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Old Mole Variety Hour on 06/30/08

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Mon, 06/30/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Political repression in the US and Participator Democracy in Venezuela

Does  the political repression of the 1950s (McCarthyism) live on today in FISA and the Patriot Act?  Ellen Schrecker, who has written widely on the politics of the '50s, will talk with host  Laurie Mercier.   Can grassroots communities govern themselves?  What is “participatory budgeting?”  Radical economist Robin Hahnel and the Old  Mole's Bill Resnick discuss.  That's all on The Old Mole Variety Hour today, along with commentary by Thabiti Lewis and a film review from Denise Morris.  

Carpenter's Union Pickets Gray Purcell for Not Paying Standard Wages

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/22/2008

A group of local union carpenters held a picket this morning outside of a condo construction site on East Burnside.

The workers say that Gray Purcell, the company building the site, refuses to pay a standard wage.

KBOO's Jenka Soderberg was there, and spoke with Cliff Puckett of the Local Carpenter's Union:

3:26 minutes (3.14 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 23, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/22/2008

Along with the music of  the late Utah Phillips, this show, hosted by Tom Becker, feature a Bill Resnick interview about the support for parents of young children in European countries in contrast with what  parents in the US must face.  Frann Michel reviews a series of feminist  science fiction novels.  Tom  reads a piece about why cooler weather does not justify skepticism about global warming.  And Bryan Johnson tells us about a bicycle tour of Portland's radical history sites.  

Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow at the top of this page.   Hear individual pieces by clicking on their links below:

1.  The life and music of Utah Phillips

44:54 minutes (20.56 MB)

Remembering Utah Phillips

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Mon, 06/23/2008

Host Tom Becker reviews the life of labor activist and folk singer Utah Phillips and plays some of his songs.   

3:45 minutes (1.72 MB)

PDX Labor History Bike Tour

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Tue, 06/24/2008

Bill Resnick talks with Bryan Johnson, a labor historian, about the bike tour of Portland sites that are part of Portland's radical labor history.  It's part of  Pedalpalooza

8:18 minutes (3.8 MB)

Parenting in Europe and the US

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Sun, 06/22/2008

Professor Marcia Meyers is with the West Coast Poverty Center and has studied the vast differences between raising children in the US with almost no public support and being a parent in Europe where that support is strong.  She shares her conclusions in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  

19:32 minutes (8.94 MB)

Day Labor Site Opened June 16th: Benefits and Issues

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/15/2008

Portland’s city-supported day labor hiring site opened early today. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

Supporters say the day labor site is intended to protect workers from employers who have denied wages, not given breaks or otherwise victimized their employees.    

1:04 minutes (1004.13 KB)

Day Labor Site Opening Ceremony: Justin Shear Speaks

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/12/2008

Portland’s long-awaited day
labor center is having its grand opening ceremony right now. 

The Center will open for
business on Monday, and will be open for all day laborers, regardless of their
immigration status.

Justin Shear represents Voz, the group which will
administer the center:

That was Justin Shear, from the group Voz,
speaking from the grand opening of Portland's first day labor center.

 

1:04 minutes (1004.13 KB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 06/23/08

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Mon, 06/23/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Old Mole Variety Hour does news, views, reviews, interviews and music.

Today’s show is hosted by Tom Becker and features the music of the late Utah Phillips.  How do people parent their children differently in the US and Europe?  Bill Resnick’s guest will explain.  Frann Michel will review a new collecton of feminist science fiction. Tom will report on a debate about global  warming.  And we’ll hear from Brian Johnson on the  upcoming Portland Bike Tour. 

Rosemont Center Workers: 13 Local Organizations Support Picketing

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Evening News
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Thu, 06/05/2008

Workers at the Rosemont Treatment Center and School for at-risk girls held a picket today in Northeast Portland. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">

They were protesting their low pay and difficult working conditions.

2:33 minutes (2.34 MB)
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