Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel review "The Orphanage, " the story of a woman, an orphan herself, who opens an orphanage. The review compares this film with others from the same producer, "Pan's Labrynth" and "The Devil's Backbone."
The director of two films about the interment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940s talks with Jan Haaken. He is John Esaki, and the films are "Stand Up For Justice", a drama about a man who accompanies his Japanese-American friends to the camp; and "From 9066 to 9/11," a documentary that compares President Roosevelt's executive order 9066 authorizing the internments to US treatment of Arab Americans and residents after 9/11. They are both being shown at Willamette University for a Day of Remembrance on Monday, February 18.
This show is hosted by Bill Resnick and covers the Democratic primary campaign, the outcome of the television and film writers' strike, and several movies worth knowing about. You can hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above, or individual segments by going to the links below, which also feature additional information about people and issues.
Bill Resnick talks with energy expert Suzanne Hunt about the political economy and the enviirnomental impact of alternative energy, especially the pros and cons of biofuels. Hunt was the head of a project on biofuels for the World Watch Institute.
Tom Becker discusses international efforts to stop the use of children as soldiers in wars around the world. February 12 is Red Hand Day. Multnomah County Library's Everybody Reads program offers everyone a chance to participate in discussions of this topic.
Rick McGuire is a Portland carpenter and labor activist working to build a cross-trades movement. He talks with Bill Resnick about the need for unions and about a benefit celebration coming up Saturday, February 23, at the Musicians Hall, SE 20th and Sandy, 7:00 pm.