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Splintering World Systems

Airs at: Mon, 05/29/2017 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    Bill Resnick talks with the editor of Foreign Policy in Focus, blogger, writer,  and author of the novel Splinterlands, John Feffer, about his nightmare of the breakdown of the world system in the next half-century.     Read more

Reggie Lee in MAN OF LA MANCHA

Airs at: Tue, 05/23/2017 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Stage and Studio
  Dmae welcomes actor Reggie Lee who played the role of Sergeant Wu on the NBC TV series Grimm. Did you know his career has spanned stage and screen for over 25 years? This June, he returns to the stage as Sancho Panza—the trusted squire and sidekick of Don Quixote—in Man ... Read more

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