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The July 27 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Sun, 07/26/2009

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.

55:37 minutes (31.83 MB)

Professor Gates and the Cop

program date: 
Sun, 07/26/2009

 

Do we or don't we have the right to talk back--even to be irate--to an officer of the law?  Bill Resnick comments on this un-remarked issue in the case of  Henry Louis  Gates's arrest in his own home in Cambridge.  

5:26 minutes (3.11 MB)

Political Perspectives on 07/15/09

Air date: 
Wed, 07/15/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Sit/Lie Unconstitutional! Cause for Celebration? Well...Not Really...

A judge has ruled the Sit/Lie unconstitutional but Police Chief Rosie Sizer released a memo stating that all the judge ruled was that Portland should just use disorderly conduct instead of Sit/Lie. That is not what the judge ruled and her vague memo creates NO meaningful distinction between the Sit/Lie and disorderly conduct. This is not how the city should react to the loss of the constitutional legitimacy of the Sit/Lie.

Hear members of the Civic Action Group at Sisters of the Road discuss the impacts of Sizer's interpretation, and how the community can get involved. 

Gangs in History and Film

program date: 
Sun, 07/05/2009

 

Tom Becker (pictured here) is our host as we hear about the history of gangs, the movie version of John Dillinger (Public Enemies), the political agitation that founded the US of A,  and the power grab built into the House-passed energy bill.  Tom also plays selections from Bob Dylan's new blues album as a follow-up on the KBOO-sponsored Portland Blues Festival.  

To hear the whole show, use the play button above.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links below.

45:15 minutes (25.89 MB)

Movie Moles: "Public Enemies"

program date: 
Sun, 07/05/2009

 

1930s era gangster John Dillinger (pictured here) is played by Johnny Depp in the new film Public Enemies.  Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel give us their nuanced review of the political and moral issues this blockbuster raises.  

14:16 minutes (8.17 MB)

A History of Gangs

program date: 
Sun, 07/05/2009

 The origins and development of gangs is more complex than the stereotypes of them.  John Hagedorn has studied and hung out with gangs all over the world and written several books about them.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about why there are gangs and how they sometimes morph into very different forms.  Hagedorn's work with gangs can be seen on his website GangResearch.net where you can find links to YouTube videos, podcasts, and Hagedorn's writings.  

17:12 minutes (9.85 MB)

More Talk Radio on 07/06/09

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 07/06/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Recently a Multnomah county judge ruled that the city had exceeded its power in enacting the Sit/Lie ordinance and ruled it to be unconstitutional (for the SECOND time). Cause for celebration right? Well…no not really. Guest Host, Erik Jorgen Jorgensen will speak with Brendan Phillips of Sisters of the Road and take your calls.

Positively Revolting on 07/03/09

Air date: 
Fri, 07/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Ani and Theresa talk about community responses to recent violence against Queer folks in Portland.

With the tragic news of Bonnie Tinker's death, yesterday, July 2nd - Ani and Theresa also pay tribute to a great leader for equality, unity, and cultural shift. 

The Bike Show on 07/01/09

Program: 
The Bike Show
Air date: 
Wed, 07/01/2009 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Sara and Elly host a conversation about bicycle justice, with lawyer
Bob Mionske, author of "Cycling and the Law" and social worker/activist Meghan Sinnott. Mionske will discuss the biases against bicycling inherent in law enforcement, the court system and the written law. Sinnott will talk about barriers in both mobility and justice for society's neediest.
 

Flashpoints

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 06/23/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

The current political, social and cultural climate inside Iran.  Part one of a two part series featuring the hosts of KPFA's "Voices of the Middle East and North Africa".

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