Jazz and Justice

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with black Marxist historian, Gerald Horne, about his book Jazz and Justice: Racism and the Political Economy of the Music. They consider the lives of jazz greats, the racism they faced on the one hand and the exploitation they faced on the other, and the... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 23, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this home-recorded episode and we hear: Jazz and Justice: Bill Resnick and black Marxist historian Gerald Horne talk about the politics of jazz. Operation Homestead: From the Old Mole archive, Desiree Hellegers talks with Seattle housing activists about p... Read more

Ten years of the ACA: improvements in healthcare's racial disparities, but still a ways to go

Airs at: Mon, 03/16/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News
  The U.S. healthcare system has long been plagued by disparities in insurance coverage and access to care related to race and ethnicity. According to new research published in the journal Health Affairs, coverage has increased since the Affordable Care Act was signed into... Read more

Bernie for President

Airs at: Mon, 03/09/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews media critic Jeff Cohen on Bernie and the Bernie campaign, the disappointment of Super Tuesday and how, in a two man race, he could win the Democratic Party nomination for President and beat Trump.  Cohen has taught journalism and has co-founded both... Read more

028 Slavery and Reparations (Part 1)

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 7:00am - 7:30am
Produced for Prescription for Justice
This two part episode covers the history of slavery and its legacy (myriad social inequities) in the United States, contemporary inequalities between African-Americans and Caucasians, and the possible role of reparations in redressing centuries of black exploitation (includ... Read more

Celebrating Women's History: a Look Back, 3/05/2020

Airs at: Thu, 03/05/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
  Black Book Talk revisits interviews by and about iconic women.  Some are well-known, others not so much.  The voices of Dr Maya Angelou (speaking and singing), Ilyasah Shabazz (Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz' middle daughter) and Rosemary Reed Miller (biograher of African-Am... Read more

The African-American Vote

Airs at: Mon, 03/02/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In spite of reported gains by the Bernie Sanders campaign, Joe Biden took the lion's share of Black votes in Saturday’s  South Carolina primary. Denise Morris looks back at a September 2019 article on Joe Biden and the Black vote written by Black Agenda Report contributor A... Read more

Full Interview with Meredith Mathis of the PCCEP's Subcommittee for People with Mental Illness

Airs at: Tue, 02/25/2020 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
    Today, Federal Judge Michael Simon declined to approve an amendment to the city's Settlement Agreement with the US Department of Justice which would have allowed the Portland Committee for Community Engaged Policing (PCCEP, pronounced "pee-sep") to satisfy the require... Read more

Let's Talk About Race on 02/21/20

Airs at: Fri, 02/21/2020 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Book Mole: Such A Fun Age, by Kiley Reid

Airs at: Mon, 02/17/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Book Mole, Larry Bowlden, reviews Kiley Reid's debut novel: Such A Fun Age. Larry joins other critics in praising the book's fresh and engaging treatment of contemporary race and class issues. You can find it at the Multnomah County Library. Read more