War/Peace

Hunger Strike for Oregon National Guard

Airs at: Mon, 11/10/2008 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
Michele Darr is in the same spot she has been for the past eleven days; camping and on hunger strike at the steps of governor Ted Kulongoski’s office in salem.   She wants a meeting with the governor and a chance to dissuade him from sending oregon's National Guard to serve... Read more

The Decider

 Apropos of my post below, Obama is planning to review the plethora of onerous executive orders issued by President Bush: President-elect Barack Obama is poised to move swiftly to reverse actions that President Bush took using executive authority, and his transition team is... Read more

Back from the brink

 While I'm still processing the full import of Obama's win -- I'll blog about it more later -- one very, very encouraging item that's popped up is his intention to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. From Spencer Ackerman:   Less than a week after his election, and more than... Read more

End of the Republican era

 The always-excellent Sidney Blumenthal, writing in the Guardian: Today's election is poised to end the Republican era in American politics - an era that began in reaction to Lyndon Johnson's Great Society, the Vietnam war and the civil rights revolution, was pioneered by Ri... Read more

Just voted!

 Just dropped off the ol' ballot. It feels pretty good. It's hard to believe that this interminable election campaign (far, far too long) is nearly over. It's hard, too, to untie all the emotions that are bound up with it, at least for me. For those of you who listen to the ... Read more

Memo to the President Elect: An Interview with Madeline Albright

Airs at: Wed, 10/29/2008 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
Dave Mazza talks with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright about her new book, Memo to the President Elect, in which she outlines the challenges facing the next president of the United States and how he can help restore the nation's standing in the world. Ms. A... 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

Student Anti-war Activism

Airs at: Sun, 10/26/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Two students from Macalester College in Minnesota, Sophie Smith and Hadley Pope, who locked themselves down in front of a weapons manufacturer talk with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about their experiences and the significance of their actions.  You can find extensive  coverag... Read more

Interview: Andy Worthington talks about the Presidential Election & Guantanamo

Airs at: Sun, 10/26/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Radiozine
Andy Worthington Author of The Guantanamo Files: The stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison talks with host Linda Olson-Osterlund about the most recent developments at Guantanamo and what difference the upcoming Presidential election will make to the priso... Read more