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Oh Gee Pee Oh Gee on 10/17/21

Airs at: Sun, 10/17/2021 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Produced for Oh Gee Pee Oh Gee
  At the pivot from Libra to Scorpio we take a look back at some early critiques of private property from John Ball and Wat Tyler in 1381; the Diggers in 1649; and Portland's own Jack Reed who passed from the corporeal on this date in 1920. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 18, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 10/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
To thank the generous supporters of community radio in Portland, the Old Mole Variety Hour is sponsoring gift prints of one of Bette Lee’s photos to 10 lucky listeners who contribute during KBOO’s 2021 fall membership drive, which ends on October 16. To view Bette’s photos ... Read more

Surplus Women

Airs at: Mon, 10/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
At the end of World War I there were so many young widows and unmarried woman that they were dubbed “surplus women.”  Violet Speedwell is one of these women, and she joins a group of women called borderers, women who embroider kneelers for grand cathedrals. She crafts a lif... Read more

Line 3—History and Hope

Airs at: Mon, 10/18/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Line 3—History and Hope: Last Monday, on Indigenous Peoples Day, the five-year frontline resistance to Enbridge's Line 3 suffered a defeat. Having finished construction on the pipeline, Enbridge prepared to start pumping the highly toxic tar sands oil from Alberta Canada th... Read more

Jonesy: Ari Honarvar, author of A Girl Called Rumi

Airs at: Thu, 10/14/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
Produced for Jonesy
This is our very first episode of Jonesy. We’ll be bringing you conversations with some of the most interesting people in the world of literature, radio theater, podcasts, music, and humor, on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 11am to 11:30am PT. Our guest today... Read more

Douglas Wolk - All of the Marvels

Airs at: Thu, 10/14/2021 at 11:15am - 12:15pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Douglas Wolk is an award-winning journalist, author, and pop-culture critic who's written about comics and music for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and The Nation.  His books include James Brown's Live at the Apollo and Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels... Read more

Season Two Premiere: The Halloween Special, featuring SUMMER OF 84 with screenwriters, Matt Leslie and Stephen Smith

Airs at: Sat, 10/30/2021 at 10:00pm - Sun, 10/31/2021 at 12:00am
Produced for The Ghost of Hollywood
    On this episode, Poxy and Ragan kick off Season Two with their annual Halloween Special featuring the 2018 film, SUMMER OF 84, with screenwriting partners, Matt Leslie and Stephen Smith.  Read more

A People's History - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 09/23/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Mike Konopacki is a longtime labor cartoonist who collaborated with historians Howard Zinn and Paul Buhle to adapt Zinn's book A People’s History of the United States into comics form. Konopacki joined S.W. Conser in July of 2008 to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the... Read more

Remembering Palesa Mofokeng, South African healer who died of Covid: An interview with her adoptive mother Kendall, Portland movement photographer and organizer with Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Desiree Hellegers speaks with Kendall, street/movement photographer, professor, and organizer with Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship, about the life and death of her daughter Palesa Clementina Mofana Kendall Mofokeng, a sangoma and LPN – of Covid– amid riots in South Afric... Read more

Forces of Nature: The Women Who Changed Science

Airs at: Thu, 09/30/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
 Suzanne LaGrande speaks with Anna Reser and Leila McNeill, authors of Forces of Nature: The Women: The Women Who Changed Science.   In this interview, Anna and Leila discuss:   The reasons why so few women scientists  have been included in the history of science Some o... Read more