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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

Steve Phillips Interview

Airs at: Wed, 02/03/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Between Us
Steve Phillips is the author of the new book, "Brown is the New White", a critical discussion on changes that are coming to the American body politic in advance of the population shift from majority white to "other than white" by 2044. He talks with Don Merrill about Berni... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 1, 2016

Airs at: Mon, 02/01/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Norm Diamond hosts this episode and we hear: Bill Resnick and David Finkle, talking about a recent Syrian Peace Summit. Clayton Morgareidge offers a reading about "snow days under socialism" Larry Bowlden reviews Terra Konklins, "The House Girl". Norm offers s... Read more

Book Mole: The House Girl

Airs at: Mon, 02/01/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Larry Bolden reviews Tara Conklin's "The House Girl", a story split between the present day and the days of slavery. Larry commends it for not just being a cleverly constructed story, but deeply researched and informative about the realities of abolitionist struggle. Read more

Teaching the Real Martin Luther King

Airs at: Mon, 01/18/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
On this day commemorating the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., Old Mole Bill Resnick is joined by Jesse Hagopian to talk about how King has been made into a harmless campaigner against racial injustices that are no longer with us. Hagopian teaches at Garfield High S... Read more

Ten Good Things in 2015

Airs at: Mon, 01/04/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Looking back at 2015, Medea Benjamin found ten good things to celebrate -- ten wins for the left. Tom Becker reads from her piece in Huffington Post.  Read more

Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Takes Effect Tomorrow

Airs at: Tue, 12/22/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
On January first a law will go into place assigning certain protections and benefits to domestic workers in the State of Oregon, called the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.  For more KBOO reporter Jared Dancler spoke with Tom Breedlove, an expert on household labor and taxe... Read more

Migrations End of the Year Special

Airs at: Tue, 12/29/2015 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
For the last show of 2015, Dmae brings back profiles of West African guitarist and singer Parfait Bassale, Bhutanese poet Dilip Sunar with interpreter Suprina Koirala and the Tongan Sewing Circle led by  Kato Kakala Kavapalu and Kolini Fusitua. All were featured in Dmae's s... Read more

Journalist Jamie Kalven on Laquan McDonald and Police Reform in Chicago

Airs at: Thu, 12/24/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for News In Depth
Independent Chicago journalist Jamie Kalven has been a voice calling for police reform in Chicago for years, and it was his lawsuit against the city of Chicago that brought the autopsy of Laquan McDonald into the light. McDonald, a 17-year-old black man, was shot to death by... Read more

Plan of Action for Boise-Eliot School:

Airs at: Sun, 12/20/2015 at 12:00am
THANK YOU for tuning in to this latest podcast for EarToTheStreets of Portland: A series of conversations will be happening during the start of the new year of 2016. Concerned fathers whose children attend Boise-Eliot school are asking other parents to take active roles ... Read more