Mark Seligman is a Libertarian candidate running for the Oregon House in District 3. He talked with Don Merrill about how the vote in Josephine County against the most recent levy was the right one, how he says the city attorneys in Cave Junction scared city council out of the idea of supporting marijuana dispensaries and how if he were elected, his focus would be primarily on bringing jobs to his district and help him and his neighbors take care of their own. 28:04 minutes (25.7 MB)
As "world leaders" meet at the UN to discuss climate change and 400 thousand march for action in New York and here in Portland, today's Old Mole, hosted by Tom Becker, discuss the prospects for change the leaders ignore: action from the grass roots. Here are links to the show's segments; or you can use the play button to hear the whole show.
Some liberal economists have suggested that stopping climate change is an easy fix: it would be good for the economy, and we have the technology. But that ignores the political question of who controls the policy making institutions, as Rob Urie argues in this article from CounterPunch, read for us here by Tom Becker. Climate Change “is a problem created by the ‘approach to the world’ that is capitalism.” Photo Credit: Mother Earth News. 7:51 minutes (5.39 MB)