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Old Mole Variety Hour for May 22, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 05/22/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Julian Ankney hosts this week’s show and brings audio from the April 21st and 22nd virtual WSU conference on “Native Sovereignty, Decolonization, Divestment, Reparations, and Environmental Justice: Constructing Coalitions at the Intersections,” interwoven with music from... Read more

Stop Cop City

Airs at: Mon, 05/15/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Adam Carpinelli interviews community organizers talking about the Stop Cop City protests in Atlanta, Georgia. Atlanta Police Foundation is trying to build the largest police training facility in the U.S. in Weelaunee Forest, a watershed surrounded by primarily Black residen... Read more

River Sing Me Home

Airs at: Mon, 05/15/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews, River Sing Me Home, a novel as beautiful as its title. Says the author Eleanor Shearer, “This is a story that does not shy away from the brutality of slavery, but that ultimately still has something uplifting at its heart.”  The emancipation... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 15, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 05/15/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Atomic Days: The Hanford Nuclear Reservation in south central Washington no longer produces plutonium for nuclear bombs. But its lethal legacy remains.  In his new book, Atomic ... Read more

Zaji Cox, author of Plums for Months: A Memoir of Nature and Neurodivergence

Airs at: Thu, 05/11/2023 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
We're back again in the KBOO studios with guest Zaji Cox, author of the new book Plums for Months: Memories of a wonder-filled, neurodivergent childhood, from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press. Zaji’s been writing fiction since her first short story at the age of nine. She we... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 1, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 05/01/2023 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: Civilization and its Future, Part 2: Bill Resnick interviews John Bellamy Foster. They discuss the future as the world continuously warms, wreaking havoc with vast destructive storms, ... Read more

“Anti-Woke” Censorship

Airs at: Mon, 05/01/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In honor of National Teachers’ Day on May 2, Patricia Kullberg reads excerpts from an open letter to US educational authorities by prominent Black educators, writers and activists. They call for resistance to “anti-woke” attacks on curricula, teachers, libraries and educati... Read more

Kesha Ajọsẹ-Fisher, author of No God Like the Mother

Airs at: Thu, 04/27/2023 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
We're back in the KBOO studios after three long years doing the show remotely via Zoom. And I'm so happy our first guest is Kesha Ajọsẹ-Fisher, author of the story collection No God Like the Mother, from Portland’s Forest Avenue Press. Kesha was born in Chicago, raised in ... Read more

Black Men Are Precious: Poet E Ethelbert Miller

Airs at: Thu, 04/06/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
E. Ethelbert Miller is a writer, poet and literary activist.  His album, "Black Men Are Precious,"  was a 2023 Grammy Nominee Finalist for Best Spoken Word Poetry Album.   He is the author of two memoirs and several books of poetry including The Collected Poems of E. Ethelb... Read more

Interview with Dr Edwin Nichols

Airs at: Mon, 03/27/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Please join us on Monday, March 27th 6:30 pm for Prison Pipeline on KBOO Community Radio as we talk with Dr Edwin Nichols of the People's Institute about ending the School to Prison Pipeline.  Dr. Nichols was the first African-American Center chief at the National Institute... Read more