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African Film Fest

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
From February 3rd through March 4th, the Cascade Festival of African Films brings its annual feast of films to Portland. The festival offers a window into the richly diverse regions and countries of Africa through the eyes of African filmmakers.  This week, Jan Haaken talk... Read more

Casting Perfection with Jackie Burch

Airs at: Fri, 02/17/2023 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for The Ghost of Hollywood
Award Winning Casting Director, Jackie Burch, joins Poxy & Ragan to discuss her extensive career working on some of Hollywood's most notable movies! Read more

Making Movies with Jallo Faber

Airs at: Fri, 03/17/2023 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for The Ghost of Hollywood
Jallo Faber joins Poxy & Ragan to discuss his latest work on the Netflix film, TROLL, his career, cinema cameras, & much more! Read more

KIm Field and The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold

Airs at: Thu, 02/09/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Jonesy
On today’s episode, we trace the history of Chicago blues, especially blues harmonica, and its role in the birth of rock n’ roll with guest Kim Field, writer, musician, and co-author of the book The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold. Born in Chicago in 1935, William Arnold, ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 6, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 02/06/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Zionist Israel: Israel, which Human Rights Watch and many others have designated as an “Apartheid state”, has "elected" (only one in five Palestinian adults allowed to vote) a religiou... Read more

John Neff: a celebration of life (1951-2022)

Airs at: Thu, 01/26/2023 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
On today’s show, we’re celebrating the life of John Neff, who passed away in Portland last month, at the too young age of 71. John was a musician, producer, composer, radio deejay, and audio engineer, who worked with an all-star roster of artists --  Motown stars like Curti... Read more

The Near Suicide of Public Health

Airs at: Mon, 02/06/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
When the covid pandemic broke out in 2020 the public health system in the US was at a low point: underfunded, fragmented, and politically weak, kicked to the curb by its overbearing cousin, clinical medicine. It was not always so, notes Ed Yong in a commentary from October ... Read more

The Corner That Held Them

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole Frann Michel reviews The Corner That Held Them, published in 1948, the sixth novel by British queer communist musicologist and writer Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893–1978). Set mostly in a 14th-century Benedictine convent between the Black Death of 1349 and the Peasa... Read more

Oh Gee Pee Oh Gee on 01/15/23

Airs at: Sun, 01/15/2023 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for Oh Gee Pee Oh Gee
  Music for awakening as well as the final Sunday sermon given by the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 16, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 01/16/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts the Moles’ tribute to MLK Day, which includes the following segments: Critical Race Theory: Bill Resnick talks to Malik Miah who made a living as an aviation mechanic and spent most of his life fighting racism in the unions. He has written several boo... Read more