Womens issues

Working With Homeless Women

program date: 
Sun, 04/06/2008

 Laurie Mercier  talks with Anitra Freeman of  Women's Housing, Equality and Enhancement League (WHEEL) about the work her organization does with homeless women in Seattle.  She will be speaking at In Other Word Bookstore on Thursday,  April 17 (call  503-232-6003 for info).   

8:36 minutes (3.94 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 31, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 03/30/2008

 This show is hosted by Luz María Gordillo and features discussions of the WTO (how it works and whom it favors), a novel about a  tough childhood called Before Women Had Wings, and how drug and immigration policies lead to racial profiling.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, click on their links below.

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1.  All About the WTO: How it works and for whom--Bill Resnick talks with Mary Bottari  of Global Trade Watch.  

35:59 minutes (16.47 MB)

"Before Women Had Wings"

program date: 
Sun, 03/30/2008

 Larry Bowlden reviews Connie May Fowler's 1997 novel Before Women Had Wings.  

7:52 minutes (3.61 MB)

IWD Special: Examining Violence against Asian and APA women

APA Compass
program date: 
Thu, 03/06/2008

In this special International Women's Day edition, APA Compass examined violence against Asian and APA women. Includes interviews with Sarita See, author of Trying Whiteness: Media Representations of the 1996 Okinawa Rape Trial; Fareen Ramji from New York's Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project; and Lam Phan from the API Women and Family Safety Center. Also the Angry APA Minute featuring Margaret Cho.

56:50 minutes (22.77 MB)

Obama in PDX: a Review

program date: 
Sun, 03/23/2008

 Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review Barack Obama's speech of Friday, March 21  at Portland's Memorial Coliseum. They discuss what's missing from his calls for solidarity.  You can listen to the speech here.

10:03 minutes (4.6 MB)

DIY, Portland: Art of Survival

program date: 
Wed, 03/19/2008

Hear how artistic expression has helped people to deal with and overcome challenges such as homelessness, incarceration and physical disabilities. Funding for this episode was provided by a project grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. More photos and links at http://destinationdiy.org

Thanks to Brian Kramer for engineering and production assistance, to Dmae Roberts for editorial assistance, to Nick Jaina and Jason Leonard
for original music. Thank YOU for listening!

28:02 minutes (38.51 MB)

Politics & Sex: Spitzer in the Media

program date: 
Sun, 03/16/2008

 A round-table discussion with Jan Haaken, Denise Morris and Bill Resnick in which they analyze and debate the hysterical media treatment of the Spitzer sex scandal and others like it.   Why this "perpetual surprise," these recurring "outbreaks of political virginity"?  


14:53 minutes (6.82 MB)

Montreal Women's Collective Speaks on International Women's Day

Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 03/09/2008


In honor of International Women's Day this past weekend, a Montreal-based women's collective held a conference to call for a new wave of feminism. KBOO's Megan Planchon has more:



0:19 minutes (297.19 KB)

Oregon Tradeswomen and non-traditional occupations.

program date: 
Fri, 03/07/2008

Dawn Jones, instructor for Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. and a journey level carpenter; Lela Brown, plumber; and Tara Webb, electrician, join host Martha Odom on International Women's Day to talk about blue collar work: the rewards and obstacles. Oregon Tradeswomen provides education, mentoring and advocacy for women entering non-traditional fields and sponsors an annual Women in Trades Fair coming up in May.

51:11 minutes (23.43 MB)
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