Activism

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Fuck 2016!

Airs at: Fri, 12/30/2016 at 12:00am - 3:00am
Here's to 2017 being all about "Fuck Yeah!" vs. the shit show of 2016 and all the:   "Oh Fuck!"   "Fuck No"   and "Fuck this"   momements.   We'll be celebrating the lives and works of many of the artists we've lost in 2016 and the healing po... Read more

Black Power at 50 in D.C.

Airs at: Thu, 12/29/2016 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Flashpoints
  Part 4 of our series, Black Power: 50 Years in DC, Nineteen Sixty-Six to Two Thousand Sixteen, marking the half century anniversary of the call for Black Power in this country in 1966. Today, a wide-ranging conversation with educator and activist Tom Porter about his vie... Read more

Be Wary of those Unpaid Internships, and How Scandinavians Got the Economy Right

Airs at: Thu, 12/29/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
  Vice President Ross Eisenbrey of the Economic Policy Institute joins us to discuss how Unpaid Interns Fare Worse in the Job Market and how the opportunities for paid work has been decreasing for recent graduates. Author George Lakey joins us to talk about his book Viking... Read more

Look by Solmaz Sharif

Airs at: Thu, 01/05/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
  Solmaz Sharif’s astonishing first book, Look, asks us to see the ongoing costs of war as the unbearable losses of human lives and also the insidious abuses against our everyday speech. In this virtuosic array of poems, lists, shards, and sequences, Sharif assembles her f... Read more

Ralph Nader on Political Perspectives

Airs at: Wed, 12/28/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Political Perspectives
  On this week's program, we hear a speech by Ralph Nader, recorded in Berkeley CA this past October, and hosted by Mickey Huff. Nader spoke on some of the themes from his latest book, "Breaking Through Power," and explained his proposal for a public-interest lobbying orga... Read more

Dr. Zaher Wahab on Fight the Empire

Airs at: Thu, 01/05/2017 at 9:30am - 10:00am
Produced for Fight the Empire
  After 40 years at Lewis & Clark, Professor of Education Zaher Wahab retired to work full-time in his home country of Afghanistan. “I don’t really believe in retirement,” Wahab says. “I want to change the world.”  According to Vern Jones, professor and chair of teacher ed... Read more

Noam Chomsky: UTOPIA

Airs at: Tue, 12/27/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  In the darkest of times we have to imagine that a world of equality and environmental and social justice is possible. Are we dreamers? Not practical? Out of touch with reality? Perhaps. But throughout history it has been small groups of visionary activists who ignite the... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 26, 2016

Airs at: Mon, 12/26/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  This episode is hosted by Frann Michel, with music from Sharon Jones, Billy Bragg, and Chumbawumba.  The Mole recommends Pluginpdx.com for resource information.  The show also includes these segments: Bill Resnick talks with David Riemer about anti-poverty policies. Fra... Read more

Assembling a Rebel City

Airs at: Mon, 12/26/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Laurie Mercier talks with activist, educator, organizer Hyung Nam about municipal activism, rebel cities, the Portland Assembly, and other local actions to empower us and improve our lives. Read more

Socially Conscious Businesses or Business As Usual?

Airs at: Sun, 12/25/2016 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
The legal marijuana industry has grown dramatically over the past few years. If legalization is allowed to continue rolling out under the next president, then that growth will continue. It could be massive. Marijuana prohibition, all drug prohibition really, is rooted in ra... Read more