OscarPeñaranda, Sharon M. Scott
Please join Martha Cinader and Tony Robles, for the Listen & Be Heard Radio Show on WPVM. Today in our first hour Tony speaks with reverence to his elder, poet, prose writer, historian, teacher, Oscar Peñaranda, author of the forthcoming mixed-genre book Follower of the Seasons, by Eastwind Books. The conversation is mixed up just a little bit with some spoken word from Tony, who will be reading from and signing his new book, Thriftstore Metamorphosis, by Redhawk Publications, on October 14 at The Buzz in Hendersonville, NC. And… some more spoken word from DJ Jeannie Hopper. In the second hour I speak with Sharon M. Scott author of Low Power FM for dummies, on Wiley, which has come out just in time for non-profit and tribal organizations to file for an FCC license during a one week window in November. And… a little story at the end to honor the inventor of radio. Please tune in on your radio in Asheville or your device at wpvmfm.org.
Oscar Peñaranda was born in Barugo, Leyte and left for Manila at the age of five and as he turned 12, left Manila for Vancouver, Canada and then at 17 moved on to San Francisco, California where he has more or less stayed for the last 55 years. His stories and poems and essays have been anthologized both nationally (in the U.S.) and internationally. In 1980, his play Followers of the Seasons was performed by the Asian American Theater Company in San Francisco. He is the author of Full Deck, Jokers Playing, a collection of poems (T’boli Press, San Francisco, 2004) and Seasons by the Bay (T’boli, 2004), a novel in stories. Seasons by the Bay won the best fiction for 2004 for the Global Filipino Literary Award, an organization based in Singapore, Paris, and Washington, D.C. It also won an award for best fiction for PAWA (Philippine American Writers and Artists) for 2005 and Full Deck won the Poetry category. He has been an educator for 40 years and has taught In Universities and Colleges for 15 years, in Middle School for 10 years and High School for 15 years. He has taught, influenced, and inspired several generations of Filipinos, Filipino Americans, as well as non-Filipinos, students, educators, and the general public.
Sharon M. Scott
Sharon M. Scott is the Co-Founder and General Manager of ART FM / WXOX 97.1 FM Louisville, a noncommercial radio station committed to providing access to the airwaves for creative and experimental use. Scott’s radio-advocacy has been covered by sources such as The New York Times, The Hill, and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
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