Protest and action

April 19 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Tue, 04/20/2010

 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.


54:27 minutes (31.16 MB)

Pot Laws

program date: 
Mon, 04/19/2010

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.  

5:51 minutes (3.35 MB)

Bill McKibben on "Eaarth"

program date: 
Mon, 04/19/2010

 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."   

29:06 minutes (16.65 MB)

Black Political Convention in Oregon

Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 04/16/2010


The annual Oregon Black Political Convention got underway today in Portland.
KBOO’s Stefan Kamp has more.
3:23 minutes (3.1 MB)

Community Calendar, Monday, April 19, 2010

program date: 
Mon, 04/19/2010

MONDAY, April 19, 2010

This is Kellyn with your COMMUNITY CALENDAR for MONDAY, April 19, 2010.

2:14 minutes (2.04 MB)

Soaring debt for military spending, wall street bailouts--could lead to social unrest?

program date: 
Thu, 04/15/2010

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." 

25:26 minutes (11.65 MB)

A Deeper Look on 04/15/10

A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 04/15/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Opposition grows to a Nestle water bottling plant in the Columbia Gorge


Voices from the Edge on 04/15/10

Air date: 
Thu, 04/15/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Near deadly error: An interview with exonerated death row inmate Juan Melendez-Colon
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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.

Voices from the Edge on 04/08/10

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Thu, 04/08/2010
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.
53:30 minutes (48.99 MB)
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