Midnight Sunrise Radio, a show by artists, for artists, covering the Ins & Outs of the Alternative Community. Broadcast live 06.01.14 on KMHD2 Portland from the studios of Oregon Public Broadcasting on the campus of Mount Hood Community College. Streamed globally on www.KMHD2.org.
MSR #14 | "Art & Activism: Part II"
A live-call in show of special guests and listeners who are themselves artists engaged in social change.
Carlos Miller of Photography Is Not A Crime!
Ronnie Pontiac & Tamra Lucid of Lucid Nation, Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War, and Exile Nation: The Plastic People to talk about Riot Grrrl, Rape Culture, and Activist Film-making
Photography is Not a Crime aka PINAC was launched in 2007 after Miami multimedia journalist CARLOS MILLER was arrested for taking photos of five Miami police officers while working on an article for a local news site. Charged with nine misdemeanors, Miller created the blog to document his trial, thinking he would run it for a few months at the most. But as his trial was prolonged for longer than a year in a series of rejected plea deals, judicial resignations and prosecutorial scandals, the blog grew in popularity with readers from around the country sending him stories of photographers getting arrested, which he documented on the blog, revealing an epidemic crackdown against citizens with cameras. A year later, he was acquitted of all charges except resisting arrest, a conviction he had overturned on appeal by representing himself. He has been arrested a couple of more times since then, beating those charges as well, earning the nickname, the “Teflon Photographer” from the South Florida Daily Blog.
RONNIE PONTIAC is a founding member and primary guitarist of Lucid Nation, executive producer of the documentaries "Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War," "Exile Nation: The Plastic People," "The Phoenix Project,", and the award winning animated short Cohen on the Bridge. He associate produced The Gits documentary, and was art editor, then poet in residence for Newtopia Magazine in its former incarnation . He’s a published author of works on obscure topics such as ancient Greek religion and the history of alchemy. Follow him on Twitter @AmerMysteries.
TAMRA SPIVEY is a founding member and primary singer of Lucid Nation, executive producer of the documentaries "Viva Cuba Libre: Rap is War," "Exile Nation: The Plastic People," "The Phoenix Project,", and associate producer of The Gits documentary. She was art editor and west coast editor of Newtopia Magazine in its former incarnation, collaborating on in depth interviews with whistle blower Michael Ruppert, ACLU and record business honcho Danny Goldberg, and grassroots political strategist Larry Tramutola. Follow her on twitter @MongrelPatriot.
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