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Harry Smith and Bill Walton

Airs at: Thu, 06/13/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Harry Smith is best known as an experimental filmmaker, but he was so much more.  He was a painter and collage artist, a mystic, a student of anthropology, a collector of folk music and indigenous art, and an important — though unsung — figure in the Beat Generation. Ha... Read more

The Opening Sky author Charlotte Watson Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 06/06/2024 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Newly-emancipated Halle decides to leave the plantation in search of her parents.  Aurelia, whose privileged life was ravaged by the Civil War, wants to find her brother, a soldier who fought with the Union army.   Both are plotting their trip North when their paths cross. ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 17, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 06/17/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, in celebration of Juneteenth and Pride Month. Our show includes the following segments: Dam Removal on the Klamath: Over the past decade, Tribal Nations have led a global movement for dam removal as a vital part of re... Read more

Too Queer and Too Communist

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In 2023 Netflix produced a sanitized biopic of Bayard Rustin, one of the great political organizers and strategists of the civil rights movement. Because he was both gay and a former member of the Communist Party, he was forced to operate in the shadows of Martin Luther Kin... Read more

Dam Removal on the Klamath

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Over the past decade, Tribal Nations have led a global movement for dam removal as a vital part of responding to the climate crisis.  Jan Haaken talks with Cynthia Coleman, professor of communication at Portland State University, about her case study of the campaign to remo... Read more

100 years since the "Indian Citizenship Act of 1924," with guest host Jacqueline Keeler

Airs at: Wed, 06/12/2024 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    The federal Indian Citizenship Act passed in 1924. It granted US citizenship rights to all Native Americans. However, this did not guarantee the vote. States retained the authority to decide who could and could not vote. In 1926, Zitkála-Šá and her husband founded the... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 10, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 06/10/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Frann Michel hosts this rebroadcast of Queer Communists: Hansberry and Hay, from Against the Grain. C.S. Soong interviews Bettina Aptheker about her book  Communists in Closets: Queering the History 1930s-1990s.  To be queer and communist at a time when the Communist Pa... Read more

Juneteenth is America's second Independence Day

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Produced for Let's Talk about Race
  Welcome to another edition of LTAR-Juneteenth 2024   --- As some red states restrict the teaching of history , the issue of enslavement is central to understanding the history of America . This new federal holiday tries to address it .     --- Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 3, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2024 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: The San Onofre Syndrome: The Nuclear Free Team of the Sierra Club Grassroots Network is offering a series of three films to watch online without charge, with the second of the films av... Read more

The New McCarthyism

Airs at: Mon, 06/03/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier speaks with Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, about the new McCarthyism on college campuses and the extraordinary crackdown not only on student protests of the war on Gaza but against professors... Read more