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Too Queer and Too Communist

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In 2023 Netflix produced a sanitized biopic of Bayard Rustin, one of the great political organizers and strategists of the civil rights movement. Because he was both gay and a former member of the Communist Party, he was forced to operate in the shadows of Martin Luther Kin... Read more

Dam Removal on the Klamath

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2024 at 9:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Over the past decade, Tribal Nations have led a global movement for dam removal as a vital part of responding to the climate crisis.  Jan Haaken talks with Cynthia Coleman, professor of communication at Portland State University, about her case study of the campaign to remo... Read more

People's Summit urges Portlanders to reject militarization during Fleet Week

Produced for Evening News
  It’s Fleet Week in Portland, meaning American and Canadian military ships are parked in the waterfront during the Rose Festival. They’re welcoming visitors aboard the ships, but not all residents are eager to see them there. More than a dozen local community organizatio... Read more

The fight for the Postal Service, with Jamie Partridge

Airs at: Wed, 06/05/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  The fight for the soul and the future of the US Postal Service has been simmering for some years now, but is starting to boil over with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's 10-year plan, "Delivering for America."  The plan includes the consolidation of local mail processing ... Read more

Interview with Meghan Schrader on the History of Eugenics and Disability

Airs at: Fri, 06/07/2024 at 9:30am - 10:00am
John Griffiths, host of Disability Justice, interviews Meghan Schrader, Instructor and Mentor at the E4 Texas Program at the University of Texas at Austin.  Meghan has master's degrees in special education and musicology.  She also has a personal blog Meghan Schrader | Diar... Read more

The Mountain Valley Pipeline

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
According to the fossil fuel industry, the Mountain Valley Pipeline is recognized as a critical infrastructure project, essential for our nation’s energy security and energy reliability. But for communities from West Virginia to Southern Virginia this 300 mile-long pipeline... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 10, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Frann Michel hosts this rebroadcast of Queer Communists: Hansberry and Hay, from Against the Grain. C.S. Soong interviews Bettina Aptheker about her book  Communists in Closets: Queering the History 1930s-1990s.  To be queer and communist at a time when the Communist Pa... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 3, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The San Onofre Syndrome: The Nuclear Free Team of the Sierra Club Grassroots Network is offering a series of three films to watch online without charge, with the second of the films av... Read more

The New McCarthyism

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier speaks with Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, about the new McCarthyism on college campuses and the extraordinary crackdown not only on student protests of the war on Gaza but against professors... Read more