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Live Wire Radio Live Wire brings riveting, underrepresented voices to our stage for hilarious, heartbreaking, unexpected, and honest conversations that leave our listeners forever changed.

Like Late Night for radio.

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04/07/2022

Our Spring Membership Drive is here, and so is Luke! He's here to tell you about how YOU can support the show by becoming a member of our League of Extraordinary Listeners through a tax-deductible donation TODAY! Join us at https://www.livewireradio.org/membership

This week on Best News: Luke and Elena discuss "guilty" fan mail, one teacher's maligned footwear (and what his students...
04/06/2022

This week on Best News: Luke and Elena discuss "guilty" fan mail, one teacher's maligned footwear (and what his students decided to do about it), and newly discovered footage of a young Prince standing up for public school teachers.

Listen on your podcast app or at https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/bestnews12

This Thursday, we'll be on stage with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings artist No-Bo Boy at the Alberta Rose Theatre! Get ...
04/04/2022
No-No Boy Weaves Family And Other Immigrant Stories Into Catchy Folk Songs : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN

This Thursday, we'll be on stage with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings artist No-Bo Boy at the Alberta Rose Theatre! Get your tickets at https://www.livewireradio.org/events/20220407

https://www.npr.org/2021/05/05/993829995/no-no-boy-weaves-family-and-other-immigrant-stories-into-catchy-folk-songs

Previously heard as a member of The Young Republic, Julian Saporiti's new project incorporates his own family history, including the experiences of his Vietnamese mother.

IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE!!! ⁠⁠⚡Comedian Jamie Loftus unpacks her newest podcast Aack Cast, which takes a deep dive into ho...
04/01/2022

IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE!!! ⁠

⚡Comedian Jamie Loftus unpacks her newest podcast Aack Cast, which takes a deep dive into how the Cathy comic still pertains to feminist struggles today

⚡ Writer and Publisher Jelani Memory (A Kids Book About Racism) discusses how he launched a book series for parents and kids to tackle heavy topics (@akidsco)

⚡ Soul-Funk artist Tolliver performs his single "Say What!"

Tune In Now: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/507

Portland! We can't wait to get back into Alberta Rose Theatre with all of you one week from tonight! 🤩🔥Join us for a gre...
03/31/2022

Portland! We can't wait to get back into Alberta Rose Theatre with all of you one week from tonight! 🤩🔥

Join us for a great night with Cecily Wong, Gregory Gourdet, and No-No Boy!!

Grab your tickets here: https://www.livewireradio.org/events/20220407

The Susie Burbank Rule! Find out on the latest episode of Best News!This week, Luke and Elena discuss rolling mangos, th...
03/30/2022

The Susie Burbank Rule!

Find out on the latest episode of Best News!

This week, Luke and Elena discuss rolling mangos, the book lady of Danville, Virginia, and a happily ever after for a supposedly "gay" dog.

Listen Now: https://www.livewireradio.org/podcast

In 2021, Cecily Wong co-authored the New York Times bestseller Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide. In addition to...
03/29/2022

In 2021, Cecily Wong co-authored the New York Times bestseller Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide.

In addition to her co-authored success, Wong is recipient of an Elle Readers' Prize and her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The LA Review of Books, Bustle, and elsewhere!

We're excited to have our palette refined by Cecily Wong's appearance at our next live show on April 7th at Alberta Rose Theatre! 🤩🙌⚡️

Grab your tickets while you can: https://www.livewireradio.org/events/20220407

We are so proud of Live Wire guest Marlee Matlin and the entire CODA team on their Oscar Win for Best Picture! 🤩🙌⚡Listen...
03/28/2022

We are so proud of Live Wire guest Marlee Matlin and the entire CODA team on their Oscar Win for Best Picture! 🤩🙌⚡

Listen to Marlee's interview HERE: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/481

03/25/2022

Happy Friday Live Wire!

We have a new Audience Q for you...❤️⚡️

What comic strip character do you identify with and why?

Comment below for your chance to be featured in our next episode!

IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE!!! ⚡Comedian Chris Gethard chats about his latest road-tripping comedy special Half My Life and w...
03/25/2022

IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE!!!

