Host Dmae Roberts talks with Artistic Director Allen Nause of Artists Repertory Theatre. He's appearing in a production of "Blackbird" by David Harrower. With him are the director of the production, Jo Ann Johnson and Actress Amaya Villazan. The play is about a woman who confronts the man who seduced her when she was 12 years old...15 years later. This very powerful drama opens ART's new season.
Hosts Patricia Welch, Emma Jackson Ford and O.B. Hill speak with Felicia Pride, an author and speaker. They discuss her book The Message: 100 Life Lessons from Hip-Hop's Greatest Songs, (Running Press, 2007).
Host Lyn Moellech interviews author Michael Meade of the Mosaic Multicultural Foundation about Voices of Vets. Meade will be speaking in Portland along with veterans and their families in an evening of original poetry, stories and commentary on Saturday, September 6th at 7pm at the First Congregational United Church.
Host Joe Uris opens the lines for some political topics, starting with the police actions at the Republican National Convention, and a live interview with Will from Rising Tide, who is on the streets in Minneapolis. We get an update on the Liquid Natural Gas debacle from Susan in Mollala.
The Moles celebrate Labor Day by burrowing into issues surrounding several kinds of labor. Labor Historian Nathan Lichtenstein talks labor movement strategy and the SEIU with Bill Resnick. Mike Snedker and Jan Haaken consider the plight of sex workers in Portland. Frann Michel analyzes controversies about women's labor and women's sexuality. And Clayton Morgareidge reviews progressive takes on Barack Obama. Hear the whole show by hitting the arrow above, or separate pieces by following the links below:
Old Mole Frann Michel draws on Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale to focus on the exploitation and coercion of of women's reproductive labor. More specifically, she examines recent political battles over access to abortion, contraception, and sex education, and the need for women to be free to choose when and whether to bear and raise children. You can read her piece with many links to follow up on right here.