Ed Pilkington Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 09/02/2014
Ed Pilkington is the Chief Correspondent in New York for London's "The Guardian" newspaper. He has done a substantial amount of reporting on the American Legislative Exchange Council, a free market organization that promotes the interests of big business over those of small business and the working class. Don Merrill talks with this award winning journalist on his view of ALEC's latest efforts to survive bad press after the killing of Trayvon Martin, the defection of dozens of corporate and legislative members and increasing scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service. 14:43 minutes (13.48 MB)

Karamatzoh Père

program: 
Audio Comix
program date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014
Welcome to another exciting episode of the 1930s radio play, The Brothers Karamatzoh – the story of a mediocre comedy team from New York City.  The Karamatzoh Brothers are to the Ritz Brothers what the Ritz Brothers are to the Marx Brothers.  And, if you've never heard of the Ritz Brothers, that will give you some idea. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present Act One – how Milton’s father came to America and acquired the family name.
Written and produced by Ken Jones, and featuring Rob, Larry, Lyn, Olivia, Conch, Sam, and an all-singing all-dancing Rolf.

14:01 minutes (19.26 MB)

Kathi Weeks: debunking utopianism's critics

program date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014
Joe Clement brings Kathi Weeks back on the show to talk about another chapter in her book The Problem With Work: marxism, feminism, antiwork politics, and postwork imaginaries: utopianism. Kathi describes both realistic and deliberately unrealistic invocations of the utopianism, various ways of articulating utopianism (critical utopias, ironic anti-utopianism, utopian demands), and the push and pull between crusaders and critics of utopianism.

Kathi Weeks is a professor of Women's Studies at Duke University. 20:24 minutes (18.68 MB)

Raising Expectations, and Raising Hell: Jane McAlevey's book on rank-and-file unionism

program date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014
Old Moles Bill Resnick and Norm Diamond talk about union organizing by way of a mutual review of Jane McAlevey's book "Raising Expecations, and Raising Hell: my decade fighting for the labor movement". They consider the official and cynical meaning of labor day, but also the stagnation of the labor movement as it's moved away from rank-and-file organizing, direct action, and using workers' power to drive social change. 18:32 minutes (16.97 MB)

Who Stole the 4-hour Work Day?

program date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014
Joe Clement and Nathan Schneider discuss an article he wrote recently for Vice Magazine that asks "who stole the 4-hour work day". They consider different rationales for reducing the work week, the social and psychological damage of working too much, its long past stretching back to the American Revolution, as well as how the aspiration fueled the labor movement during its most powerful period before WWII. This conversation contains a few extra minutes that did not air during the live broadcast.
20:24 minutes (18.68 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour Labor Day Special 2014

program date: 
Mon, 09/01/2014


Joe Clement hosts this labor day special, which features conversations about reducing the work week and having real power in society as workers, challenging stagnant norms in union organizing, the problem with work and utopianism. We also hear clips of political humor in honor of the late Robin Williams. 57:35 minutes (79.07 MB)

Negativland at The Crystal Ballroom, Part 4: Negativland

program date: 
Fri, 08/29/2014
We join megamultimedia juggernaut Negativland live onstage at the historic Crystal Ballroom for their new show CONTENT! 
71:37 minutes (98.35 MB)

Negativland at The Crystal Ballroom, Part 3: Intermission/Interviews

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program date: 
Fri, 08/29/2014
We join megamultimedia juggernaut Negativland live onstage at the historic Crystal Ballroom for their new show CONTENT! 
This time around, Negativland consists of founder and copyfighter Mark Hosler, Jon Liedecker, aka Wobbly, Peter Conheim (Mono Pause, Jet Black Hair People, Neung Phak) and sound collage and video artist Steev Hise.
31:04 minutes (42.66 MB)

Negativland at The Crystal Ballroom, Part 2: Daniel Menche

program date: 
Sat, 08/30/2014
Negativland, Daniel Menche, Cascadian Knights Live at The Crystal Ballroom, Part 2: Daniel Menche
 
We join megamultimedia juggernaut Negativland live onstage at the historic Crystal Ballroom for their new show CONTENT! 
This time around, Negativland consists of founder and copyfighter Mark Hosler, Jon Liedecker, aka Wobbly, Peter Conheim (Mono Pause, Jet Black Hair People, Neung Phak) and sound collage and video artist Steev Hise.
 
We also had a performance by Portland Noise Music stalwart Daniel Menche.
 
Opening the show was The Cascadian Knights, who visited us from the future.
52:03 minutes (71.49 MB)

Negativland at The Crystal Ballroom, Part 1: Cascadian Knights

program date: 
Fri, 08/29/2014
We join megamultimedia juggernaut Negativland live onstage at the historic Crystal Ballroom for their new show CONTENT!
This time around, Negativland consists of founder and copyfighter Mark Hosler, Jon Liedecker, aka Wobbly, Peter Conheim (Mono Pause, Jet Black Hair People, Neung Phak) and sound collage and video artist Steev Hise.

We also had a performance by Portland Noise Music stalwart Daniel Menche.

Opening the show was The Cascadian Knights, who visited us from the future.
44:37 minutes (61.27 MB)

Ferguson Reflections: Dave Rovics, Rear Admiral George Cockburn & Freed Slaves Burn It Down & Up

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Fri, 08/29/2014

The following is an excerpt from Dave Rovic's 'Ferguson Reflections. The essay which appeared on Rovic's website this week is extraordinarily moving.  I urge you to read the whole thing.

And along the way, have a look at Andrew Cockburn's account of the War of 1812 and how freed slaves side by side with the British soundly thrashed the American slavers and burned DC to the ground.
 

Here's how to get your copy of 'Falasteen Habibi':


http://davidrovics.bandcamp.com/album/falasteen-habibti

15:49 minutes (14.48 MB)

Fifteen Now PDX

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program: 
Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 08/25/2014
Justin Norton-Kerston and Shamus Cooke talk about the growing Fifteen Now movement in Portland (15NOWpdx) and the push for a raised minimum wage for City contracted workers, City workers, and a statewide $15 minimum wage ballot measure.  Contact 15NOWpdx.org. 13:52 minutes (12.69 MB)

Iven Hale on Depression

program date: 
Mon, 08/25/2014

In light of the recent death of Robin Williams, Iven Hale reflects on depression and suicide. Statistics indicate a global epidemic of depression, although those figures work in the interests of the pharmaceutical industry. While medication can be life changing and life saving for those suffering this genuine and physical as well as mental illness, Iven questions the risk that the Western medical model poses to alternative cultural and political traditions of suicide. 9:43 minutes (4.45 MB)

 

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