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The Creative Underground Web Radio Show

The Creative Underground is now on hiatus. There is currently no scheduled date for the show to return. If demand warrants, the show may return in the future.

The premise of the show was:

Explore and celebrate the creative spirit and the power of the imagination with science fiction author, musician and award-winning art director Paul M. Carhart every Wednesday from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. The Creative Underground features lively interviews with actors, animators, artists, authors, bands, creative thinkers, designers, musicians, photographers, poets and writers from The Springs area and beyond.

Topics included discussions of past, current and upcoming projects as well as the the creative process and inspirations. Shows that featured bands or musicians were heavilly laced with the artist's music.


Show History

November 10 , 2004
Funke-y Lady
Featured Guest: Author Teresa Funke discussed her novel, Remember Wake, The WRITE Series writer's videos that she's involved with and the creative process. Also, select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.teresafunke.com

November 3, 2004
Fifteen And Counting
Featured Guest: Our first phone guest, Margaret H. Bonham, "author of fifteen books" (including published fantasy and pet-related nonfiction) discussed her varied work and the creative process. Also, select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.shadowhelm.net

October 27, 2004
Return of the Sleepwalker

Featured Guest: Frank Dorchak, author of the metaphysical / mystery / adventure novel, "Sleepwalkers," returned for this Halloween-themed edition of The Creative Underground. Frank filled the night with "spooky stuff" and even read some of his chilling short work. Also, select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.fpdorchak.com

October 20, 2004
Another Visitation
Featured Guest: Award-winning romance author and Pikes Peak Romance Writers president, Angel Smits returned to discuss her brand new book (Memory Whispers) and her creative process. Also, The Springs Creative Calendar and select music.
More info: www.angelsmits.com & www.pprw.org

October 13, 2004
Angel's Vision
Featured Guest: Award-winning romance author and Pikes Peak Romance Writers president, Angel Smits discussed her brand new book (Memory Whispers) and her creative process. Also, The Springs Creative Calendar and select music.
More info: www.angelsmits.com & www.pprw.org

October 6, 2004
Anthology Time
Featured Guests: Beth Groundwater, Kevin Tracy, Sharon Mann, and Constance Gelvin; four of the authors of the anthology, Dry Spell: Tales of Thirst and Longing, the first publication from the RMFW Press. The book was meant to showcase members of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. Each author discussed their contribution to the book.
Features select music and The Springs Creative Calendar. More info: www.rmfw.org

September 29, 2004
E-Lovin'

Featured Guest: Romance e-book author Suzanne Marie Calvin discussed her work, alternative publishing and the creative process. Also, select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.suzannemariecalvin.com and ScheherazadeTales.com

September 22, 2004
Plunging The Mysterious Depths

Featured Guest: Underwater mystery author Kathy Brandt discussed her series of diving mystery novels (Swimming With The Dead and Dark Water Dive) and the creative process. Also, select music and The Springs Creative Calendar. More info: www.ksbrandt.com

September 15, 2004
Who's the Farrar of Them All?

Featured Guest: Blues/folk guitarist and singer, Gene Farrar performed live. Gene was accompanied by Steve Kurtz on acoustic bass. Also, discussion of his music and creative process. All music performed by Gene Farrar and Steve Kurtz. Also, The Springs Creative Calendar.

September 8, 2004
Mutti's War

Featured Guest: M.J. Brett discussed her award winning WWII novel. Features select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.

September 1, 2004
Mo Kauffey, Please?
Featured Guest: Roots/blues maestro, Mo' Kauffey, discussed his music, his creative process and performed select pieces live and unplugged! All music by Mo' Kauffey. Also, The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.mokauffey.com

August 25, 2004
Fox In The Coop
Featured Guest: Romance author Karen Fox was the first Creative Underground guest to broadcast from the station's new location in the front of the UCCS campus. She discussed her work and the creative process. Also, select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.karenafox.com

August 18, 2004
Words and Worlds Revisited

Rescheduled from August 4
Featured Guest: Poet and SF short tale spinner, Jonathan Christopher Martin, returned to The Creative Underground. Martin discussed his passion for poetic expression, what goes into his short fiction and the contents of his "Threkjshanelle" series of books, including his new upcoming collection.
Also select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: Threkjshanelle

