Book Mole: "The Enchanted"

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Mon, 01/13/2014
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden previews a soon-to-be-published novel by Portland writer Rene Denfeld.  It's called The Enchanted, and it takes place on death row.  It's a sad, yet courageous book, full of superb writing.  

More of Larry's reviews are here.  
7:40 minutes (4.39 MB)

Kshama Sawant

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Mon, 01/13/2014
Kshama Sawant has just been inaugurated as Seattle's first socialist city council member in a century.  This is her inauguration speech.   7:51 minutes (4.5 MB)

Meeting to Support Portland Workers

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Mon, 01/13/2014
Aggressive Portland employers are pushing several local unions toward a strike in the coming weeks. This is no accident. Unions nationwide are facing Wisconsin-style attacks targeting public employees, teachers, students and everyone who benefits from public services. Join us for a community discussion about how we can work together and take common action for the common good.

Click the play button to hear a brief announcement by Megan Hise about a meeting this Thursday to learn more.  More info is here.
2:31 minutes (1.45 MB)

Socialism rising, Capitalism falling

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Mon, 01/13/2014
The election of a Sociaist to the Seattle City Council and Jesse Myerson's recent article in Rolling Stone is evidence that discontent with the morass of neo-liberal capitalism is giving new life to socialist alternatives.  In this commentary, Clayton Morgareidge examines some of the conservative reaction to this news: is it a panic reaction to the crumbling of capitalist ideological hegemony?   7:51 minutes (4.49 MB)

Detroit: Past, Present, Future

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Mon, 01/13/2014
Detroit's "blight" was caused by the forces in finance, government, and bussinesses that are now planning to fix it in ways that will only make matters worse.  Writer, activist, and retired auto-worker Dianne Feeley talks with Bill Resnick about what her city needs to make it whole.   15:34 minutes (8.91 MB)

Adult Care Foster Home

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Tue, 01/14/2014
Susan Cecil has lived in Adult Care for one year. Here is a short commentary on her experiences. 1:42 minutes (1.56 MB)

Portland School Board Meeting Rally

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/13/2014
Portland Public Schools and the school board are at an impasse in labor negotiations. Groups including the Portland Student Union, parents, community members, and local union workers took part in a rally at the Monday, January 13th school board meeting. Kboo’s Joe Meyer was on the scene to talk with rally participants. 15:01 minutes (13.75 MB)

PPS Labor Negotiations Continue, Strike Looms

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Evening News
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Mon, 01/13/2014
Portland Public Schools and the school board are at an impasse in labor negotiations with the teachers' union. The Portland Student Union is solidly behind their teachers and vow to walk with them on the picket line. KBOO's Joe Meyer spoke with Portland Association of Teacher's President Gwen Sullivan, School Board Member Steve Buel, and student Ian Jackson. 6:14 minutes (5.71 MB)

Natasha Bjornsen Interview

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Between Us
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Sat, 01/11/2014
Natasha Bjornsen is a Douglas County Democrat and teacher running for House member in Oregon's Second District.  She talked with Don Merrill about why education is the key to her strategy, how collaboration and compromise are not dirty words, and how she gets annoyed when people mischaracterize her and her views on gun control.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon candidates for the 2014 election to share their views.  A transcript of this interview can be found at http://www.dmassociates.biz/images/Natasha_Bjornsen_Transcript.pdf
29:07 minutes (26.66 MB)

Nicole Georges: Calling Dr Laura

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 01/09/2014

Words & Pictures kicks off its 11th season on the air with a visit from local artist, writer, musician and small-press maven Nicole Georges.  From helping found the Portland Zine Symposium to teaching at the Rock & Roll Camp for Girls, Nicole has had a dramatic and lasting impact on local DIY culture.
28:17 minutes (11.33 MB)

Jefferson HS students walkout for their teachers (raw audio)

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Labor Radio
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Fri, 01/10/2014
Jefferson High School students walked out Friday to support Portland teachers in their bitter contract struggle with the Portland school district.  Emphasizing class size and workload, prep time and individual instruction, the students called for the Schools Portland Students Demand, saying that their teachers working conditions are students learning conditions.  Organized by the Jefferson Student Union, the activists also emphasized demands specifc to their school, Oregon's only majority African American high school, which they said had been labeled a "failure" and disrespected in the news media.  They also criticized the school district for "racist school closures" in majority Black and Brown schools in the Jefferson cluster.  This raw audio wa 26:21 minutes (36.18 MB)

Promos! Promos! Promos!

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BOO Wire
KBOO's latest broadcasts and podcasts and archives, oh my! (01-10-14)

Got a pro tip for the BOO Wire? Email at boowire@kboo.org!

7:01 minutes (70.77 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour 6 January 2014

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Mon, 01/06/2014
Old Mole Variety Hour
The first Old Mole Variety Hour of 2014 looks back at histories of struggle and forward to the end of alienation. Joe Clement hosts, and we hear segments on class struggle in labor and party politics, anti-capitalist activism in Mexico and globally, the revolutionary reform of guaranteed basic income, and the liabilities of hate crimes law. 

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To hear individual segments, follow these links: 58:03 minutes (26.58 MB)

Yasmin Nair on the Trouble with Hate Crimes Law

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Mon, 01/06/2014


Denise Morris talks with Yasmin Nair of Against Equality about the ten years since the murder of Brandon Teena, and about how hate crimes legislation can result in increased surveillance and punishment of the very marginlized communities it is ostensibly meant to protect.

See also Nair's article on Why Hate Crimes Legislation is a Bad Idea; her review of a recent book on Matthew Shepard, and these other articles on the issues:
13:00 minutes (5.95 MB)

 

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