Singer LaRhonda Steele and activist Karen Trusty collaborate on live performances and new CD that tells the story of the civil rights movement with songs and spoken word. 

Singer LaRhonda Steele and activist Karen Trusty collaborate on live performances and new CD that tells the story of the civil rights movement with songs and spoken word. 

LaRhonda Steele & Karen Trusty

 

  

  • Professional outdoor adventurer Colin O’Brady has a new book about his much-lauded solo trip across part of Antarctica in 2018. It’s called “The Impossible First.” Adventure and travel writer Aaron Teasdale covered the trip as it was happening for National Geographic Magazine. But now, Teasdale’s latest article in the magazine looks deeper into the claims made by O’Brady in promoting the project and the subsequent book. We talk with Teasdale about his reporting.

 

  

  • Portland singer LaRhonda Steele and longtime activist Karen Haberman Trusty have teamed up to tell the story of the civil rights movement in a unique way. They mix songs and spoken word in live performance and on a new CD called “Spirit Of Freedom.” But they say the project is more than just history — it’s meant to inform modern movements like Black Lives Matter. Their CD release party will be held Sunday afternoon at the Center for Spiritual Living where Steele serves as the director of music. 

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