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Neighborhood in Transition Portland - Interviews

Begins with footage of residential neighborhood recorded from inside moving vehicle, before ending abruptly. (0:08:58) Mary Scott introduces next segment, where she talks about the formation of a Neighborhood Tenant's Union and her involvement with the organization. She then introduces two stories involving tenant groups; the Sherman Court Apartments tenants union, located at Southeast 20th and Division, and the tenant's union at 2304 Southeast Taylor.
Video includes many outtakes by Scott and crew.

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Mrs. Maltby

Interview with Mrs. Maltby, who describes growing up in Portland and answers questions about the Buckman neighborhood. Maltby lived in the Buckman neighborhood during The Great Depression; she talks about renting homes during that time, and the hardships many families experienced. During WWII, Maltby describes people moving to Portland to work in the shipyards. Maltby describes a Chinese cemetery at Southeast 20th and Morrison, and that bodies were disinterred and sent to China for reburial (this portion of the cemetery is located at the the Southwest end of Lone Fir Cemetery.) Maltby goes on to describe the changing demographics of the Buckman neighborhood, and the transition from more families and homeowners in the neighborhood, to more renters. Talks about a trolley that crossed the Burnside Bridge and travelled on Southeast Pine street, and mentions how there had been plans for a depot connecting passengers from Portland to Mt. Hood (this refers to plans for the Mt. Hood Freeway, which was cancelled in favor for light-rail system in Portland).

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Guerilla Water Works - Wayne Waits

Segment 1: "Guerilla Water Works," unidentified man demonstrates how to manually reposition a water meter valve to turn water back on once it has been shut off (due to non payment). If the meter has been reclaimed, he then instructs how to bypass the water meter by utilizing piping pieces to reconfigure the apparatus. Segment 2: (0:18:47) Interview with unidentified pirate radio group talking about their station in the Sunnyside neighborhood, explaining their activities at the station and how pirate radio transmission works.

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Changing Men

"Changing Men," (title drawn from segment title card). Segment 1: Host Bruce Mason, child care worker, introduces his Consciousness Raising (CR) group; Dennis Schilling, Mental Health Therapist; Leslie Wheeler, Kidney Dialysis Tech; Kenneth Luba, Film Maker and House Husband; Fred White, Teacher, Oregon Correctional Inst. The purpose of this program is to invite viewers to challenge their preconceptions and expectations of masculinity and male roles. Mason describes the Men's Resource Center, and the organization's goals of creating unity and eliminating sexism. The group discusses how sexism towards men can be damaging: describing how sexist ideologies inhibit men from building relationships and emotionally connecting with others, that childhood conditioning teaches male children to achieve expected male roles, and how rigid of gender stereotypes can be problematic. The CR group sees itself as pro-feminist, and supports the women's liberation movement. Segment 2: (0:05:40) Performance by United Fruit Company about gender roles. Segment 3: (0:12:50) CR group discusses men's emotional connections and support. Segment 4: (0:24:30) Musical performance by Jay Tanner and Kristen Aspen.

Special thanks to Elaine Velazquez and Creative Outlet; Musical performance by Jay Tanner and Kristan Aspen; Performance by the United Fruit Company; Men's Resource Center.

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Laura Gardiner and Margaret Heyde Circt Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "Laura Gardiner and Margaret Heyde Circt." Hosted by Elaine Velazquez, this interview is with Marjorie Heyde, a long-term resident of Northwest Portland. Heyde opposes commercial redevelopment in the neighborhood, and has concerns of being forced out of her home if development continues. Interview cuts, new segment begins at (0:19:34), with outdoor footage of the neighborhood.

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Laura Gardiner and Margaret Heyde Circt Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "Laura Gardiner and Margaret Heyde Circt." Interview with Laura Gardiner, a representative of NWDA (Northwest District Association). Gardiner discusses the redevelopment of a residential neighborhood in Northwest Portland for commercial use. Gardiner describes how residents in the area are against the redevelopment, and NWDA is working to prevent further commercial development and the demolition of residential areas. Gardiner mentions an upcoming street rally intended to raise support for a petition that will give residents more decision-making power in the development for the area. NWDA is also attempting to change zoning laws, and work with the City Planning Commission to require a public hearing before commercial development can occur in residential areas. Poor video quality throughout.

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Ed Quigley

"Ed Quigley - Western Artist," (title drawn from segment title card). Interview with with artist, Ed Quigley, a painter and sculptor, whose works include designs of the Pendleton Round-Up awards. Quigley describes being a former Ranchero rider in Santa Barbara, shows off his western-themed compositions, and describes the process of casting sculptures from clay models. Video ends at (0:32:04).

