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Move Moles: "The Orphanage"

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Sun, 02/10/2008

 Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel review "The Orphanage, " the story of a woman, an orphan herself, who opens an orphanage.  The review compares this film with others from the same producer, "Pan's Labrynth" and "The Devil's Backbone." 

11:19 minutes (5.18 MB)

Films About WWII Japanese Internment

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Sun, 02/10/2008

 The director of two films about the interment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940s talks with Jan Haaken.  He is John Esaki, and the films are  "Stand Up For Justice", a drama  about a man who accompanies  his Japanese-American friends  to the camp; and "From 9066 to 9/11," a  documentary  that compares President Roosevelt's  executive  order  9066 authorizing the internments to US treatment of  Arab Americans and  residents  after  9/11.  They are both being shown at Willamette University for a Day of Remembrance  on Monday, February 18.

6:54 minutes (3.16 MB)

Victory in the Writers' Strike

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Sun, 02/10/2008

The TV and Movie Writers achieved a significant victory in their three-month strike.  Bill Resnick talks with writer and Writers Guild board member Nick Kazan about how they did it.  

 

8:19 minutes (3.81 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 11, 2008

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Sun, 02/10/2008

This show is hosted by Bill Resnick and covers the Democratic primary campaign, the outcome  of the television and film writers' strike, and several movies worth knowing about.  You can hear the  whole  show by clicking the arrow above, or individual segments by going to the links below, which also feature additional information about people and issues.

1. JoAnne Wypijewski and Bill Resnick discuss the primaries and what they mean for progressive politics.  

2. Jan Haaken talks with Abdul Fofana  about "Moving to the Beat," a  film about Hip Hop, Africans, and African-Americans.

54:14 minutes (24.83 MB)

Alternative Energy

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 Bill Resnick talks with energy expert Suzanne Hunt about the political economy and the enviirnomental impact of alternative energy, especially the pros and cons of biofuels.  Hunt was the head of a project on biofuels for the World Watch Institute.

24:36 minutes (11.26 MB)

Coming to the African Film Festival

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 Our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Brooke Jacobson review "The Devil Came on Horseback," a film about Darfur which is part of the ongoing Cascade Festival of African Films.  

10:46 minutes (4.94 MB)

Reading about Child Soldiers

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 Tom Becker discusses international efforts to stop the use of children as soldiers in wars around the world.  February 12 is Red Hand Day.  Multnomah County Library's Everybody Reads program offers everyone a chance to participate in discussions of this topic.

7:33 minutes (3.46 MB)

Building the Labor Movement

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 Rick McGuire is a Portland carpenter and labor activist working to build a cross-trades movement.  He talks with Bill Resnick about the need for unions and  about a benefit celebration coming up Saturday, February 23, at the Musicians Hall, SE 20th and Sandy, 7:00 pm. 

 

8:42 minutes (3.98 MB)

The Well-Read Red Reads C.L.R. James

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 Our Well-read Red Frann Michel reviews the life and work of activist, social theorist and writer C.L.R. James.  You can read this piece at Frann's blog.

7:06 minutes (3.25 MB)
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