Labor

Farmworker Protection & Water Issues

Airs at: Wed, 09/15/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
For International Day of Democracy, we hear from food system leaders about their work on policies to protect farmworker health, how the climate crisis is impacting water and farmers, and the rights of nature. This Food Show episode features: Ira Cuello-Martinez of Pine... Read more

Workplace Struggles Are Political, Part 2

Airs at: Mon, 09/13/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Workplace Struggles are Political, Part 2. Continuing last week's conversation with Marianne Garneau, Joe and Marianne pay closer attention in this half to the nuts and bolts of organizing for power on the job as an important perspective on what power even is, and how worke... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for September 13, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 09/13/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
To thank the generous supporters of community radio in Portland, the Old Mole Variety Hour is sponsoring gift prints of one of Bette Lee’s photos to 10 lucky listeners who contribute during KBOO’s 2021 fall membership drive. To view Bette’s photos and learn details about th... Read more

Workplace Struggles are Political, Part 1

Airs at: Mon, 09/06/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Joe Clement Talks with Marianne Garneau about her new piece in Organizing Work, Workplace Struggles are Political.. Marianne Garneau lives New York, where she is involved in workplace, student, and tenant organizing.  Read Marianne Garnau's article Worklplace strugles ar... Read more

Everyday Resistance

Airs at: Mon, 09/06/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick interviews Kevin Van Meter who wrote the book Guerrillas of Desire: Notes on the Everyday Resistance and Organizing to Make a Revolution Possible. He is now working as union organizer. In his books and articles Van Meter challenges those who contend that cap... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 6, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 09/06/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  The Old Mole Variety Hour is pleased to present Thirty Years in the Streets of Portland: The Activist Photography of Bette Lee. Follow the link to view a collection of Bette's photos with her reflections.   Everyday Resistance. Bill Resnick interviews Kevin Van Mete... Read more

The Gap: Media Misconceptions on Afghanistan and Changing Workplace Expectations in the Great Resignation

Airs at: Fri, 08/27/2021 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea interview Mike Duerr, a retired U.S. Army Officer who now works for the State Department. Mike was deployed in both Iraq and Afghanistan during the course of the U.S./NATO occupation and has insight into what Western media oft... Read more

From Utopia to Dystopia

Airs at: Mon, 08/30/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In this episode of Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond looks at the relationship between utopian and dystopian literature. Norm discusses that relationship by examining the transition in early industrializing United States from pleasant and supportive work lives for you... Read more

Portland Nabisco workers strike for fair working conditions

Airs at: Tue, 08/24/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News
  Workers at Portland's Nabisco factory kicked off a nationwide strike in response to harsh working conditions, job outsourcing and cuts to benefits from their parent company Mondelez International.  KBOO's Ethan Sandweiss reports on the worker's Saturday strike in Portland. Read more

Nabisco Strikers on the Line

Airs at: Mon, 08/23/2021 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Nabisco workers in the Bakers Union (BCTGM 364) have been on strike since August 10.  They are fighting givebacks in healthcare, overtime, pensions and outsourcing.  Jamie Partridge and Laura Wadlin interview Sharon (53 years with the company), Mary (40 years), Portia (13),... Read more