Civil Rights/Human Rights

Jails and COVID-19

Airs at: Wed, 04/22/2020 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies, a discussion about COVID-19 and jails, specifically Rikers Island in New York, featuring Marcus Brown, an individual recently released from Rikers; New York State Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley; Tahanee Dunn, Prisoner Rights Attorney with the Bro... Read more

Climate Activists vs. Zenith

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Climate change has not stopped for the pandemic—and the slowing of travel and commerce has given us only about a 5% reduction in global fossil fuel emissions—less than the reduction from the 2008 economic recession.     A precedent-setting case in the climate movement went... Read more

Solidarity in Time of Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement talks to Philosophy Professor Jason Read, about trends, hopes, and fears about neoliberalism in the time of the coronavirus. They consider the strange solidarity of social distancing, online education, the threat of emergency powers, but also the hopeful prospec... Read more

Workers’ Response to COVID-19

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Workers across the US —in healthcare, at Amazon, and in other workplaces— are being fired for raising concerns about their own and fellow workers’ health and safety in the COVID-19 pandemic.  By last week, the  Occupational Safety and Health Administration had received ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 20, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann MIchel hosts this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour, which features music by Alexandra Bradbury and the late John Prine, and these segments: Workers’ response to COVID19: Bill Resnick talks with Travis Watkins, fired from his auto parts plant in Michigan, with the ... Read more

Presswatch on 04/16/20

Airs at: Thu, 04/16/2020 at 9:00am - 9:30am
Produced for Presswatch

Ripples in all directions: Basic Rights Oregon, hope as a practice, Youth HIV Awareness Day

Airs at: Tue, 04/14/2020 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Preference
‘People say, what is the sense of our small effort? They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time, take one step at a time. A pebble cast into a pond causes ripples that spread in all directions. Each one of our thoughts, words and deeds is like that. No one has a ri... Read more

John Lively Interview

Produced for Between Us
John Lively is a democrat running for Oregon House District 15.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he has survived as a moderate in an atmosphere of rank partisanism, why he believes strongly in the healing power of holistic medicine and how he has special empathy for th... Read more

Alex Spenser Interview

Produced for Between Us
Alex Spenser is a democrat running for US House of Representatives District 2.  She talked with Don Merrill about how her former boss motivated her to take her place in the congressional race, how the rural - urban divide is a myth and why she believes the key to leadership... Read more

Environmental Degradation and Covid 19

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick continues the second of a two part interview with Dr. Michael Friedman, a microbiologiest who studies the relationship between environmental degradation and the emergence of human pathogens, like Covid 19. Deforestation for farmland, cleared by slash and burn,... Read more