President Obama was inaugurated for the second time yesterday, cementing what will certainly be remembered as one of the more unlikely personal stories in American history. For progressives, though, the Obama presidency has been a mixed bag at best.
What can we expect from his second term? Without the pressure of re-election bearing upon him, will we see a bolder Obama? Will we see meaningful action on climate change? On gun violence? Will we at long last see the next New Deal we've been hoping for? Join Abe and Joe as they look forward at the next four years.
Iven Hale hosts the last Old Mole of 2012! We hear:
Bill talks with James Livingston, a historian who's latest book "Against Thift" argues why consumer culture is good for America.
Movie Moles, Joe Clement and Jan Haaken, review two films about fracking. One a 2009 documentary called GasLand (available on NetFlix streaming) and a just released Gus Van Sant film starring Matt Damon called Promised Land.
Andrew Geller speaks with Dr. Ted Schuur, an Associate Professor in the University of Florida's Biology Department and Principal Investigator of the Permafrost Carbon Network, discuss permafrost and what's happening to it in a rapidly warming Arctic.
An hour focused on climate change and global warming hosted by Andrew Geller.
First he'll speak with Dr. Ted Schuur, an Associate Professor in the University of Florida's Biology Department and Principal Investigator of the Permafrost Carbon Network, talking extensively about permafrost and what's happening to it.
The City of Portland is proud to honor the volunteers who have commited themselves to be a part of the soulution when emergencies strike. Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are staffed by local volunteers, all over the city of Portland, to assist Emergency Responders, such as the Fire Bureau and Paramedics, in the event of an emergency.
Listen to Portland Prepared to hear about the roles these volunteers play and how you can become a part of these emergency volunteer teams.
Portland is the "golden child" city of Oregon. Praised for its commitment to diversity, culture and arts.
But, often overlooked is the diverse cultural enrichment AND scientific exploration in nearby Hillsboro.
Join host, Paula Small, as she welcomes guests from the Washington County Museum to discuss all things, cultural and scientific, happening at the Museum. Washington County Museum recently re-located to downtown Hillsboro to empower all visitors complete access to the MAX station (Blue Line) and the Museum.
Paul Bracken is an academic at Yale University with a warning; nukes are back. In his book, "The Second Nuclear Age," Bracken says profileration, political instability overseas, an outdated American arms control policy and improved technology is making the possibility of a regional nuclear war more likely than full scale war was during the Cold War. Don Merrill talks with Paul about the circumstances and scenarios of this new reality.