Today's Guests are Artists Kerry Davis, Anna Daedalus, and Yukiyo Kawano, along with Activist, Chuck Johnson. Kerry, Anna, and Yukiyo are artists and will talk about their exhibit at the Nikkei Legacy Center and Chuck Johnson will talk about his work related to Hanford and its connection to to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Fukushima.
At the beginning of August the Colombian autoworkers organized as ASOTRECOL, hurt on the job and then illegally kicked to the curb by General Motors, passed the two year mark in their continuous tent occupation in front of the US embassy in Bogotá. We called UAW retiree Frank Hammer, with them now, for a live update on what’s happening with the struggle in Colombia and solidarity in North America.
As federal lawmakers advance legislation that would increase timber harvests across the nation, including in Oregon, the environmentalist group Cascadia Forest Defenders continues a tree-sit and blockade on proposed timber sale land in southern Oregon.
Occupiers with the White Castle Tree-Sit, located near Myrtle Creek, Oregon, aim to block the proposed one-hundred-ninety acre White Castle Variable Retention Harvest, which they call a thinly veiled clearcut targeting dwindling old-growth forests.
KBOO's Jenn Chavez spoke with Mary Grace with the Cascadia Forest Defenders for an update on the tree-sit, which began in early June and is now nearing its third month.
Judy Chang Gummelt speaks about the process called "Alchemical Psychotherapy" as well as a relatively new modality known as eye movement therapy for overcoming post-traumatic stress, or EMDR. Judy lives and has a practice half the time in Manhattan and has started up a half-time practice right here in Portland, her second home. She has been into psychology for over 30 years with specializations in trauma (especially childhood abuse), addictions, depression, anxiety, and couples and family therapy. She conducts Empowerment Intensive workshops based on Alchemical Hypnotherapy and psychodrama. Judy's credentials are strong. She has a doctorate in psychology from New York University, as well as many other certificates.
Iven Hale hosts this episode of the Mole, dealing with the upcoming US sponsored Israeli-Palistinian talks, what's happening in Portland to confront "the new Jim Crow," and some history of community radio including KBOO.
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The history of community radio in the US has a long history going back to the late 1940s, and is woven into the political context of its changing times -- from the Cold War and McCarthyism to Berkeley Free Speech Movement, the anti-nuke movement of the 1970s and the Occupy Movement of 2011-12 -- and more. Paul Roland uses archival material to tell some of this story which includes the origins and history of KBOO's political activism.
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
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!
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