Labor

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Green Collar Jobs

Airs at: Sun, 10/05/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The Apollo Alliance has an affordable plan to restart the economy with plenty of living-wage jobs cleaning up our environment and keeping it clean.  Kate Gordon, co-director of the Apollo Alliance, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.   Read more

Interview, Jean Phaelzer author of Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans

Airs at: Tue, 09/23/2008 at 5:00pm
 Host Linda Olson-Osterlund interviews author Jean Phaelzer about her book Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans. From the Gold Rush in the 1840's through the Civil War and into the early 1900's Chinese faced brutal purges and roundups throughout the Pacif... Read more

Day Labor Center

Airs at: Mon, 09/22/2008 at 5:00pm
Normal 0 Protesters and supporters gathered outside of the Portland Day Labor Center at NE Everett and Martin Luther King Boulevard today. KBOO reporters Honna Veerkamp and Trillium Shannon were there, and filed this report:                                    ... Read more

The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, Part 2

Airs at: Wed, 09/03/2008 at 9:14am
Produced for Bread and Roses
Interviews with Nellie Wong and Laura Mannen on The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, the upcoming Radical Women Conference to be held October 3-6 in San Francisco.Part I:  Nellie Wong, a long time revolutionary feminist activist and poet, will be a keynote speaker at... Read more

The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, Part I

Airs at: Thu, 08/21/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Bread and Roses
Interviews with Nellie Wong and Laura Mannen on The Persistent Power of Socialist Feminism, the upcoming Radical Women Conference to be held October 3-6 in San Francisco.Part I:  Nellie Wong, a long time revolutionary feminist activist and poet, will be a keynote speaker at... Read more

Labor Movement Strategies

Airs at: Sun, 08/31/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein about debates over building the labor movement, dealing especially with the SEIU (Service Workers International Union), the nation's largest union.  He discusses these issues also in a recent op-ed column in the LA... Read more

Movie Moles: "Soy Cuba"

Airs at: Sun, 08/24/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel and Denise Morris review the 1964 film Soy Cuba! made by Russian film makers  in support of the Revolution.  It's known now as much for its revolutionary film-making as its revolutionary politics.  Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 11, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 08/10/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Tom Becker,  this program discusses green and sustainable cities, J.M. Coetzee's South African boyhood, being distracted from important lies  by trivial ones, and how the first labor  party was born 180 years ago in Philadelphia.  To hear the whole show, click on ... Read more

The First Labor Party

Airs at: Sun, 08/10/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Tom Becker conducts a lesson in labor history and reveals that the first labor union was formed in Philadelphia, and with it, the first labor oriented political party on August 11, 1828.  Tom reads from Moral Visions and Material Ambitions: Philadelphia Struggles to Define ... Read more

[Indoor day labor site not popular]

Airs at: Sun, 07/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Last Thursday, the Portland Tribune reported that the new indoor Day Labor Site run by Portland-based Voz Worker's Rights Education Project, hasn't been as popular with day laborers as they hoped. KBOO's Scott Pham spoke with Romeo Sosa of Voz. Read more