Chuck McConnell’s story turns the old joke about searching for lost keys under a streetlight - “because the light’s better there” - on its head. In his search for a lost sense of self, the “light” of a distant location helped him find what he was looking for. Chuck McConnell settled in Portland in 2010, after Peace Corps service and 40+ years of work in, and around, public broadcasting. Here, he mediates for Multnomah County Small Claims Court and the Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Mediation Program, and struggles to learn Bluegrass fiddle.
Urban Tellers, April 12, 2014
Chuck McConnell on stage at Hipbone Studios for live storytelling with Portland Story Theater
Hosted by Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard