Branic Howard is a composer from Portland, who recently earned his Bachelor's in Music Composition at Portland State Universtiy. He is highly regarded by faculty as a forward looking artist. In the fall, he will attend Syracuse University for his PHD in composition. Tonights show will be his final in Portland before the move. Guest musicians to be announced.
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 short stories about women, men, and cats.
The Old Mole's Denise Morris talks with two leading lights of Bitch Magazine -- Julie Falk, executive director, and Andi Zeisler, co-founder and editor. Bitch is "a feminist response to pop culture"-- both critical and appreciative. They discuss the history and the role of the magazine in these difficult times for print media. You can learn about theories of cultural critique here.
HIp Hop: progressive critique of its flaws and an appreciation of its extraordinary gifts
Tricia Rose, author of "The Hip Hop Wars", is the guest. This book "explores the divisive, vitrolic debate about race and cluture in America, concluding with a call for the revitalization of the progressive and creative heart of hip hop" (from the book cover). Henry Louis Gates, Jr. writes "The Hip Hop Wars is a hopeful, inspiring book that speaks to the necessity of a community-centered vision for justice for all." Her website is www.triciarose.com