⚡Comedian Chris Gethard chats about his latest road-tripping comedy special Half My Life and why he made a pit stop at the dubious Gatorworld theme park

⚡ Science journalist Julia Rosen schools us on the invasive nature of earthworms, which could be threatening the maple syrup supply

⚡ Americana singer-songwriter Shakey Graves recounts his daunting days as an auditioning actor, before performing the title track of his re-released debut album Roll the Bones.

Tune in NOW: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/506

JUST ADDED ⚡️James Beard Award-nominated chef, 2x Bravo Top Chef finalist, and best-selling author of Everyone’s Table: ...
03/24/2022

JUST ADDED ⚡️
James Beard Award-nominated chef, 2x Bravo Top Chef finalist, and best-selling author of Everyone’s Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health, Gregory Gourdet, will be joining us alongside Cecily Wong and No-No Boy at the Alberta Rose Theatre on April 7th!

Grab your tix! Student deals also available!
🎟: https://www.livewireradio.org/events/20220407

One thing we love about Jamie: she is not afraid to share her opinions! ❤️Won't you please share yours? The Live Wire Au...
03/23/2022

One thing we love about Jamie: she is not afraid to share her opinions! ❤️
Won't you please share yours? The Live Wire Audience Survey needs YOU!
Bonus: one lucky taker will win a super cool prize! 🤩

The Backstreet Breakers! Find out on the latest episode of Best News!This week Luke and Elena discuss the lost mail of a...
03/23/2022

The Backstreet Breakers!

Find out on the latest episode of Best News!

This week Luke and Elena discuss the lost mail of an all-Black, female WWII battalion, a Hawaiian cardboard shredding company that is helping businesses and the environment, and Luke's elusive days in a breakdance crew.

Listen Now: https://www.livewireradio.org/podcast

03/21/2022

Happy #MusicMonday Live Wire! Today's feature includes Nashville native, and Vietnamese songwriter, No No Boy performing "Little Saigon."

We're excited to have him LIVE at our April 7th show. 🤩⚡️🔥

Learn more about No No Boy and grab your tickets NOW: https://www.livewireradio.org/events/20220407

03/18/2022

Happy Friday Live Wire fam!
Here's another audience Q for you...What’s something you’re into that you wish hadn’t gotten so popular? 🤔

Comment below for a chance to be featured in our next episode, PLUS we're just curious. Talk to us! ❤️⚡️

IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE!!! ⚡ Writer and mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado discusses how she became the first openly gay w...
03/18/2022

IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE!!!

⚡ Writer and mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado discusses how she became the first openly gay woman to climb “The Seven Summits” while overcoming addiction and childhood trauma

⚡ Comedian Curtis Cook explains why you shouldn't wear a suit to Red Lobster

⚡ Patterson Hood, frontman of Drive-By Truckers, unpacks his decades-long collaboration with bandmates, then performs "Shake and Pine" from their forthcoming album.

Tune In Now: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/505

03/16/2022

In honor of our Poetry Month Special:
Every week we ask
List'ners to spill their guts. Now:
Write us a haiku

Deadline Monday at noon!

Happy Best News Day!This week on Episode 10 Luke and Elena discuss appliance clocks, amazing school teachers, the recent...
03/16/2022

Happy Best News Day!

This week on Episode 10 Luke and Elena discuss appliance clocks, amazing school teachers, the recent discovery of the Endurance Shipwreck and SO much more!!

Find Macho Nacho Man on your favorite podcast player!

It's time for our Annual Audience Survey!⁠⁠We want YOU to tell US what you think about Live Wire Radio! What are your fa...
03/14/2022

It's time for our Annual Audience Survey!⁠

We want YOU to tell US what you think about Live Wire Radio! What are your favorite segments? Who do you want to hear from? How do you listen? All of it!⁠
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One lucky winner will get a swag bag full of Live Wire gear and delicious goodies from our sponsors: Woodblock Chocolate and Tao of Tea!

