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Oregon, My Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Did you know that Oregon has an official state song? And that the lyrics were only recently changed to remove their racial bias? Harold Johnson both reads and sings his poem “Down In the Valley” in response. Is he talking about the Willamette Valley or rather the Valley of ... Read more

Oregon Outcast

Airs at: Mon, 01/24/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Many of us look back at previous generations and wonder what they could possibly have been thinking – about slavery, or sexism, or environmental destruction, or many other issues. But what can we learn – today – from people who spoke out against injustices like that when th... Read more

A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays by Marc Bookman

Airs at: Thu, 01/20/2022 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between the Covers
"The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy." -- Martin Luther King On today's episode, we welcome Marc Bookman, author of the new book A Descending Spiral: Exposing the Death Penalty in 12 Essays from T... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 17, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Patricia Kullberg hosts this Martin Luther King Jr. Day special which includes music by artists Farrell Williams, Noname, and Ambrose Akinmusire, plus the following segments: Critical Race Theory: Bill Resnick talks to Malik Miah who made a living as an aviation mechanic a... Read more

Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of MLK

Airs at: Mon, 01/17/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Our Well Read Red, Patricia Kullberg, reads an excerpt from an article by Jenn M. Jackson published January 18, 2021 in Al-Jazeera, entitled Martin Luther King, Jr was Radical: We Must Reclaim That Legacy. In the piece Jackson argues that too much of what white America cele... Read more

John Neff: Garage-rocker, Motown session musician, Maui DJ, recording studio guru to Steely Dan and David Lynch

Airs at: Thu, 01/13/2022 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
On today's episode, we welcome John Neff, Portland resident recently retired from a very long, productive, and fascinating career in music and recording. John started playing guitar at the age of 10 while growing up in Pontiac, Michigan. He formed The Ascots at 14, writing ... Read more

Social Democracy in Germany

Airs at: Mon, 01/10/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick and Bill Smaldone discuss the rise and fall of the German Social Democratic Party since its beginning in 1863. In September of 2021 it rose again to form a government with a chance of dealing with the multiple crises of our time: pandemics, climate change, grow... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour January 10th 2022

Airs at: Mon, 01/10/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Sharon Grant Hosts this Episode of The Old Mole which includes Social Democracy in Germany: Bill Resnick and Bill Smaldone discuss the rise and fall of the German Social Democratic Party since its beginning in 1863. In September of 2021 it rose again to form a government... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 3, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 01/03/2022 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 Radical Right: Alexander Reid Ross is an investigative journalist, who, for nearly a decade, has studied the radical right and the dangers it poses. In 2017 he wrote the book Again... Read more

The Invisible Life of Addie Larue

Airs at: Mon, 01/03/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Oliver Sachs says if there is no memory, there is no person, no self. Suppose you remember everything but no one remembers you? You disappear, become invisible, within seconds or minutes of an encounter. Such is the setting for V.E Schwab’s fascinating tale, The Invisible L... Read more