Spinning Around Portland

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March 27, 2015

WPR Exclusive with Brett Bigham

Oregon’s 2014 Teacher of the Year Brett Bigham has been placed on paid administrative leave, his district confirmed Friday afternoon. 

The move follows Bigham’s filing of multiple complaints against the Multnomah Education Service District, though the district would not elaborate on why Bigham has been removed from the classroom.


March 20, 2015

March 6, 2015

This week’s ‘Spinning Around Portland’ includes important news from the Supreme Court and a walk with Patsy Cline…


Feb 20, 2015

Jerilyn takes us back to the days of the Alternative Connection plus we talk about the plight of Black PLAFG in Portland.


Feb 13, 2015

Dan & Jerilyn visit with Susan Hall & her friend Kem, from Seattle. Music, chat, community info & more.


Feb 6, 2015

Dan & Jerilyn visit with Stacey Rice, Development Coordinator at Portland’s LGBTQ Community Center.


Jan 30, 2015

Dan Johson & special guest Gary Byrne chat & play some tunes.

Jan 16, 2015

Richard Blanco’s “Until We Could” & much more.   ..Dan Johnson

Jan 9, 2015

We feature Ty Herndon and Billy Gillman, Two Country Music artists that recently came out as being Gay.

Jan 2, 2015

Dec 19, 2014

Emily Newberry returns for her second visit reading some new poetry and we discuss her work as an activist. Plus much more

Dec 12, 2014

Today’s guest was Cheryl Weillor, active in the LGBT Community for years; incluiding NWGA, Sage Metro Portland and much more.

Dec 5, 2014

This episode of Spinning Around Portland includes two new segments. The first segment is “Ask Ms. Magnificent” where Jerilyn explains how to make Borscht. The second segment is taken from a recent article in the Advocate highlighting their top 25 elders from the LGBT community. Armistead Maupen was the first of the 25 selected. We also played a cool selection of music too. John Lovett was our board op in training today.

Nov 21, 2014

Don Horn from Triangle Productions. We talked about upcoming shows and history of Gay theater in Portland.

Nov 14, 2014

Oct 31, 2014

Vaune Albanese – Executive Director of Friendly House

Vaune has been on the Friendly House staff since June of 1982. She was the founding director of Friendly Chaps (now known as Friendly House After School Program) and has had the opportunity to work with homeless families, elders and children of all ages in her years at Friendly House. In 2005 she was hired to be Friendly House’s 11th executive director, a position she resisted until her son was raised and she felt competent to meet its challenges. She can’t retire until Friendly House has a $1,000,000 Endowment Fund and hopes you will help her get there!

Oct 24, 2014

Today’s guest on SAP was Ani Haines, Director of Volunteers at KBOO-FM, and new WPR volunteer Sam joined us for the hour. Our topic this week was 10 things to do and not do when your kid reveals that he or she is gay. Our music this week was from Well Strung and Queen Latifa.

Next week our guest will be Vaune Albanes, Executive Director of Friendly House. Vaune is an out and proud member of the LGBT Community. We’ll discuss a little from her life as well as exciting plans at FH for 2015.

Oct 17, 2014

We return to the poetry corner with works from CP Cafavy a rather profound poet from the late 19th Century and early 29th Century. Cafavy liked to write about same sex relationships with gusto and pride. In addition we’ve got an eclectic selection of music. Jerrilyn and I also talk about the “S” word.

Oct 10, 2014

Jenn Burleton – Executive Director of TransActive Gender Center

Based in Portland, Oregon, TransActive Gender Center provides counseling, education, advocacy, support and research services on a nationwide basis to gender nonconforming and transgender children, youth and their families.

Oct 3, 2014

This week’s episode is a mellow jazzy show with tracks from Miles Davis and Spyro Gyro and more. In addition there is a new thing started this week called ‘The Poetry Corner’ I read a poem from a book written by Lesbian writer Minnie Platt + Jerilyn and I hash out the new line-up on television for this season.

Sept 26, 2014

My guest is Joy Church from Friendly House. Joy is chair-person for this years Sage Gay & Gray ‘Expo 2014. Expo is coming up October 11th at Friendly House.

Sept 25, 2014

My guest is Paula Nielsen also known as Sister Paula. Paula is the author of “Trans-Evangilist …The Life and Times of a Transgender Pentecostal Preacher” We discuss her book and her life in the ‘drag’ community.

 Sept 19, 2014

Suzanne Deakins, publisher, author and poet. Suzanne reads from one of her books “Double Chocolate” and we discuss the writing process as well as where we draw inspiration from.

Sept 12, 2014 

Linda Ross Swanson is an author, speaker, workshop presenter and grief counselor. She calls herself the Wisdom Weaver. Swanson has recorded letters from former homeless addicts and some of their advocates in Wisdom Under the Bridge: The Prophets from Skid Row.

Sept 5, 2014 

Our thoughts on some of the best reasons to live in Portland.

 August 29, 2014 

10 Ways to overcome loneliness.  Focus on HIV

June 18, 2014Dan is joined in studio by Poet, Writer & Transgender Activist Emily P. Newberry. The two start off mini-poetry slam style and then transition into an enlightening interview. 

May 21, 2014 – Dan Johnson interviews local author “Eldot” , author of the five part series Julian’s Private Scrapbook.