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From the Black Book Talk Vault: Wilmer Fields, "My Life in the Negro Leagues: An Autobiography"

Airs at: Fri, 08/07/2020 at 10:00am - 10:30am
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Wilmer Leon Fields (August 2, 1922 – June 4, 2004) was a household name in the Negro leagues and other baseball circuits between the 1940s and 1950s.  His son, Bennie Fields, visits Black Book Talk to discuss his father's book,  "My Life in the Negro Leagues: An Autobiograp... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour 23 September 2013

Airs at: Mon, 09/23/2013 at 12:00am
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Iven Hale hosts this show, which features Bill Resnick talking with Barbara Harvey about the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement to end the Israeli occupation of PalestineMovie Moles Denise Morris and Jan Haaken discussing the documentary Free Angela and All Political P... Read more

Movie Moles on Free Angela and all political prisoners

Airs at: Mon, 09/23/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Movie Moles Denise Morris and Jan Haaken discuss Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, a documentary about the 1970-72 indictment and trial of the philosophy professor, communist party member, and Black activist Angela Davis, accused of complicity in a failed and fatal a... Read more

D'Norgia Taylor, "If By Chance"

Airs at: Thu, 09/05/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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D'Norgia Taylor writes science fiction for all ages and all kinds of people.  "A lot of it is about escape -- getting away from whatever the issues...that you want to escape from -- or to."  Her latest work, If By Chance, deals with a generational curse that besets a small ... Read more

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 8/23/2013

Airs at: Fri, 08/23/2013 at 12:00am
Part 3 of a special program hosted by Joann Hardesty with elders of Portland's civil rights movement, talking about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Read more

Special Programming: Public Affairs 8/23/2013

Airs at: Fri, 08/23/2013 at 12:00am
Part 2 of a special program hosted by Joann Hardesty with elders of Portland's civil rights movement, talking about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour 26 August 2013

Airs at: Tue, 08/27/2013 at 12:00am
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Tom Becker hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which addresses popular deceptions and misconceptions about Social Security, money in politics, safety and policing, and climate change.Bill Resnick talks with Max Richtman about Social SecurityClayton Morgareidge reads from an... Read more

Movie Moles on Fruitvale Station

Airs at: Mon, 08/26/2013 at 12:00am
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Movie Moles Denise Morris and Jan Haaken discuss Fruitvale Station, the dramatization of Oscar Grant's killing by Bay Area Rapid Transit guard Johannes Mehserle on New Years Eve 2008. They discuss some of the complexities of fictional films about real events, and suggest th... Read more

South African politics and the legacy of the war against apartheid

Airs at: Mon, 08/05/2013 at 12:00am
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Jan Haaken and Alan Wieder talk about South African politics and his recent tour there promoting his book "Ruth First and Joe Slovo: the war against apartheid". Jan asks Alan how he took it upon himself to tell the story of a contested history of political struggle. He talk... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour August 5th 2013

Airs at: Mon, 08/05/2013 at 12:00am
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Joe Clement hosts this Old Mole and hear:Bill Resnick talks with Peter Bratsis about human nature caught between self-interest and democracyIven Hale reflects on the origins and legacy of political slogan "the personal is political."Joe talks with Jeff Shantz about Especifi... Read more