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Enola Aird Interview

Airs at: Wed, 05/15/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Between Us
The Community Healing Network is an organization dedicated to helping Black people overcome the negative messages and stereotypes they encounter in this culture.  Don Merrill talks with CHN President, Ms. Enola Aird about the motivations, focus and plans of CHN to help make... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 15, 2013

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Iven Hale hosts this edition of the Old Mole which discusses the political threats to Social Security, the Oregon prison system, a South African fighter against apartheid, and a new film about Jackie Robinson.  Below are links to individual segments of the show.  Or use the... Read more

Movie Moles: "42"

Airs at: Mon, 04/15/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
"42" is the number Jackie Robinson wore playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers as the first African-American major league baseball player.  And it's the name of the biopic movie now playing.  Our Movie Moles Denise Morris and Jan Haaken discuss what the film reveals and doesn't r... Read more


Healing the Healthcare Blues “In the groove of love,” Health Care for ALL Oregon is throwing a party with a night of blues music (and you’re invited!) in order to financially benefit a statewide coalition that is working towards universal, affordable healthcare for all Oreg... Read more

Transportation Justice Special

Airs at: Fri, 04/05/2013 at 12:00am
KBOO reporter Jennifer Kemp went out into the community talking to bus riders to see whether Tri Met was well serving low income people in Portland-or catering more to business people and tourists. In collaboration with Envrionmental Justice organization OPAL, the story exp... Read more

Students Of Color Disciplined More Harshly Than White Students In PPS

Airs at: Wed, 04/03/2013 at 12:00am
The Portland Public School District presented data at Monday's School Board Meeting that students of color are more likely to be disciplined, and disciplined more harshly than white students. Strikingly, African American students were 4.1 times more likely to be suspended o... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour 25 March 2013

Airs at: Mon, 03/25/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Clayton Morgareidge hosts and talks with Radical Musicologist Brad Duncan about Black Power and Soul music; Bill Resnick talks with media analyst Robert McChesney about the dangers corporate internet monopolies pose for democracy; and movie moles Denise Morris and Frann Mic... Read more

Black Power and Soul Music

Airs at: Mon, 03/25/2013 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Clayton Morgareidge talks with radical musicologist Brad Duncan about Black Power as the radicalizing of what had been the more integrationist civil rights movement, and about the roots of soul music in gospel and R&B. They discuss the role of music in preserving cultural m... Read more

Author Jonathan R. Miller discusses mystery thriller, Delivery

Airs at: Thu, 04/04/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
Author Jonathan R. Miller writes literary fiction thrillers that include multicultural or biracial characters and themes.  His latest work,  Delivery, features a  biracial Somali man who is blinded while defending his daughter.  Ambojeem, the protagonist, settles in the rel... Read more

Author Clinton Galloway, "Anatomy of a Hustle: Cable Comes to South Central L.A"

Airs at: Thu, 05/02/2013 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
HBO. CNN. BET.  These cable stations have revolutionized our television viewing experience and our culture as a whole. In 1979,  cable was still an emerging technology, but one that brothers  Clinton and Carl Galloway knew was worth pursuing.  The Galloway brothers, both y... Read more