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The State of Black Oregon

Airs at: Wed, 08/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Voices from the Edge
    The State of Black Oregon was published earlier this month by the Urban League of Portland. The report contains a stark inventory of statistics that show a persistent gap in living standards between black and white Oregonians – a gap that is growing wider as a result of... Read more

San Francisco Eight Victory

Airs at: Wed, 08/05/2009 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Circle A Radio
Charges were recently dropped against 4 of the San Francisco 8, leaving only one defendent left. We talk with Richard Brown of the SF8 and Miasha Quint from the Committee to defend the SF 8 about the recent developments, the sucess of the organizing, the cointelpro targeti... Read more

Nury Turkel speaks on China's crackdown on Uighurs

Airs at: Sun, 08/02/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Rebiya Kadeer is the head of the World Uighur Congress. She’s emerging as a sort of Dalai Lama for the Uighurs, an exiled spokesperson who draws the ire of the Chinese government. They blamed her for instigating the riots in Urumqi earlier this month, and now they’re condemn... Read more

The July 27 Old Mole Variety Hour

Airs at: Sun, 07/26/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
This edition of the Old Mole is hosted by Tom Becker (pictured here), and its topics include the global politics of climate change, the history and role of Bitch Magazine, the right to be irate when being arrested, healthcare workers' fight for their own union, and a set of... Read more

Professor Gates and the Cop

Airs at: Sun, 07/26/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Do we or don't we have the right to talk back--even to be irate--to an officer of the law?  Bill Resnick comments on this un-remarked issue in the case of  Henry Louis  Gates's arrest in his own home in Cambridge.   Read more

Gangs in History and Film

Airs at: Sun, 07/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Tom Becker (pictured here) is our host as we hear about the history of gangs, the movie version of John Dillinger (Public Enemies), the political agitation that founded the US of A,  and the power grab built into the House-passed energy bill.  Tom also plays selections fr... Read more

Movie Moles: "Public Enemies"

Airs at: Sun, 07/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  1930s era gangster John Dillinger (pictured here) is played by Johnny Depp in the new film Public Enemies.  Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel give us their nuanced review of the political and moral issues this blockbuster raises.   Read more

A History of Gangs

Airs at: Sun, 07/05/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 The origins and development of gangs is more complex than the stereotypes of them.  John Hagedorn has studied and hung out with gangs all over the world and written several books about them.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about why there are gangs and how ... Read more

Portland Police Abuse

Airs at: Tue, 06/16/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The recent arrest of a Portland police officer for making hundreds of harassing phone calls to women has raised some disturbing question about police conduct in the city. Dan Handelman, with Portland Copwatch, believes that many abuses by police continue to go unaddressed: ... Read more

Clackamas county cops cleared after killing mentally-ill man

Airs at: Wed, 06/10/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
A Clackamas County grand jury has cleared two police officers involved in the killing of a mentally-ill man in Milwaukie last week. Read more