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BuiBack-Never-a look at President Biden's domestic policies failures

Airs at: Mon, 02/06/2023 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Produced for Let's Talk about Race
When has the fire and fury gone- No John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, No Build Back Better bill. This is ruinous for Democratic prospects in the 2022 elections. Republicans can be counted on to do three things, and three things only: 1) increase defense spending an... Read more

Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Walter Mosley is much more than a successful mystery writer. He will be remembered by most  readers as the creator of the Easy Rawlins mysteries, but in Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned, he shows that he is an astute social critic. His lead character, Socrates Fortlow, ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 30, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 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: Zero Fare: While other cities, like Kansas City and Olympia, have abolished fares on public transport, TriMet is poised to approve a substantial fare hike in the Portland metro ... Read more

Civil Rights

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Over time it’s become clear some in the Black community have done much better than others, and some, probably most, have experienced decline in their life opportunities and standards of living. In the Mole’s ongoing analysis of racial politics in the US, Bill Resnick interv... Read more

A Numbers-Based Understanding of the Black Experience

Airs at: Mon, 01/16/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Civic Cipher
  In the first part of today's episode, we borrow from a social media influencer and businessperson named Dan Price. Recently a series of tweets from his account gave a numerical account of the Black experience in America. We thought it was worth examining and hopefully br... Read more

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King speaks (1961-1967)

Airs at: Mon, 01/16/2023 at 8:30am - 9:00am
Produced for Radiozine
  We showcase three original audios of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, taken during the period of 1961 to 1967. We start with Dr. King's seminal "I have a dream" speech, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he called for civil and eco... Read more

Interview with Akile Anai, editor of The Burning Spear, activist with the Uhuru Movement

Airs at: Mon, 01/16/2023 at 8:00am - 8:30am
Produced for Radiozine, Prison Pipeline
  Akile Anai is the 26-year-old editor of The Burning Spear newspaper; former St. Petersburg, FL City Council candidate; and she was featured in Ebony Magazine as a “Millennial of Change”. Black Power activists have been targeted in a FBI’s multi-city raid last summer, an... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 16, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 01/16/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts the Moles’ tribute to MLK Day, which includes the following segments: Critical Race Theory: Bill Resnick talks to Malik Miah who made a living as an aviation mechanic and spent most of his life fighting racism in the unions. He has written several boo... Read more

Reconstruction

Airs at: Mon, 01/16/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
How does a brief period 150 years ago become a flashpoint in our modern culture wars? It does if the same issues of racial equity, working-class organization and democratic control persist. And if activist groups like Black Lives Matter effectively raise them yet again. In ... Read more

Chasing Me to My Grave

Airs at: Mon, 01/16/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
On a day celebrating Martin Luther King, writer and photographer Matt Witt reviews a memoir by another African American from Georgia who also had a day named after him. The memoir is called Chasing Me to My Grave by Winfred Rembert. Growing up in rural Georgia, Rembert near... Read more