The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 12, 2015

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Mon, 10/12/2015
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.
To hear the whole show, use the play button below. To hear individual segments, follow these links. And don't forget to keep up with (and like)  us on Facebook!
51:47 minutes (35.56 MB)

Native People and Climate Change

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Mon, 10/12/2015
Zoltán Grossman, Professor of Geography and Native Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, discusses some ongoing alliances between Native Americans and rural whites in organizing on behalf of the environment to halt mining companies, the XL pipeline, and developing responses to climate change.
  11:41 minutes (8.03 MB)

Welcome To the New Planet

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Mon, 10/12/2015
 Tom Becker reads from "Welcome to a New Planet: Climate Change ‘Tipping Points’ and the Fate of the Earth" by Michael T. Klare. Klare dismisses the belief that climate change will proceed in a slow, linear progression but rather is likely to proceed by sudden catastrophic leaps from which there will be no possibility of recovery.  8:09 minutes (5.6 MB)

Kansas Evironmentalism

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Mon, 10/12/2015
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)

Flashpoints on 10/08/15

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Thu, 10/08/2015 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Exorcise Monsanto with Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

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Wed, 10/07/2015
Listen to the glorious birdsong of The Stop Shopping Choir. Join the citizen weed pulling brigade. Exorcise the devil Monsanto from Portland's public parks. 57:48 minutes (79.38 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 5, 2015

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Mon, 10/05/2015

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)

Labor and the Climate

program date: 
Mon, 10/05/2015

Joe Uehlein talks with Bill Resnick about building a labor-environmental movement to curb global warming and save the planet. Uehlein's music is featured in the full length version of this episode of the Old Mole.

18:08 minutes (12.46 MB)

Aerial Spraying violations: Applebee Aviation license suspended

Evening News
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Mon, 10/05/2015
Regulators from two state agencies have fined an aerial spraying company a total of almost ten thousand dollars.

Applebee Aviation has been fined by the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration eighty eight hundred dollars and the state Department of Agriculture fined the company eleven hundred dollars.

Both agencies are requiring the Portland-area company to correct the violations through new procedures and training.

For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Darryl Ivy, the employee with Applebee Aviation who first blew the whistle on the dangerous and unsafe practices by the company.
19:41 minutes (18.02 MB)
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