Tom Becker hosts this episode with segments featuring Jeremy Brecher on Climate Insurgency, Denise & Joe on Housing Justice, and readings on the cost of low wages and the radical promise of Reconstruction.
Bill Resnick talks with Jeremy Brecher, author of Climate Insurgency: A Strategy for Survival. They discuss the limits of the Obama clean energy plan and the opportunites it offers to push for global actions that will actually help salvage a humanly liveable climate; the need for a grassroots movement to push for a democratic strategy for climate protection; and the special roles of workers and unions because of their potential as whistleblowers and capacity to exert direct pressure on carbon producers.
This week: Part one of our coverage of Seattle Hempfest, with audio from attorney Doug Hiatt, New Jersey Weedman Ed Forchion, comedian Ngaio Bealum, and Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
The murder of Trayvon Martin clinched the deal for Kelly Brown Douglas, Episcopal priest, and professor of religion at Goucher College. She decided she had to write a book about America's racism. 28:55 minutes (26.47 MB)
This week we talk with Cyd Maurer, the journalist who was recently fired from her job as a TV news anchor in Eugene, Oregon, for testing positive for marijuana; and with Kathleen Kane-Willis of the Illinois Consortium on Drug Policy at Roosevelt University about their new report on heroin in Illinois. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)
KBOO's Sam Bouman speaks with Maxine Fookson of Jewish Voices for Peace-PDX about the Iran deal, the role of the Israeli lobby in Congressional opposition to the deal, and an upcoming rally at Pioneer Square in Portland this Saturday at noon.
The rally was organized by Jewish Voices for Peace-PDX, American Iranian Friendship Council-PDX, Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Friends of Sabeel North America, and Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility.
12:08 minutes (11.1 MB)
Petitioners trying to recall state Senator Floyd Prozanski may have violated Oregon election law.
The Oregon Democracy Fund filed a complaint with the Secretary of State’s office yesterday. The complaint says that members of the campaign and employees of gun stores did not follow specific rules for filing a recall petition.
The recall campaign is one of several that were filed across the state after Oregon adopted criminal background checks for gun purchases made over the internet.
KBOO reporter Alan Montecillo spoke with Angela Martin with the Oregon Democracy Fund to learn more.
4:32 minutes (4.15 MB)
The town of Banks, Oregon, located in western Washington County northwest of Hillsboro, recently implemented water use restrictions on businesses, partly in response to drought conditions across the state.
For more on Oregon’s driest year in decades and government responses to it, KBOO’s Sam Bouman has this report.
4:51 minutes (4.44 MB)
Bill Resnick hosts this episode of the Mole featuring segments on Bernie Sanders, