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White Supremacy and Teaching about Race

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Earlier this month the authoritarian far right achieved a significant victory in their campaign to eliminate the teaching of anything that contradicts their white supremacist gospel, when they forced the resignation of Harvard President Claudine Gay, a black woman. That res... Read more

¡Huelga! Strike!

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Miracle Theater, Teatro Milagro, opens a play about the life of Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez. Norm Diamond talks with Maya Malan-Gonzalez, playwright, about the production and about the tradition of social justice theatre out of wh... Read more

Identity Politics

Airs at: Mon, 01/15/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
For MLK Day, the Moles take up the politics of identity, race and racism, and how identity politics alone, including the politics of racial identity, is an insufficient response to the moment. Gary Younge is an award-winning author and professor of Sociology at University o... Read more

Why the War in Gaza is also a Climate Issue

Airs at: Mon, 01/22/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Before Hamas’s horrific attack on Israel on October 7 we were mainly aware of two existential threats: the impending death of democracy and climate catastrophe. But that attack and Israel’s unrelenting response has split our attention and overwhelmed us with a barrage of is... Read more

Honoring the life and work of Klee Bennally, with co-host Jacqueline Keeler

Airs at: Wed, 01/10/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  From obituary in the Arizona Republic: Klee Benally, Navajo environmental and tribal sovereignty activist, died Dec. 30 in a Phoenix hospital, according to the Associated Press. His family did not disclose the cause of death. Benally, 48, was an environmental and socia... Read more

KBOO News In-Depth: Vin Shambry on The Black History 101 Mobile Museum

Airs at: Wed, 01/03/2024 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News
Vin Shambry of Alberta House talks with Lisa Loving about their collaboration with Vanport Mosaic, presenting the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, Friday, January 5, 2024 5:00 PM and Saturday, January 6, 2024 7:30 PM. It’s free and open to the public at the Alberta House, 5... Read more

Keeping It Real, with Lisa Loving on 01/04/24

Airs at: Thu, 01/04/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Our guests are Twixx Williams, the film director, and Camiren Kazmende from Word Is Bond speaking on their new documentary film "THE BLACK STARS," which debuted at the Hollywood Theater on Jan. 11.  The film follows a journey to Ghana taken last year by young men who parti... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour January 8th, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 01/08/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole  From Against the Grain, The Nation, Reconsidered host by C.S Soong "Is a world of nation-states desirable? If ultranationalism is pernicious, are some forms of nationalism beneficial? Should struggles framed in terms of ... Read more

The Northwest’s Looming Biomass Threat

Airs at: Mon, 01/08/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior but this source of energy is fraught with problems. British energy giant Drax has proposed building a wood biomass processing and export facility in Longview, Washington, that would use one million ... Read more

So Long , Jim & Tom

Airs at: Tue, 01/02/2024 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for Vinyl Pajama Party
Today, on the first show of the new year, we look back on two individuals  who had a tremendous impact on yours truly: L.A. based DJ Jim Ladd, and legendary satirist, musician, and comedian  Tom Smothers. Plan for a wild retrospective, and a very good time! Read more