Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments:
Assault on Gaza: Jan Haaken speaks with Mohammed Nabil, Palestinian rights activist, who hails from Kahn Younis in the south of Gaza. Mohammed speaks of the anguish of those who have loved ones in Gaza, the difficulties of knowing what is happening on the ground, the sometimes desperate and always resourceful efforts of Gazans to survive, and the inadequate and hypocritical response from the international community despite repeated declarations endorsed by the United Nations of the Palestinian right to thrive in peace and freedom. Mohammed holds BAs in School Counseling and Psychology and Middle Eastern Studies, along with an MS in Critical Theory and Creative Research.
The Collected Regrets of Clover: “The first time I watched someone die, I was five.” So begins the enchanting story of Clover, a death doula. It may seem like a grim tale, but in fact it is full of tenderness and wisdom. The collected regrets are not Clover's, but the regrets of all those she has shepherded through the process of dying. Book Mole Larry reviews the novel The Collected Regrets of Clover by Mikki Brammer.
The Woman at the Center: In their discussion of “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Jan Haaken and Cynthia Coleman take up the character of the Osage woman Mollie Burkhart at the center of the story. How much does the film conform to standard tropes in depicting Mollie as a woman, abused wife, and indigenous person, and how much does the story depart from those common clichés? Coleman is Professor Emerita of Communications at Portland State University and an enrolled member of the Osage (Wahzhazhe) Nation.