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12/10/2022

Jelani Memory, author of "A Kids Book About Racism," teases apart the initial inspiration behind writing and publishing books that empower kids! 🧠📚️

Catch the rest of his fantastic interview on this week's episode: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/538

🎤 Comedian Jamie Loftus unpacks her podcast "Aack Cast"✍️ Writer and publisher Jelani Memory discusses his book series f...
12/09/2022

🎤 Comedian Jamie Loftus unpacks her podcast "Aack Cast"

✍️ Writer and publisher Jelani Memory discusses his book series for parents and kids tackling heavy topics

🎶 Soul-funk artist Tolliver performs his single "Say What!"

Tune in to this stellar episode: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/538

ONE WEEK UNTIL OUR SEASON FINALE AT REVOLUTION HALL!Tickets are FLYING for our final show of the year! Snag yours below ...
12/08/2022

ONE WEEK UNTIL OUR SEASON FINALE AT REVOLUTION HALL!

Tickets are FLYING for our final show of the year! Snag yours below and kick off your holiday season with what Live Wire does best — record radio LIVE! ⚡️

🎟️ Tickets: https://www.livewireradio.org/events/20221215

Reshare or tag a friend for a chance to win 2 front row seats to our season finale! 🤩
12/06/2022

Reshare or tag a friend for a chance to win 2 front row seats to our season finale! 🤩

Live Wire's stacked season finale is NEXT WEEK! Tag a friend below or reshare this post to be entered to win 2 front row...
12/05/2022

Live Wire's stacked season finale is NEXT WEEK! Tag a friend below or reshare this post to be entered to win 2 front row seats* to the show! 😎

If you just can't wait, snag your tickets now: https://www.livewireradio.org/events/20221215 🎟️

*Giveaway will close Tuesday 12/6 at midnight. Winners will be contacted on 12/7.

12/02/2022

⚡️ AUDIENCE QUESTION TIME ⚡️

What small thing are you too hard on yourself about?

Drop your comment below for a chance to get your answer on the air!

Catch John Darnielle, novelist and frontman of The Mountain Goats, as he discusses true crime obsession before being blo...
12/02/2022

Catch John Darnielle, novelist and frontman of The Mountain Goats, as he discusses true crime obsession before being blown away by rapper and podcaster Dessa on this week's episode of Live Wire! ⚡️🎶

🎧️ Listen now: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/537

A terrific  to our SOLD OUT SHOW in Seattle two weeks ago! It was so much fun that we simply can't keep it a secret any ...
12/01/2022

A terrific to our SOLD OUT SHOW in Seattle two weeks ago! It was so much fun that we simply can't keep it a secret any longer...we're coming back to Seattle on March 9th! 🥳

SWIPE to check out Town Hall (this time in Great Hall!) AND signup for our newsletter to get first dibs on tickets and guest announcements! 👀

Keep in touch: https://www.livewireradio.org/newsletter ⚡️

 is all about practicing radical generosity, and we'd love to practice with you! ⚡️Your donation helps Live Wire continu...
11/29/2022

is all about practicing radical generosity, and we'd love to practice with you! ⚡️

Your donation helps Live Wire continue to bring riveting, underrepresented voices to our stage for hilarious, heartbreaking, unexpected, and honest conversations that leave our listeners forever changed!

Support Live Wire today: shorturl.at/fjY39

11/28/2022

Less than THREE WEEKS until you can catch Danielle Ponder LIVE with us at Revolution Hall on December 15th! 🤩

Don't wait—snag your ticket to our stacked season finale now: https://www.livewireradio.org/events/20221215 🎟️

ps. email [email protected] for group discounts! ⚡️

11/26/2022

Author George Saunders explains how confusion is key to creative discovery on this week's brand new episode! ✍️📚️

Catch his full interview now: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/536 ⚡️

Head into your weekend with #1 New York Times best-selling author George Saunders and an unbelievable musical performanc...
11/25/2022

Head into your weekend with #1 New York Times best-selling author George Saunders and an unbelievable musical performance by the award-winning Samantha Crain on this week's BRAND NEW episode! 📚️🎸🎶

🎧️ Tune in now: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/536

To all the new and returning Members of our League of Extraordinary Listeners, it's time for us to say THANK YOU for sup...
11/23/2022

To all the new and returning Members of our League of Extraordinary Listeners, it's time for us to say THANK YOU for supporting Live Wire during our Fall Member Drive — and beyond!

We mean it when we say that LOEL Members are extraordinary! Your voices and donations keep Live Wire rocking and rolling each year, and we can't wait for what's next! ⚡️

11/22/2022

We have an AUDIENCE QUESTION for you:

What expertise would most people be surprised that you have? 🤯

Comment your answer below for a chance to be featured on air!

