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The Old Mole Variety Hour for May 15, 2017

Airs at: Mon, 05/15/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick hosts this membership drive edition of the Old Mole, and we hear: 1. Nick Buxton talks about his book on how corporations and the military are dealing with climate change. 2. Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken, our Left and the Law experts, review the good, the bad... Read more

"A Gentleman in Moscow"

Airs at: Mon, 05/15/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
A Gentleman in Moscow is a historical novel by Amor Towles; wonderful descriptions of Moscow and incisive psychological analysis of his main characters. It is a very emotionally intelligent book. Read more

The Fantastic Mister Gustafson - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 05/11/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this extended version of our conversation with Portland native Mark Gustafson, we hear more stories about his work as Animation Director for the Wes Anderson film The Fantastic Mister Fox, and about his award-winning stop-motion work for Will Vinton Studios (now House... Read more

Gremlin Time

Airs at: Mon, 05/15/2017 at 11:00pm - Tue, 05/16/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Gremlin Time
Tonight an encore presentation of a short story set in the South Pacific by Jack London. Based on the life of a Solomon Islander that London met, Mauki was sold into slavery as a young man and spends most of his life trying to escape back to his home island. Part of the pre... Read more

Kill Faster Pussycat!

Airs at: Mon, 06/05/2017 at 11:00pm - Tue, 06/06/2017 at 12:00am
Produced for Ubu Hour
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to violence. Tonight we air the wild west thriller KILL FASTER PUSSYCAT! A radio theater experience you won't want to miss! Based on the 1965 cult film Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! but set in Oregon in 1881. Follow the Vixens, three powerful wo... Read more

Race and The Handmaid's Tale

Airs at: Mon, 05/08/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Frann Michel explains why it makes sense for the Handmaids to be exclusively white, and how the attempt to diversify the cast of the Hulu series works as a denial of the continuing legacy of white supremacy. She draws on these writings: Soraya McDonald on The Undefeated... Read more

The Fantastic Mister Gustafson

Airs at: Thu, 05/11/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Portland native Mark Gustafson may be best known as the Animation Director for the Wes Anderson film The Fantastic Mister Fox.  Mark got his start sweeping floors at the famous Will Vinton Studios (now House Special) before going on to win awards for his stop-motion work... Read more

Hourglass by Dani Shapiro

Airs at: Thu, 06/08/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
  What are the forces that shape our most elemental bonds? How do we make lifelong commitments in the face of identities that are continuously shifting, and commit ourselves for all time when the self is so often in flux? What happens to love in the face of the unexpected,... Read more

Borne by Jeff Vandermeer

Airs at: Thu, 05/25/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Between the Covers
Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Book Riot, Chicago Reader, The Week, and Publishers Weekly. "Supremely literary, distinctly unusual . . . VanderMeer’s deep talent for worldbuilding takes him into realms more remini... Read more

May the 4th

Airs at: Fri, 05/05/2017 at 12:00am - 3:00am
A Celebration of all things Star Wars! May the 4th Be With You!       Facebook Event (more info and the links mentioned on air): https://www.facebook.com/events/116408028927777/   Read more