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Class Struggle Unionism (repeat)

Airs at: Mon, 10/23/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Joe Burns, long time labor organizer and educator, author of three books: "Reviving the Strike", "Strike Back" and  "Class Struggle Unionism", talks with co-hosts Laura Wadlin and Jamie Partridge about his new book which describes three types of unionism in today's labor mo... Read more

The Imaginary Possible

Produced for The Imaginary Possible
"From customer service chatbots, to job applications processed through applicant tracking systems (ATS. ), and facial recognition technology used in airport security checkpoints, AI is rapidly changing our world. New AI-powered technologies have the potential to make our... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for 10/23/23

Airs at: Mon, 10/23/2023 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: Re-criminalizing is not the Answer: In November 2020, Oregon voters overwhelmingly passed measure 110. The law decriminalizes possession of small amounts of some controlled subs... Read more

Matewan

Airs at: Mon, 10/23/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Labor actions are exploding across the county and workers are winning historic concessions. To recognize the ongoing struggles we look back at one historic battle of mineworkers in West Virginia who managed to forge alliances across race and nationalities. Movie Moles Joe C... Read more

Portland Educators Prepare to Strike

Airs at: Mon, 10/09/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Join us as we speak with Portland educators and union leaders Angela Bonilla and Jacque Dixon about the lead up to a potential strike. Read more

A Change Is Gonna Come

Airs at: Mon, 09/25/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for More Talk Radio
Dramatic changes are taking place locally and nationally in politics and labor. In November 2022, an overwhelming majority of voters chose to create a new form of city government that changes how city commissioners are elected and redefines their responsibilities, expandin... Read more

On the Strike Line with Detroit Auto Workers

Airs at: Mon, 09/25/2023 at 6:15pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Labor Radio's Laura Wadlin interviews eight Detroit auto workers in front of a Ford assembly plant on the first day of their historic strike. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 25, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 09/25/2023 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: Back to School (and Gun Violence): Right wing gun lovers are doubling down on their push to arm teachers. But as it turns out, gun-toting personnel in schools make violence wors... Read more

Walt Curtis Tribute

Airs at: Mon, 09/18/2023 at 11:00pm - Tue, 09/19/2023 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Tonight we honor the passing of long time KBOO on air host Walt Curtis of The Talking Earth. Ten years ago I brought Walt into the studio to record him reading a story by Jack London called Hobos That Pass In The Night. About London's own years riding the rails looking for ... Read more

March On Washington

Airs at: Mon, 09/11/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
We recently celebrated the 60th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Norm Diamond looks back at Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech, and how it and King’s legacy has been distorted by the right and all too often misremembered... Read more