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The October 26 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

 Hosted by Tom Becker, this show deals with US military action in Afghanistan, the challenge to corporate-industrial society from climate change, and with putting people to death for crimes they did not commit.   We hear haunting and apocalyptic music by Laibach from Slovenia.

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52:09 minutes (29.85 MB)

The Brink of Extinction

program date: 
Mon, 10/26/2009

"Industrial civilization is functionally incompatible with life on this planet and is murdering the planet."  So argues  Chris Hedges in this piece from TruthDig, read here by Tom Becker.   

6:38 minutes (3.79 MB)

A Rousing Discussion on our Environment and Global Warming

program date: 
Tue, 10/27/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Today, Joe and Abe had more than one topic to bring to the table, but once they got started on Global Warming and the Environment, the calls came streaming in.

 A caller recommended The Alliance for Democracy as good reading.

55:02 minutes (25.2 MB)

Homemade Energy: Hydrogen

program date: 
Thu, 10/22/2009

This is a 30 minute discussion on the subject of homemade energy: hydrogen or HHO hybriding in cars and in the house. The possibilities of homemade hydrogen fuel are introduced in this discussion. The guest is "Tater Waynes", who has much to say about his own designs. We go in to what he has learned with two years of building and installing units, mostly for internal combustion. He produces a series of videos at youtube.com/wayneman1234. The interviewer is Sean Ongley.

27:38 minutes (25.3 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 10/22/09

Air date: 
Thu, 10/22/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Why is 350 an important number? A discussion on climate change.

 

 

This Saturday, Portlanders will be gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to convince other Oregonians that 350 is a very important number. That's the maximum safe level of parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The 350 movement, initiated by author-activist Bill McKibbon, is having actions in over 140 nations this Saturday to pressure governments to take serious action to curb climate change. In the United States, the call to action comes as the U.S.

Between the Covers on 10/29/09

Program: 
Between the Covers
Air date: 
Thu, 10/29/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Stephanie Potter interviews community economist Thomas H. Greco, Jr. about his most recent book The End of Money and the Future of Civilization.

Political Perspectives on 10/14/09

Air date: 
Wed, 10/14/2009 - 9:15am - 10:00am

Host Jay Thiemeyer speaks with local progressive filmmaker Tom Chamberlain about his new film "Why Kerala, Grampa, a 90 minute documentary film about activism in one of the most progressive communities on the planet. Chamberlain went to the small Indian state of Kerala, with mini DV cameras to make a film. The KSSP was launching its 18th annual Kala Jatha. The Kala Jatha is street theater, dance, music and poetry intended to engage citizens in the critical issues of the day. The theme of the Kala Jatha was ‘The Impact of Globalization on the Kerala way of Life.’ We followed the troupe of activists and performers during a grueling schedule of four performances a day, each in a different village, for 28 days.

 

Recovery Zone on 10/28/09

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 10/28/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
The 5th Space: Social Enterprises Doing Good in the World

 Host Stephanie Potter will talk with Paul Osterlund  about his concept of the "5th space:" social enterprises doing good in the world.

Baucus health care plan or sham?

program date: 
Thu, 09/17/2009

On September 14,  Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) unveiled a long-awaited health care plan that he believes will extend coverage to uninsured Americans and secure the support of both major parties.

57:12 minutes (45.83 MB)

Poverty in Oregon: An Interview with Rachel Bristol

program date: 
Thu, 09/24/2009

As the current economic crisis deepens, more Oregonians are joining the ranks of the poor. With resources stretched to the breaking point, the ability to meet basic human needs is becoming more difficult.

Dave Mazza talks with Rachel Bristol, executive director of the Oregon Food Bank, about poverty in our state and how her organization is working to not only feed the hungry but to advocate for longterm systemic change.

56:37 minutes (45.35 MB)
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