Women

Transitioning Our Shelters: Making Shelters Safe For Transgender People

Airs at: Mon, 09/15/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Gender Blender
Jacob Anderson-Minshall speaks with Lisa Mottet from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (thetaskforce.org).  The interview was supposed to air on Tuesday, the 9/16th edition of Gender Blender, the new KBOO show on gender issues.  The topic addressed is gender and homel... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 15, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 09/14/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features the life and music of Victor Jara, the legendary singer-songwriter who helped elect the democratic-socialist President of Chile Salvador Allende, and was murdered by the Pinochet coup supported by the US in 1973.  His mus... Read more

Well-read Red: Fun with Sarah Palin

Airs at: Sun, 09/14/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel, today's Red, reads today from several satirical takes on the Sarah Palin persona and political phenomenon.  You can read this piece here, where you will also find links to the orginal sources. Read more

Chicana Succes: Self and Community

Airs at: Wed, 09/10/2008 at 3:30pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Dr. Rusty Barceló is the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity at the University of Minnesota and a nationally-recognized leader in the field, with more than 30 years of experience in equity and diversity in higher education.  She is also a Chicana with d... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 1, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 08/31/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The Moles celebrate Labor Day by burrowing into issues surrounding  several  kinds of labor.  Labor  Historian Nathan Lichtenstein  talks  labor movement strategy and the SEIU with Bill Resnick.  Mike  Snedker and Jan Haaken  consider the plight of sex workers in Portland. ... Read more

The Labor of Women

Airs at: Sun, 08/31/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Old  Mole Frann Michel draws on Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale to focus on the  exploitation and coercion of of women's reproductive  labor.  More specifically, she examines recent political battles over access to abortion, contraception, and sex education, and... Read more

Sex Work

Airs at: Sun, 08/31/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Attorney Mike Snedeker and the Old Mole's Jan Haaken reflect on the place of sex work --especially prostitution-- in society.  They discuss the controversy in Portland about "prostitution free zones" along SE 82d Avenue, and the different approaches to these matters in Euro... Read more

What Digby said

Once again, here's Digby, doing it better than most could even hope.Really, read it. She is one of the best bloggers around.-A Read more

FNB Politics

Apropos of my earlier post, here's Rick Perstein from March 2007:... Rush Limbaugh calls the insufficiently martial Iraq Study Group “James Baker’s Fruit Salad.” To those with good memories who pay very close attention, this is a reference to the former secretary of state’s... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 4, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 08/03/2008 at 5:00pm
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program explores the current situation in Iraq and future possibilities there; an artists collective that focuses on political print-making; relationship between capitalism and democracy; and a movie about three generations of Mexican-Ame... Read more