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The Old Mole Variety Hour for March 26, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 03/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole and presents these pieces: Bill Resnick interviews Phyllis Bennis about U.S. entanglements with Saudi Arabia, Israel, Russia, and the proxy wars in the Middle East. Larry Bowlden reviews Rene Denfeld’s novel, The Child Fin... Read more

King Killed 50 Years Ago

Airs at: Wed, 04/04/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Fight the Empire
  Fifty years ago Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. William Pepper, a lawyer and peace activist, was a colleague and friend of King. He came to understand that government figures carried out the killing, and spent many years seeking the truth. Friday, Ma... Read more

Pacific NW Labor History Conference 2018

Airs at: Mon, 03/26/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier speaks with Conor Casey, labor archivist at the University of Washington. They discuss the April 7 Pacific Northwest Labor History Association conference in Seattle, and how the Labor Archives attempts to preserve and share the region’s laboring and activist ... Read more

Democracy: Michael Parenti

Airs at: Tue, 03/27/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  Discussions about democracy probably start in Athens about 2500 years ago. A truism is society is democratic to the extent that its citizens play a meaningful role in managing public affairs. Democracy is located within the capitalist economic system infamous for produci... Read more

Resisting Empire By Resurrecting Easter

Airs at: Sun, 03/25/2018 at 11:00pm
Produced for Progressive Spirit
  John Shuck begins a five-part series on Revisioning Christianity. How did Christianity triumph? Was it a hoax? Is it unbelievable? Does it yet have a message to inspire peace and justice? My five guests include: 1) Bart Ehrman, author of the newly released, The Triumph ... Read more

Oyster Day and Making Stock

Airs at: Wed, 03/21/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Food Show
On this episode, I'll be talking with Rachael Mamane, the author of Mastering Broths and Stocks.  Lola and David Milholland have an annual tradition around one of Oregon's culinary treasures - the oyster. They recently organized Oyster Day to both celebrate the food as wel... Read more

Fascism Exported to the Caribbean and Africa

Airs at: Mon, 03/19/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
  On this show, our first 2018 episode of The F-Word, when we talk about fascism. Professor Margaret Stevens, author of the new book 'Red International and Black Caribbean' joins us for a discussion that you don't want to miss. And one million students marching around the ... Read more

I Will Not Fear: Melba Beals of the LittleRock Nine

Airs at: Mon, 03/19/2018 at 12:00am
Produced for Progressive Spirit
  In 1957, Melba Patillo Beals, was one of nine African-American high school students chosen to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. She became a journalist, professor, author, and at the age of 52 adopted twin sons. In her book, I Will Not Fear: My Stor... Read more

Judy Norsigian on Our Bodies, Ourselves

Airs at: Mon, 03/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jan Haaken talks with Judy Norsigian, co-founder of "Our Bodies Ourselves" and a previous executive director of the organization. They look back on how this foundational text of second wave feminism shaped the abortion rights struggle and discuss their current projects a... Read more

Vietnam: Joe Allen

Airs at: Tue, 03/13/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Alternative Radio
  All imperial systems attempt to reinvent the past, engineer history to suit their needs. The United States is no different. Vietnam is a perfect example. A war of aggression was transformed into a "conflict." It was "tragic" and a "mistake." At the other end of the spect... Read more