Activism

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Old Mole Action Calendar

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Kicking off a new weekly feature of the Old Mole Variety Hour, Tom Becker updates us on demonstrations, rallies, marches and other ways of being politically active in the week ahead.  You are invited to let us know of events you know about by writing us at OldMoleVarietyHo... Read more

Demonstrations and Revolution

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Norm Diamond reads from and briefly discusses John Berger’s essay “The Nature of Mass Demonstrations,” focusing on what street demos can hope to accomplish and what they can’t. Berger regards unlicensed demonstrations as rehearsals for revolution. He was a prominent Marxist... Read more

Action at Standing Rock

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Two Portland activists, Ted Dreier and Harlen Schober who have traveled to Standing Rock to deliver medical supplies and other needed goods to the encampment there protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline talk with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. The "Bunk Bus" was part of their ... Read more

Reheating the Cold War: Stephen Cohen

Airs at: Tue, 01/17/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Stephen Cohen, regarded as one of the foremost experts on Russia, is professor emeritus of Russian studies, history, and politics at NYU and Princeton. He is a Nation contributing editor and author of many books including Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinis... Read more

Dismantling Racism

Airs at: Mon, 01/16/2017 at 8:30am - 9:00am
Produced for More Talk Radio
  Dr. Catherine Meeks is a retired professor of socio-cultural studies at Wesleyan College. She is the editor of the newly released book, Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America. From the publisher: This book is a report from the front, combining personal s... Read more

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AND THE GRASSROOTS CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

Airs at: Mon, 01/16/2017 at 8:00am - 8:30am
Produced for More Talk Radio
  On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th 1963, Martin Luther King Jr delivered one of the most famous speeches of all time. But it nearly didnt happen. On this special edition of Making Contact for MLK Day, Gary Younge, author of The Speech talks about Martin L... Read more

Positively Revolting on The First 100 Days

Airs at: Fri, 01/13/2017 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Positively Revolting
During this hour, we talk with local organizer Amy Harwood about the upcoming conference:  The First 100 Days, which explores creative responses to resist the Trump regime.  The conference starts this weekend, and you can find full information at this link http://first100d... Read more

IF CORPORATE CEOs WOULD RESIST TRUMP. . .

Airs at: Mon, 01/16/2017 at 10:15am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In December Donald Trump met with the CEOs of several high tech companies, including Safra Catz, CEO of Oracle. After Catz was quoted before joining the Trump transition team as saying: “I plan to tell the President-elect that we are with him and are here to help in any way... Read more

Dismantling Racism

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
Dr. Catherine Meeks is a retired professor of socio-cultural studies at Wesleyan College. She is the editor of the newly released book, Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America. From the publisher: This book is a report from the front, combining personal stor... Read more

Edward Snowden - The Graphic Biography

Airs at: Thu, 01/12/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this encore episode from October 2015, political cartoonist and international troublemaker Ted Rall returns to the KBOO studios with his graphic biography of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.  Drawing from Ted's conversations with Snowden's own ACLU attorney as well a... Read more