African American Issues

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)

Left & the Law: Death Penalty Politics

program date: 
Mon, 05/04/2015
In their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk about the state of death penalty politics in the US, and the current case before the Supreme Court on the use of a "cocktail" of drugs in executions. Mike and Jan take up some of the history of medicalizing of executions, and the role of doctors in state supported murder. 
Photo Credit: LiberationNews.org
15:49 minutes (10.86 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 13, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 04/13/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this episode, which features discusssion of climate crisis, crummy jobs, Studs Terkel's anti-racism, and the psychology of police violence.

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Bill Resnick talks with Brian Tokar about Climate Change and Social Change
53:38 minutes (24.55 MB)

Studs Terkel and the Hurts of American Racism

program date: 
Mon, 04/13/2015

Alan Weider discusses Studs Terkel and the hurts of American racism, with sounds of Terkel from transom.org and Mahalia Jackson from WFMT Chicago.

14:06 minutes (6.46 MB)

Mariann Hyland Interview

program: 
Between Us
program date: 
Fri, 04/10/2015
Mariann Hyland, a Portland Oregon attorney, along with a partner and a programmer, created the controversial "DWB" or "Driving While Black" app. She talks with Don Merrill about the app and its implication in light of the April 2015 police shooting of an unarmed motorist in South Carolina.
29:38 minutes (27.13 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 16, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 03/16/2015
Denise Morris hosts this edition of the Old Mole dealing with the "Islamic State," the history of lynchings, climate change, and "House of Cards". 

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54:05 minutes (37.14 MB)

Left & the Law: Lynching

program date: 
Mon, 03/16/2015
 Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken talk about a new report by the Equal Justice Initiative-- Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. The report, available online, documents EJI’s multi-year investigation into lynching in twelve Southern states during the period between Reconstruction and World War II. It demonstrates that capital punishment was a rationalized form of lynching, sharing the purpose of maintaining African americans in the condition of serfdom.

12:27 minutes (8.55 MB)
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