Labor

Labor Movement Strategies

Airs at: Sun, 08/31/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein about debates over building the labor movement, dealing especially with the SEIU (Service Workers International Union), the nation's largest union.  He discusses these issues also in a recent op-ed column in the LA... Read more

Movie Moles: "Soy Cuba"

Airs at: Sun, 08/24/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel and Denise Morris review the 1964 film Soy Cuba! made by Russian film makers  in support of the Revolution.  It's known now as much for its revolutionary film-making as its revolutionary politics.  Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 11, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 08/10/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Tom Becker,  this program discusses green and sustainable cities, J.M. Coetzee's South African boyhood, being distracted from important lies  by trivial ones, and how the first labor  party was born 180 years ago in Philadelphia.  To hear the whole show, click on ... Read more

The First Labor Party

Airs at: Sun, 08/10/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker conducts a lesson in labor history and reveals that the first labor union was formed in Philadelphia, and with it, the first labor oriented political party on August 11, 1828.  Tom reads from Moral Visions and Material Ambitions: Philadelphia Struggles to Define ... Read more

[Indoor day labor site not popular]

Airs at: Sun, 07/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Last Thursday, the Portland Tribune reported that the new indoor Day Labor Site run by Portland-based Voz Worker's Rights Education Project, hasn't been as popular with day laborers as they hoped. KBOO's Scott Pham spoke with Romeo Sosa of Voz. Read more

Emanuel Hospital picketed

Airs at: Sun, 07/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
 Today legacy emanuel hospital workers represented by S-E-I-U Local 49 are picketing in front of the north portland hospital to demand the same benefits and pay to their co-workers at Legacy Good Sam in North West Portland. After months of bargaining, legacy is offering a... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 21, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 07/20/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Bill Resnick, this program deals with the economic meltdown and what should be done about it, a theater piece about women who survive Naziism and War by changing their sex and identities, and the life and music of Utah Philips.  NEW!  Due to a technical problem, a... Read more

Life & Music of Utah Philips

Airs at: Sun, 07/20/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick and musicologist Brad Duncan remember the life, personality, politics, and music of the great folk singer and  labor activist. Read more

Movie Moles: "Wall-E"

Airs at: Sun, 07/13/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review "Wall-E". For more about their review, go to http://kboo.fm/node/8277 Read more

Workers Demand Union Organizing Rights as Starbucks Closes 600 Stores

Airs at: Mon, 06/30/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The Seattle-based Starbucks coffee company announced today that the company will close six hundred stores throughout the U.S. According to the company, the stores scheduled for closure are unprofitable.  The company hopes to increase earnings by ... Read more