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.
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.
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.
The guest is writer and lecturer David Korten, author of "The Great Turning" and "AGENDA FOR A NEW ECONOMY: FROM PHANTOM WEALTH TO REAL WEALTH: A Declaration of Independence from Wall Street." He was speaking at the E-Convergence in Portland. Hosted by Crystal Leighty.
Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show is part of KBOO's Fall Pledge Drive, giving you the opportunity to support the Old Mole and this great radio station. You can act now by clicking on the Donate Today jar on the upper right side of this page!
On this program, Bill talks with well-known media critic Robert McChesney about his latest book (co-authored with Jon Nichols) and about how to save investigative journalism. Laurie Mercier interviews Jesse Walker about the history of experimentation and regulation of the air waves, and Move Moles Frann Michel and Laurie discuss the new Michael Moore film "Capitalism: A Love Story".
Tune in on Thursday October 8th for KBOO's all-day Africa Special. From 11 am to midnight, we'll feature talks, interviews and music from the African continent, starting off with the issue of refugees from Burundi.
12pm - 4pm: World Beat connection with DJ Charlie, then the African Dance Party with Firefly til four.
4pm: Amy Goodman interviews Somali rapper K-Naan.
Then Africa-focused news and a talk on the role of cell phones in the Congo war.
8 – 10: Jamilah Bourdon brings new music from the African continent, then
10pm - Midnight: Reggae Bob with African reggae and hip hop til midnight.