Are you interested in telling stories or working in radio? Do you want to develop a better understanding of the behind-t...
11/22/2022

Are you interested in telling stories or working in radio? Do you want to develop a better understanding of the behind-the-scenes work of podcasting and live show production? Do you want to be a part of interviewing famous authors, artists, and musical guests?

If so, an internship at Live Wire Radio might be just for you!

Paid internship positions are for eligible full-time college or graduate students. Applications are due Dec 1st, 2022.

⚡️ Learn more and apply now: https://www.livewireradio.org/jobs

Only ONE MORE CHANCE to catch Live Wire LIVE this year! 🤯Join us at Revolution Hall on December 15th for a night with hu...
11/21/2022

Only ONE MORE CHANCE to catch Live Wire LIVE this year! 🤯

Join us at Revolution Hall on December 15th for a night with humor writer and producer Sara Schaefer; comedian, actress, and author Laura Chinn; funny man, podcaster, and public radio regular Hari Kondabolu; and R&B vocal powerhouse Danielle Ponder to round out the evening!

🎟️ Snag season finale tickets: https://www.livewireradio.org/events/20221215

PS. We're offering 20% off tickets for groups of 10 or more! Email [email protected] for the details! ⚡️

11/19/2022

Catch Silvia Vasquez-Lavado on this week's episode of Live Wire as she chats about the awe-inspiring nature of what mountaineering means to her! 🏔️⭐️

Don't miss her full interview: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/535 ⚡️

11/18/2022

⚡AUDIENCE QUESTION #2 FOR THE WEEK:

What's your favorite holiday tradition? 🎄🦃

Drop your comment below for a chance to get your answer on the air!

11/18/2022

AUDIENCE QUESTION TIME:

What's the most impactful thing a teacher ever said to you? 🍎

Comment below and your answer might be featured on the air!

Another episode from us to you! ⭐️🧗‍♀️ Mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado discusses how she became the first openly gay w...
11/18/2022

Another episode from us to you! ⭐️

🧗‍♀️ Mountaineer Silvia Vasquez-Lavado discusses how she became the first openly gay woman to climb “The Seven Summits”

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

🎸 Patterson Hood, frontman of Drive-By Truckers, performs "Shake and Pine" from their album Welcome 2 Club XIII

Listen now: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/535

It's our LISTENERS who become MEMBERS that make it possible for us to round table, campfire, and hearth our way onto the...
11/17/2022

It's our LISTENERS who become MEMBERS that make it possible for us to round table, campfire, and hearth our way onto the radio each week!

Tomorrow is the LAST DAY to become a member of the League of Extraordinary Listeners and to get all the extra member-drive perks! 😎

Join now: https://www.livewireradio.org/membership ⚡️

And our League of Extraordinary Listeners is where Live Wire goes when it comes to making sure that we can keep telling ...
11/15/2022

And our League of Extraordinary Listeners is where Live Wire goes when it comes to making sure that we can keep telling stories that excite, surprise, and delight our community both on the air and in front of a live audience!

⚡️Become a LOEL member today: https://www.livewireradio.org/membership

11/14/2022

Take it from Luke and Elena: Live Wire Membership just feels so dang GOOD. ⚡️

Join NOW and snag a few extra perks to pair with the overall sensational feeling of supporting your very favorite independent radio show: https://www.livewireradio.org/membership

11/13/2022

Writer Casey Parks unpacks attending an Easter church service after her mom found out she was gay on this week's brand new episode! ⚡️

Trust us, you're gonna wanna tune in to her full interview: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/534 🤩

We're HALFWAY through our Member Drive, and we couldn't get HALF as many stellar guests (peep the fantastic John Craigie...
11/12/2022

We're HALFWAY through our Member Drive, and we couldn't get HALF as many stellar guests (peep the fantastic John Craigie 👀) if it wasn't for your help!

Your monthly donation not only ensures the quality of YOUR Live Wire experience, but also of our GUESTS!

Join now for as little as $5/month: https://www.livewireradio.org/membership ⚡️

11/11/2022

Live Wire Listeners! It's AUDIENCE QUESTION TIME:

What expertise would most people be surprised that you have? 🤯

Comment below for a chance to get your answer featured on air!

ALL NEW AND JUST FOR YOU. ⚡️Washington Post reporter Casey Parks unpacks her stellar new book "Diary of a Misfit," and s...
11/11/2022

ALL NEW AND JUST FOR YOU. ⚡️

Washington Post reporter Casey Parks unpacks her stellar new book "Diary of a Misfit," and singer-songwriter Thunderstorm Artis explains how his music went from The Voice to Grey's Anatomy before an unforgettable performance! 📚️🎶

🎧️ Tune in now: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/534

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11/10/2022

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Live Wire Radio returns to the Hult Center on February 17 at 8 pm for a special live recording of its wildly popular public radio show! The full guest lineup will be announced soon. Learn more at hultcenter.org/live-wire

Now, you know. We're a member-supported radio show, and we need YOU. But it's more than that. It's more than a NEED. It'...
11/09/2022

Now, you know. We're a member-supported radio show, and we need YOU. But it's more than that. It's more than a NEED. It's a WANT.

