Celebrate Columbus Day with the UBU HOUR's loving tribute of this great explorer, the radio drama BIG MAN LITTLE WORLD. This stirring historical radio drama recounts Christopher Columbus's "discovery" of some islands off of Asia, which he knew could become the fabled Western route to the Far East, leaving China and India ready to be plundered for the crown of Spain. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon 16:10 minutes (22.2 MB)
Turn on Cable News for Presidential election coverage and what do you get: ALL TRUMP ALL THE TIME. Here's a short funny radio peice that makes fun of politicians and the media that so inadaquately covers them. 7:10 minutes (9.84 MB)
A PLAGUE OF WORDS - A bizarre disease is transmitted through language in this futuristic surreal radio play. A doctor, a general, a scientist and a priest vie for public support for their own solutions.. meanwhile an Oracle utters cryptic messages that might be a clue or might be the cause of what's killing the world.. Written and produced by Rolf Semprebon 20:47 minutes (28.54 MB)
Bill Resnick hosts this show. It features up-to-date versions of old labor songs by Joe Uehlein and the U-Liners, which you can hear by listening to the whole show (use the play button below). Joe is also the first guest on the show, and he'll be singing and speaking about the labor movement and climate change at the AFL-CIO Hall on Saturday at 6:30. 3645 SE 32d Avenue in Portland.
To hear the whole show, use the play button. To hear individual segments, follow these links:
53:20 minutes (36.62 MB)
Larry Bowlden reviews John Williams’ novel, Stoner, a beautifully written novel about the very ordinary life of a midwestern college professor told in prose as simple and flat as the life of the lead character. Widely praised when first published in 1965, and still worth reading, Larry finds it limited by its male perspective.
More of Larry's reviews are here.
6:09 minutes (4.23 MB)
Frann Michel remembers the work of filmmaker, free-speech advocate,
and sex-positive feminist Candida Royalle. Best known as the
pioneering founder of Femme Productions, the first successful
production company for feminist and couples-oriented erotic films,
Royalle should be remembered not only for her contributions to the
representation and enhancement of female sexual pleasure, but also for
her position in community and solidarity with other feminist sex
workers and activists.
7:34 minutes (5.19 MB)
On The Left and the Law:
Richard Glossip was scheduled to be put to death on October 3rd in Oklahoma but his execution was stayed because the state got the wrong cocktail of drugs to kill him. Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk about the importance of this case, including evidence that Richard Glossip was actually innocent, and political challenges to the medicalizing of the death penalty.
Joe Uehlein talks with Bill Resnick about building a labor-environmental movement to curb global warming and save the planet.Uehlein's musicis featured in the full length version of this episode of the Old Mole.
Regulators from two state agencies have fined an aerial spraying company a total of almost ten thousand dollars.
Applebee Aviation has been fined by the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration eighty eight hundred dollars and the state Department of Agriculture fined the company eleven hundred dollars.
Both agencies are requiring the Portland-area company to correct the violations through new procedures and training.
For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Darryl Ivy, the employee with Applebee Aviation who first blew the whistle on the dangerous and unsafe practices by the company.
19:41 minutes (18.02 MB)