Jon Nelson

Host of Some Assembly Required.

Some Assembly Required, Episode 288

Airs at: Sun, 09/18/2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Featuring Tape Manipulations, Digital Deconstructions and Turntable Creations by Ah!, Factcheckr, Bobby Martini, DJ Noize, Osymyso, Plunderphonic All Stars, QwertyMusique, Shadow Jazz Blunts, Carl Stone and Think Tank. Read more

Putting the Movement Back into the Labor Movement

Airs at: Mon, 09/05/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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The rapid, spectacular, entirely unexpected, self-organizing of workers at Amazon, Starbucks, and many other local franchises relying on low wage service workers inspired many observers of the labor scene to what they see as “spontaneous” uprisings as the route to a new lab... Read more

Workers for Reproductive Rights

Airs at: Mon, 09/05/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Often missing from the current public debates about assaults on reproductive rights are the workers who put themselves more and more at risk to provide abortion services. Patricia Kullberg speaks with filmmaker and Mole Jan Haaken and reproductive rights activist Sierra Rom... Read more

Honoring Mike Davis

Airs at: Mon, 09/05/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker pay tribute to Mike Davis, the Southern California based author, activist, urban theorist and historian who is in the late stages of terminal cancer. Davis is  the author of Planet of Slums, City of Quartz, In Praise of Barbarians, and more than... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 5, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 09/05/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jon Nelson hosts this Labor Day episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Putting the Movement Back into the Labor Movement: The rapid, spectacular, entirely unexpected, self-organizing of workers at Amazon, Starbucks, and many other local franchises ... Read more

Monogamy

Airs at: Mon, 09/05/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Sue Miller’s 2020 novel, Monogamy, displays not only the crystalline writing we are used to from Miller, but an emotional depth that few writers every achieve. As usual, her topic is family life. Book Mole Larry Bowlden offers his take on this portrait of a marriage. Read more

Some Assembly Required, Episode 278

Airs at: Sun, 08/21/2022 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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Featuring Tape Manipulations, Digital Deconstructions and Turntable Creations by The Avalanches, CCC, Chrispy,  John Oswald, People Like Us, DJ Remould, DJ Schmolli, DJ Signify, Den Sorte Skole, Tycoon Tosh, Susumu Yokota and DJ Zebra. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 1, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 08/01/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Evicted: Ever get evicted? A lot of people have, especially in a period of rents skyrocketing and people clamoring for apartments, especially in Portland because landlords have had the... Read more

Evicted

Airs at: Mon, 08/01/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Ever get evicted? A lot of people have, especially in a period of rents skyrocketing and people clamoring for apartments, especially in Portland because landlords have had the upper hand. But housing justice movements are responding. Cities across the U.S. have passed initi... Read more

Wear a Mask!

Airs at: Mon, 08/01/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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COVID is a social justice issue and you should be wearing a mask at activist events, even outside; Frann Michel explains.     image by Randall Munroe xkcd CC BY-NC 2.5 https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/covid_precaution_level.png music source: https://youtu.be/ltjBT_TuUVA   ... Read more