Womens issues

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 7, 2008

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Sun, 01/06/2008

 Today's show is hosted by Tom Becker.  It begins with a Bill Resnick interview with Anita Weiss about what's going on in Pakistan and why the US should not engage in military action there.  Larry Bowlden reviews Alice McDermott's novel At Weddings and Wakes--a "quiet novel."  Tom reads a satirical piece by Steve Early called "How the Presidential Candidates Made Me an Atheist: Put God Back in the Closet Where It Belongs."   And Bill Resnick alerts  us to an important meeting with the new superintendent of Portland's schools on Friday, January 11 and the issues that will be on the table there.

53:17 minutes (24.39 MB)

Carolyn Jessop's Escape

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Sun, 01/06/2008

 Part Two of an interview with Carolyn Jessop who escaped from a fundamentalist Mormon polygamous community, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about her liberation.  Part One of the interview was aired on last week's Old Mole Variety Hour.  Jessop wrote the book Escape.

8:10 minutes (3.74 MB)

"At Weddings and Wakes"

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Sun, 01/06/2008

 The Old Mole's book reviewer Larry Bowlden discusses Alice McDermott's novel At Weddings  and Wakes.

8:30 minutes (3.9 MB)

Carolyn Jessop about Escape

Between the Covers
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Mon, 01/07/2008

Host Lisa Loving interviews Carolyn Jessop about Escape, her first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American Religious sect and her flight to freedom with her eight children.

27:12 minutes (10.9 MB)

Lucky us - guests Lipstick & Dipstick on Out Loud Tues Jan 15th 6pm


Have you heard? Lipstick & Dipstick are locals & they're also well known to women around the world!

They'll be hosts for the L Word season preimiere Sunday Jan 6th at the Bagdad Theater 

Voted the #1 column in CURVE in a recent reader's poll, Lipstick & Dipstick give punchy advice to the lesbian community, a measured blend of guidance, wit and sincerity from the femme and the butch perspective.

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 31, 2007

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Sun, 12/30/2007

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program opens with some reflections on why the presidential campaign is treated as a horserace, not as a debate on the future of the nation.  Bill Resnick talks with local bicycling activists Tim Calvert and Elinor Blue about how bicycling can change our cities and our lives.  Luz María Gordillo reads her short story "Hot  Señorita", one of her  series on the Mexican immigrant experience.  Carolyn Jessop talks with Bill Resnick  about her  experience  in a polygamous, fundamentalist  Mormon community.

52:49 minutes (48.36 MB)

Too Hot for Radio

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Wed, 12/19/2007

WARNING: This show contains explicit language and sexual content.

51:14 minutes (46.91 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 10, 2007

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Sun, 12/09/2007

Bill Resnick hosts today's show and interviews Bill Black, former senior government financial regulator and author of the book "The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One." They discuss the subprime mortgage crisis and other corporate malfeasance aided and abetted by the neo-cons now in power. Tom Becker critiques the undermining of the separation of church and state in Mitt Romney's speech about his religious beliefs. Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Pat Barker's novel about the ravages of war in the souls of soldiers, "Regeneration." And Jan Haaken talks with Costa Rican activist Jimena Alvarado about the recent vote there in favor of a free trade pact.

55:16 minutes (13 MB)

Grace Paley - An Interest In LIfe Event 12-11-07

An Interest in Life: GRACE PALEY

Grace Paley, one of this country's most honored and best loved writers, died on August 22, 2007. Her commitment to antimilitarism, environmentalism, feminism and antiracism was inseparable from her stories, essays, and poems.

Tuesday, December 11 @ 7:00 p.m.
Broadway Books 1714 NE Broadway 503.284.1726

Circle A Radio playlist for 12/05/2007

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Grace Paley

The acclaimed poet and short-story writer Grace Paley died on August 22nd 2007 at the age of 84, after a long battle with breast cancer.  A life-time political activist, she helped found the Greenwich Village Peace Center in 1961, traveled on a peace mission to Hanoi in 1969, and was one of the “White house eleven,” who were arrested in 1978 for unfurling an anti-nuclear banner on the White House lawn. She was active with the American Friends Service and the war resisters league. 

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