January 18, 2010 Old Mole Variety Hour

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Mon, 01/18/2010

 Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show features music of the Great Depression, a discussion of what Obama has and has not done to create jobs, putting Haitian poverty in historical context, a conversation about how to save journalism (and what it needs to be saved from); and a review of a novel about the confusions of bi-racial identity.  

56:16 minutes (32.2 MB)

Great Depression Protest Songs

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Mon, 01/18/2010

 In times like these -- times like the 1930s and 40s -- a tradition of protest music emerges that sings from the viewpoint of working people and people who can't find work.  Last week's show was about contemporary rap music.  This week, we feature music from the Great Depression by the likes of Pete Seeger and Josh White. These musicians consciously made music that touched on many aspects of the growing working class movement: unemployment, Jim Crow and lynching, union organizing, anti-fascism, etc.

12:28 minutes (7.14 MB)

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

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Mon, 01/18/2010

 Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Portland writer Heidi V. Durrow's first novel The Girl Who Fell From the Sky.  It's about being neither black or white in a world  that thinks in black and white. 

An archive of Larry's reviews can be found  here.

6:43 minutes (3.85 MB)

Ruined Time: The 1950s and the Beat

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Sun, 01/24/2010

Robert Briggs, author of Ruined Time: The 1950s and the Beat, speaks with host Paul O'Brien.

28:50 minutes (26.4 MB)

Special Tribute to the Memory of Singer Utah Phillips -' Hobos That Pass In The Night ' by Jack London - read by Walt Curtis

Gremlin Time
program date: 
Mon, 04/20/2009

Walt Curtis from KBOO's The Talking Earth, reads this excerpt from Jack London's book The Road. In which, London talks about hobo lore, living outside of society, and his own experiences as a hobo at the end of the 19th Century.  

Back in April of 2009, we had also decided to dedicate this story to the memory and music of singer and poet Utah Phillips, by using a few of his ballads about railroads and hobos, as dramatic counterpoint to this story about railroads and hobos by Jack London.  "One of the few American writers who really knew how to write" - H. L. Menckin

59:51 minutes (54.79 MB)

Help Us Help You, The Punk Scene!

Dear The Punks:
We have decided to do a weekly show listing HERE on Our Blog... and then You will add shows by Commenting on what we've forgotten! How's that sound? Great!

Thursday Jan 21

Walls, Raw Nerves, Cower, None (Van,WA!) and Lee Corey Oswald play at NE 22nd and Holman. All Ages. Over by 10. Pack it in, Pack it out. No damn dogs.

Okay, now your turn!

Kualoa Ranch - LOST TV show

Stage and Studio
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Tue, 01/19/2010

Dmae Roberts visits Kualoa Ranch where much of the hit series LOST is filmed. Kualoa Ranch was sold in 1850  by King Kamehameha III to the Judd family whose descendants still run the ranch as a working cattle ranch and tourist destination. The pristine and awe-inspiring location has been the site for TV shows and films since the 70s. The most recent were Jurassic Park and the hit show LOST. Dmae prepared this audio tour of the rance with co-owner and Operations Director Dave Morgan.

Photos: Courtesy of Richard Jensen

9:00 minutes (8.25 MB)

Between the Covers on 01/28/10

Between the Covers
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Thu, 01/28/2010 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Laura McCandlish interviews award-winning author Mary Karr about her new memoir "Lit," which was selected as one of ten best books of the year by the New York Times. It’s a memoir that traces the author’s descent into alcoholism and her resurrection throught writing. Karr's first memoir "Liar's Club" was a New York Times best seller for over a year.


Good Sista Bad Sista: Talking Mess on 01/22/10

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Fri, 01/22/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Walidah and Turiya explore popular culture and social images of race and gender in science fiction. Call in with your thoughts and reactions.

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 01/22/10

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Fri, 01/22/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

A special program featuring anarchist activist Margaret Killjoy and writer Ursula K. Le Guin talking about anarchism, fiction and the new book "Mythmakers and Lawbreakers," a collection of interviews with a wide variety of anarchist fiction writers–some of whom who are tangentially involved in anarchism, or fiction, or both, but all of whom have really fascinating takes on the subject.

Published by AK Press and edited by Margaret Killjoy, "Mythmakers and Lawbreatkers" includes conversations with sci-fi powerhouses Ursula K. Le Guin, Alan Moore, Michael Moorcock, and Lewis Shiner as well as young and emerging writers in a series of interviews that explore fiction's deeply political roots.

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