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Artwork Funded by CETA

Title card information: "February, 1975 - San Francisco; 121 artists are hired by the city using federal manpower funds through CETA (Comprehensive Employment and Training Act); Nearly 3,000 people apply; The project is initiated by the Neighborhood Arts Program of the San Francisco Art Commission with the... Alvarado School Art Workshop, De Young Museum Art School, and the Mayor's Manpower Office."

Title Card: "Art Works." Jim Nybakken, representative of the Mayor's Manpower Office; Elsa Camerson, De Young Museum Art School; John Kreidler, author of the CETA Arts proposal; and Felix Contreras, Federal Manpower Representative, Discuss the CETA program for employing artists. Visual and performance artists employed through the CETA program describe their involvement in CETA, and their methods of implementing artistic endeavors in communities. Video ends at (0:30:32), with blank screen.

Credits: Produced by, Optic Nerve, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts; Optic Nerve, Lynn Adler, Jules Bachus, Jim Mayer, Michael Nolan, Sherrie Rabinowitz, John Rogers, Mya Shone; Mini-Park, Patricia Rodriguez [?], Graciela Carillo; Art School, Michael Cookingham; Dance Rehearsal, Leni Sloan; Elementary School, Betty Wong and the Dragon Theater; Hospital, Swingmasters and Pickle Family Circus; Child Care Center, Larry Pisoni and Bill Irwin; Senior Housing, Talespinners, Sandy Archer, Joe Bellan, Mrs. Grace Berry; Public Housing, Make a Circus, Peter Frankham; Tenants Association, Joe Tapacio, Joyce E [?]; Garden, Ann Kyle and Neighborhood Youth Corps; Hotel, Al Robles and Geraldine Kutaka; Music by, Flowering Stream Ensemble; Mural by, Jim Dong and the Kearny Street Workshop; Main title by Arlene Goldbrand. Thanks to the San Francisco Art Commission, Neighborhood Arts Program, Mayor's Manpower Office, Housing Authority, Recreational Park Dept., Fine Arts Museums, Unified School District, and thanks to all the CETA artists.

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Age is a State of Mind

"Age is a State of Mind." Technical difficulties at beginning of video, lasting for 2 minutes. Unidentified speaker is a 1926 graduate of the College for Women, of Case Western Reserve University. Speaker gives presentation about the negative impact of age segregation, myths about aging, and ageism. Mentions the "Gray Panther" movement, advocacy for older adults, healthcare, nutrition, and housing. Asserts that unifying generations of people will lead to a stronger and healthier society.

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Death of a Sideshow Part 1

Tape 1: Part 1 of "Death of a Sideshow," (title drawn from segment title card). Begins with various footage of police responses to drunkeness, public intoxication and disturbances, intercut with footage of individuals socializing inside a bar. Host introduces the video, describing the journalistic approach utilized for capturing different perspectives of life on "skid row." Various footage and interviews with business owners, individuals on the street, farmers/landowners, unskilled laborers, and labor agency employees. Voice-over narration explains how new businesses and urban renewal of the downtown area displaces low-income residents. Footage of the planning, development and construction of the US Bank Plaza, including interviews with those organizing the project. Describes theft of pension checks, referred to as "Jackrolling," and life inside various shelters, resource centers, and detox centers.

Locations captured during filming: Sam's Grocery, Shoreline Hotel, Jazz Day Opus (formerly New Slavic Tavern), Old Town Plaza, Sinclair's Fine Arts, The Cuckoo's Nest, US Bank Plaza, Everett Street Drop-In Center, The Portland Rescue Mission.

Credits: Filmed and edited by Michael McLeod; Sound by Peter Maroney; Produced by Peter Maroney and Michael McLeod; Executive Producer Ed Godfrey. A KGW Television News Presentation.

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Death of a Sideshow Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "Death of a Sideshow." Interviews with shelter and low-income housing residents, business owners, and police officers. Continued discussion of the US Bank Plaza development. Ends with footage of funeral procession and burial with musical overlay. Segment ends at (0:16:44). Segment 2: (0:17:56) Behind-the-scenes footage of television program recording. Locations captured during filming: Sam's Grocery, Shoreline Hotel, Jazz Day Opus (formerly New Slavic Tavern), Old Town Plaza, Sinclair's Fine Arts, The Cuckoo's Nest, US Bank Plaza, Everett Street Drop-In Center, The Portland Rescue Mission. Credits: Filmed and edited by Michael McLeod; Sound by Peter Maroney; Produced by Peter Maroney and Michael McLeod; Executive Producer Ed Godfrey. A KGW Television News Presentation.

