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The New Sexual Politics: Equality or Conformity?

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Sun, 06/28/2009

 Is the fight for gay marriage the path to a queer conservatism?  The Old Mole's Frann Michel makes the case for the revolutionary program of the LGBT movement: to get beyond "the laws and the ideologically dominant conventions around sexuality and family relations" (i.e. marriage).   Frann's commentary draws on many sources, and you can find them, as well as her text, right here.    

9:54 minutes (5.67 MB)

Revolutionary Iranian Women

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Sun, 06/28/2009

 Catherine Sameh is studying women in Iran, resistance movements and feminism, and she has an eye-opening account of the condition and role of women in Iran before and after the Revolution of 1979 and what it means for Iranian women today.   She is interviewed here by the Old Mole's  Denise Morris.

13:30 minutes (7.73 MB)

Honduran protest in Portland

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/28/2009
Today, Portland residents held a public rally in response to the Honduran military coup that happened over the weekend. KBOO's Melati Kaye has more. 2:31 minutes (2.32 MB)

Gender and Revolution: Sexual Politics in Iran and the US

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Sun, 06/28/2009

 How have women fared in revolutionary Iran, and what is their role in the current upheavals there?  Is the movement for gay marriage going to make gays and lesbians conform to traditional family values?  What will it take to make our health care system, corrupted by profit, work to keep us healthy?  And can capitalism save our planet?  These are the leading questions discussed on this show, hosted by the Old Mole's Denise Morris, pictured here.  

To hear the whole show, use the play button above.  To hear individual pieces and find lots more information, follow the links below:

56:31 minutes (32.34 MB)

New Oregon Development Strategy Revealed

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/28/2009

The city was a buzz this afternoon as an optimistic strategy for economic growth was revealed to members of our small business community.

The City of Portland held a town hall today, opening with a welcome message from Mayor Sam Adams and featured a panel of speakers that represented small business interests. The event detailed plans that include streamlining accessibility and navigation of funding for small businesses.

Buying locally and selling globally is a concept that is believed to equate to the further economic growth of Portland.Retention programs are in play to further understand the inner workings of successful businesses in the region.

0:47 minutes (739.63 KB)

The Role of Holistic Wellness in Health Care Reform

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 06/28/2009

Host Roberta Hall with the Health and Health Care Forum speaks with Virginia Shapiro, D.C., and Dan Shapiro who offer integrative health care  at Holistic Chiropractic Care in Corvallis, Oregon--they discuss their background and philosophy, and issues with health care reform today.

26:46 minutes (12.26 MB)

Gender and Revolution: Sexual Politics in Iran and the US

program date: 
Sun, 06/28/2009

 How have women fared in revolutionary Iran, and what is their role in the current upheavals there?  Is the movement for gay marriage going to make gays and lesbians conform to traditional family values?  What will it take to make our health care system, corrupted by profit, work to keep us healthy?  And can capitalism save our planet?  These are the leading questions discussed on this show, hosted by the Old Mole's Denise Morris, pictured here.  

To hear the whole show, use the play button above.  To hear individual pieces and find lots more information, follow the links below:

56:31 minutes (32.34 MB)

Members of Mohawk Nation threatened by Right Wing Organization

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Evening News
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Sun, 06/28/2009

The Akwesasne--part of the indigenous Mohawk Nation--is being threatened by the right-wing, racist militant organization, the Caledonia Militia. KBOO’s Crystal Leighty speaks with progressive activist Connie Kidd about the situation.

3:31 minutes (3.23 MB)

 

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