Welcome to another exciting episode of the 1930s radio play, THE BROTHERS KARAMATZOH – the story of a mediocre comedy team from New York City. On tonight’s Ubu Hour, we present Act Two – an introduction to Milton, the fourth, and least talented, Karamatzoh Brother. He can’t sing, he can’t dance, he can’t tell jokes. But boy, can he sell furniture. 13:27 minutes (18.47 MB)
THE UBU HOUR has been suspended from the airwaves this month. Instead we bring the world premier of a new radio theater series, THE MIME RADIO THEATER PROJECT, bringing local, regional and world class pantomime performances to the radio audience. Our debut show featured MIMIN' WITH THE LYMONS, as they perform before a live studio audience and KBOO radio listeners. Here is your chance to hear the broadcast, an hour of pantomime done by a beloved local mime group. And stay tuned to further episodes, as we bring you other pantomime performances.... for the very first time ever on radio! 58:50 minutes (53.87 MB)
On Saturday, January 3, the local anti-police violence and social justice group Don't Shoot/Portland joined with 15 Now to protest at the McDonald's on SE 82nd and Powell. They called on McDonalds to pay a living wage to its workers, and more generally for a $15 and hour minimum wage city-wide. After an hour, the group marched north on 82nd, taking over two lanes of traffic and continuing their chants, "Oh Portland, Wake Up," "Hands Up, Don't Shoot," and others. 15:40 minutes (7.17 MB)
Frann Michel hosts the first Mole of the new year, which looks back to past activism and forward to new movements and continued struggle. To hear the whole show, click on the play button below. For individual segments, follow these links:
Jan Haaken talks with Bob Samuels, a former psychoanalyst who now teaches in the English Dept. at UC Santa Barbara and is President of the UC-American Federation of Teachers, and who blogs at Changing Universities. They discuss Naomi Klein's recent book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, and the psychology of climate change. Bob suggests that although Klein argues that climate crisis will help overcome the narcissism of single-issue politics, she doesn't go far enough in envisioning an end to nationalism.
Jan Haaken talks (again) with Mimi Schippers about feminism and football. This time, they discuss cheerleaders, the role of female cheerleaders as heterosexualizing the sport, and the labor suits professional cheerleaders have filed against teams and the NFL. Mimi is Associate Professor of Sociology and the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Tulane University. 8:41 minutes (3.98 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with sociologist and activist Alan Sears, author of The Next New Left: The History of the Future. They discuss the 60-70s uprisings and the culture of radicalism, and speculate about the possibility that today's movements and struggles that could well give birth to the next new left.
In their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Sneneker discuss the 1961 movie classic, Judgement at Nuremberg, through the lens of the recent Senate report on the CIA and torture. The film is available through the Multnomah County Library, as well as through various online sites. 10:33 minutes (6.04 MB)