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Feminists Watch Holiday Things

Airs at: Fri, 12/23/2016 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Bread and Roses
From Jingle Barack to the "Fresh Off the Boat" and Chinese Santa, we take our feminist look at some holiday classics and newer media about Christmas, Hannukah, and holiday themes in general. Wrapping up with the new song actively modeling an anti-violence stance, "Baby It'... Read more

An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin

Airs at: Mon, 12/26/2016 at 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Produced for Poetry and Everything
Ursula K. Le Guin is known for her prose; this show focuses on her work as a poet, which is what she is focusing on these days.  She's published seven collections so far - including, recently, Finding My Elegy and Late in the Day; another is in progress.  Her writing has re... Read more

Episode 13 - Moving beyond fear

Airs at: Tue, 12/20/2016 at 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Produced for The Staple
Shanti Webley, a 2nd degree black belt in Mo Duk Pai Kung Fu, explains how his martial art helps people uncrumple fear and move through it. Marcus Atkins, a 3rd degree black belt in Kenpo Kung Fu, shares the challenges and rewards of a life dedicated to the study of martial... Read more

The Full Pint

Airs at: Wed, 12/21/2016 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
In many ways mainstream American culture is beer culture. It's so ubiquitous that it's hard to see, in a forest for the trees sort of way, and it's too important to ignore. So on this edition of Free Culture Radio, we talk about craft beer and the unbearable whiteness of b... Read more

John Waters' Christmas

Airs at: Thu, 12/22/2016 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for The Film Show
  For the holiday season, we chat with notorious filmmaker John Waters, who's bringing his annual Christmas show to Portland once again.  Waters has spent the past half-century directing such transgressive films as Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, and Serial Mom, and is also the... Read more

Politics of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement and special guest Dennis Gravy review the classic Christmas-time cartoon, "A Charlie Brown Christmas". They consider anti-commercialism, alienation, cultural appropriation, white supremacy, and why the "workers revolution" that seems to promise an answer to Char... Read more

Gremlin Time presents The Father Christmas Letters read by Katherine Dunn

Airs at: Mon, 12/19/2016 at 11:00pm - Tue, 12/20/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Once again it's that time of the year to listen to the many adventures of Santa Claus as put down by J.R.R.Toilken in The Father Christmas Letters. Read by Katherine Dunn Read more

Hot Topics

Airs at: Sun, 12/18/2016 at 4:00pm - Sat, 12/24/2016 at 4:00pm
Produced for This Is How We See It
2 minor's arrested for setting Tennessee wild fire that killed 14 people.  Police shoot knife wielding teen at high school in Reno, NV;  see why some parents are outraged.  At least 33 people killed in warehouse fire in Oakland, CA.      Read more

Wendy Doniger, Redeeming the Kamasutra

Airs at: Mon, 12/26/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
The Kamasutra brings to mind (and to Google searches) erotic and exotic sexual positions.   OK, it is that.  But it is much more.  It is about the art of living.   Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of ... Read more

Kate Ristau on "Clockbreakers: Asterion’s Curse"

Airs at: Thu, 01/12/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
  Host Bethany Grabow talks with Kate Ristau, author of the new book Clockbreakers: Asterion’s Curse. This fantasy adventure story features Charlie, a girl who must battle evil in another world to save her father with the help of her friends and a Greek god.   Clockbreak... Read more