We want you to LOVE being part of the League of Extraordinary Listeners, so we make sure that becoming an LOEL Member (especially during our Member Drive) means perks, perks, and MORE PERKS.

Join for the perks: https://www.livewireradio.org/membership ⚡️

We all deserve some Best News this week! Catch Luke and Elena as they discuss dazzling and debunked details, Dolly Parto...
11/09/2022

We all deserve some Best News this week! Catch Luke and Elena as they discuss dazzling and debunked details, Dolly Parton, and so much more! ⚡️🍗

🎧️ Tune in now: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/bestnews32

You support us and we support you with GIVEAWAYS. ⚡️We want YOU (plus a friend or a sweetheart or another live wire supe...
11/08/2022

You support us and we support you with GIVEAWAYS. ⚡️

We want YOU (plus a friend or a sweetheart or another live wire super fan) FRONT ROW for our season finale at Revolution Hall on December 15th! Join our League of Extraordinary Listeners before tomorrow (Wednesday 11/9) at noon PST to be entered to win! 😎

Become a member: https://www.livewireradio.org/membership

Winners will be contacted by Monday 11/14.

It’s YOUR turn to take the Live Wire wheel for our Fall Member Drive! 🚘️⚡️As a member-supported (cough cough) independen...
11/07/2022

It’s YOUR turn to take the Live Wire wheel for our Fall Member Drive! 🚘️⚡️

As a member-supported (cough cough) independent radio show, Live Wire stops being, well, ALIVE without you. Our League of Extraordinary Listeners keeps us on the air, in the theaters, and sharing all the sweet, sweet voices of our unbelievable guests.

It’s so easy to say yes to being extraordinary. Be one of our 50 new LOEL members now: https://www.livewireradio.org/membership

11/05/2022

Nothing SOUNDS quite as nice as Kaveh Akbar discussing the poetic sensibilities of bells! 🔔⭐️

Catch his full (and fantastic) interview on this week's episode: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/533

We know you listen. We know you laugh. We know our Fall Member Drive kicks off right now, but did YOU know that you (yes...
11/04/2022

We know you listen. We know you laugh. We know our Fall Member Drive kicks off right now, but did YOU know that you (yes, YOU) should be one of our 50 new members to the League of Extraordinary Listeners? ⚡️

LOEL membership is perk-filled, affordable, and keeps Live Wire around. It’s like a subscription but oh-so-much-more meaningful. It’s extraordinary, actually.

Join now: https://www.livewireradio.org/membership

Enjoy your weekend with an episode of Live Wire!✍️ Poet Kaveh Akbar explains how learning Farsi as his first language sh...
11/04/2022

Enjoy your weekend with an episode of Live Wire!

✍️ Poet Kaveh Akbar explains how learning Farsi as his first language shaped his poetics

📚️ Writer Danielle Henderson (Feminist Ryan Gosling) unpacks her memoir The Ugly Cry

🎸 Indie rock band Deep Sea Diver performs "Impossible Weight," the title track off their newest album!

Tune in now: https://www.livewireradio.org/episodes/533

Hey, Cool Bosses! Looking to treat your team to a fun outing this holiday season?! 😎🎉Well, look no further than Live Wir...
11/01/2022

Hey, Cool Bosses! Looking to treat your team to a fun outing this holiday season?! 😎🎉

Well, look no further than Live Wire's season finale at Revolution Hall on Dec 15th! Grab a pre-show drink or appetizer at Show Bar, or meet in the bar for a cocktail afterwards. Live Wire offers discounts for groups of 10 or more!

⚡️ Inquiries? Email [email protected] for the details!

Hey, Cool Bosses! Looking to treat your team to a fun outing this holiday season?! 😎🎉Well, look no further than Live Wir...
11/01/2022

Hey, Cool Bosses! Looking to treat your team to a fun outing this holiday season?! 😎🎉

Well, look no further than Live Wire's season finale at Revolution Hall on Dec 15th! Grab a pre-show drink or appetizer at Show Bar, or meet in the bar for a cocktail afterwards. Live Wire offers discounts for groups of 10 or more!

⚡️ Inquiries? Email [email protected] for the details!

10/31/2022

We're fondly remembering the incredible Patrick Haggerty who was the frontman of Lavender Country, the first openly gay country band in America. His music, humor, and activism will be dearly missed by everyone.

Here is Haggerty's wonderful protest song "Clara Fraser" which he performed on Live Wire a few years back.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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
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It’s the first 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
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Love is Key
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One hour left until our final 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 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.
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Watching Elena Passarello on Jeopardy! With Ken Jennings and Edward W. Loveridge
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