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13:52 minutes Ian Anderson talks to Iris 11/05/09

The founder, front man, and leader of Jethro Tull is on a different kind of tour that comes to Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Friday, November 13th. Along with his own musicians, the Oregon Symphony will be playing with Ian as well. He talks about what it takes to do this kind of tour, about his website, the impact of travel on our environment, and his crusade to help the wild species of cats that are nearing extinction.

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11:27 minutes Dr. Maya Angelou talks to Iris Harrison, October 30, 2009

I'm still in awe after talking with Dr. Angelou. She's wise, warm, funny, and I'm absolutely blessed that I had this opportunity to chat with her about her book "Letter to my Daughter." The mother of only one child, a son, she writes this for all the women of the world. Also being a mother of only one son, I think it's a book that men will benefit from as well. I've read it. It's very truthful, and sometimes takes your breath away with how frank it really is. She's walked an incredible journey, and at age 81, she still laughs at life's little hardships that teach us about ourselves.

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9:41 minutes Jim Messina talks to Iris Harrison 10/23/09

Jimmy Messina talks about how he started in music, his days with Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and how being asked to produce Kenny Loggins solo album led to Loggins & Messina's successful recording career. He talks about the 2009 tour, and how they got back together after years apart in 2004.

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22:56 minutes Harvey Kubernik, author of "Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and Music of Laurel Canyon" talks to Iris

Harvey Kubernik is the real deal. He was born in L.A. and went to the same high school as Flea and Slash, though not at the same time. He has written the most amazing love story to a place within a place...Laurel Canyon within the madness that is Los Angeles...because of it's rich history in rock and roll. Out of that canyon came The Doors, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, the idea for Monterey Pop, and much more.

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26:39 minutes N.E.D. No Evidence of Disease. Doctors who ROCK! Iris talks to Dr. Will Winter, guitarist.

Six gynecologic oncology surgeons from across the U.S. formed a band with the name that represents the hope that these doctors has for every patient. That at the end of treatment, their disease will be gone. Created as a cover band for a specific event, they went on to write and record a CD, with liner notes that not only celebrates the fact that Music Heals...but with very helpful information about what every woman should know about gynecologic cancer.

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19:04 minutes Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Paul O'Neill talks to Iris

With the holidays on the way, we are all looking forward to the annual visit from Trans-Siberian Orchestra, but 2009 will be even bigger and better says Paul O'Neill. There's a new CD to look forward to as the highly anticipated "Night Castle" is released on October 27th. Paul takes time to chat with Iris about the new album, the band, the tour, and our favorite charity for Kidsgiving, the Community Transitional School.

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7:07 minutes "Comedy's Loveable Queen of Mean" Lisa Lampanelli, talks to Iris

Lisa's book "Chocolate, Please" is a tell-all, funny, real life tale from one of the funniest women on the planet. She's down to earth, and honest about what she's gone through in the past. Iris and Lisa chat about the book, her new Italian boyfriend, past mistakes, and Jethro Tull. That's actually funny if you've read the book.

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7:52 minutes Iris interviews Laura Morett from Salem on "Survivor:Samoa"

Oregon native, Laura Morett made it on this season of Survivor, starting 9/17/09, 8pm on CBS. She works at the Oregon State Capitol, which means she's familiar with politics, and she's a former fitness instructor who's able to keep up with anyone in a physical challenge. She hopes to "do Oregon proud" this season.

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22:25 minutes TSO's West Coast musical director, and lead guitarist, Al Pitrelli, talks to Iris
Iris and Al Pitrelli 2007

KGON fell in love with Trans Siberian Orchestra when they first started coming to Portland. It's the most amazing show! The lazers are like something you would see at a Pink Floyd show, unbelieveable pyrotechnics, things exploding, making it snow inside the Rose Garden Arena...PLUS it ROCKS! Al Pitrelli has quite a musical resume as well. He's worked with everyone from Michael Bolton to Megadeth, BOC, and Alice Cooper. Al talks about all of this and more with Iris prior to the 2008 TSO show.

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11:30 minutes Michael Gates Gill, author of "How Starbucks Saved My Life" talks to Iris

This is an amazing story of a man who had it all, lost it all, and gained amazing perspective. More than that really because it's a true "riches to rags to riches" story since his book is a best seller, and Tom Hanks has optioned the rights to the story which will be directed by none other than Portland's own Gus Van Zant! In these times of layoffs, downsizing, and a very crazy economy, Michael's story has a lesson for all of us. This interview was a true gift for me. Please enjoy the message and the journey!

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