Hosted by Luz Maria Gordillo. The Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Fran Michel analyze "Eastern Promises." Economist and global warming activist Eban Goodstein talkes with Bill Resnick about the prospects for action on reducing green house gases; and Larry Bowlden reviews Nancy Kincaid's novel "As Hot As It Was You Should Thank Me." And of course we ask for your support during our pledge drive.
James Loewen, author of "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong," talks with Laurie Mercier about Columbus Day. Bill Resnick and union president Christy Lovato discuss labor and community solidarity with the workers at Powells Books. Attorney Mike Snedeker talks with Jan Haaken about lethal injection and Erol Morris's film "Dr. Death." And we ask for your support--which you can give by clicking on the Join Now button at the top of this page!
Bill Resnick talks with Laura Fingerson about her book "Girls in Power: Gender, Body, And Menstruation in Adolescence"--has the "curse" been lifted? Denise Morris and Jerry Tucker of the Conference for Labor Renewal discuss the loss to labor in the auto workers' contracts. Laurie King tells Bill Resnick why Earl Blumenhauer should not have supported the latest Latin American bilateral trade deals. And Clayton Morgareidge gives the Mole's Good News.
The criminalization of political demonstrators is analyzed by Heidi Bagosian of the National Lawyers Guild, talking with Bill Resnick. Well-read Red Frann Michel satirizes the official cover story that anarchists in police custody leap out of high windows. Tom Becker reviews the medical uses of marijuana down through the ages and its latter-day criminalization. And Mike Snedeker talks with Bill Resnick about steroids and atheletes.
Stephen Zunes who writes for Foreign Policy in Focus (www.fpif.org) talks with Bill Resnick about the impact of US foreign policy in the Middle East and what lies ahead. The Well-read Red presents revisits the class structure of capitalist society. The Movie Moles comment on "Reel Bad Arabs", a documentary about the demeaning depiction of Arabs in movies. Larry Bowlden reviews "Making it Up" by Penelope Lively. And there are two light, satirical pieces about recent political actions.
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Hosted by Luz María Gordillo, this program discusses: (1) the culture of Afghanistan and how it plays out in the ongoing war there; (2) the program of short films about war put together by the Cinema Project (cinemaproject.org) and being shown on November 11 here in Portland; (3) Artist Harrell Fletcher's community and web-based projects designed to bring art into daily life and political awareness (learningtoloveyoumore.com, and harrellfletcher.com); and (4) the Pacific Northwest Labor Arts Festival happening this Saturday, November 10, at Portland State University.
Bill Resnick talks with Mark Weisbrot about the state of the economy, especially the debt crisis; with local activist Deborah Schwartz about making the City of Portland sweat-free; and with Norman Solomon about the politics of progressivism and his new book "Made Love, Got War." Tom Becker recalls the 1919 Centralia massacred, and Larry Bowlden reviews Ian McEwan's latest novel "On Chesil Beach."
Hosted by Tom Becker, today's Old Mole features a conversation between Bill Resnick and anthropologist Kamran Asdar Ali about the recent history and current situation in Pakistan. Jan Haaken interviews Portland State Psychology student David Hall about his work on Native American concepts of sustainability. Thabiti Lewis shows us how little we learn about American gangsters from the film "American Gangster." Tom Becker reads what Bob Dylan's retelling of the story of Joe Hill. And Bill Resnick interviews members of the Custodians and Food Service Workers Union who are fighting for a just wage and benefits with the Portland Schools.
Hosted by Denise Morris, today's show begins with two pieces about the Wages for Housework Campaign: Laurie Mercier interviews Selma James, the founder of the campaign and International Coordinator of Women's Global Strike; and Andaiye of Red Thread. They will be speaking at PSU, in the Native American Center, on Saturday from 1-3 pm about Tanzania's Arusha Declaration and African Socialism. Then Frann Michel and Denise review the documentary film "Talking of Power" produced by the Bolivian Circle of Women's Global Strike, available from globalwomensstrike.net.
Bill Resnick talks with Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh about the administration's charges against Iran. Frann Michel reflects on religion, sexuality and social control--and the movie "The Bible Tells Me So." Host Clayton Morgareidge comments on arguments that maternity leave is unfair to non-parents. "Iceberg Lettuce, Anyone," is Luz Maria Gordillo's latest short story about Mexican immigrants. Clayton comments on "Wishing for God." And local activist Jamie Partridge talks with Bill Resnick about challenging Congressman Earl Blumenhauer on his vote for the Peru Free Trade Pact.