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Very Loud and Very Dumb

Airs at: Mon, 05/02/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Sharon Grant reads excerpts from the article "John Oliver Addresses Debate Over Teaching Critical Race Theory in Schools: 'Very Loud and Very, Very Dumb'", from the Hollywood Reporter of February 20, 2022. "Unfortunately it is important to engage with it because if we don't... Read more

Zeloszelos Marchandt

Produced for Between Us
Zeloszelos Marchandt is a democratic candidate for Oregon's 35th House seat.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he is especially keyed into the issues of his district, why focusing on specific policy plans initially is not as important as demonstrating a commitment to Or... Read more

Tim McCloud Interview

Produced for Between Us
Tim McCloud is a republican who is running for Oregon governor.  He talked with Don Merrill about how, as a homeless father raising three children and entrepreneur, he has lived experiences that transcend party, why he views discrimination as an effect of democratic policie... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 11, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 04/11/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which features the following segments:   To Combat Climate Despair: At the end of February, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released another dire report, this time stating that “It’s now or never, if... Read more

Judge Jackson and the Court

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Despite the barrage of dog whistles and disrespect hurled at her by Republicans during the confirmation hearings, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will soon be confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice. In their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker discuss the impor... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps by Charlotte Watson Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 01/05/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
“I wrote Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps to help show young (and older) readers we can all pitch in to protect the beauty of our oceans and marine life,” said Sherman. After researching environmentalism and seeing the effects of pollution, Sherman was inspired to com... Read more

Chelsea King Interview

Produced for Between Us
Chelsea King is a democrat who is running for the Oregon Senate in the 13th District.  She talked with Don Merrill about how West Linn-Wilsonville teachers are whipsawed by changes in the district budget and why that has to stop, how a colleague from a co-founded non profit... Read more

Robert Husseman Interview

Produced for Between Us
Robert Husseman is a democrat who is running for the Oregon House seat in the 21st District.  He talked with Don Merrill about why a cash for clunkers program he'll propose could possibly be scaled up from electric bikes to include electric cars, why he as a former journali... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 21, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 03/21/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Turning Red: The new animated film, Turning Red, is the first film in decades of Pixar productions that was created by a female director, as well as by a primarily female artist... Read more

Black Cake

Airs at: Mon, 03/21/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In celebration of Women’s History month, treat yourself to a sprawling historical novel, Black Cake, by American author Charmaine Wilkerson, who has lived in Jamaica and is based in Italy. Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews the novel about a complex Jamaican family, told from ... Read more