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Militarized Police

Airs at: Mon, 08/18/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel shares selections from left commentary on the militarization of policing in light of the police killing of the unarmed young African-American Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the ensuing protests and police riots. A version of her comments, with links t... Read more

militarized policing in Ferguson and beyond

For the 18 August 2014 Old Mole Variety Hour. There's been much attention of late to what's described as the militarization of the police. As Tamara K. Nopper & Mariame Kaba note in Jacobin, "discussions about America’s militarized police forces" seem to have suddenly beco... Read more

Benjamin Chavis Interview

Airs at: Mon, 06/30/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Between Us
Dr. Benjamin Chavis is a civil rights pioneer. He led the NAACP in the early 90s and he was the director of the Million Man March. He is involved in a number of self empowerment initiatives including a collaboration with media mogul Russell Simmons to use hip hop as a way... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour June 23 2014

Airs at: Mon, 06/23/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this episode about neoliberal education in the Chinese context, the latest season of Orange is the New Black, We Are BRAVE (a reproductive rights & justice project aimed at serving women of color), and a proposed Communist Party of Cascadia. Bill Resn... Read more

Discussion About Reproductive Rights, Justice and Equity with members of We Are BRAVE

Airs at: Mon, 06/23/2014 at 12:00am
Jan Haaken talks with Shantae Johnson and Diego Hernandez of We Are BRAVE (Building Reproductive Autonomy and Voices for Equity), about the fight for reproductive rights and justice for everyone. They do so in light of the new, widely acclaimed movie "Obvious Child", which ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour 16 June 2014

Airs at: Mon, 06/16/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick hosts this show about the tensions between possible futures--either ruled by military and corporate power or else organized as cooperative community. We hear these segments: Joseph DeFilipppis: Beyond Marriage Equality Checking in on Border Checkpoints Bill R... Read more

The Village: African Dance and Drumming Performance

Airs at: Mon, 06/16/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken talks with participants and organizers of an upcoming dance and drumming event, The Village, a collaboration among  Kukatonon Children’s African Dance Troupe, Sebe Kan West African Dance Company, & Baramokono Drumming Ensemble. They discuss the value of arts edu... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour 9 June 2014

Airs at: Mon, 06/09/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel hosts this episode, with music from The Clash, and discussions of military violence, economic stagnation, racism and classism in housing, and the struggle for the rights of the incarcerated. Bill Resnick talks with Col. Ann Wright about Bowe Bergdahl and U.S. ... Read more

Housing Segregation in Portland: Karen Gibson

Airs at: Mon, 06/09/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement talks with Karen Gibson of PSU's Urban Studies program about the history of housing discrimination against African-Americans in Portland; they touch on segregation, ghettoization, disinvestment, gentrification, redlining,  and community formation. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour June 2 2014

Airs at: Mon, 06/02/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts and we hear: Bill Resnick talk with Phyllis Bennis about US Foreign Policy, both criticizing the Obama administration's two-faced approach and offering a Do No Harm alternative. Iven Hale offers a commentary by way of personal story about communit... Read more