A measure on the ballot in southwest Oregon's Jackson County seeks to ban the cultivation and propagation of genetically modified crops in the county. KBOO's Sam Bouman speaks with Elise Higley of Our Family Farms Coalition, which is leading the initiative, for more information on the measure, the agricultural situation in Jackson County, and how residents are reacting to the vast amounts of money being poured into opposing this local measure by Monsanto and other big agribusinesses.
36:28 minutes (16.69 MB)
"After the Revolution," a play by Amy Herzog and directed by Tamara Fisch, is now playing at the Portland Playhouse through June 1. It shows the differences between the generations in a family of radical leftists. Norm Diamond and Bill Resnick saw it and give us this generally favorable report of its virtues and limitations. 9:39 minutes (5.53 MB)
From the labor strikes of the 19th Century to Occupy Wall Street in the 21st, ordinary people have shown they can organize and manage themselves. Jeremy Brecher's book Strike! is a classic history of these movements. Here Brecher talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the newly revised edition that brings the story into our own times. 17:09 minutes (9.82 MB)