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Sound Tasting With Host, Marti Mendenhall: Episode 1 – Dr. Ethan Sperry

Guest:

Dr. Ethan Sperry, Published Baker, Director of Choral Activities – Portland State University, Artistic Director/Conductor – Oregon Repertory Singers 

Looking for a delightful vegetarian alternative, or simply a delicious addition to your holiday dinner table?

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Ride delights crowd at Crystal

On tour to promote their new “Weather Diaries” release, British alt-rockers Ride played Portland’s Crystal Ballroom Saturday night.

As they took the stage, fans at the venue gave the band a hearty welcome. The band’s well-rounded setlist opened with “Lannoy … Continue Reading

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Talk Modern on Sounds of PDX

Emerging synth-pop duo Talk Modern recently joined me on air for an in-depth interview and surprise listen to the entirety of their forthcoming EP, XO. After connecting over social media, the band give me an early listen to the tracks

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Maxwell Cabana on Sounds of PDX

The first time I saw Maxwell Cabana live I knew I had to get the Portland trio on the show to ask them about their eclectic and captivating sound. I would describe the band’s sound as a combination of Jimi … Continue Reading

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Forecast: The Weather Machine Drops New Album

The intimate Doug Fir Lounge hosted Portland-based The Weather Machine on Saturday, August 12. The band’s singer, Slater Smith, had just returned from the Oregon coast. There, he wrote most of the bands to-be album. The album is a tribute … Continue Reading

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Crow and the Canyon at the Northwest String Summit

Horning’s Hideout welcomed their annual travelers for the 16th annual Northwest String Summit last weekend, July 13th-16th. Bluegrass faithful from across the country met to hear some of today’s most talented string instrumentalists.

The Summit’s … Continue Reading

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Three great indie artists you’ll love

In search of the latest and greatest in Indie music? Here are three great artists hailing from Australia, Serbia, and our own vibrant Portland, sure to please the palate of discerning music buffs.

Souvenir Driver

From Portland, Souvenir Driver’s moody, … Continue Reading

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Exceed Enterprises: Helping People With Disabilities

Exceed Enterprises is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing vocational and personal development services to people with disabilities in the Portland metropolitan area. The organization was founded in 1968, and offers a wide variety of rehabilitation services, personal services, and … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast: Making Your First Sale

making your first sale

Sales cycle, prospects, warm vs. cold leads…the world of selling can look overwhelming to someone new to the game. And for folks launching startups or planning to open a business, it can be the one area that appears hardest to

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Those Willows on Sounds of PDX

On this episode of Sounds of PDX I was joined by the Indie Folk band Those Willows. The group was kind enough to drop by the studio just a few days before taking off on tour. During the broadcast … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: Making Your First Sale

Sales cycle, prospects, warm vs. cold leads…the world of selling can look overwhelming to someone new to the game. And for folks launching startups or planning to open a business, it can be the one area that appears hardest to … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast: Marketing 101 for Startups

Marketing 101 for Startups

Ah, marketing…it makes the wheels of business go ’round and ’round. And yet it’s an aspect in business-building that many entrepreneurs (who are more interested in making than marketing) miss out on.

The internet is full of quipy and

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Biz503 Podcast Preview: Marketing 101 for Startups

Ah, marketing…it makes the wheels of business go ’round and ’round. And yet it’s an aspect in business-building that many entrepreneurs (who are more interested in making than marketing) miss out on.

And it shows when sales suffer, new … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast: How to Build a Business

how to build a business

So you want to launch a business.

First question to ask yourself: Are you sure you’re ready?

That’s not to say you’re not a fantastically savvy entrepreneur, or that there’s reason to assume your venture will crash and burn. But

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Biz503 Podcast Preview: How to Build a Business

So you want to launch a business.

First question to ask yourself: Are you sure you’re ready?

That’s not to say you’re not a fantastically savvy entrepreneur, or that there’s reason to assume your venture will crash and burn. But … Continue Reading

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Stereo RV on Sounds of PDX

Portland based duo Stereo RV joined me on a recent episode of the show to share their socially conscious, hook-driven music with our listeners. The band has been on the road this spring and summer to support their recently released … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast: Getting Your Invention to Market

Getting your invention to market

It’s the inventor’s dilemma – make the product yourself, or sell the idea?

There’s no easy right-or-wrong solution, and both methods can bring in cash. But it’s a decision best made early in the game, and requires an assessment of

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Mothertapes on Sounds of PDX

On a recent broadcast Jen Em and I welcomed Pete Bosack from Mothertapes to the program. Dynamic changes, sonic layers, and memorable melodies are just a few things you can expect to hear on the band’s self titled LP so … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast: How to Bootstrap Your Startup

Bootstrapping your startup

To bootstrap or to raise capital? That’s one of the many forks in the road entrepreneurs have to decide between.

Although seed capital is abundant these days, there are incentives to launch a business on your own dime. Bootstrappers have

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Biz503 Podcast Preview: Getting Your Invention to Market

It’s the inventor’s dilemma – make the product themselves, or sell the idea?

There’s no easy right-or-wrong solution, and both methods can make innovators cash. But it’s a decision best made early in the game, and requires an assessment of … Continue Reading