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Emanuel Hospital picketed

Airs at: Sun, 07/27/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
 Today legacy emanuel hospital workers represented by S-E-I-U Local 49 are picketing in front of the north portland hospital to demand the same benefits and pay to their co-workers at Legacy Good Sam in North West Portland. After months of bargaining, legacy is offering a... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 21, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 07/20/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Bill Resnick, this program deals with the economic meltdown and what should be done about it, a theater piece about women who survive Naziism and War by changing their sex and identities, and the life and music of Utah Philips.  NEW!  Due to a technical problem, a... Read more

Life & Music of Utah Philips

Airs at: Sun, 07/20/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick and musicologist Brad Duncan remember the life, personality, politics, and music of the great folk singer and  labor activist. Read more

Movie Moles: "Wall-E"

Airs at: Sun, 07/13/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review "Wall-E". For more about their review, go to http://kboo.fm/node/8277 Read more

Workers Demand Union Organizing Rights as Starbucks Closes 600 Stores

Airs at: Mon, 06/30/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
The Seattle-based Starbucks coffee company announced today that the company will close six hundred stores throughout the U.S. According to the company, the stores scheduled for closure are unprofitable.  The company hopes to increase earnings by ... Read more

Healthcare Premiums up 35% July 1st

Airs at: Sun, 06/29/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Healthwatch
One year ago Regence Blue Cross raised rates by an average of 19%. This year's increase is a whopping 35% scheduled to take effect on July 1. Britta Duncan, co-chair of Jobs with Justice' Healthcare Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of ILWU Local 5 will join host Martha Odo... Read more

Paper Mill Re-hires Workers: But No Contract

Airs at: Tue, 06/24/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
An Oregon paper mill which was sold off in bankruptcy proceedings last month will re-hire half the workers that were fired – but without a Union contract. When Pope and Talbot paper mill in Halsey went bankrupt last month, 180 workers lost their... Read more

Carpenter's Union Pickets Gray Purcell for Not Paying Standard Wages

Airs at: Sun, 06/22/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
A group of local union carpenters held a picket this morning outside of a condo construction site on East Burnside. The workers say that Gray Purcell, the company building the site, refuses to pay a standard wage. KBOO's Jenka Soderberg was there, and spoke with Cliff Pucket... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 23, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 06/22/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Along with the music of  the late Utah Phillips, this show, hosted by Tom Becker, feature a Bill Resnick interview about the support for parents of young children in European countries in contrast with what  parents in the US must face.  Frann Michel reviews a series of fem... Read more

Remembering Utah Phillips

Airs at: Mon, 06/23/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Host Tom Becker reviews the life of labor activist and folk singer Utah Phillips and plays some of his songs.    Read more