Old Mole Variety Hour for August 10, 2020

Produced by: 
KBOO
Air date: 
Mon, 08/10/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
News, Views, Reviews, and Interviews from a Socialist-Feminist, Anti-racist and Anti-colonial Perspective

Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments:

The Insurgency and its Future: Mole bill Resnick talks to Emory Mort Portland activist and our street historian, who has been to over 50 BLM Protests over the last two months, and you can see his views on Facebook. They discuss the great victory Portland protestors won in driving Trump’s Federal troops off Portland streets and into their barracks. Bill takes off from there with a commentary on the future of Portland’s great insurgent movement that rose up two months ago under the banner of Black Lives Matter.  

Race-based Medicine: Patricia Kullberg speaks with University of Washington medical student Naomi Nkinsi about how racist ideas about African-American bodies are embedded in medical science and how students, doctors and scholars are challenging so-called “race-based medicine” which was supposed to improve care for African-Americans.

Another World is Possible: Norm Diamond revisits a dystopian novel published 35 years ago and set in our year 2020. Would we have acted any differently if we’d taken the author’s warnings seriously? The novel is Goodman 2020 by Fred Pfeil, an Oregonian for some of the time he was writing it. This will be part one of a two-part series on Pfeil’s dystopian vision.

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