October 12 is Indigenous People's Day -- formerly known as "Columbus Day." The show, hosted this week by Tom Becker, features an interview about native Americans joining forces with white ranchers to deal with climate change issues that affect them all. We also hear other interviews and commentaries about what people are doing on environmental matters.
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51:47 minutes (35.56 MB)
Bill Resnick interviews Bob Dixson, the mayor of Greensberg, Kansas, a small, white, Republican-voting farming town. After a tornado devastated 95% of the city, they decided to rebuild to be a carbon free city using only renewable energy -- a small wind farm that fed into its publicly owned and run electric utility. And along the way they made the city biking and walking friendly, and built a golf course and swimming pool within the city limits.
16:37 minutes (11.41 MB)
Bill Resnick hosts this show. It features up-to-date versions of old labor songs by Joe Uehlein and the U-Liners, which you can hear by listening to the whole show (use the play button below). Joe is also the first guest on the show, and he'll be singing and speaking about the labor movement and climate change at the AFL-CIO Hall on Saturday at 6:30. 3645 SE 32d Avenue in Portland.
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53:20 minutes (36.62 MB)
Joe Uehlein talks with Bill Resnick about building a labor-environmental movement to curb global warming and save the planet.Uehlein's musicis featured in the full length version of this episode of the Old Mole.
Today was the first day of legal retail pot sales in Oregon, and spirits were high at dispensaries across the Portland area.
In this piece, KBOO reporter Jim Thompson speaks with customers lines up outside Shango's, a dispensary in Hillsboro, followed by KBOO reporter Doug McVay speaking with Mike Mullins of Stoney Girl Gardens, a dispensary in Clackamas County, to see how opening day went from a business owner's perspective. 6:00 minutes (5.5 MB)
In Marx’s analysis, widespread inequality and economic instability (and to a lesser degree environmental degradation) are inherent in the capitalist system, and they will eventually result in its collapse.