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Maya Angelou, "Mom & Me & Mom"

Airs at: Thu, 06/06/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Legendary author Maya Angelou shares the deepest personal story of her life: her relationship with her mother in her new book, Mom & Me & Mom.    Angelou's mother, Vivian Baxter, was an indomitable spirit whose petite size belied her larger-than-life presence—a presence abs... Read more

"Why are there so few black people in Oregon?" Walidah Imarisha leads discussion

Airs at: Tue, 05/28/2013 at 12:00am
This is a discussion with local activists about the history of race relations in Oregon. Read more

Interview with Vanport flood survivor Ed Washington

Airs at: Fri, 05/24/2013 at 12:00am
Ed Washington was a child living in Vanport, Oregon, in 1948, when the Columbia River flooded into the largest public housing project in the U-S at the time, leaving 18,500 people homeless, a large number of whom were black. The event changed race relations in Portland fore... Read more

Interview with Portland Copwatch's Dan Handleman about Portland cops using racial profiling

Airs at: Wed, 07/18/2012 at 12:00am
KBOO's Jennifer Kemp spoke with Portland Copwatch's Dan Handleman about racial profiling by the Portland Police. Handleman says that the Portland Police search African American and Hispanic people at disproportinately high rates, despite statistics showing that white people... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour May 20th 2013

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this episode and we hear:Bill Resnick talks with Bruce Popdobnik about climate change activismAlan Wieder comments on the Rovina Raids and nonviolent struggle in South AfricaClayton Morgareidge comments on waking up to the amazing existence of this... Read more

Alan Wieder on the Rivonia Raids & South African Non-Violent Struggle

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Alan Wieder remembers the Rivonia Raid 50 years after it happened. The South African government in the early 1960s attacked the Rovonia farm, then occupied by the African National Congress and the South African Communist Party. These two groups, from which Nelson Mandela an... Read more

Jonathan Schuppe Interview

Airs at: Wed, 05/22/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Between Us
Jonathan Schuppe is a crime and government reporter who has spent much of his reporting life in and around Newark, NJ.  In that time, he's seen first hand the results of shattered lives and their effects on children.  But he tells a different story in his new book, "A Chanc... Read more

Bread and Roses Archive: Radical Women Tape 1983

Airs at: Thu, 05/16/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Bread and Roses
Speech by Gloria Martin, one of the founders of Radical Women given at the 1983 Seattle International Women's Day's Forum on "Racism in the Women's Movement".Recorded on Reel tape in 1983Produced by LC Earnest Read more

Bread and Roses Archive: Women Working Against Racism 1978

Airs at: Thu, 05/16/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Bread and Roses
Lucia Pena, Faith Mayhew and Pina Williams talk about Racism in Oregon and organizing that they are involved with. Native American, Chicana and Balck groups that people could support are also discussed.Hosted by Margot FaegreRecorded in 1978 on Reel tape. Read more