The US is again promoting peace talks between the Israeli government and Palestinian leaders. Is there a way beyond the current impasse? Roane Carey is the author of The New Intifada and The Other Israel: Voices of Refusal and Dissent, and he talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the prospects and many obstacles to peace. Carey is also managing editor of The Nation.
Host Ren Green interviews Pacific Northwest College of Art Animation student Qathi Hart about her short film, Torn, and her passion for raising awareness of women's reproductive rights through visual storytelling. Hart reveals why she believes we should still talk about Twentieth Century eugenics practices, discusses her military service, and what motivates her to be a political artist who crafts animation films.
For Ren Green's further analysis of the interview as a fellow trauma survivor, check out her blog.
On this month's The Film Show, host Jenn Chavez talks experimental film and animation with several fixtures in the Portland art scene. First, PNCA faculty Rose Bond and animator Miriam Harris discuss what to expect from PNCA's genre-bending Boundary Crossings Animation Institute. Then Bob Moricz, prolific local filmmaker and festival director of the upcoming Portland Underground Film Festival, explains the fest's commitment to renegade filmmakers and non-commercial cinematic art. And as always, Jenn shares a film calendar of upcoming events
Hosted by Frann Michel, this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour features Bill Resnick interviewing Chris Toensing about the ouster of the Morsi government in Egypt; Joe Clement talking with Adam and Daisy about starting a workers' cooperative pub in Portland; Larry Bowlden reviewing a recent novel by Susanna Moore; and Denise Morris talking with author and activist Yasmin Nair about the limitations of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the discussion around it.
Denise Morris talks with Yasmin Nair about the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and its limits. They discuss changes in the current version of the law and its assumptions about the innate nature of sexual identity and the kinds of trans* presentation it would protect. Nair observes that while the Act would have symbolic importance and legal usefulness, real change cannot rely only on the courts. Though advocates of ENDA point out that it is legal to fire someone for being gay or trans in 34 states, Nair points out that it is legal to fire someone for no reason in 49 states where at-will employment law prevails.
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Susanna Moore's novel The Life of Objects. It's about WWII seen through the eyes of a poor young Irish woman who is invited to the home of a wealthy German family to make lace. It begins in 1938. The family (though previously politically influential) retreats from Nazi politics, and in fact, retreats to a country estate where most of the book takes place. Having refused a foreign ambassador position under the Nazi's, the male landowner is under increasing scrutiny. Larry finds it to be a wonderful novel about how German resisters lived through the war and how they were treated as Russian and American forces entered Germany.
Joe Clement discusses a movie mole review of the documentary Shift Change on worker-owned cooperatives, and talks with Adam and Daisy about their plans for a collectively-owned and -run pub in Portland.
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Chris Toensing of the Middle East Report talks with Bill Resnick about the recent overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood government elected a year ago in Egypt. Arguing that Morsi's government continued a number of Mubarak's neoliberal economic policies that are repressive to labor, and that it failed to provide needed order and services, Toensing suggests understanding Morsi's ouster as a kind of democratically-popular coup, and a continuation of the popular calls that began three years ago for bread, freedom, and social justice. But for the US government to recognize the events as a coup would entail a change of US policy toward Egypt.
This program highlights the upcoming KBOO co-sponsored event with an interview of Pete Stauffer, Ocean Programs manager for Surfrider Foundation by Ross Freeman Levin.
On thursday, July 25th the Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation is hosting the Oregon Summer Soiree at the Holocene (1001 SE Morrison) in Portland from 6pm to 1am. The fundraiser will include an Art Show, Silent Auction, Heart and the Sea film screening, raffle, music by the Renegade Stringband, and much more! Proceeds will benefit the Portland Chapter of Surfrider’s ‘Clean Water Campaign’.
Beginning October 7th, KBOO began a trial period of 'The Thom Hartmann Show' from 4 - 5 pm weekdays. Click here to find out more about our trial period of airing Thom Hartmann - we want to hear your response!
A Membership Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Nov 27th at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Portland SEIU Union hall located at 6401 SE Foster Rd in SE Portland (near the intersection of Foster Rd and Holgate).
The next KBOO Board meeting will be on December 16th at 6 pm at KBOO - 20 SE 8th Ave.
KBOO 90.7 FM is seeking a Station Manager to lead our dynamic 45 year old non-commercial, community radio station.
We are looking for:
• Nonprofit management experience.
• Ability to thrive and work collaboratively in a decentralized organization.
• Ability to delegate, plan and organize people to meet goals and objectives.