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Carol Anderson on Resisting the History of Fascism in the US

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  At the annual meetings of the American Historical Association in early January, Dr. Carol Anderson joined a panel of scholars tasked with responding to the question, “Is the United States Turning Toward Fascism”? Jan Haaken talks with Anderson about her comments on the p... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 22, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court released its Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, now overturned by the 2022 Dobbs decision.  This episode of the Old Mole looks at the history of abortion access in Portland and at the broader context of reproductive j... Read more

The Harm Reduction Gap

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio: The Harm Reduction Gap. Sheila Vakharia, PhD, MSW, Deputy Director of the Department of Research and Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance joins host Doug McVay to talk about her new book, The Harm Reduction Gap: Helping Indi... 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

Is it time to "Step aside, Joe"? with Norman Solomon

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  We welcome back Norman Solomon to KBOO and Wednesday Talk Radio, to talk about two crucial topics: first, whether or not Joe Biden should run again for President, or, as Solomon suggests, "step aside" in favor of a younger, more progressive candidate; and second, the sub... Read more

Fumes in Focus: Visualizing Air Pollution from Gas Stoves

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Lawmakers and advocates have called upon Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to launch an investigation into NW Natural for misleading consumers about the health impacts from gas. In their letter to Rosenblum they detail how NW Natural has taken a leaf from the tobacco ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 15, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
   Patricia Kullberg hosts this MLK Day show, which features the following segments: Identity Politics: Gary Younge is an award-winning author and professor of Sociology at University of Manchester in Great Britain. Younge claims Black, working class, middle class, male, ... Read more

Jack Ohman - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  As part of the 20th anniversary celebration of Words and Pictures, we revisit our January 2005 conversation with Jack Ohman. Jack is the Pulitzer-prize winning editorial cartoonist who spend 20 years in Portland drawing cartoons for the Oregonian newspaper before moving ... 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