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Audio by album may_16_2011

Gentrification of Portland

program date: 
Mon, 05/16/2011

 Portland has been becoming even whiter as people of color are displaced to the urban periphery and formerly black neighborhoods are taken over by white folks.   Why is is this happening?  Karen Gibson teaches Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State; she talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about these issues.  

12:54 minutes (7.38 MB)

Thinking About Democracy

program date: 
Mon, 05/16/2011

 How has democracy been understood historically, and what does it mean to us today?   What does it mean to be a (small d) democrat?   A recent volume of essays explores the concept and the politics of this idea we often take for granted -- Democracy in What State? -- and in this conversation, the Old Mole's Joe Clement and his guest Adam Kotsko, a blogger on political theory lead us through some of the essays and the ideas they explore.

14:08 minutes (8.09 MB)

Movie Moles: "Even the Rain"

program date: 
Mon, 05/16/2011

 Even the Rain (TambiĆ©n la lluvia) is a new Spanish film about a film-maker going to Bolivia to shoot a movie about Columbus but getting caught up with his cast in the local fight against water privatization.  Our reviewers, Wendy Webb and Jan Haaken provide us with their informative and positive, yet critical assessment.  

10:12 minutes (5.84 MB)

Conelius Cardew's Revolutionary Music

program date: 
Mon, 05/16/2011

 Cornelius Cardew was an English avant-gaarde composer who turned his talents to revolutionary purposes in the 1970s.  Brad Duncan selected some tracks to play on this show and discusses Cardew's  music and place in radical politics in conversation with Bill Resnick.  The tracks you hear are "Lords of Labour", "Octet '61 for Jasper Johns", and "Song for the British Working Class."

9:56 minutes (5.69 MB)

May 16 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 05/16/2011

 Bill Resnick hosts this episode of the Old Mole dealing with race and gentrification in Portland, some questions about democracy, a movie about Columbus and the private ownership of water, and the revolutionary music of British composer Cornelius Cardew.  

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52:26 minutes (30.01 MB)


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