KBOO Audio Archives

Radical Musicology: Fred Ho

program date: 
Mon, 06/30/2014
Today's Old Mole features the music of Fred Ho, composer, saxophonist, writer, and radical political activist who died in April.  In this segment, we hear some of the musical selections played on the show, the first with an introduction by Ho himself.  These are followed by a conversation with the Mole's radical musicologist Brad Duncan and Joe Clement in which they explore his music and his life and politics.   13:23 minutes (9.19 MB)

Book Mole: "Now Is the Hour"

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program date: 
Mon, 06/30/2014
The Old Mole's Literary Critic Larry Bowlden review  Portland writer Tom Spanbauer's 2006 coming of age novel Now Is the Hour about a boy growing up and away from his small hometown.  Larry finds that Spanbauer "captures both the humor and the heartache of trying to grow up into one's sexuality, especially when faced with criticism on almost all fronts."  
More of Larry's find reviews can be found here.  
6:12 minutes (4.26 MB)

Capitalism and Climate Change

program date: 
Mon, 06/30/2014
A healthy economy is one that is growing; but how long can a healthy planet sustain a growing economy?  In a recent blog post, Alyssa Röhricht lays out the contradiction between capitalism and the survival of life on Earth.  Tom Becker reads it for us.   8:14 minutes (5.66 MB)

Saving Our Postal Service

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Mon, 06/30/2014
Since the founding of the US, the postal service has delivered mail quickly and securely from any place in the country to any other place in it, all for a price anyone could afford.  Now many corporations and members of congress want to break up this birthright and hand it over to private, profit-making companies.  Willie Goshell is an officer in the National Association of Letter Carriers and active in the Portland Campaign to Save Our Post Office.  Here he talks with Bill Resnick about how much we would be losing if Postal Service gets privatized, and what we can do to stop it.   19:03 minutes (13.08 MB)

August ending

program date: 
Mon, 08/12/2013

After Noah wakes up from his dream, Kirsten hands control of the show back to him.

 

Cast: Kirsten & Noah

Writer: Liden-Madrano

Director: Noah Madrano

Produced by Power T Productions

3:53 minutes (8.9 MB)

Noah Madrano interview

program date: 
Mon, 08/12/2013

Kirsten sits down with former host/creator of Sub-Human Intellect Theater, Noah Madrano. In this interview, they discuss the title of the show, as well as other aspects of producing a radio theater program.
[NOTE: Also includes the intro to Dreamtime Theater, which can be heard here.]

 

Cast: Kirsten & Noah

Writer: Liden-Madrano

15:18 minutes (35.01 MB)

Cheese commercial

program date: 
Mon, 08/12/2013

A blind taste test will reveal the best cheese.

 

Cast: Kirsten, Noah, Aaron, Sean & Erin

Writer: Liden-Madrano

Director: Noah Madrano

Produced by Power T Productions

3:21 minutes (7.68 MB)

August intro-letters

program date: 
Mon, 08/12/2013

The tables are turned as Kirsten hosts and Noah is invited to read some letters from listeners.

 

Cast: Kirsten & Noah

Writer: Liden-Madrano

Director: Noah Madrano

Produced by Power T Productions

8:46 minutes (20.09 MB)

Erin's intro

program date: 
Mon, 08/12/2013

Erin Yanke fills in the now-vacant radio theater slot previously occupied by Sub-Human Intellect Theater.

 

Cast: Kirsten & Erin

Writer: Liden-Madrano

Director: Noah Madrano

Produced by Power T Productions

3:42 minutes (8.49 MB)

Benjamin Chavis Interview

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Between Us
program date: 
Mon, 06/30/2014
Dr. Benjamin Chavis is a civil rights pioneer. He led the NAACP in the early 90s and he was the director of the Million Man March. He is involved in a number of self empowerment initiatives including a collaboration with media mogul Russell Simmons to use hip hop as a way for youth to transmit experiential messages to the larger community. Mr. Chavis was recently elevated to the position of president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association. Don Merrill sat down with Mr. Chavis to talk about his newest job to once again help energize and educate not just black communities but all communities. 29:56 minutes (27.4 MB)

 

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