KBOO Audio Archives

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 11, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 05/11/2015
 


Bill Resnick hosts this membership-drive special (and hence the shorter length of the show) and we hear: 36:11 minutes (33.13 MB)

Fight For $15 NOW

program date: 
Mon, 05/11/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Justin Kertson-Norton about the Fight for $15 movement. They consider the progress they've made in the national and local conversation around the minimum wage, and Bill wonders whether a more radical vision of worker control on the job and in the economy might be seen in these developments. 6:17 minutes (5.75 MB)

Everyday Rebellion

program date: 
Mon, 05/11/2015
Hyung Nam and Frann Michel discuss Everyday Rebellion, a "cross-media documentary about creative forms of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience worldwide."  They find the film lacking in a strong analysis of power and short on strategy and long-term vision but useful on tactics and for inspiration. 13:26 minutes (6.15 MB)

Malik Miah on Black Lives Matter

program date: 
Mon, 05/11/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah about the Black Lives Matter movement, its origins and direction. Malik argues that race makes for different working-class experiences of capitalist oppression, that we cannot simply rally under "class", and for how rebellious movements understandably grow out of situations where "nothing else works".

Malik Miah is a former machinist and union activist who has organized around and written about race and class. His writing appears in Against the Current, where he's an editor.
12:27 minutes (11.41 MB)

Ban The Box Moves Forward in Oregon

program date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015
Shout-out to the Urban League of Portland for their assisting efforts to push the 'Ban The Box' legislation to move forward to be voted by the Senate.
8:21 minutes (7.65 MB)

0512ImmigrantDetentionCenters

program: 
News In Depth
program date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015
          Undocumented families seeking asylum in the United States are now being detained in so-called Family Detention Centers.  These are privately run facilities designed to house women and children.  Some have built-in courtrooms and are staffed by Corrections Corps of America and I-C-E employees.
          A new family detention center is on par to be the nation’s largest with two thousand four hundred beds. 
9:47 minutes (8.95 MB)

Oregon Public Employee Retirement System

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015
The Oregon Supreme Court recently overturned the efforts of the Oregon Legislature to correct some of the funding problems as they affect PERS.  I interviewed more than a half-dozen legislators in 2014 about what they thought about the PERS funding issue and how they would deal with it.  This piece is a look back at the comments of those legislators and their thoughts in light of the recent ruling.   
14:49 minutes (13.57 MB)

How to Lose Your Virginity?

program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Mon, 05/11/2015
This is a Bread and Roses web exclusive. Delphine Criscenzo speaks with Therese Shechter, the producer of the new documentary “How to Lose Your Virginity? What if all we had to lose were our virginity myths?” A local organization, A Fourth Act is bringing the film to Portland on May 21st along with Therese but only if 65 people buy their tickets in advance. Visit https://www.tugg.com/events/19332 to reserve your ticket. You will be asked to purchase your ticket but the amount will only be deducted once the screening takes place. You only have until May 14th to reserve your ticket.
40:39 minutes (37.22 MB)

Doug Pagitt, Flipped

program: 
Religion For Life
program date: 
Sun, 05/10/2015
Doug Pagitt is the pastor of Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis and the author of  29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
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