Laurie Mercier and Luz María Gordillo review Zapatista, the play by Dañel Malán about Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista insurgency in the Mexican state of Chiapas, discussing, among other things, whether the Zapatistas are post-modernists. Zapatista plays in a bi-lingual production through January 19 at Teatro Milagro here in Portland. Follow the link for more information.
Host Carlos Chavez explores the topics of racial justice and racial disparity in the Oregon Prison System with Caylor Rolin of the Portland-based Partnership for Safety and Justice, a group seeking to unite people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to redirect policies away from an over-reliance on incarceration to effective strategies that reduce violence and increase safety.
George Bush is making his first-ever visit to the occupied Palestinian territories today. He is protected by an army of 10,000 soldiers, and the Palestinian population has remained under curfew, with all protest banned, as long as Bush is in the area.
KBOO's Jenka Soderberg spoke with Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, a Palestinian scholar originally from Bethlehem, about Bush's visit to the region.
Today's show is hosted by Tom Becker. It begins with a Bill Resnick interview with Anita Weiss about what's going on in Pakistan and why the US should not engage in military action there. Larry Bowlden reviews Alice McDermott's novel At Weddings and Wakes--a "quiet novel." Tom reads a satirical piece by Steve Early called "How the Presidential Candidates Made Me an Atheist: Put God Back in the Closet Where It Belongs." And Bill Resnick alerts us to an important meeting with the new superintendent of Portland's schools on Friday, January 11 and the issues that will be on the table there.
Part Two of an interview with Carolyn Jessop who escaped from a fundamentalist Mormon polygamous community, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about her liberation. Part One of the interview was aired on last week's Old Mole Variety Hour. Jessop wrote the book Escape.
STIGMATA GLORY HOLE, the second part of the Ubu Hour's surreal black comedy Second Life of Jesus the Avenger Trilogy. In this episode Jesus is pursued by vicious Bleak Water contractors while trying to sabotage a Republican presidential candidate debate and hilarity ensues. This audio drama contains profanity, indecency, sex, violence, torture, perversity, male organ enlargement surgieries, lewd stigmata holes and other stuff that may offend a few people... perhaps more than a few people so listen to it at YOUR OWN RISK.