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Old Mole Variety Hour July 23, 2012

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Mon, 07/23/2012

Old Mole Variety Hour

Hosted by Frann Michel, this episode features Bill Resnick talking with Don McIntosh about Trimet and with Ellen Brown about Public Banking, as well as Denise Morris talking with Catherine Sameh about the Scholar and Feminist Online. Music by Django Reinhardt.

 

Bill Resnick talks with Don McIntosh about TriMet

Frann Michel reads comments on neoliberalism from the Scholar and Feminist Online

54:05 minutes (24.76 MB)

Tribulations of TriMet

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Mon, 07/23/2012

Old Mole Variety Hour

Bill Resnick talks with Don McIntosh, reporter for Northwest Labor Press, about TriMet, the health impact of driving a bus, the need for public transportation, and the possibility of raising the payroll tax that provides funding for public transportation.

7:12 minutes (3.3 MB)

Let's Take a Walk with Laura O. Foster

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 07/13/2012

Portland like you've never seen it! Laura O. Foster takes us on a tour of the City! Laura is the author of numerous books about Portland including Portland Hill Walks, The Portland Stairs Book, Portland City Walks and Walk There. She has been writing about Oregon since 2001, after careers as a commercial banker, technical writer, and book editor. Raised in suburban Chicago, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989. With the enthusiasm of a former flatlander, she writes about topics such as Portland’s public stairways, parks, neighborhoods, and urban planning, the animals and people of the Oregon Zoo, recycled paint, and Oregon geology, ethnobotany, natural areas, and native plants.

49:56 minutes (45.71 MB)

Bread and Roses on 07/13/12

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Bread and Roses
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Fri, 07/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Portland like you've never seen it! On a tour of the city with Laura O. Foster

Portland like you've never seen it! Laura O. Foster takes us on a tour of the City! Laura is the author of numerous books about Portland including Portland Hill Walks, The Portland Stairs Book, Portland City Walks and Walk There. She has been writing about Oregon since 2001, after careers as a commercial banker, technical writer, and book editor. Raised in suburban Chicago, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1989. With the enthusiasm of a former flatlander, she writes about topics such as Portland’s public stairways, parks, neighborhoods, and urban planning, the animals and people of the Oregon Zoo, recycled paint, and Oregon geology, ethnobotany, natural areas, and native plants.

The Bike Show on 07/04/12

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The Bike Show
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Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Disaster strikes! How can we be prepared, and how can bicycles help us manage in a time of crisis?

Disaster strikes! How can we be prepared, and how can bicycles help us manage in a time of crisis? Start July 4th with a bang and join us 11am for a show about disaster relief and bikes. Our guests:

Interview with Bus Riders Unite Khanh Pham

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Evening News
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Fri, 06/29/2012

KBOO reporter Jennifer Kemp spoke with local transit justice organization Bus Riders Unite's Khanh Pham about BRU actions to secure accessible transportation for all Portlanders. Tri-Met created a projected budget which features fare increases and service cuts to bus servce. Pham sees these meaures as particularly affecting low income people and people of color. BRU wrote an alternative budget, which they presented to the Tri Met Board Meeting in June. For more on this story, Jennifer Kemp attended the Board Meeting, which is also available on the KBOO website

6:03 minutes (5.54 MB)

OPAL and the Tri-Met Bus-Riders' Union

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Mon, 06/11/2012

Bill Resnick talks with Jon Ostar and Khanh Pham from OPAL about organizing a bus-riders union in Portland. They considerm  Tri-Met's vision of a lighrail utopia while bus-service has diminished and fares have increased, and why these priorities have shifted. They underscore why the bus is the backbone of any transit system and deconstuct the rationale behind putting lightrail at the center of Tri-met's vision. Jon explains different approaches to organizing public transit that do not rely on light-rail and frees up money for services.

19:49 minutes (18.14 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 06/11/12

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Mon, 06/11/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tri-Met, Prometheus, and electoral politics

 

Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Old  Mole show which wil feature

Radiozine on 05/31/12

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Radiozine
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Thu, 05/31/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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"Planning Cities for People: An International Perspective"

Host Sarika Mehta speaks with Enrique Penalosa, the former mayor of Bogota and strategic planning consultant. He presented "Planning Cities for People: An International Perspective" at the Gerding Theater in Portland on May 14th.

Enrique Peñalosa Londoño is a Colombian politician and New Urbanist. He was mayor of Bogota from 1998 until 2001. He has also worked as a journalist and consultant on urban and transportation policy.

Alternative Radio on 06/05/12

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 06/05/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Richard Heinberg - The End of Growth

Richard Heinberg - The End of Growth (lecture)

There is almost a mystical belief in growth. Nature’s bounty was there to be exploited by man. There is endless palaver about growth as an economic panacea that will cure all ills. Economists have long postulated that growth is normal and natural and could go on forever. But can it? Conventional views of growth are incompatible with the capacity and well being of the planet. The Earth Policy Institute says, we are “on an economic path that is environmentally unsustainable, a path that is leading us toward economic decline and collapse.

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