OPB or BBC? Listener Confusion Likely To Deepen With Staff Shifts


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Oregon Public Broadcasting's VP for news, Morgan Holm, tells WWire that the network has found a replacement for political reporter Colin Fogarty, who left for a job with Pyramid Communications in January. Holm writes that "beginning the week of April 7, Kristian Foden-Vencil will move in to the Morning Edition host chair and April Baer [pictured above] will join the reporting staff. She'll be covering ...   More
 
Friday, March 28, 2008 COREY PEIN

Bill Clinton Packs Portland Events, Hillary Expected in Oregon Next Week


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A line of over 1,500 people formed outside Oregon Health & Science University's Old Library today to see Bill Clinton's speech “Solutions for the Economy.” And Hillary is not far behind. According to Clinton spokesman Isaac Baker, "Senator Clinton is expected to visit Oregon in the next week or so." Portlanders Andrea Warrick, 28, and Krista Gaeta, 36, got in line at 8 am to ensure ...   More
 
Monday, March 31, 2008 Lillian Hogan

Big Brother is Coming (And It Wants You!)


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OMIGOD. CBS-TV's most incredibly audacious reality show (and one of my guilty pleasures) is having a casting call in Portland. That's right. Casting for Big Brother 10 is under way and the powers that be are in search of some interesting house guests. According to the email I just received from its casting producer this season Big Bro is looking for all types of cast members. "We want ...   More
 
Friday, March 28, 2008 Byron Beck

WW Goes Tubular With Televised Endorsements


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For those of you wondering what the hell goes on when we bring candidates in to our august offices for endorsement interviews, wonder no more. Thanks to our friends at Portland Community Media, all our candidate interviews are scheduled to air over the next month covering contested area primaries for Congress, the state Legislature, City Council, Multnomah County, Metro. And they'll also televise ...   More
 
Friday, April 4, 2008 HANK STERN

New UPDATE: Pregnant Man To Spill His Guts to People and Oprah (now with video).


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Oprah is promoting the hell out of tomorrow's episode with Thomas Beatie.                  var so = new SWFObject("/images/tows/flash/towsdated_284x218.swf", "datedplayer", "284", "218", "8", "#ffffff"); so.addVariable("slate", "http://images.oprah.com/images/tows/200804/20080403/20080403_a_284x218.jpg"); ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Byron Beck

This is why I HATE this year's American Idol: Kristy Lee Cook could care less about impressing her Mama


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There are many reasons too hate this season's American Idol. Eventually I hope to discuss that. But, right now, I have one big gripe: Selma Oregon's Kristy Lee Cook. In a show jam-packed with way too many seasoned pros, who look to this show as their last chance at music superstardom, Kristy Lee Cook really takes the cake. It's sad, really. And nothing was sadder than what she said to ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Byron Beck

Why You Should Never Write About Your Friends: Lesson #212


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Before I turn in my Queer Window column, as a general rule I check EVERY name. It's just what you do in this line of work. So there's no excuse for me misspelling someone I consider "family." Cascade AIDS Project Executive Director Jean Ann Van Krevelen does not have a "e" on Ann. Oops. When I called her this morning to apologize for the error, all Jean Ann said was: "What's an "e" ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Byron Beck

UPDATED: The Road Leads Charlize Theron back to Oregon


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Looks like Charlize Theron has a thing for Oregon. Just in from the Oregon Film and Video Office confirming when The Road hits the Oregon road: The feature film production of “The Road” will be filming in the North Oregon Coast area during the month of May. A 2929 Production, “THE ROAD” is executive-produced by Todd Wagner, Rudd Simmons, Mark Cuban and Marc Butan. 2929 ...   More
 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 Byron Beck

She, Sho—What's The Difference? And What Is 'It'?


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What? Everybody's doing it. Today, The Oregonian picked up on a few Republican legislative candidates who'd copied from state Rep. Bruce Hanna's Voter Guide statements. Last week, we noted the mushrooming of Larry the Cable Guy-inspired campaign slogans and testimonials in Portland City Hall races. Plagiarism? Meh. Laziness? Sure. Statewide creative bankruptcy? Certainly. The most explicit of this ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 COREY PEIN

SCOOP: You Go, Girl! Beast Mistress Chosen as one of the Top Female Chefs Under the age of 35 by Bon Appetit


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[Photo by Alicia J. Rose] Second time's the charm. Naomi Pomeroy, chef/owner at Beast restaurant, exclusively told WW today that she's been chosen by Bon Appetit magazine as one of the top six female chefs in the country under 35-years-of-age. Pomeroy is slated to do a photo shoot next week in Los Angeles, she says, and the issue is slated to go to print in September. Pomeroy has been ...   More
 
Saturday, April 19, 2008 Deeda Schroeder

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