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Cookie Strike: Stella d'Oro

Airs at: Sun, 03/15/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Supported by neighbors and by other unions, the small work force at Stella d'Oro, a cookie maker in Brooklyn now controlled by a private equity company, is on strike against outrageous management demands.   Hear all about it and how you can help in this Bill Resnick intervi... Read more

Gender & The Workplace; Pay Disparity for Transgender Workers II

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Gender Blender
On this second half of March Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall address issues about gender and the workplace.  Jacob interviews University of Chicago Professor Kristen Schilt who has studied the impact transitioning has on salaries. Then hosts t... Read more

Gender & The Workplace; Pay Disparity for Transgender Workers I

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Gender Blender
On part one of this episode of Gender Blender hosts Rebecca Nay and Jacob Anderson-Minshall address issues about gender and the workplace.  The show starts with Portland residents discussing whether there are jobs only men and/or women can do.  Then Rebecca interviews There... Read more

Flight attendants organize at the world's new largest airline; immigrants organize for dignity and respect in Columbia County

Airs at: Wed, 03/11/2009 at 5:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
What kind of election counts every non-vote as a "No" vote?  A union election for airline or railroad workers under the Railway Labor Act.   As Delta and Northwest merge to form the world's largest airline, a combined unit of twenty-one thousand flight attendants find their... Read more

More Talk Radio on 03/01/09

Airs at: Sun, 03/01/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for More Talk Radio
Hosts Cecil Prescod and Celeste Carey speak with activist and writer Randy Shaw, author of "Beyond the Fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century." Shaw will discuss the UFW's impact and its influence on recent labor organizing, the immi... Read more

Tom Leedham on Single Payer

Airs at: Sun, 02/22/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Peter Shapiro interviews Tom Leedham, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 206 and Jobs with Justice activist, on the union stake in single payer health care reform. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 23, 2009

Airs at: Sun, 02/22/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker hosts this program about human costs and human needs in these tough economic times.  How can essential public services be funded in Oregon?  How can immigrant workers be protected from draconian laws enforced by states like Arizona?  And how can home foreclosures... Read more

Weathering the Economic Storm in Oregon

Airs at: Sun, 02/22/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
How can Oregon protect  its neediest citizens as unemployment and home foreclosures increase and tax revenues fall?  Michael Leachman of the Oregon Center for Public Policy talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how the state government can prevent drastic cuts in ser... Read more

Movie Moles: "The Wrestler"

Airs at: Sun, 02/15/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Our Movie Moles, Jan Haaken and Denise Morris, find metaphors for working class life in the drama of wrestling as portrayed in The Wrestler. Read more

Economic Crisis as a Response to Class Struggle

Airs at: Tue, 02/10/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Labor Radio
Radical scholars of political economy George Caffentzis & Silvia Federici of the Midnight Notes Collective join us live in-studio.  How are the economic crisis and bailouts a response to class struggle?  What does capital hope to achieve with this crisis?  How does the cris... Read more