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Old Mole Variety Hour for June 22, 2009

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Sun, 06/21/2009

 Hosted by Frann Michel, and featuring several versions of our theme song "I wish I Was a Mole in the Ground," this program discusses how our broken economy needs to be fixed if it is to work for all of us; the recent Supreme Court refusal to grant convicted inmates the right to review in the light of DNA evidence; the new documentary film about the food we eat, Food, Inc., and a commentary about the crisis over the election in Iran.  

To hear the program in full, use the play button above.  To hear separate pieces, follow their links below:

54:30 minutes (31.19 MB)

Lents Park Baseball Stadium *derailed* by Community Activists!!!

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/23/2009

 A proposed baseball stadium in Lents has been derailed. How did this happen and why is it good for Lents? 
 Hosted by: Barbara Bernstein 

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

Flashpoints on 06/24/09

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

 Part two of a special report about the current political, social and cultural climate inside Iran.

Alternative Radio on 06/24/09

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Our planet and its people are in peril. Diminishing fresh water supplies, destruction of forests, polluted air, species extinction at an unparalleled rate, and a toxic petrochemical environment are all clear signals that things are going seriously haywire. And climate change, the impacts of which are already evidenced at an accelerating pace, threatens environmental devastation on an almost incomprehensible scale. Rising sea levels will overwhelm island states, low lying countries such as Bangladesh, and many of the coastal areas where the world's population is concentrated. Climate change will bring more disease outbreaks, including new diseases and variants of existing ones for which there is no treatment.

Supreme Court: No Right to DNA Tests

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program date: 
Sun, 06/21/2009

 By a split decision, the US Supreme Court has ruled that there is no constitutional right to have a conviction reviewed on the basis of DNA evidence.  Civil Rights attorney Mike Snedeker explains the impact of the decision in this conversation with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken.

11:17 minutes (6.46 MB)

Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 06/23/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

The current political, social and cultural climate inside Iran.  Part one of a two part series featuring the hosts of KPFA's "Voices of the Middle East and North Africa".

Recovery Zone on 06/24/09

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 06/24/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Healing our World

paul cienfuegosPaul Cienfuegos teaches that corporate rights are at the core of almost every environmental and social justice problem that we face. Corporate power grew immensely toward the end of the 19th century with the dismantling of legal restraints and the redefinition of corporations as "persons." As citizens, can we take back our power from these fictitious corporate "persons?"   Cienfuegos says, "Yes!"  And he tells of communities that are doing just that by going after illegitimate corporate authority and privilege.

We the People on 06/25/09

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Thu, 06/25/2009 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Listener Discussion about the Nature and State of US Democracy

 Democracy is one of those big words we use a lot, but you get the feeling not everyone means the same thing by it.

Especially in light of recent events in Iran, and the US policy of "supporting" and "spreading" democracy, we thought it might be good to take a step back and ask you - what is it?

We are inviting listeners to write a two paragraph mini-essay answering the following questions: 

What is the definition of democracy?

Does the US measure up? 

We'll read them on the air, and discuss it with our listeners on June 25th for We the People's Independence Day show.

 

www.kboo.fm/wethepeople

What Is Feminism Anyway?

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Fri, 06/19/2009

Bridget B. here and I'm your host for this edition of Bread and Roses on KBOO 90.7FM.  Listen in as I talk about Feminism with references from key voices from the feminist movement, including Gloria from All In The Family, Gloria Steinem and Rebecca Walker.

Yes, this will be my last show with Bread & Roses and I wouldn't have come this far in producing shows like this had it not been for the wonderful opportunities to create radio with the help of this collective.  I'll still be on KBOO every other Saturday night from 7pm - 10pm hosting an Evening of Afrotainment and will continue to produce public affairs pieces for either podcasting or airing on other programs.  Send me an email and let me know if you'd like to be added to the email list for future announcements on my shows.

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46:00 minutes (42.12 MB)

A "Juneteenth" rememberance: confronting racism in Oregon

program date: 
Wed, 06/17/2009

June 19th marks the 144th anniversary of the landing of federal troops in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation and finally bring slavery to an end throughout the United States. "Juneteenth" has not only become a day to commemorate the end of slavery but to reflect on the African American experience - from progress made to challenges that remain. As Oregonians celebrate the 150th anniversary of their statehood, Juneteenth is an opportunity to look at how we are contributing - or not - to overcoming racism in Oregon.

56:46 minutes (45.48 MB)
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