Please head over to livewireradio.org and proceed to share your wisdom with us!⁠

03/11/2022

Happy Friday Live Wire Fam!!! ❤️⚡

This week's audience question is...What’s your personal Mt. Everest? 👀🤔

Talk to us in the comments! You may be featured in our next episode. 😉

IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE!!! Live Wire celebrates Women's History Month by honoring some unsung heroes from the past!⚡ Film...
03/11/2022

IN THIS WEEK'S EPISODE!!!

Live Wire celebrates Women's History Month by honoring some unsung heroes from the past!

⚡ Filmmaker Andrea Nevins shines a light on the challenges and triumphs of female comedians in her documentary Hysterical

⚡ Writer Melissa Febos opens up about her collection of essays, Girlhood, which looks at the forces that shape the lives of girls and the adults they become

⚡ Genre-bending musical group Pink Martini performs a soaring cover of the 1970s hit "I Am Woman."

Tune In Now: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/504

Throwing it back to our recent live show as we get ready for TONIGHT! ⁠⁠There are still tickets available! Grab a pal an...
03/10/2022

Throwing it back to our recent live show as we get ready for TONIGHT! ⁠

There are still tickets available! Grab a pal and join us @albertarosepdx! ⁠

@jamiechristsuperstar, @jelanimemory, and @dbtph will be in the house!⁠

Click the link in our bio to grab your tickets NOW!!! 🤩❤️🔥

Throwing it back to our recent live show as we get ready for TONIGHT! ⁠⁠There are still tickets available! Grab a pal an...
03/10/2022

Throwing it back to our recent live show as we get ready for TONIGHT! ⁠

There are still tickets available! Grab a pal and join us at the Alberta Rose in Portland!

Jamie Loftus, Jelani Memory and Patterson Hood round out our amazing lineup!

Grab your tickets NOW!!! 🤩❤️🔥⁠

🎟️: https://www.livewireradio.org/events/20220310

Press 3 for a Pep Talk!Find out on the latest episode of Best News!This week Luke and Elena discuss peduncle elongation,...
03/09/2022

Press 3 for a Pep Talk!

Find out on the latest episode of Best News!

This week Luke and Elena discuss peduncle elongation, an elementary school hotline that's lifting spirits, and the "original" Wordle (as well as its many variations)!

Find it on your favorite podcast player!

In 2018, Jelani Memory wrote a book for his kids called A Kids Book About Racism. That seed has grown into the media com...
03/08/2022

In 2018, Jelani Memory wrote a book for his kids called A Kids Book About Racism.

That seed has grown into the media company, A Kids Company About, which has since launched a podcast network and an educational streaming platform, in addition to publishing over 50 kids books on topics like divorce, optimism, voting, cancer, shame, racism, gratitude, empathy, and gender identity.

Jelani will be joining us live THURSDAY NIGHT at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland!

See you there? ⬇️

🎟️: https://www.livewireradio.org/events/20220310

My standup routine involved eating dog food onstage for years.” Loftus said. “I have a very strong digestive system. It ...
03/07/2022

My standup routine involved eating dog food onstage for years.” Loftus said. “I have a very strong digestive system. It was built by Alpo. But I was afraid I backed myself into a corner: Do I need to eat dog food forever? I can’t do that. I’ll die!” - 😂👏 Jamie Loftus

The rest of this piece is GOLD and we can't wait to see you LIVE this Thursday for a deeper conversation on Aack! Cast, Jamie! ❤️

⚡: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/18/arts/jamie-loftus-cathy-comic-podcast.html?partner=slack&smid=sl-share

New Episode Alert!⚡ John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats reflects on America's obsession with true crime.⚡ Rapper, write...
03/04/2022

New Episode Alert!

⚡ John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats reflects on America's obsession with true crime.

⚡ Rapper, writer, and podcaster Dessa discusses falling out of love and performs her song "Jump Rope" from her latest album Chime!

