Old Mole Variety Hour
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1. Shena Elrington of the Center for Popular Democracy talks with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier about what progressives can do at the local level.
2. Tod Sloan reads from Chris Crass's book Towards Collective Liberation.
3. Author and climate activist Tom Athanasiou talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how much was achieved at the Paris climate talks.
4. Tom Becker reads from and article by Dave Lindorff about how little was achieved at the Paris climate talks.
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Bill Resnick talks with Brian Tokar about this week's Paris climate change talks, which are headed toward an international agreement designed to allow fossil fuel companies to continue to profit, even though the tax discounts they get could be used for helping climate victims and transitioning to sustainable sources of energy. The Mole discusses the next steps for the climate action movements to save the planet.
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things and finds it is a compendious study of the history of botany and of pharmaceuticals; it is also a wonderfully written story of a brave woman scientist on the verge of grasping the mechanism that drives evolution via her study of mosses.
Bill talks with Brian Tokar about the limits of the Paris climate talks and the need for local actions
Jan Haaken talks with faith community activists about us-vs-them fears manipulated by politicians
Larry Bowlden reviews Elizabeth Gilbert's novel, The Signature of All Things
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- Length: 35:27 minutes (16.23 MB)
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Jan Haaken talks with Maxine Fookson and Helena Lee about their recent trip as part of a Social Justice delegation, organized by the Unitarian Universalist church in Portland, traveling to the US/Mexico border. They also talk about religion, politics, and the recent attack in San Bernadino.
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1. Laurence Shoup and Bill Resnick discuss debates about US foreign policy towards China.
2. Mass shootings in Colorado and in Paris are discussed by Jan Haaken and Kathryn Farr.
3. Frann Michel explains why migration is one of the issues that governments should be discussing at the Paris conference on climate change.
4. The Left and the Law: Who gets branded a "sexual predator" and the difficulties of living with that label.
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