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Kenton Women's Village: A Model of Community Support

Airs at: Fri, 03/08/2024 at 11:00am - 11:30am
On this episode of Out of the Streets of Portland, in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we are featuring the story and work of Kenton Women’s Village. This village was opened in the Kenton neighborhood in June of 2017 - the second village-style ... Read more

Jamilah Bourdon on Community Organizing, Revolution, Music and Cuddly Bunnies

Airs at: Thu, 03/07/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
  Our guest today is former KBOO programmer Jamilah Bourdon of the All African People’s Revolutionary Party, and so much more.  We'll be talking about revolutionary theory, principles of community organizing, and the role of animals in the struggle. We’ll be going into de... Read more

Goldendale Pumped Storage vs. Tribal Sovereignty

Airs at: Mon, 03/11/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
A massive pumped storage development threatens to inundate a sacred area known as “Pushpum” by the Yakama Nation, which means the ‘mother of all roots.’ Excavation and construction of underground infrastructure would obliterate Tribal Cultural Properties and cultural resour... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 11, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 03/11/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Growing up Jewish and Zionist: On March 18th, a documentary created by a team of Jewish filmmakers titled "ISRAELISM" screens at the Clinton Street Theater. The Portland chapter... Read more

Pinkwashing

Airs at: Mon, 03/11/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier speaks with Nishant Shahani about "Pinkwashing," in the context of Israel/Palestine. Shahani is Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Department of English at Washington State University Vancouver. He is author of the books Pink Revoluti... Read more

Global Citizen Commentary for March 5th, 2024

Airs at: Tue, 03/05/2024 at 5:15pm
  Israel is dependent on US military aid for its Gaza operation, yet the Biden administration is unwilling to use that dependence as leverage to demand more humanitarian assistance for Gaza's devastated population. Until it is willing, food and water will fall far short of... Read more

Global Citizen International Digest

  Critical commentary on international issues with Portland State Professor Emeritus, Mel Gurtov.  The opinions expressed in the program are those of the speaker.  Tune in to the Global Citizen International Commentary on Tuesdays during the Evening News from 5-6 p.m. He... Read more

One In Five

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2024 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
On this edition of Prison Pipeline: One In Five. On February 8, The Sentencing Project, Berkeley School of Theology, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation co-hosted a webinar entitled One in Five: Ending Mass Incarceration and its Racial Disparities, which examined ... Read more

Separate and Deadly

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In this debut "Field Notes" segment, co-authors Sophie Smith and Parker Deighan of the No More Deaths Abuse Documentation Team discuss the original findings of their recent report, Separate & Deadly: 911 System Segregation in the Arizona Borderlands. The discussion explores... Read more

Portland Street Response Threatened

Airs at: Mon, 03/04/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Portland Street Response has proven itself very successful as first responders with interventions and assistance for the destitute, houseless, and people in mental health crisis. But the Portland police want to return unchallenged to their role as first responders, employin... Read more