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September 20, 2013

Arts in the Valley, September 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interview UC Merced Doctoral Candidate Michael Eissenger on the upcoming Merced Multicultural Center exhibit “Central Valley Threads.”

CENTRAL VALLEY THREADS,
“LIFE & ART IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY”
A GROUP EXHIBIT BY SCHOLARS FROM
UC MERCED AND UC DAVIS
SEPTEMBER 21ST – OCTOBER 4TH 2013
ARTISTS RECEPTION – SEPTEMBER 21ST 2013 | 6:30-9PM

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Featuring scholars from UC Merced and UC Davis, Central Valley Threads acknowledges both the unique and too often under represented study of arts in working class studies and the similarly underrepresented study of arts in the Central Valley by turning to a variety of working class cultures within the fields of fashion, food, music, and literature.

Featuring work by: Jan Goggins, Ray Winter, Susan Kaiser, Glenda Drew, Jesse Drew, and Melissa Chandon.

Sponsored by: UC Humanities Research Institute and UCM Center for the Humanities
http://www.artsmerced.org

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September 20, 2013

Arts in the Valley, September 2013, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interview poet Blas Falconer on his book Foundling Wheel which centers on the adoption of a gay couple’s first child, The Foundling Wheel employs apt imagery to create an emotional mosaic that explores the complicated bond between father and son.

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Blas Falconer is the author of The Foundling Wheel (Four Way Books, 2012); A Question of Gravity and Light (University of Arizona Press, 2007); and The Perfect Hour (Pleasure Boat Studio: A Literary Press, 2006). He is also a co-editor for The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity (University of Arizona Press, 2011) and Mentor & Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010).

He teaches at University of Southern California and in the low-residency MFA program at Murray State University.

Falconer’s awards include a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award from Poets & Writers, a Tennessee Individual Artist Grant, the New Delta Review Eyster Prize for Poetry, and the Barthelme Fellowship.

Born and raised in Virginia, Falconer earned an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland (1997) and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Houston (2002). He currently lives in Los Angeles, California with his family.
http://www.blasfalconer.com

September 18, 2013

Arts in the Valley, September 2014, 1480 KYOS AM, Merced, CA

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Arts in the Valley host Kim McMillon interviews Mrs. P performed by actor Kathy Kinney. Enjoy this full hour of wonderful storytelling. If you would like to learn more about Mrs. P, and her latest venture, the “Be a Famous Writer” National Writing Contest for Kids, visit her website MrsP.com.

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MrsP.com was created with the goal of giving kids the wonderful experience of having a trusted, skilled storyteller read them classics of literature. Rather than simply presenting an audiobook, Mrs. P recreates the look and feel of “story time,” a magical ritual many kids might not otherwise get to enjoy.

Mrs. P reads classic children’s stories that have proven their value through the test of time. The authors whose work is presented on MrsP.com are the finest writers who ever lived. To complement the storytelling experience, Mrs. P commissions both new and established artists to create original artwork for each story. The heart and soul of our content on MrsP.com will always be a gifted storyteller reading great stories enhanced with a few simple illustrations. Mrs. P prefers not to compete with big-budget Hollywood movies, elaborate video games and virtual worlds; she would like to help kids learn to use their imaginations. That is why she created the Be-a-Famous Writer Contest, which is now celebrating it’s 5th year!

Kathy Kinney, co-president and; co-creator of Mrs. P, was born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and achieved international fame playing Mimi Bobeck on “The Drew Carey Show” for nine years. (Kathy is the only member of the Mrs. P team who has had a doll manufactured in her image.) Before and after playing Mimi, Kathy has guest starred on television shows too numerous to mention. She has also appeared in many films including “This Boy’s Life” and “Stanley and Iris”. She is also co-author, along with her friend Cindy Ratzlaff, of the book, “Queen of Your Own Life – The Grownup Woman’s Guide To Claiming Happiness And Getting The Life You Deserve.”

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