Volunteer Mentor Training


The ASPIRE Mentoring Program needs volunteers for the summer.

There is a free training/information session this Thursday at the NELA Center for Student Success,

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 135, PDX, 97232 (behind Benson High).

The training will start at 11am and run no later than 1pm. We will cover the background and mission of ASPIRE, what is expected of volunteer mentors, and basic information on college and financial aid.

Snacks will be provided.

Please RSVP. We hope to see you there! NELA Center ASPIRE


ASPIRE Mentoring Info Night @ NELA Center


ASPIRE is a free mentoring program for high school students. Join us for an evening of dessert and information on how you can get involved in our summer mentoring program. This event is open to students, parents, school staff, and community members.

Thursday, May 29th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 135, PDX, 97232 (located behind Benson High School) NELA Center ASPIRE Mentor Program

SMYRC youth guests on Tues May 6th show


The Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center is celebraing their 10 year anniversary! We'll hear from local youth, who are also from SMYRC, talk about......whatever they want to talk about!

We'll also get all the details on SMRYC's all ages FREE showdown celebration, happening Sat May 10th. Details on the event on SMRYC's website.


Global Youth Service Day web resources


The Youth Collective's Global Youth Service Day project is finally done! Have a listen to the podcast and tell us what you think.

Here are the links to the web resources: KBOO Youth Collective Centennial Learning Center LEP Leadership & Entrepreneurship Charter High School Learning Disabilities On-Line National Center for Learning Disabilities

Day of Silence focused call-in show on Tues 4/29


The National Day of Silence was Friday April 25th. This is the largest student-led day of action in the country. Many schools in the Portland metro area, as well as nationally, participated in this event. This year's event was held in honor of Lawrence King, a 15 year old killed in school by a classmate because he was gay and non-gender conforming.

Did you participate in the Day of Silence at your school? Would you like to tell your story on the radio?

For our next Out Loud show, I'd like to invite Day of Silence participants to call into the radio show to tell their story to our listeners - live!

No Out Loud Tues 4/22


Out Loud will be pre-empted Tues 4/22 for KBOO's Earth Day Special.

Until next week, live proud and Out Loud!

time or money


What do you value more? Time or Money (be honest..and no, we don't expect that to come easily)

It occurs to the Contessa more often than she likes, that it is quite a challenge to organize one's life to suit one's values. In fact, it is'a difficult at times to identify what it is we truly value. Many people do not struggle with this question, and it is they I envy.

badiou on the communist hypothesis

Here on the Old Mole we try to be uplifting; we like to focus not just on political critique, but also on the ways that  ordinary folks can make a difference, the ways that even when the gardens of Versailles seem undisturbed, the mole of revolution is digging away underground.   Sometimes this  feels harder than others, and just lately there’s been what Jaques-Alain Miller calls a “surge on depression” –emotional, economic, and heavily medicated.

Joe Bageant diagnoses pandemic “rage fatigue” as the root of what he calls “the audacity of depression.” 

Station Schedule on the Way...


Programmers may be noticing outdated information on the website regarding their programs.  One of the most commonly reported problems is when a show is listed as "currently unscheduled."  This is because the current date system can only report information on the current week.

Unfortunately, there have been delays in implementing a new schedule that will make our programming more automated and easier to use, both for hosts and listeners.  It will also allow hosts to publicize thier upcoming shows themselves. 

In the meantime, please excuse out of date listings, as this process is very time-intensive.  Any volunteers who would like to help keep the current schedule more up-to-date please contact me.

Athens Boys Choir 4/15 show


Join us Tues April 15 when we hear from Athens Boys Choir talking about life, youth, performing, medical care and his new video!

From his website: So, the name Athens Boys Choir can be a bit deceiving but you can't blame a Transsexual man living in the Deep South for having a sense of humor about the whole ordeal. So Katz, the Choir's now solo member, travels the country speaking "the good word" throwing down hard hitting spoken-word that deals with issues of Gender, Politics, Love, Sex, and everything in-between.

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