television station : Portland, Or.)

Tsuboi Family Home Movie - "Pendleton Rodeo - Scenes Aboard Japanese Training Ship"

Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Pendleton Round-Up, rural Oregon roads, the Japanese ship Taisei-Maru docked in Portland, and the Pacific Ocean. Footage is in black-and-white.
00:00 - A sign advertises the Pendleton Round-Up. Members of the Tsuboi family pose next to the sign.
00:47 - Scenes from the parade at the Pendleton Round-Up
02:00 - Scenes from the rodeo at the Pendleton Round-Up
06:52 - Agricultural fields outside Pendleton, Oregon
07:13 - Scenes of automobiles driving on a rural road outside Pendleton, Oregon, and on a road through the Columbia River Gorge. Some shots are taken from the passenger seat of a moving automobile.
08:03 - Scenes of the Japanese Imperial Navy training ship T.S. Taisei-Maru, docked in the Willamette River near the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon. American and Japanese civilians stand side-by-side, smiling. The drawbridge of the Broadway Bridge opens to allow the ship to pass.
10:16 - Scenes of the Pacific Ocean and waves crashing on a rocky shore.

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Tsuboi Family Home Movie

Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family, Mount Hood, PDX airport, Columbia River Gorge, the Tenyo Maru No. 3 ship, and a family visit to a farm. Footage is in color.
00:00 - Scenes of Mount Hood. Tsuboi family at Mount Hood. Timberline Lodge parking lot, filled with cars.
01:36 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family near a lake or river. Children playing games.
02:46 - Tsuboi family at PDX airport. Passengers board a United Mainliner 300 plane.
03:43 - Scenes of the Columbia River Gorge, taken at Multnomah Falls and Crown Point.
05:16 - Families and children playing games. Tsuboi family on swingsets.
06:38 - Scenes of the Tenyo Maru No. 3 ship, docked on the Willamette River in Portland. Tsuboi family aboard ship. Sailor with Japanese flag.
07:36 - Farm Scenes

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Tsuboi Family Home Movie - [Compilation short reels]

Compilation of several short reels of Tsuboi family home movies, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family, the Rose Festival parade, laborers working in hops fields, and more. Footage is in black-and-white and color.
00:00 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family children playing on the beach at the Oregon coast in the early 1950s
02:00 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family in the early 1950s
04:00 - Scenes of the Rose Festival parade, possibly in 1956.
06:00 - Demolition of a building in downtown Portland
07:58 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family in the early 1950s. Children playing, family visits a cemetery, family at the Oregon coast. Scenes from a child's birthday party.
12:00 - Scenes from the 1956 Rose Festival parade, including footage of Jimmy Dodd, Bob Amsberry, and several original Mouseketeers from the Mickey Mouse Club. Several Disney-themed floats.
16:00 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family and a visit to the eastern side of the Columbia River Gorge in the early 1950s. Children playing on the beach on the Oregon coast.
18:00 - Scenes of the Rose Festival parade in the 1950s, including footage of a Japanese Boy Scout float
21:50 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family in the early 1950s. Children playing in the water at the Oregon coast.
23:54 - Scattered buildings at the Minidoka Relocation Center. The Minidoka Relocation Center was one of ten American concentration camps to which Japanese and Japanese Americans were forcibly removed and incarcerated. Followed by a brief shot inside of a busy store, possibly the Tsuboi Brothers Store.
24:19 - Portland Rose Garden. The footage is overexposed.
28:41 - Scenes of laborers in a hops field in the 1930s. Scenes of the farm laborers' camp. Horses on a farm.

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"The Autistic Child: Facts, Myths, and Latest Treatments"

"The Autistic Child: Facts, Myths, and Latest Treatments." An hour program with members of the Autism Council in Oregon. Hosted/Moderated by Frances Costikyan. Guests include Jan Jenson (expert), Elaine Piper (parent of an autistic child), Bill and MaryAnne Seaton (parents of an autistic child).

