Arts and Letters

Writer’s World: An interview with Angela Ewing Regarding Her Novel, “The Gunpowder Conspiracy”

In this edition of Writer’s World, Dan Gray interviews Angela Ewing, author of The Gunpowder Conspiracy, a mystery and historical romance, based on a true event in British history – the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Angela tells how she became a writer and what inspired her to write this book when she discovered that few Americans have ever heard about the November 5th celebration in the U.K. every year. Angela has included a ghost or two in her book because she believes that spirits still linger on earth if they have unfinished business.

The Gunpowder Conspiracy by A.E. Ewing is available in book stores around Oregon.

Host: Dan Gray; Producer: Dan Gray; Recording Tech: Sonia Gray; Sound Editors: Dan Gray


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Music licensed from zapsplat.com.

Story Time: The Lion and Albert

Mr. & Mrs. Ramsbottom visit the Zoo. There are Lions and Tigers and Camels. Old ale and sandwiches too.

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to present The Lion and Albert, a short story read by Angela Ewing

Dear Listener,

“The Lion & Albert,” is a humorous monologue written in 1932 by Marriott Edgar and recorded for radio by Stanley Holloway. The second part, ‘Albert’s Return’ was written in 1933. Listening to this monologue, you will hear the emphasis is on the last word of each verse’s second line. It was intended to be read aloud with a Lancashire accent for the humor to be obvious.

Angela Ewing

Host: Angela Ewing; Producer: Angela Ewing; Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


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Intro and end music: Plumber’s Rag, by Jason Shaw, from audionautix.com, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Image from http://mypoeticside.com/poets/marriott-edgar-poems, in the public domain.

Powerful Poetry: Episode 2

Powerful PoetryWelcome back to Powerful Poetry! In this program, we explore poetry and prose with Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust and her students at the Brookings-Harbor High School. Dr. Foust is an accomplished poet, author, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and teacher of math, drama, and creative writing at the Brookings-Harbor High School. She is joined by here her students who conduct interviews and present poetry of their own creation, as well as the poems of published authors.

Time codes for your convenience:

00:31 through 03:03 – Students Breanna App and Josie Vital practice interviewing with Dr. Foust.
03:03 through 04:12 – Dr. Foust reads the poem Bride by Jeanne Marie Beaumont.
04:12 through 06:10 – Dr. Foust reads a poem by Thom Gunn entitled Hitch-Hiker, written for Jeffrey Dahmer.
06:10 through 09:10 – The students and Dr. Foust discuss The Day the Saucers Came by Neil Gaiman, Mr. Grinch by Dr. Seuss, and The Death of King Arthur whose author is anonymous. They further discuss The Werewolf by Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, as well as The Eve on Exodus by Samantha Woehl.
09:10 through 10:49 – Dr. Foust reads Scarecrow by Jennifer Clement.
10:49 through 11:21 – Musical intermission thanks to Derek Thomas Dew, also known as Touchless Remover.
11:21 through 12:46 – Jason Johnson reads a brief bio on Dr. Foust and the origin of the Monster Verse anthology.
12:46 through 15:50 – Dr. Foust reads Distorting Mirrors, Split Selves and the Origin of Monsters, the intro of Monster Verse.
15:50 through 17:20 – Dr. Foust reads The Man With a Hole in His Head by Rick Bursky.
17:20 through 18:38 – Student and poet Linda Horton reads Brother, Sister by Carsen West.
18:38 through 19:24 – Carmen Ryan reads The Visitor by Tess Taylor.
19:24 through 20:07 – Wesley Griffith reads My Son Throws Sticks in the River by Chris Davidson.
20:07 through 21:55 – Breanna App and Josie Vital interview student and poet Brooke Hodges on her experiences in the Creative Writing class of Brookings-Harbor High School, and how it has inspired her writing and her feelings about nature.
21:55 through 24:11 – Breanna App and Josie Vital ask student and poet Carmen Ryan about her writing history and her relationship with poetry.
24:11 through 33:13 – Student and poet Travis Chadwick reads his original poetic creations respectively titled The Monster Under Our Seas, Animals, Poisonous Years, and Us Militant Freakshows. He discusses his work with our two intrepid interviewers.

