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Old Mole Variety Hour for February 5, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The Legal Case for Genocide: In December 2023, residents of Gaza and two nongovernmental human rights organizations filed a lawsuit in a federal court in California arguing that the US... Read more

The Legal Case for Genocide

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In December 2023, residents of Gaza and two nongovernmental human rights organizations filed a lawsuit in a federal court in California arguing that the US federal government has violated the 1948 Genocide Convention by failing to intervene in Israel’s recent actions in Gaz... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 29, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Silhouette of Godzilla looming over silhouette of Broadway bridge against a rainbow background. Image by Mark Nerys. Used with permission. Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Zionism Was Not the Only Alternative! There... Read more

Zionism Was Not the Only Alternative!

Airs at: Mon, 01/29/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
There was another prominent movement among oppressed Jews in the Russian Empire and Eastern Europe: The Bund. Sharon Rudahl is the author of a new graphic history of The Bund. Norm Diamond talks with her about that working class socialist organization, its commitment to the... Read more

Cascade Festival of African Films and The Nyback Show

Airs at: Thu, 01/25/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Portland Community College has hosted the Cascade Festival of African Films for 34 years, inviting filmmakers from the African diaspora to Oregon and welcoming the community to attend screenings free of charge. This year's festival co-directors, Eugenie Jolivett Fontana ... Read more

Hannukah Bridge Blockade for Gaza Ceasefire

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Radiozine
On December 14th, 2023, the last night of Hannukah, hundreds of Jewish Portlanders and supporters blockaded the Burnside Bridge during rush hour to pressure the Biden administration and members of Congress into demanding a permanent ceasefire in Israel’s genocidal siege of ... Read more

Why the War in Gaza is also a Climate Issue

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Before Hamas’s horrific attack on Israel on October 7 we were mainly aware of two existential threats: the impending death of democracy and climate catastrophe. But that attack and Israel’s unrelenting response has split our attention and overwhelmed us with a barrage of is... Read more

Aging, Stigma, and Recovery

Airs at: Wed, 01/10/2024 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Aging, Stigma, and Recovery. The US Senate Committee on Aging held a hearing recently entitled “Understanding a Growing Crisis: Substance Use Trends Among Older Adults.” We hear from one of the witnesses, William Stauffer, Executive Director o... Read more

Keeping It Real, with Lisa Loving on 01/04/24

Airs at: Thu, 01/04/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Our guests are Twixx Williams, the film director, and Camiren Kazmende from Word Is Bond speaking on their new documentary film "THE BLACK STARS," which debuted at the Hollywood Theater on Jan. 11.  The film follows a journey to Ghana taken last year by young men who parti... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour January 8th, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/08/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole  From Against the Grain, The Nation, Reconsidered host by C.S Soong "Is a world of nation-states desirable? If ultranationalism is pernicious, are some forms of nationalism beneficial? Should struggles framed in terms of ... Read more