Denise Morris and Frann Michel discuss Queens of Hearts, the documentary about Darcelle XV made by Jan Haaken with the help of various Old Moles and many others. The film is available from Cinema Libre Studio.
What needs to be done to replace the current and collapsing economic global system with something that works for all of us? John Cavanagh, director of the Institute for Policy Studies, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how this crisis developed and what it will take to fix it.
Host Melinda Bernert speaks with Joan Dalton of Project POOCH, a non-profit organization at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon. Project POOCH matches abused, neglected and unwanted shelter dogs with incarcerated youth. The youth train the dogs to pass a basic obedience test and then find the dogs forever, loving homes. Project POOCH is a pioneer in prison dog therapy. Started 15 years ago by Joan Dalton, the program has since saved the lives of hundreds of shelter dogs that would otherwise be euthanized and given often forgotten youth an opportunity to learn compassion, patience, responsibility and the power of the animal human bond.
Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Bruce Jacobs, author of Race Manners about how to talk to each other in this new era of race relations. RACE MANNERS is a weapon for all people of good will. It encourages and equips people to honestly confront racial assumptions, misunderstandings and hostilities in everyday life, and it breaks down the workings of racial prejudice in ways we can all understand. At a time when the ostensible "War On Terror" has spawned malevolence and misinformation, RACE MANNERS is an antidote to the politics of fear.
Marianne Barisonek speaks with Corvallis writer Michele Ulriksen about Reform at Victory, her non-fiction memoir about her experience as a teen in a locked-down unlicensed/unregulated fundamentalist Baptist reform school
Host Jim Schumock presents a special extended interview with Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, whose latest book is The Enchantress of Florence: A Novel. In the book, a tall, yellow-haired, young European traveler calling himself “Mogor dell’Amore,” the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the Emperor Akbar, lord of the great Mughal empire, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the imperial capital, a tale about a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, and her impossible journey to the far-off city of Florence.
The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man’s world. It is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powers–the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolò Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power.