Host: Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust; Producer: Dane Tippman; Recording Tech: Dane Tippman; Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of Dr. Foust and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures included in this posting, and the names of students mentioned in the show itself, were provided to Curry Coast Community Radio by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians. In accordance with the “Releasing Student Directory Information” form, a letter of prior notification was sent to the home of record for the student at least 15 days prior to the release of this information, or a phone call was made in lieu of letter in certain situations.

Music is provided for this program by Derek Thomas Dew, who is known as Touchless Remover. Beginning and end sound is selected from Black Rookery, and our intermission music is Studious Portland. The Soundcloud for Touchless Remover is https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.


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Writer’s World: Lon Goddard reading “The Golden Arm”

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to present The Golden Arm, a short story written by Jim Grandjean and read by Lon Goddard …

Jim Grandjean has been a writer for many years and has short stories on Kindle Fire. When I asked him about his inspiration for writing the “Golden Arm,” he answered. “I like baseball, underdogs, and the fact that you can’t judge a book by its cover.” He added, “Sometimes as in my story, life gets in the way and we have to change the landscape of our dreams.” That does sum it up succinctly. It is a story with a message for all of us.

Lon Goddard

Lon Goddard

Not only is Lon Goddard well known in the music venues in Brookings, he was prominent in the publishing world of famous musicians in the U.K. many years ago. For me, as a writer and story teller, finding a voice to fit the genre of this poignant baseball story written by James Grandjean was very important. I chose Lon, because as an actor with the Pelican Players in Brookings, he immediately knew the personalities of the characters portrayed in the story.

I hope you will enjoy “The Golden Arm,” Written by James Grandjean and read by Lon Goddard for KCIW, Curry Coast Community Radio.

– Angela Ewing, Producer

Host: Angela Ewing; Producer: Angela Ewing; Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editors: Justin Only, Sonia Gray
Story used with permission of the author, Jim Grandjean, read by Lon Goddard.


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Intro and end music: Golden Fields and Wheat Fields, licensed from audioblocks.com; Take Me Out to the Ballgame, performed by Kevin MacLeod, from incomptec.com, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
The Golder Arm used with permission of the author, Jim Grandjean.

Powerful Poetry: Episode 1

Image Montage

Megan McCurdy top left, Josie Vital top center, Breanna App top right, and Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust bottom center

In this new program, Powerful Poetry, we will be exploring poetry and prose with Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust and students and alumni of the Brookings-Harbor High School.

Dr. Foust is an accomplished poet, author, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and teacher of Math, Drama, and Creative Writing at the Brookings-Harbor High School. We are proud to be joined by her students who will be conducting interviews and presenting poetry of their own creation as well as the poems of published authors.

Time codes for your convenience:

  • 00:31 through 17:00 – Students Breanna App and Josie Vital interview Dr. Foust and learn some of the history of Monster Verse.
  • 17:00 through 19:47 – Salmonberry Man, composed by Derek Dew.
  • 19:47 through 20:30 – Dr. Foust reads I Last Saw My Mother By Gary Young.
  • 20:30 through 22:23 – Dr. Foust reads Ghost House by Robert Frost.
  • 22:23 through 24:11 – Student Megan McCurdy reads her poem I Take My Bed.
  • 24:11 through 24:41 – Megan McCurdy reads My Name and the River.
  • 24:41 through 26:54 – Megan McCurdy reads A Question to a Tourist Stopped by a Sinkhole.
  • 26:54 through 29:13 – Josie Vital and Breanna App interview Megan McCurdy and discuss her poetry, Brookings-Harbor High School, and the topic of bullying.

Host: Dr. Michelle Mitchell-Foust; Producer: Dane Tippman; Sound Editor: Dane Tippman


Student participation in this school-approved learning and creativity project is by the express permission of the students and their parents or guardians, and is conducted with the guidance of Dr. Foust and the approval of Brookings-Harbor High School Principal Lisa Dion. Names and pictures included in this posting, and the names of students mentioned in the show itself, were provided to KCIW by the Brookings-Harbor School District with permission from the students and their parents or guardians in accordance with School Board Policy “JOB – Personally Identifiable Information” and the Brookings-Harbor High School form “Releasing Student Directory Information” signed by the parents or guardians. In accordance with the “Releasing Student Directory Information” form, a letter of prior notification was sent to the home of record for the student at least 15 days prior to the release of this information, or a phone call was made in lieu of letter in certain situations.

