Hilo & Luling / The Martian Death March

Hilo / Death March

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Monday, 19 July 2021

12:00 Noon-1:00 PM PT
Initial broadcast and stream by KXRW FM, Vancouver, WA, and KXRY FM, Portland, OR
Subsequent broadcasts and streams by partner radio stations. See below.

Re-Imagined Radio presents The Willamette Radio Workshop performing two short radio dramas, Hiro & Liling, by Kristina Armetta, an orginal performance, and The Martian Death March, by Ernest Kinoy, an episode from X Minus One.

Hiro & Liling

Inspired by Japanese folklore, Hiro & Liling, an original love story by Kristina Armetta, unfolds as an old man teaches his grandchild the legend of an ancient rock formation. In Armetta’s simple, lyrical language the grandfather traces the relationship between a war-hardened Japanese General and a young Chinese girl orphaned by his troops. At once poignant and hopeful, potent and reflective, the piece represents some of the best work to come out of Willamette Radio Workshop’s 2004 Writers-on-the-Air Workshop, directed by Cynthia McGean.

Cast
Chris Porter
Laura Faye Smith
Janet Penner
Genevieve Winters
David Loftus
Atticus Welles Mowry
Sam A. Mowry

Credits
Written by Kristina Armetta
Original Music by Peter Armetta
Recorded by Robert Kowal
Produced and directed by Sam A. Mowry
The Writers-on-the-Air Workshop is directed by Cynthia McGean
Post Production by Martin John Gallagher and/or Marc Rose
Promotional Graphics by Holly Slocum
Social Media by Regina Carol Social Media and Photography

Listen
This performance was recorded for radio broadcast.

The Martian Death March

"The Martian Death March" is an original radio drama from one of our favorite writers and a true master of the genre, Ernest Kinoy. As an episode of X-Minus One this is the story of man’s inhumanity to Martians. A man who was a boy at the time tells the story of how, in 1997, the Martian spider-beings escape from the reservations and make their way to their home in the mountains led by an Earthman. Perhaps looking at this story through the prism of the future on another planet, we can see our own inhumanity here on Earth a little more clearly. "The Martian Death March" becomes an allegory of the westward expansion of the United States and the mistreatment of the Native Americans. Perhaps in this way we can finally learn the lesson we seem to be forgetting, or ignoring.

Cast
ANNOUNCER = Christopher Hart
NARRATOR = Sam A. Mowry
AL = Karyn O’Brien
MOM = Patt Blem
JOHN = Scott Jamieson
MARTIAN = Todd Tolces
MINER = David Ian
CAPTAIN = David Ian
SERGEANT = Christopher Hart

Credits
Sound Effects by Marc Rose
Engineer and Sound Effects by Martin John Gallagher
Foley by David Ian and Dino de AElfweald
Dramaturg by Cynthia McGean
Produced and directed by Sam A. Mowry
Post Production by Martin John Gallagher and/or Marc Rose
Promotional Graphics by Holly Slocum
Social Media by Regina Carol Social Media and Photography

Listen
This performance was recorded for radio broadcast.

Partner Radio Stations

KXRW FM, Vancouver, WA, 99.9 FM
KXRY FM, (aka XRAY), Portland, OR, 91.1 FM or 107.1 FM
KUIK AM, Portland, OR, 1360 AM
KMWV FM, Salem, OR, 98.3 FM
CKXU FM, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 88.3 FM

How To Listen
KXRW FM, Vancouver, WA
Tune radio to 99.9 FM
or, Point your browser to KXRW.FM, press either the "Listen" or "Live Stream-Listen" buttons at top of page

KXRY FM, (aka XRAY), Portland, OR
Tune Radio to 91.1 FM or 107.1 FM
or, Point your browser to KXRY.FM, press the large "Play" button at the top of the page.
Or, use the XRAY App, available through the Apple and Android stores.
Or, program Amazon's Alexa to play KXRY.

KUIK AM, Portland, OR
Tune radio to 1360 AM
or, Point your browser to KUIK Internet radio

KMWV FM, Salem, OR
Tune Radio to 98.3 FM
or, Point your browser to KMWV Internet radio

CKXU FM, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Tune radio to 88.3 FM
or, Point your browser to CKXU FM, press the "Play" button at the top of the page.

Background

Willamette Radio Workshop and Re-Imagined Radio have collaborated since 2013 when we presented Willamette Radio Workshop and their performance of The War of the Worlds as the first live performance of Re-Imagined Radio. They have performed several other times for Re-Imagined Radio but not in the past few years. It is great to welcome them back and listen to these two fine performances they prepared for this radio broadcast.

Press & Promotion

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