Ed Rampell is appearing on the New York Pacifica station two weeks in a row, interviewed by Prairie Miller for WBAI’s “Arts Magazine.” In the first program, Ed and Prairie discuss this year’s Academy Awards and Ed’s recent appearance on an Air America radio program hosted by Roseanne, with co-guests Rosie O’Donnell and rightwing commentator James Hirsen, discussing Oscar politics.

In the second program, Ed and Prairie discuss the new association of progressive film critics and historians.

The programs will air March 11 and March 18 at 2:00 p.m., EST, on WBAI, 99.5 FM.

The broadcasts can also be heard live by logging on to: www.wbai.org. Then click where it says “Listen Live” on the upper right, and follow the instructions.

The programs will be archived for 2 weeks.

Ed Rampell is the author of “Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States” (DisInfo) and, with Luis Reyes, of “Made In Paradise, Hollywood’s Films of Hawaii and the South Seas” and “Pearl Harbor in the Movies” (Mutual Publishing). Rampell is a staff film critic for the Los Angeles Journal (www.losangelesjournal.com).

Prairie Miller is film reporter and production assistant on the Arts Magazine, producer for the WBAI Womens Collective, Arts News And Reviews editor and film contributor to the wbai.org website, and a former producer on Soundtrack, and Reel Women on Talk In The Morning. Prairie has written articles and poems here and internationally. She is also the recipient of the International Writers And Artists Association’s Excellence in Journalism Award for her coverage of Javier Corcuera’s film, Back Of The World (La Espalda Del Mundo). The Award is bestowed for “distinguished literary, intellectual, artistic and humanistic contributions.” Prairie has two published poetry collections, including Arguments With America (Pemmican Press), and Legends (John Brown Press).

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Happy listening!