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Old Mole Variety Hour for October 13, 2014

Airs at: Mon, 10/13/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this episode about public health and our vulnerability to epidemics like Ebola, gentrification as colonialist legacy, and racial perceptions of crime. Musical selections from Hazel Dickens, Leon Rosselson, James Talley, and Bonnie "Prince" Billy. Bill... Read more

From the Black Book Talk Vault: J California Cooper

Airs at: Thu, 02/02/2023 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Described by the Los Angeles Times as "a voice for the struggles of Black women in novels and short stories prized for their folksy wisdom and original voices," J. California Cooper died last week at 82 years old. The Times continued with a quote from Pulitzer Prize-winning... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 8, 2014

Airs at: Mon, 09/08/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Iven Hale hosts this edition of the Old Mole with a focus on the aftermath of the police killing of  Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.  Also on the show are pieces on agriculture and climate change and liberation from working on the clock.  It's all held together with Iv... Read more

Todd Moss Interview

Airs at: Thu, 09/04/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Between Us
Todd Moss is the author of his first novel The Golden Hour, a fictional tale about international intrigue in the Horn of Africa. But he's also an expert on real life foreign policy as a Senior Fellow and CEO for the Center for Global Development, a Washington DC Think tank... Read more

Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine

Airs at: Thu, 11/13/2014 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between The Covers
Claudia Rankine, chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, speaks about her much awaited follow-up to her groundbreaking work Don't Let Me Be Lonely.   A provocative meditation on race, Citizen: An American Lyric recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour 25 August 2014

Airs at: Mon, 08/25/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
This episode is hosted by Tom Becker, and features reflections on class war, police violence, challenging capitalism, and addressing depression and suicide. Tom reads from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's controversial comments on the role of class in Ferguson. Bill Resnick intervie... Read more

WRR: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Class War

Airs at: Mon, 08/25/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker reads from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's "The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race" on events in Ferguson and the problem of inequality. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for 18 August 2014

Airs at: Mon, 08/18/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel hosts this episode, with segments on police violence in Honduras, Ferguson, and Palestine, and on a local non-profit nourishing bodies and communities in Portland. Musical selections: Sound of da Police by KRS One; Call the Cops by Rob Hustle ft. Liv; Tired ... Read more

Militarized Police

Airs at: Mon, 08/18/2014 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel shares selections from left commentary on the militarization of policing in light of the police killing of the unarmed young African-American Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the ensuing protests and police riots. A version of her comments, with links t... Read more

militarized policing in Ferguson and beyond

For the 18 August 2014 Old Mole Variety Hour. There's been much attention of late to what's described as the militarization of the police. As Tamara K. Nopper & Mariame Kaba note in Jacobin, "discussions about America’s militarized police forces" seem to have suddenly beco... Read more