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Old Mole Variety Hour for May 11, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 05/11/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Today’s Old Mole is hosted by Norm Diamond. Norm starts things off with a personal credo about what the Mole stands for. The show continues with the following segments:   Another World Is Possible: With this segment we inaugurate a new feature. In the first installment, N... Read more

Activists protest in favor of prisoner release during COVID-19 outbreak

Airs at: Fri, 05/01/2020 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
  A caravan of cars in favor of releasing prisoners and detainees took over the streets outside Portland City Hall this afternoon. A coalition of activist groups used the socially-distanced protest to push state and local leaders to forcefully address the threat that coron... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 27, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/27/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie Mercier hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes these segments: Mutual Aid in Portland: In this time of viral epidemic and lockdown many Portland groups are appealing for help, including the workers in our medical care and hospital systems for personal pr... Read more

Animal Farm

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Victoria Saucedo and Denise Morris review the 1954 animated film Animal Farm. While there have been several film versions of George Orwell’s 1946 Novel, the 1954 production is notable as a British-American collaboration with funding from the CIA as part of the “American cul... Read more

Building Power in a Pandemic: Labor Notes conference

Airs at: Mon, 04/27/2020 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
The biennial Labor Notes conference, which usually attracts thousands of rank and file union activists to Chicago, was held online last week.  In this episode of Labor Radio we hear from Al Bradbury, Labor Notes director; Stacy Davis Gates, vice-president of the Chicago Tea... Read more

Art Talk Bus Stop: Episode 3 with Renee Sills

Airs at: Wed, 04/22/2020 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Art Talk Bus Stop
Art Talk Bus Stop is a serial 30-minute podcast produced by a group of students and educators based out of Reynolds High School in Troutdale, OR, just outside of Portland. The students are enrolled in the Reynolds Gallery of Contemporary Art (RoCA), where they learn profess... Read more

Workers’ Response to COVID-19

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Workers across the US —in healthcare, at Amazon, and in other workplaces— are being fired for raising concerns about their own and fellow workers’ health and safety in the COVID-19 pandemic.  By last week, the  Occupational Safety and Health Administration had received ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 20, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Frann MIchel hosts this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour, which features music by Alexandra Bradbury and the late John Prine, and these segments: Workers’ response to COVID19: Bill Resnick talks with Travis Watkins, fired from his auto parts plant in Michigan, with the ... Read more

They Feed They Lion

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In honor of National Poetry Month, Patricia Kullberg discusses the 1968 poem, “They Feed They Lion,” by former US Poet Laureate, Philip Levine and what the poem might mean for us today as we grapple with the devastation of climate change and pandemic disease. Aerial view o... Read more

Libraries and the Market Imperative

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Laurie talks with Frank Little about the Multnomah County Library expansion bond, which will appear on the November ballot, and hold a light up to the neoliberal concepts and practices sneaking into our most socialist of institutions. For more about these issues see: "Notes... Read more