Happy Friday!

www.livewireradio.org/episodes/503

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Live Wire Radio has a special lineup for all of the foodies out there. Guests include author Cecily Wong, author and restauranteur Gregory Gourdet, and music by No-No Boy. Use your Chinook Book app to save 50% off all shows.
Today you stated that Live Wire is broadcast on WHA AM in Madison WI. Actually, it is broadcast via FM statewide on the Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio, which, in my experience, is the best public radio network in the US. Incidentally, WHA AM is possibly the oldest continuous radio broadcast station in North America, having celebrated its centennial in 2017. Live Wire is a fine part of my Saturday afternoons. Thanks for your doings! https://www.wpr.org/?fbclid=IwAR0qkPkrLb_8-DZ2C_1L_bxMp0HWDT84nuF5aTkKuXFOhh_xaq-GqqxOmiA
Airing at 6 p.m. - in celebration of Women's History Month, today's episode of Live Wire Radio features filmmaker Andrea Nevins, writer Melissa Febos, and music from Pink Martini. Live Wire is a radio variety show that artfully blends unpredictable conversation, live music, and original comedy from all types of cultural talent and creative minds - from emerging artists to established acts. 🎧Listen: KMRE 102.3 FM • KMRE.org • On TuneIn
Join Luke Burbank and Elena Pasarello for monthly live shows featuring a series of dynamic interviews with writers, poets, musicians, filmmakers, and comedians. Use your Chinook Book app to save 50% off all Live Wire Radio shows in the Spring lineup.
In celebration of Black History Month, host Luke Burbank and announcer Elena Passarello share conversations with some of Live Wire Radio's most remarkable guests: MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow Hanif Abdurraqib, writer Clint Smith, and genre-bending powerhouse Melanie Charles. Listen in:
In case you missed it, we announced a slew of great things coming down the pipeline from NAO this year at our annual meeting yesterday. The NAO team continues to work diligently in response to the ever-changing needs of our members - and the nonprofit sector as a whole! Welcome and welcome back new and renewing members! YNPN Portland Synergy Resources Group Consulting and Mediation Services QuickBooks® Made Easy™ Capacity Building Partnerships Black United Fund of Oregon Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre In A Landscape Friends of the Crook County Library Oswego Heritage Council Rational Unicorn Legal Services Haelan House Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts The Chetco Activity Center Eugene Mission Siuslaw Vision ARRO Autism Research and Resources of Oregon The Wetlands Conservancy Live Wire Radio Pacific University #WelcomeWednesdays #ORNonprofits #OregonNonprofits #NonprofitOregon #CareLikeAnOregonian #NonprofitSector #Community
It’s the first #WelcomeWednesday of the new year and we at NAO couldn’t be more excited to shout out are new and renewing members! Welcome and welcome back! ARRO Autism Research and Resources of Oregon Live Wire Radio The Wetlands Conservancy Equine Outreach Horse Rescue Golden Road Arts Philomath Community Services South Santiam Watershed Council Playworks Education Energized Love is Key Benton Community Foundation Public Interest Management Group McKenzie Community Development Corporation Dahl Concepts Luckiamute Watershed Council Royal Rosarian Foundation Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians Oregon Speech-Language & Hearing Association Portland Radio Project Kenton Action Plan #WelcomeWednesdays #ORNonprofits #OregonNonprofits #NonprofitOregon #CareLikeAnOregonian #NonprofitSector #Community
One hour left until our final #PDXBookFest virtual event! Join us at 7:00 p.m. PST on the theme Love & Loss, featuring Jasmine Guillory with Kisha Jarrett, Danielle Henderson with LLive Wire Radios Luke Burbank and Elena Passarello, and Devon Walker-Figueroa with Jennifer Perrine! Watch at pdxbookfest.org.
We had such a fantastic time playing Live Wire Radio a few weeks ago at The Alberta Rose Theatre ✨ The episode features Tom Scharpling and Mohanad Elshieky and is available for your ears here: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/487
Check out Kill Rock Stars band MAITA performing "A Beast" on the most recent episode of Live Wire Radio!
Don't miss our final virtual #PDXBookFest event tonight at 7:00 p.m. PST on the theme Love & Loss, featuring Jasmine Guillory with Kisha Jarrett, Danielle Henderson with Live Wire Radio's Luke Burbank and Elena Passarello, and Devon Walker-Figueroa with Jennifer Perrine! Watch at pdxbookfest.org.
Hey guys! Watching Elena Passarello on Jeopardy! With Ken Jennings and Edward W. Loveridge Very cool! Go Elena!