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One night each week, skaters from all over the city transform the nearly 115-year-old Oaks Park Skating Rink into a world of jam skating, where all are welcome to learn how to get a beat! Painter Alex Chiu creates murals that lift up and draw attention to Portland's communities of color. And Vogue dancer and teacher Daniel Giron creates a welcoming space for people of color and LGBTQ dancers.

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Portland's Jam Skaters Dance On Wheels

Jam skating – also known as rhythm skating or rexing – is a style of roller skating that moves to a faster beat. It can even be a bit like breakdancing on wheels. 

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The Art Of Representation: Muralist Alex Chiu

Alex Chiu is a Portland-based cartoonist and muralist whose work has gradually evolved from doodles to meaningful art that he uses to lift up and draw attention to Portland's communities of color.

Entertainment | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

Daniel Giron Can Make You Vogue

Daniel Giron is teaching Portland to vogue and creating a more beautiful, inclusive city along the way.

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Abstract Energies (2106)

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Most Recent Broadcast: April 2, 2020

Circle of Life (2105)

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Most Recent Broadcast: January 30, 2020

Higher Ground (2104)

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Most Recent Broadcast: January 23, 2020

Piecing the Story Together (2103)

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Most Recent Broadcast: January 16, 2020

Point of Reference (2102)

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Most Recent Broadcast: January 9, 2020

Say it Loud (2101)

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Most Recent Broadcast: January 2, 2020


Program Funding Provided By:

The Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation Endowed Fund for Excellence

Robert D. and Marcia H. Randall Charitable Trust, Fund for Lifelong Learning


Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird

The Roundhouse Foundation

Additional Support Provided By:
Lee and Marcia Stevenson