Credits: Produced by Frances Costikyan, Ellen Hansen, and Linda Lewis; Directed by Ellen Hansen; Technical Director Victor Hortaleza; Floor Director, Michael Gust; Audio, Bill Hartman; Video, Jim Wygant; cameras, Tony Cassera and Kevin E.S. Fritz; Lighting, Dave Ortiz; Set Design, Barbara Affleck and Tony Cassera; Electronic Graphics, Linda Lewis. Special thanks to Dick Hammerstrom. Moderator, Frances Costikyan.

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NW Esperanto Update; Just a Jam; Institute for Professional and Managerial Women

Segment 1: NW Esperanto update September 1983, hosted by Ginny Stewart with guest Jim Deer, Vice President, Portland Esperanto Society. Music by Marty Deer, "Rosmaren" and "Autumn Fields." Segment 2: (0:15:30) "Just a Jam" with musicians Art Alexander on piano, Mark Hoffmeister on bass, Jay Harris on drums, James Pitune (?) on guitar. Second song, "Ladies I have Known." Segment 3: (0:27:15) Institute for Professional and Managerial Women. Two representatives of IFPMW, Penny Harrington from Portland Police Department and Angel Pilato from Tektronix, discuss their career trajectories, promotions, and upcoming conference. Hosted by Rosie Hamilton. Tape ends abruptly during credits.

Segment 1 credits: Moderator, Ginny Stewart; Special Guest, Jim Deer; Children, Amanda Stewart and Joshua Stewart; Music, Marty Deer "Rosmaren" and "Autumn Fields"; Producer, Marty Deer; Camera, Linda Stewart and Marty Deer; Field Audio, Marty Deer and Linda Stewart; Studio Audio, Wayne Alora; Editor, Marty Deer; Assistant Editor, Wayne Alora; Titles, Marty Deer.

Segment 2 credits: Musicians Art Alexander on piano, Mark Hoffmeister on bass, Jay Harris on drums, James Pitune (?) on guitar. Songs, "Just a Jam," and "Ladies I have Known."

Segment 3 credits: Directed by James Apilado Esq; Technical Director, Mike Moulton; Floor Director, Brian Gygi; Cameras, Hunter Clarke and Mike Roydon; Audio, Stan Hintz.

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Community Focus; Quilters Market

Segment 1: Community Focus - First segment of Community Focus features Betty Williams, the Director and Coordinator of the Ebony and Ivory Strutters, a drill team out of Peninsula Park, along with Captain of the drill team, Selena Strong. Hosted by Jeff Gamble, the segment includes clips of drill team practices (contains copyrighted music). Interstitial with Open House of Prayer Choir. (0:17:42) Next is the Health Segment of Community Focus, hosted by Juanita Juanita Lyday (listed as Juanita Harris onscreen during program- possibly a typo since the guests' last name is Harris), with aerobics instructor Evonne Harris of The Spa Figure and Fitness Center. Following interview, Harris leads an exercise and stretching session with volunteer Tina Powell. Segment 2: (0:30:20) Quilters Market - A conversation with long-time quilter and member of the Quilters Market, Fern Stengel, discussing how the Quilters Market got started. Hosted by Lyn Kennison, also a quilter. The two discuss some common quilting patterns and techniques. Fellow members, Natalie Shellens and Carrie Atherton, give a quilting demonstration. Produced by Lyn Kennison.

Segment 1 credits: Jeff Gamble, Evonne Harris, Juanita Lyday, Betty Williams, Selena Strong; Produced by Mark Lewis; Directed by Mark Lewis; Floor Director, Onnie Lewis; Cameras, Jean Lyday and Mark Saltveit; Technical Director, Stan Hintz; Audio, Jim Apilado; Assistant Audio, H.R. Lewis; Sets and Lighting, Jim Apilado; Electronic Graphics, Stefan Enriquez.

Segment 2 credits: Lyn Kennison, Fern Stengel, Carrie Atherton, Natalie Shellans; Produced by Lyn Kennison; Technical Director, Stan Hintz; Audio, Jim Apilado; Electronic Graphics, Scott Thompson; Cameras, Liz Lynch, John Hills; Video, Stefan Enriquez; Floor Director, Anita Paulsen; LIghts and Setting, TVAP crew; Consultants, Quilters Market.

