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Caption: Comedian Ron Funches, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
Image by: Jennie Baker for Live Wire! 
Comedian Ron Funches 

Live Wire! Radio - Episode 178 Encore

From: Live Wire! Radio
Series: Live Wire! Radio
Length: 59:00

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RON FUNCHES - Portland Comedian. JAMES CURLEIGH - President and CEO of KEEN Footwear. THOMAS LAUDERDALE & KATHLEEN SADAAT - Pink Martini pianist and bandleader performs with this wonderful long time activist and writer.

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RON FUNCHES -A man who is simply following his own trail.  Ron Funches has spent the last several years devastating audiences with his sharp wit and lovable demeanor. Ron's child like attitude and easy going nature hide a man who is clearly wise beyond his years. Blending tales of his struggles into adulthood with his views on everything from politics to produce, Ron is truly a unique talent who sets himself apart as a comedian to watch for years to come.http://www.ronfunches.webs.com/

JAMES CURLEIGH - President and CEO of the Oregon based company KEEN.  In 2010 this company started making some of their products back in the U.S. This has been a fast-growing company since it's inception in 2003.  The outdoor shoes are distributed worldwide.  In this interview James talks about bringing the product back to the U.S. to be made. This man is intelligent and knows how to have fun - he plays a mean guitar and has the ladies swooning over his cover of the Rolling Stones. www.keenfootwear.com/ 

THOMAS LAUDERDALE - Pianist for the acclaimed musical group, Pink Martini, Lauderdale has been a long time political activist.  He performs beautifully on the piano while KATHLEEN SAADAT a long time activist for greater rights for the LGBT communtiy will make you smile with her sweet and slow voice.  Saadat’s goal is to “bring a unifying feminist perspective to all movements…for me, as a woman; it is all the same struggle.”http://wcb.ws.pdx.edu/p=203  http://pinkmartini.com/about/bio/

Along with your host, COURTENAY HAMEISTER and comedy by, FACES FOR RADIO THEATRE, poetry by SCOTT POOLE and music by houseband, RALPH HUNTLEY AND THE MUTTONCHOPS.

Piece Description

RON FUNCHES -A man who is simply following his own trail.  Ron Funches has spent the last several years devastating audiences with his sharp wit and lovable demeanor. Ron's child like attitude and easy going nature hide a man who is clearly wise beyond his years. Blending tales of his struggles into adulthood with his views on everything from politics to produce, Ron is truly a unique talent who sets himself apart as a comedian to watch for years to come.http://www.ronfunches.webs.com/

JAMES CURLEIGH - President and CEO of the Oregon based company KEEN.  In 2010 this company started making some of their products back in the U.S. This has been a fast-growing company since it's inception in 2003.  The outdoor shoes are distributed worldwide.  In this interview James talks about bringing the product back to the U.S. to be made. This man is intelligent and knows how to have fun - he plays a mean guitar and has the ladies swooning over his cover of the Rolling Stones. www.keenfootwear.com/ 

THOMAS LAUDERDALE - Pianist for the acclaimed musical group, Pink Martini, Lauderdale has been a long time political activist.  He performs beautifully on the piano while KATHLEEN SAADAT a long time activist for greater rights for the LGBT communtiy will make you smile with her sweet and slow voice.  Saadat’s goal is to “bring a unifying feminist perspective to all movements…for me, as a woman; it is all the same struggle.”http://wcb.ws.pdx.edu/p=203  http://pinkmartini.com/about/bio/

Along with your host, COURTENAY HAMEISTER and comedy by, FACES FOR RADIO THEATRE, poetry by SCOTT POOLE and music by houseband, RALPH HUNTLEY AND THE MUTTONCHOPS.

Timing and Cues

Timing and Cues
Total Length
59:00

Segment 1
0:00 - 18:33
Incue: (piano) "Good evening...."
Outcue: "We'll be right back"

Station ID Break
18:33 - 19:45

Segment 2
19:45 - 50:10
Incue: "Welcome back to Live Wire!"
Outcue: "We'll be right back"

60 Sec. Station ID
50:10 - 51:12

Segment 3
51:12 - 59:00
Incue: "And now, once again, Thomas Lauderdale...."
Outcue: "Live Wire Radio DOT ORG"

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www.livewireradio.org