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Transportation Justice Special

Airs at: Fri, 04/05/2013 at 12:00am
KBOO reporter Jennifer Kemp went out into the community talking to bus riders to see whether Tri Met was well serving low income people in Portland-or catering more to business people and tourists. In collaboration with Envrionmental Justice organization OPAL, the story exp... Read more

Students Of Color Disciplined More Harshly Than White Students In PPS

Airs at: Wed, 04/03/2013 at 12:00am
The Portland Public School District presented data at Monday's School Board Meeting that students of color are more likely to be disciplined, and disciplined more harshly than white students. Strikingly, African American students were 4.1 times more likely to be suspended o... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour 25 March 2013

Airs at: Mon, 03/25/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Clayton Morgareidge hosts and talks with Radical Musicologist Brad Duncan about Black Power and Soul music; Bill Resnick talks with media analyst Robert McChesney about the dangers corporate internet monopolies pose for democracy; and movie moles Denise Morris and Frann Mic... Read more

Black Power and Soul Music

Airs at: Mon, 03/25/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Clayton Morgareidge talks with radical musicologist Brad Duncan about Black Power as the radicalizing of what had been the more integrationist civil rights movement, and about the roots of soul music in gospel and R&B. They discuss the role of music in preserving cultural m... Read more

Author Jonathan R. Miller discusses mystery thriller, Delivery

Airs at: Thu, 04/04/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Author Jonathan R. Miller writes literary fiction thrillers that include multicultural or biracial characters and themes.  His latest work,  Delivery, features a  biracial Somali man who is blinded while defending his daughter.  Ambojeem, the protagonist, settles in the rel... Read more

Author Clinton Galloway, "Anatomy of a Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central L.A"

Airs at: Thu, 05/02/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
HBO. CNN. BET.  These cable stations have revolutionized our television viewing experience and our culture as a whole. In 1979,  cable was still an emerging technology, but one that brothers  Clinton and Carl Galloway knew was worth pursuing.  The Galloway brothers, both y... Read more

Author Cheryl Waiters on her memoir, "Blood, Sweat, and High Heels"

Airs at: Thu, 03/07/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Hosts Patricia Welch, O.B. Hill, and Emma Jackson Ford speak with Cheryl Waiters. In her inspiring memoir, "Blood, Sweat, and High Heels," Cheryl Waiters chronicles her struggles and victories as an African American female working to overcome gender and racial biases in the... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Joe Clement, this show covers recent developments in Italian politics, experiences in public healthcare, challenges to voting rights laws in the Supreme Court, and why economic justice is an issue for LGBT activists.  To hear the whole show, use the play button be... Read more

Voting Rights and the Supreme Court

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Justice Anthony Scalia has compared civil rights-era voting legislation to welfare entitlements, as if protecting the right to vote were a "government handout".  Well Read Red Frann Michel looks into the challenge to this legislation that has now reached the Supreme Court. Read more

Dr. Yolanda Whyte Speaks on the Effects of Fluoridated Water on Children

Airs at: Tue, 02/12/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for The Lecture Room
Yolanda Whyte, MD, is a pediatrician from Atlanta, Georgia, who has given several speeches characterizing fluoride as a health risk to children, African-American and Hispanic communities, and people with diabetes and kidney disease.Here is her lecture at Portland State Univ... Read more