Show for November 17, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 11/16/2008

Hosted by Denise Morris, this program deals with the global economic crisis and what it would take to fix it, the broken mental health system and what it needs, and why California  voters  passed  a  ban on gay marriage.  We also hear a review  of  the documentary film about Darcelle XV, Queens of Heart.  Hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above, or individual pieces by following the links  below:

1.  John Cavanagh, co-director of the Institute  for Policy Studies, explains what led to the global financial crisis and what  could fix  it.

54:13 minutes (31.03 MB)

Gay Rights and Prop. 8

program date: 
Sun, 11/16/2008

Why did progressive California pass the anti-gay-marriage proposition?  Frann Michel and Denise  Morris explore the issues. 

9:33 minutes (5.47 MB)

Movie Review: "Queens of Heart"

program date: 
Sun, 11/16/2008

Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss  Queens of Hearts, the documentary about Darcelle XV made by Jan Haaken with the help of various  Old Moles  and many others.  The film is available  from  Cinema Libre Studio.

11:39 minutes (6.67 MB)

The 14th Amendment, Marriage, and Sexual Identity

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Mon, 11/17/2008

 Joe Uris hosts. The 14th amendment requires states to provide equal protection under the law to all persons. Does that include marriage? Gay marriage? What is marriage? What should the rules be? What are the rights of conservatives? Call in with your opinion.


56:28 minutes (25.85 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show

Air date: 
Tue, 11/18/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Joe Uris hosts. The 14th amendment requires states to provide equal protection under the law to all persons. Does that include marriage? Gay marriage? What is marriage? What should the rules be? What are the rights of conservatives? Call in with your opinion.


Asian American LGB Identity Research seeking input


Asian American LGB Identity Research
We are excited to be launching a new research project entitled: Negotiating the complexities of being self-identified as both Asian American and lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB).

This project has two parts:
(1) a web-based survey that will be distributed widely through listservs and Facebook sites like this one, and

(2) about 10-12 open-ended telephone interviews about students' experiences.

The purpose of this study is to gather some preliminary, baseline data about the breadth of the community identified as Asian American and lesbian, gay or bisexual LGB), as well as some of your/their experiences in higher education. 

Rallies for Gay Marriage in 300+ US cities Sat 11/15

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in rallies around the country! And a huge thank you to all of our straight-allies who are now stepping forward in solidarity with us! What can YOU DO today to make a difference? Talk to your neighbors, talk to your family, talk to your child's teachers, and your coworkers about why this issue means something to you. When things become personal, opinions change......

Protesters turned out is scores of cities across America to protest the unprecedented stripping of rights from gays and lesbians with the passage of California’s Proposition 8, as well as the passage of anti-marriage amendments in Arizona and Florida.

Old Mole Variety Hour

Air date: 
Mon, 11/17/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

The Movie Moles discuss “Queen of Hearts,” a documentary about Darcelle’s – the nation’s oldest suriving Drag club right here in Portland.  We also hear from David Oaks who challenges the dominance of drugs and the medicalizing of madness in psychiatry.  He urges organizing psychiatric survivors around patients’ rights.  

Sat 11/15 National Rally against Prop 8 - Oregon details

Message from the Democratic Party of Oregon, LGBTQ caucus:

November 4th election night has come and passed.  As Democrats, as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Oregonians and Americans we have much to celebrate.

Gender Blender

Air date: 
Tue, 11/18/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Discussion about violence against women and transgender people.

The FBI recently released Hate Crime statistics that show crimes against gays and lesbians are up.  Meanwhile 3 transgender students were physically attacked on Washington state campus.  Violence against transgender people isn't considered a Hate Crime under national legislation. November 20th marks the Transgender Day of Rememberance which commerates the trans people who were murdered in the past year.

In this program, co-hosts Jacob Anderson-Minshall and Rebecca Nay talk to representatives from Allies Against Rape Culture and Women's Crisis Line about these and other issues regarding gender-based violence.

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