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Sex Workers, Risk Reduction, and 82nd Avenue

Airs at: Wed, 11/05/2008 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Circle A Radio
Prostitution-free zones designated by the City Council under Chapter 14B.30. The zones were areas in  which police had probable cause to believe a person committed prostitution  as defined in Section 14B.30.030 of city code. Offenders could be banned from the zone for a  tw... Read more

Unions and Ballot Measures

Airs at: Sun, 11/02/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Two ballot measures in Oregon would have major impact on unions.  Denise Morris and Wesley Buchholz explain. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 27, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 10/26/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features discussions of bank nationalization and student anti-war actions.  We also hear a  review of three recent novels by women writers.  To hear the whole show, including music by tenor sax player Don Byas, click on the arrow ... Read more

Nationalizing Banks

Airs at: Sun, 10/26/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Teacher and writer Dan La Botz writes on economic topics in the Monthly Review.   He talks with Bill Resnick about the close  relationship between banking and government, about when and where banks have been nationalized before, and the prospects for state ownership of bank... Read more

Bailing Towards Socialism?

Airs at: Sun, 10/26/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Philosopher David Schweickart is the author of  After Capitalism, a book which puts forward a practical vision of a kind of economic democracy, a form of market socialism, that seems  ideally suited for the current economic crisis.  Clayton Morgareidge reads edited exerpts ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 20, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 10/19/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Bill Resnick,  this program deals with the local impact  of the economic crisis,  welfare "deform" and domestic  violence, labor issues at  a Northwest university campus, and a documentary film showing how American policies are viewed around the  world.  To hear  ... Read more

WSU Student-Labor Solidarity

Airs at: Sun, 10/19/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Western Washington University at Vancouver has  hired a contractor with a record of bad  labor  practices.   When union workers  protested, students  joined  in.   Laurie Mercier  talks  with Jason Scheckler from the Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters and Taj Mahon-Ha... Read more

Economic Crisis in Oregon

Airs at: Wed, 10/22/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
How is  the  current economic crisis showing up here in Oregon?  Bill Resnick talks with Michael Leachman of the Oregon Center for Public Policy about rising unemployment, tax policies, and more here in the state.  For more of Leachman's work, go here. Read more

Towards a Sweat Free Portland

Airs at: Sun, 10/12/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The Portland City Council voted 4-0  on Wednesday to approve rules banning city from purchasing goods made with sweated labor by the city.   Elizabeth Swaggart of SweatFree Northwest talks with Bill Resnick about their campaign.  Read more

How to Fix the Economy, Really

Airs at: Sun, 10/12/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins from the Institute for Policy Studies about a real recovery plan that would revive the enconomy, support working people, and lead to new and green forms of production.  Collins is the author of Robin Hood  Was Right. Read more