Local Issues

Free As The Sun

Bread and Roses
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Mon, 11/09/2015
Listen to this Bread and Roses web exclusive about a new project entitled: Free As The Sun, Lou's Songs of Life. Rhonda Case, the mother of the late Louis Debruge, talks about this multimedia project to share the music, poetry, song lyrics, essays and journal writing of Louis who died last year at age 17.
12:55 minutes (763.76 KB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 19, 2015

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Mon, 10/19/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken hosts this episode of the Old Mole, with music by Woody Guthrie and local Portland groups. Follow the links below for individual segments and more information, or click on the play button to hear the whole show. Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Send us comments at oldmolevarietyhour at gmail dot com.

Bill Resick talks with Robin Hahnel about environmental crisis and economics beyond capitalism
54:36 minutes (24.99 MB)

Kathy Farr on School Shootings

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Mon, 10/19/2015

Jan Haaken interviews Kathy Farr, professor emeritus at PSU, on her current research on school shootings. She looks at middle and high school rampage shootings over the past 30 years and takes up some of the gender and social dynamics that seem to be driving these expressions of rage. They note the inadequacy of simply calling for more mental health counseling.

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13:21 minutes (6.11 MB)

Columbia Riverkeeper: Saving the NW and Planet

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Mon, 10/19/2015

Desiree Hellegers talks with Dan Serres of Columbia Riverkeeper about the fossil fuel struggle. They discuss the disastrous effects of the planned Liquified Natural Gas Export Terminals and the need to stand up to the oil companies. They mention the successful citizen action to stop the Bradwood LNG project, and also note an upcoming event for more information and to make connections with others working on these issues:
14:13 minutes (6.51 MB)

Century Of Lies for October 4 2015

Century Of Lies
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Sun, 10/04/2015
This week: we hear from Mark Galeotti about drug use and drug policies in Russia, and we talk with Michael Mullins from Stoney Girl Gardens on the first day of legal retail marijuana sales in Oregon. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Indigenous struggle on the Columbia (N'chee-wana) River

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Wed, 10/14/2015
Host Paul Roland interviews longtime Native treaty/cultural rights and economic development activist Wilbur Slockish, Jr. Slockish was imprisoned for three years for selling fish from his ancestral river in the infamous "Salmon Scam" undercover operation in the 1980's. https://www.nwcouncil.org/history/SalmonScam After serving his time, he took over the Columbia River Defense Project, formed to defend the Native fishing people targetted by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The organization later changed to Columbia River Education Economic Development, which Slockish still heads. 

More information on these issues:
60:01 minutes (82.43 MB)

Aerial Spraying violations: Applebee Aviation license suspended

Evening News
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Mon, 10/05/2015
Regulators from two state agencies have fined an aerial spraying company a total of almost ten thousand dollars.

Applebee Aviation has been fined by the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration eighty eight hundred dollars and the state Department of Agriculture fined the company eleven hundred dollars.

Both agencies are requiring the Portland-area company to correct the violations through new procedures and training.

For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Darryl Ivy, the employee with Applebee Aviation who first blew the whistle on the dangerous and unsafe practices by the company.
19:41 minutes (18.02 MB)
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