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The Long Shadow

Airs at: Mon, 02/27/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Sasha Lilly plays audio segments from the film The Long Shadow by Frances Causey. The history of slavery in the United States casts a pall over our present. The film illustrates how and why in a compelling and personal work, that traces four centuries of racial oppression i... Read more

The Jazz Great You Never Heard Of

Airs at: Mon, 02/27/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Patricia Kullberg takes a look back at a famous Black entertainer whose career was ruined and her legacy pretty much erased from history after she stood up to the House Un-American Committee. Patricia reads from an essay about piano prodigy and jazz musician Hazel Scott, en... Read more

Memory Activism: The Panther Platform, Police & Prisons

Produced for Prison Pipeline
Adam Carpinelli interviews Damaris Webb, Bruce Poinsette and Michael Bernard Stevenson Jr. from The Vanport Mosaic, a local organization celebrating Black History Month with special community discussions on prisons and policing.   The community organizing event  featured th... Read more

Black History and Future Month

Airs at: Fri, 02/24/2023 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Special Programming for Black History Month. Produced in 2022 by Tammy Habteyes.         Read more

Do We Have a Choice?

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Led by Governor Ronald DeSantis the Florida legislature enacted the “Stop W.O.K.E. Act” that forbids teaching “the state-sanctioned racism that is critical race theory,” and subjects any accurate exploration of racial issues to harsh punishments. The Florida school system, ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour February 20, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 02/20/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  On this episode of The Old Mole we rebroadcast Du Bois on Race and Class hosted by CS Soong for Against the Grain. ATG is a syndicated radio program about progressive and radical theory and activism on KPFA Pacifica Radio in Berkeley Ca. Originally aired on February 14, ... Read more

Black History and Future Month

Airs at: Fri, 02/17/2023 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
  Special Programming for Black History Month. Produced in 2022 by Tammy Habteyes.     Read more

The Gap: African Film Fest, "Juwaa," and Who's Doing the Work?

Airs at: Fri, 02/17/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea interview Aviva McClure, the Festival Director for the 33rd Annual African Film Fest, and Nganji Mutiri, the writer and director of the film 'Juwaa.' We learn about the festival's long legacy in Portland, about Nganji's process f... Read more

The Erotic

Airs at: Mon, 02/13/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Selections from Audre Lorde's 1978 essay "Uses of the Erotic: the Erotic as Power," available in her 1984 collection Sister Outsider, read by Frann Michel.   Read more

KIm Field and The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold

Airs at: Thu, 02/09/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Jonesy
On today’s episode, we trace the history of Chicago blues, especially blues harmonica, and its role in the birth of rock n’ roll with guest Kim Field, writer, musician, and co-author of the book The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold. Born in Chicago in 1935, William Arnold, ... Read more