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Old Mole Variety Hour for August 11, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 08/10/2008

Hosted by Tom Becker,  this program discusses green and sustainable cities, J.M. Coetzee's South African boyhood, being distracted from important lies  by trivial ones, and how the first labor  party was born 180 years ago in Philadelphia.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear the pieces separately, follow their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick and urban naturalist Mike Houck discuss green cities.

2.  Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews J.M. Coetzee's Boyhood: Scenes from a Provincial Life.

3.  Well-read Red Laurie Mercier explores political  lies--big and not-so-big. 

47:09 minutes (21.59 MB)

Making a Sustainable City

program date: 
Sun, 08/10/2008

Bill Resnick talks with urban naturalist Mike Houck of the Audubon Society and the Urban Greenspaces Institute.  They discuss many of the issues around making Portland part of a natural, sustainable environment in this two-part interview.  We hear Part 1 on this program;  Part 2  will be  aired next week. 

20:09 minutes (9.23 MB)

What's wrong with Off-Shore Oil Drilling?

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/05/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein (The Media Project) talks with Richard Charter, with Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, about the recent push for lifting moratoriums on off-shore oil drilling, why the idea seems to be winning public support, and what is wrong with the plan.

56:50 minutes (26.02 MB)

Radiozine on 08/08/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 08/08/2008 - 9:00am - 9:30am

Per Fagereng interviews James Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency and The Geography of Nowhere.

The Bike Show on 08/06/08

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The Bike Show
Air date: 
Wed, 08/06/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

"Is there a war on wheels?  Is there any difference between a "crash" and an "accident?"  The August KBOO Bike Show will address recent media coverage of bike-related issues in Portland.  Guests Amy Ruiz, Portland
Mercury News Editor, and Jonathan Maus join hosts Ayleen Crotty and Carl Larson to analyze recent incidents, the resulting media coverage, and its influence on public perceptions.  Portland's streets are famously friendly to bicyclists.  Can the same be said about Portland's news sources?"

Listeners are welcome to call in:  (503) 231-8187  Be prepared to bring
a constructive point or question to the conversation.
 

Locus Focus: Columbia River Crossing and the Obama Cartoon

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 07/15/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein leads a discussion with our listeners on two topics, one National, one Local: The Columbia River Crossing and the recent New Yorker cover, featuring a cartoon of Barack Obama and his wife dressed as terrorists.

81:30 minutes (37.31 MB)

Positively Revolting on 07/11/08

Air date: 
Fri, 07/11/2008 - 7:30am - 9:00am

Host Melodie Silverwolf speaks with Mark Lakeman of the City Repair Project about urban renewal. 

Ron Buel and the Columbia River Crossing

program date: 
Sun, 07/06/2008

Host Per Fagereng talks with Portland icon Ron Buel about the controversial I-5 Bridge Replacement Project. More information at SmarterBridge.org.

28:46 minutes (26.34 MB)

On The Environment on 07/07/08

Air date: 
Mon, 07/07/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Host Scott Forrester presents a critical perspective on the proposed expansion of the I-5 Columbia River Bridge. 

The Bike Show on 07/02/08

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Program: 
The Bike Show
Air date: 
Wed, 07/02/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Mountainbiking faces some serious challenges in bike-crazy Portland. Tori and Carl discuss the sport's joys and concerns with local mountainbikers. 

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