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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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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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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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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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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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Women in the Performing Arts

National Organization for Women presents, "Women Work Transformation" (title drawn from segment title card). Group of women discussing the imbalance of public support for mass media entertainment over the performing arts, and their experiences as artists. (0:4:15) Robin Chilstrom and Izetta Smith sing and perform theatrical dance. (0:09:07) Discussion continues, talking about the cultural significance about working as professional artists. (0:11:12) Susan Banyas and Melinda Lambert perform interpretive dance to string-instrument recording. (0:15:13) Discussion continues, with one group member talking about artistic expression. (0:15:58) Kate Campeau plays piano and sings protest song about female sterilization. (0:19:51) Discussion continues, emphasizing the use of music as a tool to convey ideas and share experiences. (0:20:22) Group musical performance, partially overlayed with voice narration, ending abruptly. (0:21:23) Musical performance by Naomi L. Bear and Ursa Minor Choir about violence against women.

Credits: "Women Who Throw Stones and Live in Glass Houses." Written by Diane Nowick; Performed by Robin Chilstrom and Izetta Smith. "Fields." Choreographed and performed by Susan Banyas and Melinda Lambert. "Sterilized." Composed and performed by Kate Campeau. "I am the River." Composed by Naomi L. Bear; Performed by the Ursa Minor Choir. Produced by, Elaine Velazquez.

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Storefront Children's Theatre; Kid Kadoodle, Use Your Noodle, Super Safety Show

Storefront Children's Theatre presents "Kid Kadoodle, Use Your Noodle, Super Safety Show." A theatrical musical comedy show for children stressing safety, including what to do when confronted by strangers and in situations of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Storefront refers to the Storefront Theatre in Portland, Oregon. The title character Kid Kadoodle is performed by Ross Huffman-Kerr. Other cast members include Teddy [inaudible], Ray Tilleton [?], Sunny Sorrels and Caroline Swanson, who also choreographed the show. Richard Tyler plays piano. The Kid Kadoodle, Use Your Noodle, Super Safety Show originally toured Oregon schools in the 1970s.

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Northwest Artists Workshop: Off the Wall

Hosted by Larry Smith, set design by Mara Nesbitt. The program features the following segments: "The Girl Artists: A 30 Years Arts Retrospective," two-day art show and sale at The Troy Laundry Studios in December 1981, narrated by Alicia Seel [?]; Interview by Christine Ferrington with artist Keith Sonnier at the Portland Center for Visual Arts featuring his exhibition of neon sculptures called The Runic Drawings; Short film by Norman Bonney called "Making Bread" filmed at and funded by Williams Bakery. This film was obtained by non-profit organization The Media Project; highlights from The Toaster Show which took place at the Federal Building, including work by Jim Blashfield; Short film originally shot on Super8 and transferred to video called "The Grateful Toaster" by Betsy Berres; Highlights from an exhibition at PCC Sylvania Campus entitled Female Archetypal Imagery and presented by NWAW, January 1982. Features Mara Goman [?] and Nancy Kushwa Blake [?]; Short animated film called AC-16 by Joan Gratz, provided by The Media Project; Short stop-motion animation film "Hand Song" by Ken Butler with music by Tom Grant; Interview with video artist Ed Mellnik with Mara Nesbitt introducing a clip from his film "Andromeda Awakening," which was produced at Liberty Cable Studios.

"Making Bread" credits: Production Assistant, Doug Toback; music, Doug Fellman. Special thanks to: The management and crew of Williams' Bakery and KOZY TV

"Grateful Toaster" credits: editing, Robyn Flatley; sound, Michael E. Carver; kitchen hands, Belle Canon; music, Fred Frith and Rhythm Devils; dancing kids, Roby Berres and Morgan.

"Andromeda Awakening" credits: Directing and editing, Ed Mellnik; music, Roger Luther; movement, Elisabeth Cutler; main camera, Claire Stock; second camera, Joseph Reesha; sound engineering, Lee Lustad.

