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Fabulous Bear at TOJT AND Image Theorist W.J.T. Mitchell

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 03/30/2009

Dmae Roberts talks with Tears of Joy theatre presents "Fabulous Bear” with Performers Kris Woolen, Jonathan Owicki and Hannah Long.  Check out the puppet show on the Facebook Page! 

23:56 minutes (21.92 MB)

Cesar E. Chavez parade takes place in Portland

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Evening News
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Mon, 03/30/2009

Today marks the birthday of Cesar Chavez, the founder of the United Farmworkers in the U-S.


In Portland, several groups have come together to mark the occasion with teach-ins, workshops and a march through downtown Portland today.

4:07 minutes (3.78 MB)

Community Calendar Tuesday March 31 2009

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Mon, 03/30/2009
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR TUESDAY March 31 2009 This is the community calendar for Tuesday March 31 2009. Portland Central America Solidarity Committee meets Wednesday April 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St in Portland. PCASC is a grassroots organization working for international solidarity and immigrant rights. This is a general meeting for anyone interested in Latin American Solidarity work, local immigrant rights work or fighting free trade agreements. The Sister Circle Support Group meets Wed Apr 1 from 6pm to 8pm. The Sister Circle is a support group for women of color in Higher Education which meets bi-weekly on Wednesdays in the Women's Resource Center at PSU. 2:42 minutes (2.48 MB)

Andrew Nikiforuk: Tar Sands - Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent

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Mon, 03/30/2009

Host Stephanie Potter speaks with Andrew Nikiforuk, author of "Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent." Canada is the largest supplier of oil to the U.S. Canada now produces more oil than Texas or Saudi Arabia. Canadian tar sand oil is dirtier and more environmentally destructive than conventional oil.   In his recent book Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent, Nikiforuk critiques the oil industry, oil-friendly bureaucrats, and petrol-guzzling North Americans for contributing to the problem.

27:54 minutes (19.17 MB)

Archie Green's Big Red Song Book

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Sun, 03/29/2009

 

 

 

A folklorist specializing in labor songs, Archie Green died last  week.   The Old Mole's Tom Becker remembers him and his work, which includes the Big Red Song Book

Photo: Archie Green, left, with Dock Walsh, 1962Archie Green Collection (#20002)Southern Folklife Collection

8:17 minutes (4.74 MB)

Urban Planning Struggles in Portland

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Sun, 03/29/2009

 Jorge Lizárraga has a lot to say about the racial and class politics of portland "planning," which has almost always been subservient to the interests of capital, despite more recent rhetoric about participatory planning.

15:55 minutes (9.11 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 30, 2009

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Sun, 03/29/2009

 Hosted by Tom Becker, this show features a discussion of the politics of urban planning and its effect on the racial and ethnic geography of Portland.  We also hear a eulogy for the late labor song folklorist Archie Green; a critique of the press's treatment of the Rihanna - Chris Brown violence case; and a discussion with a  leading Marxist about openings for socialism in the current economic crisis.  To hear the whole show, click the arrow above.  For individual pieces, follow the links below:

1.  Leo Panitch and Bill Resnick discuss the economic crisis and the prospects for socialist solutions.

53:11 minutes (30.43 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 30, 2009

program date: 
Sun, 03/29/2009

 Hosted by Tom Becker, this show features a discussion of the politics of urban planning and its effect on the racial and ethnic geography of Portland.  We also hear a eulogy for the late labor song folklorist Archie Green; a critique of the press's treatment of the Rihanna - Chris Brown violence case; and a discussion with a  leading Marxist about openings for socialism in the current economic crisis.  To hear the whole show, click the arrow above.  For individual pieces, follow the links below:

1.  Leo Panitch and Bill Resnick discuss the economic crisis and the prospects for socialist solutions.

53:11 minutes (30.43 MB)

 

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