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Labor Radio: Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

Airs at: Mon, 05/02/2016 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Join host Tina Turner-Morfitt a member of  American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Dr. Audrey Terrell United Auto Worker retiree and Deborah Hall a member of American Federation of Teachers.  This episode will focus on the only national Red Cross Blood... Read more

Jim Wallis, America's Original Sin

Produced for Progressive Spirit
Jim Wallis, president and founder of Sojourners, is an evangelical Christian with a social conscience. He speaks and writes about ethics and public policy. His latest book is called America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to A New America. He has bee... Read more

Community Coalition Demands Minority Input on Superfund Cleanup

Airs at: Fri, 04/08/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
The Portland Harbor community coalition led by Groudworks, a local agency working for environmental social justice delivered a letter to the city government today.  The Coalition wants more effort on the city’s part to include marginalized communities when they write their ... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for March 28, 2016

Airs at: Mon, 03/28/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts and we hear: Bill Resnick and Harvey Wasserman talk about America's Astounding Human Rights Hypocrisy in light of Obama's recent visit to Cuba. Jan Haaken talks with Abdul Fofanah and Issa Kamara about the politics of Kendrick Lamar's work as a hi... Read more

Well-read Red: Black Study, Black Struggle

Airs at: Mon, 03/28/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel points listeners to a forum in Boston Review on "Black Study, Black Struggle," featuring statements by Robin D.G. Kelley and responses by Keeanga Yamatta-Taylor and others. She recommends the conversation to anyone interested in student Black Lives Matter  acti... Read more

The Social and Political Significance of Kendrick Lamar's Music

Airs at: Mon, 03/28/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken talks with Abdul Fofanah and Issa Kamara about the politics of Kendrick Lamar's work as a hip-hop artist and the power of his music in the Black Lives Matter movement.  Fofanah is co-director of the documentary, "Moving to the Beat"--a documentary about hip-hop a... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 22, 2016

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this show, largely about the struggle and culture of Africans and African Americans, and we hear: Bill Resnick talks with Frank Ackerman on the costs of curbing climate change to manageable levels v. the costs of continuing on the current path. ... Read more

Michelle Alexander for Supreme Court Justice

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Denise Morris considers the likelihood that Michelle Alexander could be our next Supreme Court Justice. Alexander is the author of the critically acclaimed "The New Jim Crow: mass incarceration in the age of color-blindness" (which Old Moles have covered HERE and HERE and H... Read more

Beyonce, Formation, and the Politics of Race in Pop Music

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken and Denise Morris unpack the complicated cultural and critical response to "Formation", a song and music video released by Beyonce Knowles days before her Super Bowl half-time performance of it. They consider the content of the song and video, the politics of rac... Read more

26th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films

Airs at: Mon, 02/22/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken interviews Tracy Francis, Coordinator of the Cascade Festival of African Films. The festival runs through the first week of March, with that week also focused on women filmmakers. They discuss the history of the festival, upcoming films and events, and the contri... Read more