Music is provided for this program by Derek Thomas Dew who is known as Touchless Remover. Beginning and end music is selected from Black Rookery, and our intermission music is Salmonberry Man. The Soundcloud for Touchless Remover is https://soundcloud.com/touchlessremover.


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National Endowment for the Arts Presents: Mickey Rowe, Acting and Autism

Mickey Rowe

Mickey Rowe

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to bring you National Endowment for the Arts Presents, a series of programs covering everything about the arts. These programs are produced by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which generously granted KCIW permission for their use.

This program, Acting and Autism, is a special interview with Mickey Rowe, a young autistic professional actor, who is making his difference work on the stage. The interviewer is Josephine Reed.

Produced by the National Endowment for the Arts; Curry Coast Community Radio Series Producer: Connie Hunter


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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This program is used with permission of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photo from https://mickeyrowe.me/pictures.
Music Credits: Renewal composed and performed by Doug and Judy Smith


National Endowment for the Arts Presents: Wendy Oxenhorn, Jazz Master and Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to introduce the new series, National Endowment for the Arts Presents, covering everything about the arts. These programs are produced by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), which generously granted KCIW permission for their use.

Wendy OxenhornIn this first episode of National Endowment for the Arts Presents, NEA host Jo Reed talks with Wendy Oxenhorn, Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America and 2016 NEA Jazz Master.

Wendy Oxenhorn is a soft-spoken force of nature. Trained as a dancer, she turned a career-ending injury into a lifetime of helping other people.

In this interview Oxenhorn talks about her life, music, and the Jazz Foundation of America.

Produced by the National Endowment for the Arts; Curry Coast Community Radio Series Producer: Connie Hunter


The opinions expressed here are those of the individual participants. Curry Coast Community Radio takes no position on issues discussed in this program.


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This program is used with permission of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Music Credits: “The Bird Song,” composed and performed by Pharoah Sanders; “Little Red Rooster,” music and lyrics by Willie Dixon, performed by Sugar Blue; “Poor Wayfaring Stranger,” traditional, sung by Tana Jaro.


Story Time: Give Me Land, Lots O’ Land

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to present Give Me Land, Lots O’ Land, a short story by Angela Ewing

Dear Listener,

Jacksonville HillsideIt was just a dream to own some land to build our own home, away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. We soon found out there’s a lot more to owning a house in the country. A true story of a couple searching the wooded hills around Jacksonville, Oregon for the perfect spot to retire.

Angela Ewing

Host: Angela Ewing, Producer: Angela Ewing, Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


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Intro and end music: Mister Exposition by Kevin MacLeod, from incompetech.com, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Image is a hillside near Jacksonville, Oregon, from Google Street View.

Writer’s World: The Corner of the Woods

Angela Ewing Painting

Painting by Angela Ewing

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to present The Corner of the Woods, a short story written and read by Angela Ewing

There was no doubt in my mind I saw her in the woods on that crisp autumn day in the woods. And if Annie, my Golden Retriever companion could speak, she would corroborate my story. Or was it just my imagination? You, the listener, can decide.
– Angela Ewing

Host: Angela Ewing, Producer: Angela Ewing, Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


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Intro and end music: A Brighter Heart by Jason Shaw from from audionautix.com, Creative Common Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

Story Time: Hairbrained

Curry Coast Community Radio is pleased to present Hairbrained, a short story by Angela Ewing

Dear Listener,

Angela Ewing

Angela Ewing

I emigrated to America over fifty years ago, I was twenty two. I had been bleaching my hair since I was sixteen. I suppose the influence of glamorous Hollywood stars made an impact on me and most of my girl friends back home in England.

It was fashionable to be a platinum blonde. Bleaching swells the hair shaft and makes it appear thicker. I wore my hair swept back into a chignon. My mother predicted that one day my hair would fall out. I wasn’t to know until that fateful day at the salon in Manhattan, when I grew tired of straight hair and decided to have a permanent, that she would be right!

Not all of the story is totally true, but it is intended to be humorous. I hope you find it so.

Angela Ewing

Host: Angela Ewing, Producer: Angela Ewing, Recording Tech: Justin Only; Sound Editor: Justin Only


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Intro and end music: Plumber’s Rag, from audionautix.com, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.