August 11, 2004
Madam President

Featured Guest: Multi-genre (mystery, romance, time travel) author Laura Hayden (a.k.a. Laura Kenner) discussed her work, the local bookstore she co-owns and her involvement as the president of the Pikes Peak Writers, an organization that puts on monthly writing workshops as well as the acclaimed annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference at the Wyndham each spring. Also, select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.suspense.net/laura-hayden/
Author, Author! bookstore
Pikes Peak Writers Conference
Pikes Peak Writers

August 4, 2004
Preempted

July 28, 2004
Emotional Traps

Rescheduled from June 16
Featured Guest: Dr. Raymond J. Hill, clinical psychologist and former Catholic priest, discussed his book, Emotional Traps: How a little logic can change your life, a breezy but deliberate challenge to the modern emphasis on emotions over reason by someone who should know. Also select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.emotionaltraps.com

July 21, 2004
String Stretcher
Featured Guest: Guitar guru, Michael Reese discussed his music, creative process and his Guitarscapes series of CDs. All music by Michael Reese. Also, The Springs Creative Calendar. More info: www.michaelreesemusic.com

July 14, 2004
Sleepwalking

Featured Guest: Frank Dorchak, author of the metaphysical/mystery/adventure novel, "Sleepwalkers," discussed his book, the creative process and his unique take on life. He also gave away a copy of the novel to a worthy e-mail listener. Also, select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.fpdorchak.com

July 7, 2004
The Devil's Chessboard

Featured Guest: 2004 Pikes Peak Writers Conference Director, Charles Rush, discussed his Civil War novel, The Devil's Chessboard, the creative process and to what extent his life experience contributes to his work.
Also, select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.charlesrush.com

June 30, 2004
That Sinking Feeling

Featured Guest: Karuna Eberl, Producer and Director of a documentary film for PBS currently entitled The Guerrero Project for Wandering Dog Films. We found out what it takes to put together a documentary, uncover the story of a Spanish slave ship that sank in 1827 with 561 captive Africans on board and discover how one can become involved with this historic undertaking. The film's co-producer and editor, Bob Aubrey was also on deck. Also, select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
Pictures from the Guerrero Project shoot
More info: www.theguerreroproject.org
Update: The trailer for The Guerrero Project is now online. www.theguerreroproject.org

June 23, 2004
Tying the Celtic Knot

Featured Guest: Modern celtic group, Twinflame discussed their music, their creative process and upcoming performances. All music by Twinflame. Also, The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.sphericalsound.com/twinflame

June 16, 2004
Preempted


June 9, 2004
Attack of the Nocturnal Tomatoes

Featured Guest: Very busy local band, The Nocturnal Tomatoes, discussed their music, upcoming gigs and inspirations. All music by The Nocturnal Tomatoes.
Also The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.nocturnaltomatoes.com

June 2, 2004
A Spiral Outlook

Featured Guest: Dawn Smit-Miller, author of the alien SF novel, "Through Spiral Eyes," discussed her book, the creative process and upcoming projects.
Also select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: www.dawnsmit.com

May 26, 2004
Words and Worlds

The inaugural guest for The Creative Underground was poet and SF short tale spinner, Jonathan Christopher Martin. Martin discussed his passion for poetic expression, what goes into his short fiction and the contents of his "Threkjshanelle" series of books.
Also select music and The Springs Creative Calendar.
More info: Threkjshanelle

 

 

   
 


The Future of
The Creative Underground

In November 2004, the demands of new parenthood and the need to focus on other projects required The Creative Underground to go on indefinate hiatus.

Although UCCS has extended an invitation to bring the show back at some point, Paul and Lori expect any future incarnation of the show to sustain itself both creatively and financially.

To that end, before the show will return, alternate venues to produce, broadcast and distribute The Creative Underground will likely be explored to the fullest extent. If the show does someday return, this page will be the jumping off point. So check back for Creative Underground news.

If you'd like to see The Creative Underground return in some way, send us an e-mail.

 


   
 
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