Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Membership Drive episode of the Old Mole which includes discussions of what's ahead for the revolutionary events in Egypt; how Portland's feminist bookstore In Other Words featured in the TV series Portlandia; and the coming Festival of African Films.
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In Other Words is the only surviving non-profit feminist bookstore in the US, and it was recently featured in the IFC TV series Portlandia. Here the Old Mole's Jan Haaken talks with Nora Barnett, a member of the In Other Words Board about how the store was portrayed and its expanding role in the community.
Veteran journalist Reese Erlich discussed his experience by actually talking (imagine!) to some of the people vilified by our government as terrorists. His new book is Conversations with Terrorists: Middle East Leaders on Politics, Violence and Empire.
Women-power fuels Portland's dragon boat craze and there's a team for everyone--no matter size, age or ability. We'll hear from several local teams: Pink Phoenix paddlers spread the word that exercise and camraderie aids recovery from breast cancer; Amazon Dragons are renowned for their strength. More info: www.pinkphoenix.org/www.amazondragons.org/www.dragonsports.org/home.php
Hosts Northwest Vets for Peace speak with journalist Dahr Jamail about his latest reports on military sexual trauma. The numbers of rapes and other types of abuse within the U.S. Military are staggering, according to DahrJamail. Victims continue to say that both their commanders and the Department of Defense in general has been ignoring pleas for help.
DahrJamail is author of two recent books, “Beyond the Green Zone, Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq”, and “The Will To Resist, Soldiers who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan”.
This week KBOO and Outside In worked together on a youth media project about sexual health. We have an interview with Nili Yosha about the project, and then work from William Madden, Rogelio Evangelista, and Eric Garcia about Violence Against Sex Workers, C, Mouse, Thor & Travis with a piece on Suicide Prevention, D.J. Derp & Titus talking about HIV Stigma, Aisling & Juliette on Bondage Discipline Sado –Masochistic, BDSM, Juicy, Jigglez & Elighe Martinez on Teen Pregnancy, and Jammin’ Joey, Mr. E Madhatter, and Jess Coshatt with a piece on Commitment. The program was narrated by Kayla Stone. The poem within the Suicide Prevention piece was read and written by Mouse. Special thanks to Toni Tabora-Roberts.