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Tsuboi Family Home Movie - "Model T"

Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family, the Rose Festival parade, a school event, and a family vacation to Vancouver B.C. Footage is in black-and-white.
00:00 - Members of the Tsuboi family exiting a Ford Model T
00:18 - Members of the Japanese American community in traditional clothing, preparing for a parade
01:31 - Japanese American children laugh and play. Boy plays with dog.
02:46 - Military troops march in a parade
03:12 - Scenes of a Japanese American league playing baseball
03:56 - Scenes of the Rose Festival parade in Downtown Portland
07:10 - Ceremony at Union Station in Downtown Portland
07:47 - Scenes of the Rose Festival parade in Downtown Portland, including footage of young Japanese American women in traditional clothing, on a Japan-themed float
09:25 - Japanese American girls perform and play at a school event
09:58 - Scenes from the Rose Festival parade
10:50 - Large crowds attend the opening of the St. Johns Bridge. Floats and automobiles from the Rose Festival parade cross the bridge.
12:37 - Scenes from Tsuboi family vacation. Family crosses the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, British Columbia. Scenes from a boat, possibly in Puget Sound.
14:57 - Children perform and play games at a school event

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Tsuboi Family Home Movie - "Family Scenes - Italian Battleship - Isabell Dunbar Beverage's Funeral - USS Constitution - Seaside - Color Children"

Tsuboi family home movie, featuring footage of the Tsuboi family, the Oregon coast, ships, the grave of Isabelle Dunbar Beveridge, and winter scenes. Footage is in both black-and-white and color. Some footage is blurry.
00:00 - Scenes of young children
01:36 - Tsuboi family on the beach at Oceanside, Oregon
02:40 - Italian battleship passes under the Steel Bridge on the Willamette River
03:29 - A group at the grave of Isabelle Dunbar Beveridge. Includes brief footage of a man, possibly Japanese diplomat Yosuke Matsuoka.
03:52 - Scenes of the USS Constitution, also known as Old Ironsides, docked in a river. An airplane flying. Woman in a car smiles.
04:32 - Scenes of the Tsuboi family at the Oregon coast. Footage of Rockaway Beach, Oregon.
07:47 - Scenes of Tsuboi family, mostly young children
10:06 - Snowy winter city scenes
11:22 - Scenes of Tsuboi family, mostly young children. Little girl in traditional clothing.

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Seance - Ann Berard Hill

Seance - Image/sound starts 8 seconds in on tape, so no host introduction to the program. Tape label lists Ann Berard Hill, likely the main medium conducting the seance. Two other mediums, a man and a woman, take part, contacting their spirits. All three sit at a round table. At (0:18:10) host Bob Flug starts taking live phone calls with questions for the mediums. (0:33:14) Cuts to Air Force footage while the National Anthem plays.

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Outside In

Interview with two representatives of Outside In: Joanne Fuller and Dino Bitsas. Interview conducted by Cynthia Phillips. In depth questions about the history, mission of, and services provided by the organization, including statistics of clients served and how it is funded. Counseling, social work, medical, and pregnancy tests, etc. The interview also serves as a promotion to raise awareness about the services but also to encourage volunteers. Last third of program is a slideshow with still images showing the Outside In facilities. Some audio noise interference - may be related to the live calls from viewers (this is when the sound interference starts). There is some visual disturbance in the form of small dropouts consistently throughout but no big tracking issues. Color is good. There is mention of a segment on Earth Day to follow the Outside In segment, but it is not on the tape.

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Oregon Arts Commission

Program on the Oregon Arts Development Fund to encourage Oregonians to give to arts funding when they do their state taxes, commonly known as a checkoff initiative. Hosted by Gwenyth Gamble; Segment 1: Salina Roberts from the Metropolitan Arts Commission.; Segment 2: (0:11:02) Keith Martin (NW Dance Center) and Isaac Shamsud-Din (independent artist / painter).; Segment 3: (0:19:42) John Frohnmayer from the Oregon Arts Commission. Acoustic guitar interludes between each segment.

Credits: Director and co-producer, Diane Linn; Producer, Terri Naito; Technical Director audio, Kevin Fritz; Cameras, Marty Gallagher and Tony Cassera; Floor director, Barb Affleck. Special thanks to Dan Linn

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