KBOO Audio Archives

Ol Mole Interview - George Ritzer on the McDonalization of Society

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Sun, 06/01/2008

Since 1955 McDonald's has grown to over
31,000 outlets
worldwide
(2003).The central concepts employed in the fast-food
industry have spread to all types of restaurants. Everything from pizza to
lobster, from ice cream to bread, from alcohol to fried chicken and even the funeral services are dominated by
the Chain mentality.

25:42 minutes (23.54 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 16, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show features the music of local avant-pop band Iretsu and an interview with its members (Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt and Joel Holly).  Bill Resnick  interviews radical economist Arthur MacEwan about McCain, Obama, and the economy.  Larry Bowlden  reflecst on on religious fundamentalism and Jon Krakauer's  book Under The Banner of Heaven.  All this plus the Movie Moles' take on a movie classic now out on DVD.   Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. 

55:04 minutes (25.21 MB)

Iretsu

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program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

Clayton Morgareidge talks with members of Iretsu, a young Portland "avant-pop" band getting national attention.  We hear some of their music and talk with Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt, and Joel Holly about how their music points in the direction of better ways to treat each other.  You can hear more of their music, and even download some of it, at Hidden Shoal where Iretsu is under contract.  You can also find them on MySpace, and at their own website.

8:58 minutes (4.11 MB)

Bowlden on Krakhauer

program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Jon Krakauer's book Under the Banner of Heaven and reflects on his own experience growing up in a Mormon family--and on how religious fundamentalism of any variety closes down our minds.   

7:29 minutes (3.43 MB)

Movie Moles: "Killer of Sheep"

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Killer of Sheep, directed by Charles Burnett, is a  film about life in Watts in the early 1970s, one of the "100 Essential Films" of all time according to the National Society of Film Critics.  It's now out on DVD.   Frann Michel and Denise Morris tell us about it.   

12:45 minutes (5.84 MB)

"Clear View"

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program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

Iretsu's  song  "Clear View," and some  brief talk about it.

3:22 minutes (1.55 MB)

Obama and McCain on the Economy

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Sun, 06/15/2008

Where do John McCain and Barack Obama  stand on issues affecting jobs, health care, and income inequality?  Economist Arthur MacEwan talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick  about what's wrong with the economy, what needs to be done, and how likely the main presidential contenders are to do the right things.  MacEwan contributes to Dollars & Sense as "Dr. Dollar" and is the author of  NEOLIBERALISM OR DEMOCRACY?

14:36 minutes (6.68 MB)

Introducing Iretsu

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program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

First of three conversations with members of Iretsu--Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt, and Joel Holly.  We hear part of "Name Our Numbers, Number" from their new EP.   

4:30 minutes (2.06 MB)

SF Professor Discusses Israels Threat to Attack Iran

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Sun, 06/08/2008

 The Israeli transportation minister Shaul Mofaz, made a controversial threat on Friday that an attack on Iran was inevitable.  

Over the weekend, other Israeli government officials have attempted to backtrack and play down the statement.

2:52 minutes (2.63 MB)

Freedom of Speech Victory: Bonnie Tinker Speaks

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Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

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One year after locking themselves to a World War 2 tank in last year's Rose Festival Parade, Grannies Sara Graham and Bonnie Tinker, had the charges against them dismissed.

1:00 minutes (934.74 KB)

 

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