Things were happening as normal: a enlightening weekly conversation (this time on the state of hip hop) with dear brother Tony Muhammad... and then Africa Baby Bam of legendary group the Jungle Brothers phones in and drops some knowledge; making this an even more enlightening experience! Much respect to Baby Bam, and to Tony.
This is an interview with Ramona Africa, the only surviving adult member of the MOVE organization, whose home was bombed in 1985. She served time in prison for 7 years, for charges of conspiracy, riot and multiple counts of simple and aggravated assault. She has since become the MOVE Minister of Communication, as a representative speaking out for the MOVE 9, and others who have been held/detained in prisons (source: www.onamove.com). In her experiences she has internationalized the struggles of various groups, and sees the interconnectedness of all species.
Barbara Bernstein hosts. Her guests will be candidates for Portland City Council, Position 2, which was previously held by Sam Adams. Confirmed guests are Nick Fish, Ed Garren, Fred Fader, Jim Middaugh, and Harold Williams Two.
An edited version of our membership drive program. Liz Rogers caught up with Margaret Cho on tour with her new show Beautiful; Executive Director Jason Mak talks about the 2008 DisOrient Film Festival taking place in Eugene; Patti Duncan interviews Chom Nimol and Ethan Holtzman from the Cambodian pop band Dengue Fever and Sarita See shares her Angry APA Minute.
Please note: The KBOO broadcast of this episode has been postponed until May 29, but you can listen right here whenever you'd like! There will also be a listening and tasting party Thursday, May 15 @ 7pm at the Waypost (3120 N. Williams Ave.)
In this interview, Carla talks with Zan, adult staff at SMYRC, Tori and Aaron, both are SMYRC youth, about what's going on at SMYRC - past, present and future. You'll hear personal stories, laughter, and so much more!
Part 1 (different audio piece) focuses on the business side of the organization. This Part 2 is youth focused, just like the place itself!
The Sexual Minority Youth Resource Center is celebrating 10 years! Carla talks with Jonathan Weedman, program director, and Trey Malicote, who serves on the Advisory Board, about SMYRC's past, present and future.
This is the adult discussion. SMYRC Part 2 (different audio piece) is the youth discussion.
The big celebration party is happening this Sat, May 17th at the Gerding Theater, located at 128 NW 11 Ave. Ticket details and also available for purchase at the SMYRC website.
This program features music by the Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena, songs sung by women workers who organized to achieve the first 8-hour day. Also discussed are the rising costs of food, Mothers' Day as part of the Peace Movement, and Christian fundmentalism in the US military. Hear the whole show, hosted by Bill Resnick, by clicking the arrow above. Or hear individual pieces going to their links below.
In these first four segments, you can hear the music of Novi Di Modena and a discussion of their music by Italian scholar Clarissa Clo.
Frann Michel as the Well-read Red shows how Mothers' Day began a century ago as an action for peace, and how that association is being revived by Code Pink. To read her commentary, complete with many links to things you can do and read, go to Frann's Kboo blog.
Jane D'Arista talks with Bill Resnick about what makes food so much more expensive everywhere. As with oil and finance, it has a lot to do with deregulation. D'Arista is Director of Programs at the Financial Markets Center.
Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs. In this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, Clarissa Clo relates the history of women's labor in the rice fields of Italy, their contribution to the rights of labor, and compares their songs with the music made by slaves in the South of the US.