Womens issues

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 20, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 10/19/2008

Hosted by Bill Resnick,  this program deals with the local impact  of the economic crisis,  welfare "deform" and domestic  violence, labor issues at  a Northwest university campus, and a documentary film showing how American policies are viewed around the  world.  To hear  the whole show,  click on the arrow above.  For individuals  pieces, follow their  links  below:

1.  Michael Leachman discusses the economic crisis in Oregon with Bill Resnick.

2.  The Movie Moles  review  "Considering Democracy,"  a  documentary film about global views of  the US.

52:28 minutes (30.03 MB)

Welfare Deform and Domestic Violence

program date: 
Sun, 10/19/2008

Since the so-called "welfare reform" bill was passed during the Clinton administration, the problem of welfare has dropped from public view.  Old Mole Sudarat Musikawong interviews Priya Kandaswamy, Professor of Women's Studies at Portland State University about how the difficulties  of  life on, or off, welfare affect poor  women, especially those in abusive relationships.   

18:43 minutes (10.72 MB)

Trans Youth: Issues of Gender Variant Kids & Teens I

program date: 
Mon, 10/20/2008

Gender Blender 's co-hosts, Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall interview Jenn Burleton, founder and executive director of TransActive Education & Advocacy and Cris Beam, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of TransParent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers.  Music from Athens Boys Choir opened and closed the show. 
Gender Blender 's co-hosts, Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall interview Jenn Burleton, founder and executive director of TransActive Education & Advocacy and Cris Beam, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of TransParent: Love, Family, and Living the T with Transgender Teenagers.  Music from Athens Boys Choir opened and closed the show.
 

29:35 minutes (27.09 MB)

Radiozine on 10/21/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Tue, 10/21/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Kathleen Stephenson speaks with artist, author, feminist, eduactor and intellectual Judy Chicago about overcoming the erasure of women's history and women's achievements, the struggles of women artists today and about her support for bitch Magazine. Chicago will be in Portland on Saturday night for an art auction benefitting bitch magazine.

Gender Blender on 10/21/08

Air date: 
Tue, 10/21/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Trans Kids: Gender Variant Youth

  

Old Mole Variety Hour on 10/20/08

Air date: 
Mon, 10/20/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

On today's Old Mole Variety Hour, Priya Kandaswamy, Professor of Women's Studies at Portland State University, explains  how so-called “welfare reform” has  made  it harder for poor women to escape from domestic violence.  We also get some historical context for bank nationalizations and who they benefit, and we hear about some labor struggles going on at Western Washington University  in Vancouver. 

Interview: Frederick Lane on the Supreme Court and the Election

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Wed, 10/15/2008

Frederick Lane, author of the book The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court, and host Linda Olson-Osterlund discuss the November election, Sarah Palin and the effect the outcome of the election will have on America's future. For more go to www.fredericklane.com

 

 

29:04 minutes (26.62 MB)

Music from and Interview with Trans Musician Joshua Klipp

program date: 
Mon, 10/06/2008

Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall highlight the music of Joshua Klipp, a trans man (who transitioned from female to male) who made history by recording a song with both his pre and post transition voice.  That song, "Little Girl" closed the show.  Rebecca and Jacob interviewed Joshua earlier in the week about his career, his appearances on the Tyra Banks show, and his mixed feelings about being openly transgender.  Gender Blender is a new show about gender issues.  Joshua's music has been featured on Logo's Click List and The L Word

31:10 minutes (28.54 MB)

Like W, but with ambition

 Rolling Stone just put on an article on Sen McCain, which is as damning and devastating as most any piece of journalism I can recall. St. John is revealed as a short-tempered, misogynistic narcissist who differs from Dubya primarily on the basis of his ambition. Oh yeah, Dubya is apparently a better pilot.

Most of all the piece completely deconstructs the ubiquitous Maverick Myth that McCain has deployed around himself like armor. There is nothing there at all. He has backtracked and and sold out every one of his vaunted principals, flip-flopped on virtually every issue on which he has claimed to be resolute -- campaign finance, kowtowing to secial interests, his position on the war, and on and on. Even on torture, an issue that carries street cred for him, he cravenly helped broker a deal with the White House that effectively annuls the Geneva Conventions.

McCain is a liar and a fraud. Worse, he's a dangerous and aggressive ideologue with twin Napoleon and Daddy complexes. You think Dubya has been a disaster? McCain would the same or worse -- only smarter and more belligerent.

-A

 

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