Labor

NOTICE: KBOO’s board meeting scheduled for Monday, July 22nd at 6PM has been cancelled. The reason for the cancellation is that many board members are traveling/on vacation and so quorum is not possible. The next scheduled board meeting will be on Monday, August 26th at 6PM. Questions or comments can be emailed boardfeedback@kboo.org. Thank you.

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 8, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 10/07/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
James Loewen, author of "Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong," talks with Laurie Mercier about Columbus Day. Bill Resnick and union president Christy Lovato discuss labor and community solidarity with the workers at Powells Book... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 10, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 09/09/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Historian Marilyn Young and the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier analyze how the neo-cons have misused the history of the Viet Nam war and what we should have learned from that disaster. Brooke Jacobson reviews two forthcoming documentaries to be shown on public television. John ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 3, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 09/02/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In this Labor Day show, Bill Resnick and Bill Smalldone discuss the power of the German working class since World War II; Tom Becker reviews the history of Labor Day; Luz Maria Gordillo reads a short story about Mexican family whose father has crossed the border to work; an... Read more

UPA's Tee Bosustow

Airs at: Mon, 09/03/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
Words & Pictures takes a loving look back at the brilliant and quirky UPA studio (started by Disney strikers after WWII) with animation historian Tee Bosustow.  Tee's father Stephen helped found the haven for artists and oddballs, many of whom ended up blacklisted during th... Read more

The World at Our Service: Cruise Ships and the Global Division of Labor

Airs at: Sun, 08/19/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
How the cruise ship industry is a microcosm of the global economy. Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for August 20, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 08/19/2007 at 5:00pm
We continue the round table discussion of transportation alternatives in Portland. Mike Snedeker discusses the consolidation of executive power going back to the 1970s. Larry Bowlden reviews "Midnight at the Dragon Cafe" by Judy Bates Fong, and Clayton Morgareidge reports... Read more

NLRB calls for director to resign

Airs at: Sun, 08/19/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
  Employees of the National Labor Relations Board are calling for the resignation of the Board’s Director. We bring you this report, from the Workers Independent News Service Read more

chicago health workers stifled in forming a union

Airs at: Mon, 08/06/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Health care workers around the country have been struggling to form unions, facing off against private health care companies that care little about living wages and benefits. Workers Independent News brings us this report about one group of workers trying to unionize in Chi... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 23, 2007

Airs at: Sun, 07/22/2007 at 5:00pm
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This program begins with Marty Hart-Landsberg discussing whether China's growth is really sending US jobs to China. Brooke Jacobson reviews the film "Ten Canoes," and Larry Bowlden reviews the novel "Pearl" by Mary Gordon. Tom Becker discusses two books on what apes t... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour 07/16/07

Airs at: Sun, 07/15/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Topics for today include: 1) Labor 2) Review - Crazy Love 3) Capitalism 4) Alternative Economics Read more