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Burnside Interviews

Segment 1: Technical difficulties at beginning of video, mostly resolved by (0:01:38). Blues performance by man introduced as "John," with segment ending abruptly. Segment 2: More technical difficulties, with interview starting at (0:09:17). Interview with Mike, an Antioch priest who works with the group, IWW (Industrial Workers of the World, commonly referred to as "Wobblies"), who provide job and labor opportunities and enforce welfare and workers rights. Mike discusses the idea of "Unionism," and describes the term "Jackrollers." Later Mike talks about fasting in protest of county budget cuts and raising awareness about wealth disparities, and how county cutbacks are negatively impacting various social service resources. Segment ends abruptly. Segment 3: (0:24:17) Elaine Velazquez interviews man, a former Union Pacific worker and logger, who now receives a pension and lives at the Magnolia Apartments. Interview ends abruptly. Segment 4: (0:28:10) Elaine Velazquez interviews Robert Trout, who lives at the York Hotel at 5th and Burnside street in Portland. Trout talks about the new "drunk law;" an alternative to arresting individuals for intoxication, who are instead taken to detox centers with lessened jail time.

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Ken Leback Attempts to Eat Guinness Book of World Records

Audio starts at (0:00:25) over television static, with video starting at (0:01:05). Ken Leback introduces his challenge to eat every page from a Guinness Book of World Records within a 30-minute time period. During the challenge, he reads record entries from the book, and drinks water and milk to prevent choking. He does not complete the challenge.

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Neighborhood Churches

Segment 1: Footage of man sleeping on the sidewalk, near southeast 10th and Washington in Portland. Man sleeping is presumably homeless. Segment 2: (0:03:11) Begins with footage of churches and churchgoers, recorded from moving vehicle. Hinson Memorial Baptist Church and Portland's First Assembly of God are shown, followed by more footage from moving vehicle. Next, the crew speaks with Sunday School attendent from Foursquare Gospel Church. Segment 3: Interview with Stuart (no last name given), who is opening a Social Center store, where people can purchase books, food, and have access to recycling services. Segment 4: (0:14:22) Audio, but no video image. Interview with Mrs. Fenneran who lives in Southeast Portland. Gives general information about the neighborhood and people in the neighborhood, and talks about her involvement in politics, and participating with Oddfellows. Ends abruptly. Segment 5: (0:20:41) Interview with Walter Fenneran about his experience living in Southeast Portland neighborhood, and reminisces over memories of growing up in Portland. Video ends abruptly.

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Dennis Banks at PSU Part 2

Tape 2: Part two of "Dennis Banks at PSU." Dennis Banks continues discussing his experiences during court case and protesting extradition. Dennis Banks' speaking event ends, and sound cuts at (0:22:10), video cuts at (0:24:40), with blank screen. At (0:25:16) extraneous footage of poster art advertising the event and other various protest art.

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Dennis Banks at PSU Part 1

Tape 1: Part one of "Dennis Banks at PSU." Extraneous footage of "Neighborhood Conversation" program with guest Tom Taylor, at beginning of video, ends abruptly. Segment begins at (0:00:34), with speakers from the American Indian Movement, protesting extradition. Speakers include the founder of the American Indian Movement, Dennis Banks, along with Ron Williams and Jack Scott (Williams and Scott do not speak during presentation). Several groups sponsored the event, including: The Student Coalition Against Racism, The Black Cultural Affairs Board, The Chicano Student Union, United Indian Students in Higher Education, The Associated Students at Portland State University (PSU), The Young Socialist Alliance, and the Philosophy department at PSU, the School of Social Work, and the Black Studies program. The event was held at PSU. Dennis Banks discusses the court case of United States v. Dennis Banks and Russell Means, the occupation of Wounded Knee, Civil Rights for Indigenous peoples, governmental and judicial mistreatment of Indigenous peoples, and violence towards Indigenous peoples. Video ends abruptly.

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At the Dog Show

"At the Dog Show," by Dave Turner and Anne Lawson (title and credits drawn from segment title card). Poor video quality and blank screen, resolving at (0:00:42). Behind-the-scenes look at the "61st Dog Show and Obedience Trial," held at the Multnomah County Exposition Center (now commonly known at the Expo Center). Lawson interviews several people involved in the show, including Cassandra Delarosa, dog owner and handler; Irene Butler, groomer; among several other unnamed participants involved in the dog show. Conversations involve topics like grooming, handling dogs during the show, traveling, owning dogs, and how dogs are graded during competition. Video ends at (0:29:53), with blank screen until end of video.

Credits: Camera, Dave Turner; Host, Anne Lawson.

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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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Garbage, an SOS to Outer Space - The Family Circus

Variety program by acting troupe The Family Circus, performing their musical comedy production of "Garbage, an SOS to Outer Space," an interactive play presented to children. Extraterrestrial beings are sent to Portland, Oregon and discover pollution. They help humans defeat the Smog Monster, and teach them how to protect the earth and prevent pollution.

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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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