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Old Mole Variety Hour April 8th, 2013

program date: 
Mon, 04/08/2013

 

Tom Becker hosts this episode where we hear about the Portland Troublemakers School (April 13th) from two of its organizers, a movie review of "No", a discussion about the crises in Europe, and a book review of Jennifer Egan's "Look At Me". An error clipped the first couple minutes of this recording, and it starts right with Tom introducing Bill's interview. The list below is in order and the show is otherwise complete.

54:47 minutes (50.16 MB)

Steve McGiffen in Portland to discuss European crisis

program date: 
Mon, 04/08/2013

Joe Clement talks with Steve McGiffen about the intersecting political, cultural and economic crises in Europe. Steve is in town to speak about these topics and facilitate a discussion at the Red and Black on April 10th at 7:00pm. From the Red and Black's site:

11:06 minutes (10.17 MB)

Portland Troublemakers School

program date: 
Mon, 04/08/2013

Bill Resnick talks with Megan Heise, an organizer of the Portland Troublemakers School that's this Saturday (April 13th). They discuss the specifics of the event and some of what people can expect. Megan also describes the Troublemakers' bold (but not exactly new) vision of working-class organizing. This interview aired the same day as another with Stephanie Luce, a keynote speaker at the event, who talks with Bill more broadly about the importance of workplace organizing for social justice.

8:42 minutes (7.96 MB)

Stephanie Luce on working-class organizing

program date: 
Mon, 04/08/2013

Bill Resnick talks with Stephanie Luce about workplace organzing and worker self-management, and how they are indispensible elements of progressive vision. They talk about the Labor Notes "Troublemakers School" and the "new unionism" it advances.

Stephanie is a labor studies professor and will be the keynote speaker at the Troublemakers School.

13:16 minutes (12.15 MB)

Ann Wetherell and the "Flying Tigers: Chinese American Aviators in Oregon, 1918-1945"

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APA Compass
program date: 
Fri, 04/05/2013

Professor Ann Wetherell tells us why Portland had an unusually large number of Chinese-American pilots in the early 1900s. Professor Wetherell is the curator of “Flying Tigers: Chinese American Aviators in Oregon, 1918-1945″.

Interviewed and produced by Andrew Yeh.

13:23 minutes (12.25 MB)

The Confessional on 04/08/13

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Transportation Justice Special

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Fri, 04/05/2013

KBOO reporter Jennifer Kemp went out into the community talking to bus riders to see whether Tri Met was well serving low income people in Portland-or catering more to business people and tourists. In collaboration with Envrionmental Justice organization OPAL, the story explores how Tri Met works, who it works for, and who it doesn't.

26:12 minutes (23.99 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 04/04/13

Air date: 
Thu, 04/04/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with F. Michael Higginbotham, author, Ghost of Jim Crow

When America inaugurated its first African American president, in 2009, many wondered if the country had finally become a "post-racial" society. Was this the dawning of a new era, in which America, a nation nearly severed in half by slavery, and whose racial fault lines are arguably among its most enduring traits, would at last move beyond race with the election of Barack Hussein Obama? In Ghosts of Jim Crow, F. Michael Higginbotham convincingly argues that America remains far away from that imagined utopia. Indeed, the shadows of Jim Crow era laws and attitudes continue to perpetuate insidious, systemic prejudice and racism in the 21st century.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/02/13

Air date: 
Tue, 04/02/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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It's the Spring Membership Drive! Give us your money, dammit!

Leaky pipelines, Canadian oil, and a whole lotta money. Also -- it's KBOO's Spring Membership Drive! Give us your filthy lucre! Hella ducats, bro!

The Confessional on 04/01/13

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 04/01/2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187
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