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Remembering Utah Phillips

Airs at: Mon, 06/23/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Host Tom Becker reviews the life of labor activist and folk singer Utah Phillips and plays some of his songs.    Read more

PDX Labor History Bike Tour

Airs at: Tue, 06/24/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with Bryan Johnson, a labor historian, about the bike tour of Portland sites that are part of Portland's radical labor history.  It's part of  Pedalpalooza.  Read more

Parenting in Europe and the US

Airs at: Sun, 06/22/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Professor Marcia Meyers is with the West Coast Poverty Center and has studied the vast differences between raising children in the US with almost no public support and being a parent in Europe where that support is strong.  She shares her conclusions in this conversation wi... Read more

Day Labor Site Opened June 16th: Benefits and Issues

Airs at: Sun, 06/15/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Portland’s city-supported day labor hiring site opened early today. Supporters say the day labor site is intended to protect workers from employers who have denied wages, not given breaks or otherwis... Read more

Day Labor Site Opening Ceremony: Justin Shear Speaks

Airs at: Thu, 06/12/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Portland’s long-awaited day labor center is having its grand opening ceremony right now.  The Center will open for business on Monday, and will be open for all day laborers, regardless of their immigration status. Justin Shear represents Voz, the group which will administer t... Read more

Rosemont Center Workers: 13 Local Organizations Support Picketing

Airs at: Thu, 06/05/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Evening News
Workers at the Rosemont Treatment Center and School for at-risk girls held a picket today in Northeast Portland. They were protesting their low pay and difficult working conditions. The workers have... Read more

Freightliner Five, student sit-ins against sweatshops, and day labor worker centers

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
Franklin Torrence, Allen Bradley, Glenna Swinford, & Robert Whiteside, Bargaining Committee members, UAW Local 3520 (“the Freightliner Five”) Salma Mirza, University of North Carolina, and Prairie Wolfe, University of Montana, student activists Nik Theodore, Director of the Ce... Read more

LGBTQ pride at work, bicycling for worker justice, and immigrant guest workers on hunger strike

Airs at: Sun, 06/08/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Labor Radio
LC Hansen, President, National Association of Letter Carriers, Branch 82 Jeremy Bishop, Executive Director, Pride At Work Sabrina Gogol, bicyclist, activist, radical, and AFSCME member Stephen Boykewich, Media Director, New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice  Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 12, 2008

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 This program features music by the Rice Workers Choir of Novi Di Modena, songs sung by women workers who organized to achieve the first 8-hour day. Also discussed are the rising costs of food, Mothers' Day as part of the Peace Movement, and Christian fundmentalism in the  ... Read more

Music in the Rice Fields 4

Airs at: Sun, 05/11/2008 at 5:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 Music and labor history: women rice workers and their songs.  In this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, Clarissa Clo relates the history of women's labor in the rice fields of Italy, their contribution to the rights of labor, and compares their songs with the ... Read more