Protest and action

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 11, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 05/10/2009

 This show, part of KBOO's Spring membership drive, features the music of the local men's chorus Satori, an interview about the how successful non-violent protest has been in effecting change, and a review of a movie about burlesque and strip tease.  The host is Clayton Morgareidge. You will hear very little of our asking you to support KBOO on this web version of the show, and that is because we trust you, if you have not already contributed, to use the JOIN NOW button at the top of this page to do what you can to support the program and the station.

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

35:40 minutes (20.41 MB)

Non-violence: Past, Present, Future

program date: 
Sun, 05/10/2009

 Non-violence works, even against the most oppressive regimes.  That is the lesson journalist Eric Stoner draws from his research.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  

12:07 minutes (6.93 MB)

Howard Zinn: The Great Depression and our modern economic meltdown

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program date: 
Tue, 05/05/2009

The Great Depression was a worldwide economic downturn starting in most places in 1929 and ending in the 1930s or early 1940s depending on the country. It was the largest economic depression in the 20th century, and is used in the 21st century as an example of how far the world's economy can fall.
Tonight on Circle A Radio, we listen to Oral Histories recorded in the 1930’s and 40’s, and we talk to historian Howard Zinn to help us understand the comparison between the present economic crisis, and the economic crisis of america’s past.

51:04 minutes (20.46 MB)

The Importance of Mother's Day

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Thu, 05/07/2009

Bridget B. here, and this edition of Bread & Roses was all about The Importance of Mother's Day; it's actual meaning and how you can get involved to make a difference. Given that this show fell right before Mother's Day, or on Mother's Day in other countries, I wanted to bring to your attention the what, why, when and by whom Mother's Day was conceived, what it has become over time and what you can do to re-direct this day back towards its original meaning.

29:55 minutes (27.4 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/08/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

US airstrikes in Afghanistan kill an estimated 130 civilians, including many women and children, as the Pentagon scurries to cover up the massacre and Obama prepares to send 21,000 more troops to occupy the country. Flashpoints talks with Colonel Ann Wright, ret. Army; antiwar activist about the killings. Also, excerpts from the Pacifica Radio documentary, the Ballad of Pete Seeger, which chronicles the life and times of the revolutionary folk musician and social justice hero.

Radiozine on 05/08/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 05/08/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

 

Host Marianne Barisonek speaks with Brad Friedman of the Restore Justice At Justice Campaign.

Broad Coalition Of Organizations And Individuals Launches “Restore Justice At Justice” Campaign

The Campaign Demands Redress For Those Politically Prosecuted Under Bush Administration, Beginning With Governor Don Siegelman And Paul Minor.

Race and Obama's First 100 Days

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Wed, 05/06/2009

Last week, President Obama reached his first 100 days in office, triggering a media flurry of speculation about how well he's doing. Communities of color - already hurting before the lastest round of troubles - have been measuring up the new president as well. Is President Obama pushing to create justice for all or is he too bogged down in the legacy of his predecessor? What should we be doing to push the president down the path of racial equity?

34:32 minutes (27.67 MB)

Positively Revolting on 05/08/09

Air date: 
Fri, 05/08/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Host Ani will speak with long time activist, author and professor Robert Jensen.

Host Ani will speak with long time activist, author and professor Robert Jensen.

In Jensen's latest book, All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, he argues that in a world racked with political, economic, cultural, and ecological crises, there is a spiritual emptiness that encourages further alienation. 

Can religion be a tool with which we may create closer ties to all humanity and begin to create a just and sustainable society? What part can religion play to help us face with confidence the uncertainty of our lives.

Jensen's writings explore the important questions What does it mean to be human? What are our obligations to other people and the non-human world? and, How do we create meaning in a world that appears to be playing a cosmic joke on us -- a world that gives us consciousness, the capacity for complex thought, and language with which to express those thoughts, but then denies us any obvious answer to the question, “Who am I and how do I fit into the bigger picture?”

May Day: Is it still relevant 123 years later?

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Wed, 04/29/2009

May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?

55:51 minutes (44.74 MB)

Soccer, Streetcars, and GIVE MONEY to KBOO!!!

program date: 
Mon, 05/04/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Issues near and dear to Portlanders -- like soccer and streetcars -- come to the fore during Abe and Joe's first Spring Membership Drive show.

57:34 minutes (26.35 MB)
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