African American

In Memoriam

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
June Jordan was a widely published Jamaican poet and playwright who was recognized for her lifelong commitment to political activism and human rights. Her poetry is fierce and pulls no punches in its exploration of issues related to gender, class, and race identity. She was... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 17, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Patricia Kullberg hosts this Martin Luther King Jr. Day special which includes music by artists Farrell Williams, Noname, and Ambrose Akinmusire, plus the following segments: Critical Race Theory: Bill Resnick talks to Malik Miah who made a living as an aviation mechanic a... Read more

A Legal Retrospective of 2021

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker look back on the legal terrain of 2021, taking up gains and losses around social justice reforms. They start with a short civics lesson on the three branches of lawmaking governing our lives:  the Executive, Ju... Read more

Critical Race Theory

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks to Malik Miah who made a living as an aviation mechanic and spent most of his life fighting racism in the unions. He has written several books and hundreds of magazine pieces. Bill and Malik discuss Critical Race Theory – what it is, the complex ways raci... Read more

Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of MLK

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Our Well Read Red, Patricia Kullberg, reads an excerpt from an article by Jenn M. Jackson published January 18, 2021 in Al-Jazeera, entitled Martin Luther King, Jr was Radical: We Must Reclaim That Legacy. In the piece Jackson argues that too much of what white America cele... Read more

Keep the Dream Alive

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Produced for MLK Day Special
Keep the Dream Alive is a new documentary film commerorating the 37th Annual Triubte of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrates the program’s history and our community’s legacy. The film highlights local pioneers, activists, community leaders, artists, and youth who... Read more

Portland State of the City 2021 with Jo Ann Hardesty

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
It’s been a challenging year for Portland and just about every other city in this country. As we head into a new year, what can be done to make the city less dysfunctional and a healthier and happier place for everyone to live. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with P... Read more

Oregon DA Candidates Promise Reform

Airs at: Mon, 01/10/2022 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
District Attorney candidates Spencer Todd, Marion County, and Brian Decker, Washington County discuss their platforms as Safety & Justice Oregon provides an overview of their “8 Steps to Justice” a practical guide for progressive District Attorneys. This December 2021 event... Read more

How Redlining Created Deadly Heat Islands

Airs at: Mon, 01/10/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Human-caused climate change is creating heat waves of increasing intensity, duration and frequency, that disproportionately affect underserved communities of color. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Portland State University professor Vivek Shandas, about how "re... Read more

How Redlining Created Deadly Heat Islands

Airs at: Mon, 01/10/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Human-caused climate change is creating heat waves of increasing intensity, duration and frequency, that disproportionately affect underserved communities of color. On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Portland State University professor Vivek Shandas, about how "re... Read more