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Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/10/08

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Fri, 10/10/2008 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
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Keeping those in Power Accountable

News and Public Affairs Day. Tune in for the best in recent speeches and interviews with cutting edge thinkers.

12 Noon - Barbara Ehrenreich on "This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation." Recorded in Portland in July.

1PM - The Voting System: Disenfranchisement and the Uncounted - Local producers Meghan Planchon, David Rosenfeld and Ethan Scarl detail the numerous ways you can lose your right to vote and what you can do to stop it.

2:30PM - Linda Olson Osterlund interviews the attorney for the detainees at Guantanamo, whose release has been ordered by the court.

3:00PM - Scott Forrester interviews award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Trent.

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 22, 2008

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Sun, 09/21/2008

Why is the  US Government, funded by  our taxes, saving Wall Street's financiers from the consequences of their hubris?  On this program, hosted by Tom Becker, we discuss the situation in depth.  Also on the show: an conversation about what Sarah Palin signifies for the Christian Right as well as to women behond that  group.  Hear the whole program by clicking the arrow above, or listen to individual pieces by following their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick and economist John Miller  discuss  the  origins and direction of the economic crisis and what the left should be demanding

50:14 minutes (28.75 MB)

Sarah Palin and the Christian Right

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Sun, 09/21/2008

The Old Mole's Jan Haaken talks with Professor Cynthia  Burack of Ohio State about the Sarah Palin phenomenon and its impact  on  the Christian Right  and beyond. 

16:52 minutes (9.66 MB)

Book Mole: "The Great Man"

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Sun, 09/21/2008

Larry Bowlden discusses Kate Christensen's novel  The Great Man, demonstrating the gap between the image a successful man projects to his public and in his biography,  and what the women in his life know about him.  Winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award.  You can find more reviews by Larry on line

7:24 minutes (4.24 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 09/22/08

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Mon, 09/22/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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The Moles discuss the financial crisis and Sarah Palin and the Christian Right.

Get the Moles’ underground  analysis  of the current financial crisis as Bill Resnick  interviews John Miller from the Union of Radical Political Economists (URPE), and Tom Becker  reads from The  Nation’s William Greider.  Also on the show, Jan Haaken will be talking with Cynthia Burack about  Sarah Palin and the Christian Right.  Burack is the author  of Sin, Sex and Democracy: Anti-Gay Rhetoric and the Christian Right.

Transitioning Our Shelters: Making Shelters Safe For Transgender People

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Mon, 09/15/2008

Jacob Anderson-Minshall speaks with Lisa Mottet from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (thetaskforce.org).  The interview was supposed to air on Tuesday, the 9/16th edition of Gender Blender, the new KBOO show on gender issues.  The topic addressed is gender and homelessness.  Lisa Mottet is the author of a 2003 publication Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People.  

3:15 minutes (2.99 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 09/18/08

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Thu, 09/18/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What should we do about prostitution in Portland?

Prostitution is flourishing in the Rose City. Some Portlanders blame it on city hall's decision to let the prostitution exclusion zones lapse. They want the zones back and more efforts made to put prostitutes in jail. Other city residents say that rehabilitation, not more police, is the answer. In the meantime, Mayor Tom Potter has announed a new initiative to fight prostitution on 82nd Ave. through enhanced enforcement and prosecution combined with treatment options. How should we deal with prostitution in our city? Do we really understand the problem of prostitution?

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 15, 2008

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Sun, 09/14/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features the life and music of Victor Jara, the legendary singer-songwriter who helped elect the democratic-socialist President of Chile Salvador Allende, and was murdered by the Pinochet coup supported by the US in 1973.  His music lives on, as we hear today.  Also on the show, Bill Resnick talks with Paul Joseph about the possibility that Americans are becoming  more peaceful -- or at least less patient with war, and how that might lead to a more potent  peace movement.  The Well-read Red, Frann Michel, takes on Sarah Palin, and Clayton Morgareidge analyzes the political rhetoric of the two major parties.  To hear the whole show, hit the arrow above.  For individual segments, go to the links below:

54:00 minutes (30.91 MB)

Well-read Red: Fun with Sarah Palin

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Sun, 09/14/2008

Frann Michel, today's Red, reads today from several satirical takes on the Sarah Palin persona and political phenomenon.  You can read this piece here, where you will also find links to the orginal sources.

6:58 minutes (3.99 MB)

Chicana Succes: Self and Community

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Wed, 09/10/2008

Dr. Rusty Barceló is the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota and a nationally-recognized leader in the field, with more than 30 years of experience in equity and diversity in higher education.  She is also a Chicana with deep roots in the Mexican-American community, and a singer-songwriter.  Luz María Gordillo talks with her about her life, her community, her music, and her educational philosopy, and we hear several of her songs. 

27:49 minutes (15.92 MB)
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