Special guest Bill McKibben talks with Bill Resnick about how we are going to have to live on this rapidly changing planet. Tom Becker, host for today's show, reads an op-ed urging an end to the war on marijuana. And our Movie Moles take on the controversial Swedish film Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
April 20, or 4/20, is the day when protests against punitive marijuana laws will take place around the country. Bill Piper is director of national affairs at the Drug Policy Alliance Network, and makes this plea to everyone, smoker or not, to get involved in repealing these laws. Tom Becker reads from this piece which can be found here.
Well-known author and global warming activist, Bill McKibben, founder of the 350 movement, sits down with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick for this special 30-minute interview about the state of the Earth and what humanity (that is, you and me) will have to do to survive on a changed planet. McKibben is the author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, which Resnick calls "a powerful, stunning book with staggering implications."
Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." A look at Israeli plans to deport Palestinians from Left Bank. US nuke strategy--state terrorism? 403 billionaires in US -- preying on the rest of us -- wage theft. Advice from Howard Zinn -- how the U.S. could come up with a trillion dollars and what to do with it. Corporate imperialism as terrorism. May1st, International Workers Day. The foreclosure crisis -- 200,000 -370,000 per month. Soaring debt costs (for military, wall street bailouts) threaten "social cohesion."
Near deadly error: An interview with exonerated death row inmate Juan Melendez-Colon
Near-Deadly Error: An interview with exonerated death row inmate Juan Melendez-Colon
It is hard to imagine spending over 17 years on death row for a crime you did not commit. Juan Melendez-Colon did just that following his 1984 conviction and sentencing to death in the killing of Auburndale, FL beauty salon owner Delbert Baker.
In world where we struggle with wars, injustice, violence in our communities and the threat of environmental devastation...what does peace mean to you. That was the question 186 students from around Oregon answered as part of the Greenfield Peace Writing Contest for Oregon High School Students.
Imagine a high school where art, music and culture are natural components of education rather than stand alone subjects. Where community is unified through celebration of arts and artistic expression. A school where parents and students openly communicate with teachers because every voice is valued. Imagine teenage sons and daughters coming home from school filled with pride and self-confidence, showcasing their day’s accomplishments and looking forward to the next day. Imagine their excitement when working in an internship lead by an artist or businessperson they admire. Imagine talking about life after graduation as a conversation with limitless possibilities.