Dmae Roberts focuses on the writers studio and talks with Benjamin Parzybok about his debut book, Couch: A Novel published by Small Beer Press. Benjamin Parzybok is the creator of Gumball Poetry, a (now defunct) journal published through gumball machines, the Psychic Book Project and the Black Magic Insurance Agency, a city-wide mystery/treasure hunt.
This week the Moles pay tribute to the momentous election of last Tuesday and assess what it might and might not mean. We also remember the late Studs Terkel. To hear the whole show, use the arrow above. For separate pieces, follow the links below:
Studs Terkel, writer and radio personality, always in support of working people, died at the age of 96 last week. Tom Becker reads tributes to him published in The Nation. You can find the texts here and here.
The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Malik Miah, airline machinist and writer, about workers' responses to the Obama victory and what the next four years may hold for progressives. Miah's work appears in Against the Current and Green Left.
Michele Darr is in the same spot she has been for the past eleven days; camping and on hunger strike at the steps of governor Ted Kulongoski’s office in salem. She wants a meeting with the governor and a chance to dissuade him from sending oregon's National Guard to serve in Iraq. Michele is dismayed with the deployment and with the Bush Administration's “Stop Loss” policy which involuntarily extends a service member's active duty.