Racism

January 11, 2010 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 01/11/2010

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show discusses Oregon tax measures with Steve Novick; the blockbuster movie "Avatar," making the power grid democratic, and the latest in political rap music.  

56:59 minutes (32.61 MB)

Political Hip Hop

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Mon, 01/11/2010

Radical musicologist Brad Duncan talks with Bill Resnick about the political rap artists The Welfare Poets,  Chosan, and Black Skeptik.   We hear samples of their music followed by a discussion of  their music as the poetry and the politics of everyday life.  Here are links to videos of Black Skeptik, "Rent";  Chosan,  "This is My America;" and The Welfare Poets,  "Warn Them."

12:28 minutes (7.13 MB)

Movie Moles: "Avatar"

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Mon, 01/11/2010

 James Cameron's new blockbuster movie Avatar has been widely debated: what is it really saying about people with disabilities, the environment, racism, colonialism, and other important social questions?   Our Movie Moles Frann Michel and Denise Morris have a rousing good time taking down the pretensions of this huge  movie phenomenon.   Their blog has lots of quotes from and citations of the ongoing discussion of the film.   

13:14 minutes (7.57 MB)

imperial avatar

On the Old Mole Jan 11, 2010, Denise Morris & I discussed Avatar, the expensive and profitable 3-D blockbuster, written and directed by James Cameron.

The movie is set in 2154 on Pandora, the Earth-like moon of a gas giant in the Alpha Centauri system, where the RDA Corporation is mining for the incredibly valuable mineral Unobtanium, and employs former marines as security. The local population includes the big blue Na'vi, who are in tune with all the life on their planet, venerate the mother goddess Eywa, and dress in a pastiche of scanty Native American and African tribal styles.

Good Sista Bad Sista: Talking Mess on 01/08/10

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Fri, 01/08/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Photo of Fayemi Shakur, Sundiata Acoli and Hasan Salaam

Episode 7: Political Prisoners and the Criminalization of Dissent

Activist and journalist  Fayemi Shakur, who is Sundiata’s support coordinator and Hasan Salaam, a political hip-hop artist and organizer join are our guests for this episode.

Voices from the Edge on 01/07/10

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Thu, 01/07/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Looking beyond the rhetoric: the arguments for (and against) Measures 66 & 67

 

On January 26, Oregonians will be asked to decide how the latest chapter in the state's long-running tax wars will turn out. Opponents of two tax increases approved by the legislature in 2009 succeeded in collecting enough signatures for a referendum on what are now Measures 66 and 67. The former would raise the state income tax rate on those earning more than $125,000 per year while the latter would increase the minimum corporate tax. Supporters of the measures say vital public services are at stake.

Voices from the Edge on 12/31/09

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Thu, 12/31/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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A look at the best and worst of the year and decade in Portland

A look back at the best and the worst of the year and decade.

 

A 12-year-old girl shot by police with a beanbag, failed attempt to recall the mayor, new community journalism, solving Portland's gang problem, race and recession...these are just some of the issues Voices from the Edge covered during 2009. This week well be taking a look back the lows and highs in the Rose City the last 12 months as well as memorable moments earlier in the decade: remember Police Chief Mark Kroeker, Mayor Katz's River Renaissance, or Columbia Villa?

The Decade In Review: Call in with your Best and Worst of the Decade

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Tue, 12/29/2009

 Hosted by Joe Uris

Today's show will be The Decade In Review...  Joe will seed the discussion with some of his own observations, then ask for yours.

57:40 minutes (26.41 MB)

Palestinian Christians speak in Portland

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Thu, 12/24/2009

Christians around the world are gathering to prepare for Christmas. But in Bethlehem, where the Christian religion began, the population lives under a military occupation, and surrounded by a Wall.

Two Palestinian Christians, one from Nazareth, and one from Bethlehem, spoke recently at the Portland Central Library about their lives.
 
This hour, we will listen to the stories of these two Palestinian Christians - Hala Gores and Saed Bannoura.
49:13 minutes (45.07 MB)
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