KBOO has received a grant for the Oregon Humainites to create a podcast with 2 community groups that will explore criminalization, the process by which behaviors and individuals are transformed into crime and criminals, in our communities. Two small cohorts of people who often experience criminalization will each create a podcast featuring interviews, information, and analysis about how their communities are criminalized (currently or historically), the effects of criminalization, and repercussions of this dynamic for broader society.
Bill Resnick hosts this episode of the Mole and features suppressed radical versions of songs that have been turned into patriotic hymns by the mainstream: Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA," "America the Beautiful," and Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land."
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Literary Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Jane Gardam's trilogy Old Filth. Although Jane Gardam was not published until she was in her 40s, she has published twenty-five books in the past thirty years, and has won many prizes for both children's literature and adult fiction. Larry focuses in on her famous trilogy,Old Filth; filth is an acronym for 'Failed in London? Try Hong Kong', and is about so-called Raj orphans who return to work in Hong Kong in their adult lives. Surprisingly, all three volumes of the trilogy cover the same time period, and essentially the same characters, but more detail is included in each, and the lives of minor characters are stitched into the story as previously told.
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