Civil Rights/Human Rights

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My Zine

Good old-fashioned spoken-word radio.  Observations and opinions, commentary and creative writing by long-time staff member, Bruce Silverman.  Random, thought-provoking topics including everything from human-interest stories read straight from the local paper, to personal c... Read more

Alternative Radio: Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Airs at: Tue, 11/01/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Yassmin Abdel-Magied is a leading voice for recognizing bias and  resisting cultural appropriation. She was born in Sudan and grew up in Australia where she trained as a mechanical engineer. She now works as an engineering specialist on oil and gas rigs as well as headin... Read more

Intersexuality, and Transgender Day of Remembrance

Airs at: Tue, 11/01/2016 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Transpositive PDX
  Tuesday, Nov 1. 6pm 90.7 KBOO or online   You are invited to join us on Transpositive PDX this Tuesday, November 1 at 6pm on KBOO Community Radio 90.7 FM as we discuss intersexuality, featuring an interview with intersex person Nexus Aramjir. Amelia Pondering w... Read more

Lisa Sharon Harper, The Very Good Gospel

Airs at: Mon, 10/31/2016 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
Lisa Sharon Harper is the Chief Church Engagement Officer with Sojourners. Lisa has been leading trainings and helping mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good, with a focus on racial justice. Prior to joining Sojourners, Lisa was the f... Read more

Race Justice and Reconciliation: The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Airs at: Mon, 10/31/2016 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for More Talk Radio
  Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, Rev. Dr. T. Allen Bethel, and Pastor and activist E.D Mondainé Jr, about the upcoming 2016 Collins Lecture featuring The Rev. Dr. Moss. This year's lecture is called “Redeeming the Soul of Ameri... Read more

Fitting-in (rebroadcast)

Airs at: Fri, 10/28/2016 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Pacific Underground
This month we're bringing you something from our archives, from all the way back in February 2016. In this month’s episode of Pacific Underground, we address the topic of fitting-in. We interview Albert Nguyen about his experience of growing up in Minnesota and being an art... Read more

Changing The Way We Look At 'Slavery'

Airs at: Thu, 10/27/2016 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
There has been an ongoing debate on whether or not the inundation of the 'slave narrative' in our culture is beneficial.  While our narratives certainly need to be told, what we are presented with tends to be myopic and individualistic in scope.  Victories can never be view... Read more

Ball of Confusion (Election?! Edition)

Airs at: Fri, 11/04/2016 at 12:00am - 3:00am
  Temptations sing: "One, two, one, two, three, four, ow People moving out, people moving in Why, because of the color of their skin Run, run, run but you sure can't hide An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth Vote for me and I'll set you free   Rap on, brother, rap on ... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 24, 2016

Airs at: Mon, 10/24/2016 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker hosts this show and we hear these segments: 1. Economist Marty Hart-Landsberg makes the case for Measure 97. 2. Psychologist Tod Sloan discusses the psychic impacts of oppression. 3. Desiree Hellegers interviews local activists about Portland's contracts with se... Read more

Psychological Effects of Oppression

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tod Sloan shares insights from a workshop on the psychological effects of oppression, using the example of classism, and discusses the implications for community organizing practices. Read more