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Old Mole Variety Hour for January 19, 2009

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Sun, 01/18/2009

On this program, the Moles look forward to the Obama presidency, back to the messages of Martin Luther King Jr., and to how the Nixon presidency is selectively remembered in the film Frost / Nixon.  Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or individual segments by following their links below where you can find more information  about each piece:

1.  John Nichols, correspondent for The Nation, talks with the Mole's Bill Resnick about where history might drive Obama.

2.  "What Would King Tell Obama?" -- an article by Michael Honey read by Tom Becker. 

47:40 minutes (27.28 MB)

MLK's Message of Non-Violence

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Sun, 01/18/2009

Will the US ramp up the war in Afghanistan?  If so, a major, but often overlooked, part of Martin Luther King's message will be scorned -- his rejection of militarism and hyper-nationalism.  This article by Robert Griffin appeared in Common Dreams, and is read here by Tom Becker. 

4:23 minutes (2.51 MB)

Movie Moles: "Frost/Nixon"

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Sun, 01/18/2009

Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Laurie Mercier review and fact-check the current film Frost/Nixon.  They review the real history of the famous interviews, and ask whether getting public officials to confess their crimes is as important as seeing what's wrong with the structures that give them their power. 

To hear the real deal (the Nixon tapes), try the following sites:

User-friendly selected Nixon tapes re Watergate:
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/watergate.html
 
Most extensive digital collection of Nixon tapes available online:
http://www.nixontapes.org/index.htm

10:56 minutes (6.26 MB)

Obama, Race, and Class

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Sun, 01/18/2009

What does the Obama presidency mean, symbolically and politically, for issues of race and class?  Malik Miah comments in this article from Against the Current.  The Old Mole's Jan Haaken reads it for us. 

8:14 minutes (4.71 MB)

King's Vision for Obama

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Sun, 01/18/2009

"What Would King Tell Obama?"  In this article by Michael Honey, read here by Tom Becker, we are reminded that Dr. King's message of non-violence applies to the violence of poverty and economic inequality, and to military interventions.  Honey's piece appreared on the website of The Progressive.

2:58 minutes (1.7 MB)

John Nichols from the Inauguration

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Sun, 01/18/2009

From the streets of Washington, D.C. on the eve of the Inauguration, John Nichols, a correspondent for The Nation Magazine, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about Barack Obama and how history may drive him into more progressive action than he has foreseen.  

16:07 minutes (9.23 MB)

Our Backyard: WiMAX - Faster internet connection or personal health gamble?

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Tue, 01/13/2009

Our Backyard: KBOO's locally produced environmental series with Edison Carder. This edition: WiMAX, the newest "kid of the block" in world of wireless internet. Clearwire ( http://www.clearwire.com/  a Kirkland, WA company) is betting that Portland will fall in love with this newer, faster, system and that you'll even want it to replace your home internet connection. The only issue may be that there are those who believe it may actually be a health hazard.

4:27 minutes (4.08 MB)

Inauguration Day: Obama's Chicago Roots

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Mon, 01/19/2009

S.W. Conser asks Chicago political consultant Don Rose what listeners can expect from the new Obama administration.  Chicago's rich mix of rough-and-tumble precinct politics, racial and ethnic ferment, and grassroots activism on urban and human rights issues has deeply influenced Obama's political career to date.  A longtime champion of progressive causes and candidates, Rose mentored Obama's chief campaign strategist (now senior advisor) David Axelrod, and has butted heads with chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

28:35 minutes (26.18 MB)

The Best and Worst Films of 2008

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Tue, 01/13/2009

A special hour-long show with hosts Ed, Dawn and D.K. talking about their choices for the best and worst films of 2008.

54:16 minutes (21.74 MB)

December Movies

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Tue, 12/23/2008

The latest movies hosted by Dawn Taylor and Ed Goldberg.

26:45 minutes (24.5 MB)
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