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.
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.
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!
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.
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With two new administrations in Israel and the US, what are the chances for change in the direction of less conflict in the Middle East? The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies, where you can find many articles by her.
Soloist, starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr., is a story about mental illness, genius, friendship, and self-determination. Movie Moles Frann Michel and Jan Haaken analyze the film's strengths and limitations.
President Obama opposes torture and defends the rule of law, and yet his actions don't entirely repeal the Bush era's attack on constitutional rights. Attorney Mike Snedeker talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about what it all means. Mike's recommendations for getting active on this matter: The ACLU and Center for Constitutional Rights.
Popular 1970s balladeer Cat Stevens converted to Islam in the '70s and became Yusuf Islam. Radical musicologist Brad Duncan talks with Bill Resnick about Yusuf Islam's career, music, and the controversies he's had to deal with.
Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show features the music of Yusuf Islam, once famous as Cat Stevens. Topics on the program include Israel, the US and the Middle East; Soloist, a film about musical genius and mental illness; Obama's equivocal position on prisoners from the "war on terror"; and the career of Yusuf Islam. To hear the whole show, click on the play button above. For individual pieces, follow the links below: