Culture/Arts

Perdition LIVE

program: 
Life During Wartime
program date: 
Wed, 01/13/2010

Perdition from NYC was on tour, and they played live on KBOO! Pictures will be coming, but for now, here's the set!

10:05 minutes (9.24 MB)

Words and Pictures on 01/14/10

Program: 
Words and Pictures
Air date: 
Thu, 01/14/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

guest: Graham Annable, author of Grickle

Squatting Ban in the Netherlands

program date: 
Wed, 01/06/2010

For the last three years a ban on squatting has been in preparation in Dutch politics. A new act that is to ban squatting in the Netherlands passed through parliament on October 15th, 2009. Despite strong critique from the High Court, the union of city councils and even the Amsterdam police force, the christian/rightwing majority in The Hague is pushing this law through.

Having suffered from an immense housing shortage ever since the sixties, squatting has a long history in the Netherlands and has always been a legal means for thousands of people to acquire a roof over their heads.

53:50 minutes (49.29 MB)

Fertile Ground w/Mawson's Mettle & SexyNurd

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 01/12/2010

Dmae Roberts talks with Trisha Mead, director of Fertile Ground, a 10-day festival of new performing arts works in Portland. During January 22 through February 2nd. Fertile Ground features more than a dozen world premieres with well over 50 artists.  Also featured on Stage and Studio are Portland Story Theatre's "Mawson's Mettle" with Laurence Howard (about Douglas Mawson who led an expedition in Antartica in 1911) and "Sexy Nurd" with auGi (who performs a couple of songs from his show.)

26:46 minutes (24.51 MB)

Fertile Ground w/Mawson's Mettle & SexyNurd

program: 
Stage and Studio
program date: 
Tue, 01/12/2010

  Dmae Roberts talks with Trisha Mead, director of Fertile Ground, a 10-day festival of new performing arts works in Portland. During January 22 through February 2nd. Fertile Ground features more than a dozen world premieres with well over 50 artists.  Also featured on Stage and Studio are Portland Story Theatre's "Mawson's Mettle" with Laurence Howard (about Douglas Mawson who led an expedition in Antartica in 1911) and "Sexy Nurd" with auGi (who performs a couple of songs from his show.)

 

26:46 minutes (24.51 MB)

January 11, 2010 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2010

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show discusses Oregon tax measures with Steve Novick; the blockbuster movie "Avatar," making the power grid democratic, and the latest in political rap music.  

56:59 minutes (32.61 MB)

Political Hip Hop

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2010

Radical musicologist Brad Duncan talks with Bill Resnick about the political rap artists The Welfare Poets,  Chosan, and Black Skeptik.   We hear samples of their music followed by a discussion of  their music as the poetry and the politics of everyday life.  Here are links to videos of Black Skeptik, "Rent";  Chosan,  "This is My America;" and The Welfare Poets,  "Warn Them."

12:28 minutes (7.13 MB)

Movie Moles: "Avatar"

program date: 
Mon, 01/11/2010

 James Cameron's new blockbuster movie Avatar has been widely debated: what is it really saying about people with disabilities, the environment, racism, colonialism, and other important social questions?   Our Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris have a rousing good time taking down the pretensions of this huge  movie phenomenon.   Their blog has lots of quotes from and citations of the ongoing discussion of the film.   

13:14 minutes (7.57 MB)

imperial avatar

On the Old Mole Jan 11, 2010, Denise Morris & I discussed Avatar, the expensive and profitable 3-D blockbuster, written and directed by James Cameron.

The movie is set in 2154 on Pandora, the Earth-like moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri system, where the RDA Corporation is mining for the incredibly valuable mineral Unobtanium, and employs former marines as security. The local population includes the big blue Na'vi, who are in tune with all the life on their planet, venerate the mother goddess Eywa, and dress in a pastiche of scanty Native American and African tribal styles.

Out Loud on 01/12/10

Program: 
Out Loud
Air date: 
Tue, 01/12/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Celebrating what sets us apart! The queer community is judged and treated differently for our private lives. Tonight we embrace and celebrate local queer sex-positivity on Out Loud.

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence join us to talk about BOINK! a porn benefit for the Sisters Grant Fund and Cascade AIDS Project.

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