Jon Nelson

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Host of Some Assembly Required.

Some Assembly Required, Episode 284

Airs at: Sun, 05/15/2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Featuring Tape Manipulations, Digital Deconstructions and Turntable Creations by The Evolution Control Committee, Luc Ferrari, Lobsterdust, Martinn, Negativland, Buttress O'Kneel, The Orb, Pogo, Mr. Scruff, Shortee, The Tape-beatles, Tony Touch, Wagon Christ and Wax Tailor. Read more

Very Loud and Very Dumb

Airs at: Mon, 05/02/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
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Sharon Grant reads excerpts from the article "John Oliver Addresses Debate Over Teaching Critical Race Theory in Schools: 'Very Loud and Very, Very Dumb'", from the Hollywood Reporter of February 20, 2022. "Unfortunately it is important to engage with it because if we don't... Read more

Participatory Budgeting Oregon

Airs at: Mon, 05/02/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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U.S. North Americans are mostly withdrawn from politics and seek their economic and social goals – for many just subsistence – through individual striving, like get a credential or suck up to the boss. Unfortunately most of humanity’s economic and social problems are the r... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 2, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 05/02/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  May Day 2000 in Portland (Photo by Bette Lee) Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Participatory Budgeting Oregon: U.S. North Americans are mostly withdrawn from politics and seek their economic and social goals – for man... Read more

Some Assembly Required, Episode 283

Airs at: Sun, 04/17/2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Featuring Tape Manipulations, Digital Deconstructions and Turntable Creations by Adventure Time, Big Audio Dynamite II, Forss, Go Home Productions, I Cut People, Lecture on Nothing, DJ Morgoth, Pepe Deluxé, Realistic, Carlos Serrano, Todd Terry, TVO & one_star_hotel, Us3 an... Read more

Tax the Rich

Airs at: Mon, 04/04/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Taxes are the price of civilization. Political theory understands that taxes pay for the public institutions that protect society from capitalism’s single-minded drive for profit, which generates extreme inequality and environmental destruction. Today the capacity of the st... Read more

Labor and the Media:

Airs at: Mon, 04/04/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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It used to be that the mainstream media avoided labor news like the plague. Not so anymore, says Lane Windham, veteran labor activist, who argues that the upsurge in media interest in labor struggles both reflects and shapes growing public approval of unions and a move away... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 4, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 04/04/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Photo by Bette Lee Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Tax the Rich: Taxes are the price of civilization. Political theory understands that taxes pay for the public institutions that protect society from capitalism’s si... Read more

Some Assembly Required, Episode 282

Airs at: Sun, 03/20/2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Featuring Tape Manipulations, Digital Deconstructions and Turntable Creations by Black Helicopters, Dem Hunger, Divide & Kreate, Alec Empire, Escape Mechanism, The Evolution Control Committee, Nmesh, DJ Quietstorm, DJ Schmolli and The Tape-beatles. Read more

Indigenous Futurisms

Airs at: Mon, 03/07/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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In recognition of Women's History Month, Jan Haaken talks with Grace Dillon about history and emancipatory visions of the future.  Dillon is Professor of Indigenous Nations at Portland State University and coined the term Indigenous Futurisms, paying homage to Afrofuturism.... Read more