KBOO Audio Archives

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 30, 2008

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Sun, 06/29/2008

Laurie Mercier hosts this program of interviews and reviews about civil rights, justice and injustice.   Laurie interviews Ellen Schrecker about the assaults  on academic freedom in the 1950s and how they compare with those of today.  Bill Resnick talks with radical  economist Robin Hahnel about participatory democracy in Venezuela.  And the Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review The Road to Guantanamo.  

You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or the individual pieces by following the links below:

1.  Academic freedom then and now

2.  Participatory democracy in Venezuela

55:40 minutes (25.49 MB)

Movie Moles: "Road to Guantanamo"

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Mon, 06/30/2008

Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review Road to Guantanamo, the British docudrama that follows the story of three British citizens swept up by the military while traveling in Afghanistan and sent to Guantamo prison where they were held without charges for three years before being released. 

11:34 minutes (5.3 MB)

Participatory Economics

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Sun, 06/29/2008

Robin Hahnel talks with Old Mole Bill Resnick about new forms of democracy developing in Venezuela, including such radical arrangments as participatory budgeting.   He discusses some of this in a recent article in Monthly Review.  

20:32 minutes (9.4 MB)

McCarthyism Past & Present

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Sun, 06/29/2008

Laurie Mercier interviews historian Ellen Schrecker.  They compare the chilling effects of political repression on academic freedom  in the 1950s and today, finding similarities and differences, both of which are disturbing.   Schrecker is the author of THE AGE OF MCCARTHYISM: A BRIEF HISTORY WITH DOCUMENTS  and Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America.  She  has a more recent article on this topic in Radical Teacher.

20:04 minutes (9.19 MB)

Summer reading by black authors

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Black Book Talk
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Mon, 06/30/2008

Hosts Patricia and O.B. bring you their recommendations for summer reading by black authors. 

 

26:45 minutes (10.72 MB)

Zoe Ferraris, author of the novel, "Finding Nouf"

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 06/30/2008

Marianne Barisonek interviews Zoe Ferraris, author of the
novel, Finding Nouf, a literary mystery set in Saudi Arabia, dealing
with young men and women trying to balance tradition and exposure to Western
culture

 

26:42 minutes (10.7 MB)

ELIZABETH STROUT, AUTHOR OF “OLIVE KITTERIDGE”

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 06/23/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviewsElizabeth Strout,
author of Olive Kitteridge,” a novel told in connected stories
of small-town life in Maine. 

27:22 minutes (25.06 MB)

Charity Fain, Executive Director of the Portland City Club

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Radiozine
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Mon, 06/30/2008

Host Dennise Kowalczyk interviews Charity Fain, the new Executive Director for the Portland City Club. Her background includes working on media issues and media advocacy in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.  

19:06 minutes (17.5 MB)

Interview with Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz

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Thu, 06/26/2008

 Gabi Ross has interviewed Professor Fatemeh Keshavarz on her book "Jasmin and Stars, Reading more than Lolita in Tehran".  Interview covers more than just the book and critiques the orientalists approach to literature and emphasizes on the richness of Iranian literature and samples from Iranian women writers whose works are translated to English.  This was a "Bread and Roses" show and is being presented at "Voices of the Middle East" with permission.

53:10 minutes (24.34 MB)

Presswatch 06-26-08

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Presswatch
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Wed, 06/25/2008

Theresa Mitchell hosts a discussion of the News You're Not Suppsed to Know. 

26:04 minutes (23.86 MB)

 

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