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Detroit: Past, Present, Future

Airs at: Mon, 01/13/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Detroit's "blight" was caused by the forces in finance, government, and bussinesses that are now planning to fix it in ways that will only make matters worse.  Writer, activist, and retired auto-worker Dianne Feeley talks with Bill Resnick about what her city needs to make ... Read more

Wanda Sykes Interview

Airs at: Fri, 01/10/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Between Us
Wanda Sykes is a comedian, but so much more.  As an actor, she has had two shows on Fox.  She's also been in the hits, "Curb your Enthusiasm" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine".  And her voice has been in several animated hits such as "Ice Age: Continental Drift" and... Read more

The Films of Ousmane Sembene

Airs at: Thu, 01/02/2014 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Willamette University  professor, Dr. Amadou T. Fofana, discusses his book, The Films of Ousmane Sembene:  Discourse, Politics, and Culture. on this month's Black Book Talk. Ousmane Sembène was a Senegalese film director, producer, and writer, often called the "father of A... Read more

Movie Moles: 12 Years a Slave

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel and her guest, Lynn MaKau, review the film "12 Years A Slave". Directed by Steve McQueen, John Ridley's screenplay adapts Solomon Northrup's own 1853 account of being deceived and captured by slavers while living as a free-born African in upstate New York. Nort... Read more

Movie Moles: 12 Years a Slave

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel and her guest, Lynn MaKau, review the film "12 Years A Slave". Directed by Steve McQueen, John Ridley's screenplay adapts Solomon Northrup's own 1853 account of being deceived and capture by slavers while living as a free-born African in upstate New York. North... Read more

The Complexity and Contradictions of Class Consciousness in Nelson Mandela

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In the Old Mole method, offering a critical though comradely commentary on the political work of Nelson Mandela, Alan Weider digs beneath the distracting and disarming veneer surrounding the late Nelson Mandela in mainstream media today. Inverting Barack Obama's neoliberal ... Read more

John Saul on The End of Apartheid, Race, and Class Domination in South Africa

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with John Saul, a historian of South Africa and active contributor to The Socialist Register. They review some history of antiapartheid struggle in South Africa, and what did or did not happen when it was officially ended. John explains how South Africa's... Read more

John Saul on The End of Apartheid, Race, and Class Domination in South Africa

Airs at: Mon, 12/09/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with John Saul, a historian of South Africa and active contributor to The Socialist Register. They review some history of antiapartheid struggle in South Africa, and what did or did not happen when it was officially ended. John explains how South Africa's... Read more

In Depth: Alan Wieder on Nelson Mandela and Apartheid

Airs at: Thu, 12/05/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
KBOO's Jenn Chavez interviews Alan Wieder, author of "Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid" about Nelson Mandela and his role in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. Read more

Independent Book Sellers

Airs at: Thu, 11/07/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
c; and host O B Hill, Reflections Mirror Image Books will discuss the challenges and rewards facing independent booksellers. Nationally the numbers are dwindling. Competition from chain stores and online vendors is fierce. Prospects for success are slim, at best. Why would ... Read more