African American

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 29, 2014

Airs at: Mon, 12/29/2014 at 12:00am
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Jan Haaken hosts this episode and we hear: In addition to music and spoken word pieces, Jan Haaken comments on the relationship between Kwanzaa's values and socialist struggle in Africa Bill Resnick talks Karen Connelly and Terra O'Neill about the progressive case f... Read more

Kwanzaa and Cooperative Economics

Airs at: Mon, 12/29/2014 at 12:00am
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Jan Haaken talks about the history of Kwanzaa and how the principles of this African American holiday, established in the mid-1960s, are alive in contemporary activism around resistance to police violence. Read more

IPR Report on Police Targeting of Hip Hop Shows Released

Airs at: Thu, 12/18/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
The Independent Police Review Commission of Portland (IPR) has released the findings of its report on the alleged targeting of hip hop shows for code violations and police presence.  The Commission said that there is an appearance of discrimination, but stopped short of acc... Read more

Movie Moles: The Glass Shield

Airs at: Mon, 12/15/2014 at 12:00am
Movie Moles, Joe Clement and Frann Michel, review the 1994 Charles Burnett film The Glass Shield. Jonny Johnson, played by Michael Boatman, is an idealistic rookie assigned to an all white LA County Sheriff's office as its first black officer. JJ, as he's called, befriends ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 8, 2014

Airs at: Mon, 12/08/2014 at 12:00am
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Tom Becker hosts this edition of Old Mole. You can hear the whole show by clicking on the play button below. To hear individual segments, follow these links: 1.  Bill Resnick talks with journalst Steve Early about progressive victories in Richmond and better policing there... Read more

Time for a New Civil Rights Movement?

Airs at: Mon, 12/08/2014 at 12:00am
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Just as the 1964 Civil Rights bill emerged out of the traumatic events of 1963, so recent police killings of black men and children can be what propels a new civil rights movement. This is Dani McClain's thought in her article in The Nation,  "“The Civil Rights Movement Cam... Read more

Beyond Ferguson Panel

Airs at: Fri, 10/10/2014 at 12:00am
Beyond Ferguson - Conversation and Action - A panel discussion recorded at Lewis Clark College on September 11, 2014 at Templeton Campus Center, Council Chambers. (It was broadcast on KBOO as part of News and Public Affairs Day on October 10th, 2014.) The shooting of Micha... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 1, 2014

Airs at: Mon, 12/01/2014 at 12:00am
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Denise Morris hosts this week's episode of The Old Mole Variety Hour which includes these segments: • Bill Resnick interviews PCUN co-founder Larry Kleinman about immigration politics. • Frann Michel reads an article by Robin D.G. Kelley • Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker ta... Read more

Robin D.G. Kelley on Resisting War against the Black and Brown Underclass

Airs at: Mon, 12/01/2014 at 12:00am
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Frann Michel reads an article by Robin D.G. Kelley, Resisting the War Against the Black and Brown Underclass [photo by Hyung Nam] Read more

World AIDS Day event in Portland

Airs at: Wed, 11/26/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
This coming Monday is World AIDS day, which is a day meant to bring attention to the continuing crisis of HIV and AIDS. In the Pacific Northwest and across the country, the disease continues to have a siproportionate impact on the African American and LGBT communities. On Su... Read more