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US Auto Industry: Decline & Fall

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Sun, 05/24/2009

 

Mark Brenner reviews the last fifty years of the US auto industry and the reasons for its current crisis, putting it all in the context of US labor history and industrial policy.  Brenner is the director of Labor Notes.   He talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  

19:14 minutes (11.01 MB)

Amnesia on Memorial Day

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Sun, 05/24/2009

 Well-read Red Frann Michel reminds us of many things President Obama forgot to remember in the traditional Memorial Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery, and concludes with an anti-war poem by Adrienne Rich.  You can read her comments, with links to her sources, here.  

7:48 minutes (4.47 MB)

Book Review: "The Bridge of Sighs"

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Sun, 05/24/2009

 Book Mole Larry Bowlden explains why he thinks Richard Russo's latest novel Bridge of Sighs is his best.  
 

8:58 minutes (5.13 MB)

Queer Documentary Film Festival

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Sun, 05/24/2009

 The Old Mole's Denise Morris talks with David Weissman, co-director of QDoc -- the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival, coming to Portland's Clinton Street Theater this weekend (May 28-31).  Weissman directed the award winning feature documentary, THE COCKETTES (2002).  This is the only queer documentary film festival in the US!

12:52 minutes (7.37 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 25, 2009

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Mon, 05/25/2009

 Hosted by Frann Michel, this show explores the state of the US auto industry and how it got there, what the President forgot on Memorial Day, Richard Russo's best, and latest, book (according to our reviewer), and Q Doc -- the Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival coming this weekend.  

Hear the whole show by clicking on the play button above.  For individual segments, plus links to more information, follow the links below:

1.  Mark Brenner of Labor Notes and Bill Resnick of the Old Mole discuss the auto industry.

2.  Frann Michel (today's Well-read Red) on what Obama left out on Memorial Day.

54:07 minutes (30.97 MB)

 

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