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227 – Eric Morago, Daniel McGinn, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Peggy Dobreer with Mike Gravagno

Creative + Cultural

Release Date: 08/30/2018

252 - Kira Lise show art 252 - Kira Lise

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Today the Creative + Cultural Podcast connects with Kira Lise. This episode was recorded live on October 24 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA.

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251 - David Fuñe with Chef Daniella Malfitano show art 251 - David Fuñe with Chef Daniella Malfitano

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Today the Creative + Cultural Podcast connects with David Fuñe. This episode was recorded live on October 24 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA.

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250 - Dr. Kristine Dennehy and Dr. Ester E. Hernàndez show art 250 - Dr. Kristine Dennehy and Dr. Ester E. Hernàndez

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Today the Creative + Cultural Podcast connects with Dr. Kristine Dennehy and Dr. Ester E. Hernàndez. This episode was recorded live on October 24 at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA.

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249 - Harlis Sweetwater  show art 249 - Harlis Sweetwater

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Today the Creative + Cultural Podcast connects with Harlis Sweetwater. This episode was recorded live on October 6 at the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim, CA.

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248 - Chef Shachi Mehra with Chef Daniella Malfitano show art 248 - Chef Shachi Mehra with Chef Daniella Malfitano

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Today the Creative + Cultural Podcast connects with Chef Shachi Mehra. This episode was recorded live on October 6 at the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim, CA.

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247 - Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa and Patti Hirahara show art 247 - Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa and Patti Hirahara

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Today the Creative + Cultural Podcast connects with Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa and Patti Hirahara. This episode was recorded live on October 6 at the Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center in Anaheim, CA. This project was made possible with support from Chapman University, The California Civil Liberties Public Education Program, a state-funded grant project of the California State Library and from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit chapman.edu, library.ca.gov and calhum.org. 

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246 - Grace Talusan with Trevor Allred show art 246 - Grace Talusan with Trevor Allred

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Today the Creative + Cultural Podcast connects with Grace Talusan in collaboration with UCI and the Illuminations initiative. Grace Talusan was born in the Philippines and raised in New England. A graduate of Tufts University and the MFA Program in Writing at UC Irvine, she is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Talusan teaches the Essay Incubator at GrubStreet and at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts. She is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University. The...

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245 - Jennifer Charlene, Briana King, Hilary Shanks and Victoria Taylor with Robert Brink show art 245 - Jennifer Charlene, Briana King, Hilary Shanks and Victoria Taylor with Robert Brink

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A special live podcast featuring four of skateboarding’s brightest trailblazers: Jennifer Charlene, Briana King, Hilary Shanks and Victoria Taylor—four young women who are the essence of skateboarding’s DIY ethos, redefining what it means to be a skateboarder, and changing the landscape for future generations of women in skateboarding. Moderated by Robert Brink. This episode was recorded live on February 16 at the 1888 Center located in the Historic District of Old Towne Orange, CA. While growing up in Southern California, Jennifer Charlene trained in ballet & modern dance. In middle...

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244 - Sam Mihara show art 244 - Sam Mihara

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Sam Mihara is a second-generation Japanese American (Nisei) born and raised in San Francisco. When World War II broke out, the United States government forced Sam, age 9, and his family to move to the Heart Mountain, Wyoming camp. After the war ended, the family returned home to San Francisco. Sam attended UC Berkeley undergraduate and UCLA graduate schools, where he earned engineering degrees. He became a rocket scientist and joined the Boeing Company where he became an executive on space programs. Following retirement, Sam changed careers and is now a regular visiting lecturer at the...

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243 - Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa and Patti Hirahara show art 243 - Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa and Patti Hirahara

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Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa is an Associate Professor of Sociology. Her research interests focus on issues of representation in film, mass media, art, performance, and cultural display. She is a founding member of the curatorial collective Ethnographic Terminalia. Her dissertation Visualizing Japanese-America: the Japanese American National Museum and the Construction of Identity examined the role of the Japanese American National Museum in the construction and dissemination of a Japanese-American identity. She is currently president of the Society for Visual...

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  A very special ALL Moon Tide Press edition of  Writers’ Block Live with Eric Morago, Daniel McGinn, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Peggy Dobreer. Friend of YourPopFilter and two-time Writers’ Block guest Eric Morago is the publisher at Moon Tide Press, and in the spring of 2018 the press published three amazing books of poetry: Daniel McGinn’s The Moon, My Lover, My Mother, & The Dog, Alexis Rhone Fancher’s Junkie Wife, and Peggy Dobreer’s Drop and DazzleDaniel, Alexis, and Peggy read from their respective collections and discussed the power of pop songs, the allure of erotica, why movement matters, and so much more! Daniel McGinn is the author of The Moon, My Lover, My Mother & The Dog (Moon Tide Press, 2018) and 1000 Black Umbrellas (Write Bloody, 2011) He’s a native of Southern California who’s led workshops at Half Off Books, The Orange County Rescue Mission, charter schools and poetry venues. Daniel received his MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has been married to the poet and painter, Lori McGinn, for 41 years. Alexis Rhone Fancher is a compulsive writer of erotica, an irreverent photographer, and a lover of all things “bent.” She is the author of How I Lost My Virginity To Michael Cohen and other heart stab poems, (2014), State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, (2015), Enter Here (2017) and Junkie Wife (2018), the story of her first, disastrous marriage, published by Moon Tide Press. Alexis is published journals all over the place, and  since 2013 she has been nominated for 15 Pushcart Prizes, 1 Best Short Fiction Award, and 4 Best of the Net awards. Alexis is also poetry editor of Cultural Weekly. Peggy Dobreer is the 2017 winner of the Downey Symphony Orchestra Poetry Matters Prize. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies and she is author of In the Lake of Your Bones and Drop and Dazzle . A former dancer and movement artist, Peggy teaches E=Mc2Bodied Poetry Workshops in a variety of retreat and literary settings. She was a program director at AROHO2015 A Room of Her Own Foundation, and continues to curate poetry arts events throughout Los Angeles. Learn more about Moon Tide Press, and pre-order the horror anthology Dark Ink here! Writers’ Block Live! is recorded at the 1888 Center in Orange, California.  
  1888 Center programs are recorded and archived as a free educational resource on our website or with your favorite podcast app including Apple and Spotify. Each interdisciplinary episode is designed to provide a unique platform for industry innovators to share stories about art, literature, music, history, science, or technology. Produced in partnership with Brew Sessions. Producer and Host: Mike Gravagno Producers: Jon-Barrett Ingels and Kevin Staniec Manager: Sarah Becker Guests: Eric Morago, Daniel McGinn, Alexis Rhone Fancher, and Peggy Dobreer Audio: Brew Sessions Live