The Pangaea Project is a nine month leadership and development program that empowers low-income high school students to become community leaders with global perspectives. Each year, a specific social justice issue is selected to serve as the theme, providing the framework to make local and global connections. This interview is with the students who went to Thailand to study Fair Trade and Labor Rights.
By day, Ryan Stuewe and Alyssa Reed are public elementary school teachers here in Portland, and by night produce compelling contemporary concrete` music that can fly in to psychedelic worlds or supremely danceable pop and world beats, all the while using some of the most unlikely instrumentation for the sound manifested. Here is the band Eet, performing their brand of Concrete` music, involving live sampling of unlikely musical instruments, such as childrens toys.
Frederick Lane, author of the book The Court and the Cross: The Religious Right's Crusade to Reshape the Supreme Court, and host Linda Olson-Osterlund discuss the November election, Sarah Palin and the effect the outcome of the election will have on America's future. For more go to www.fredericklane.com
The October 16 PressWatch with host Theresa Mitchell exposing the "news you're not supposed to know." Today's show focusses on last night's debate between Obama and McCain, and the "Give-Away" (bailout).
The guest is Garth Clark, esteemed critic, dealer and historian. Clark will give a free lecture tonight at 6:30 at PNCA on "How Envy Killed the Crafts Movement: An Autopsy in Two Parts." One of craft’s most influential thinkers, Clark has edited and contributed to over 50 books and is author of over 200 essays and articles. Curator Namita Gupta Wiggers of the Museum of Contemporary Craft will also be part of the interview.
This program, hosted by Tom Becker, deals with better ways to repair the economy, making Portland Sweat Free (no purchases of city uniforms produced by sweatshop labor), the Winter Soldier Project in Portland where Iraq veterans testify about the impact of the war on their lives, and what Columbus really did.
Tom also announced the Cross Trade Solidarity Report-back from the Labor Notes Conference, Saturday, October 18, starting at 6pm, at the Musicians Hall, 325 NE 20th Ave in Portland.
Thanks to everyone who joined or renewed their membership during the Old Mole Variety Hour!
The Portland City Council voted 4-0 on Wednesday to approve rules banning city from purchasing goods made with sweated labor by the city. Elizabeth Swaggart of SweatFree Northwest talks with Bill Resnick about their campaign.
Old Mole Jan Haaken talks with Mary Gedry, mother of an Iraq War veteran, who will be speaking at Winter Soldier NW: Eyewitness Accounts of War, in Portland on Saturday, October 18. She recounts the impact of war on her son, and on other soldiers. For more information, go here.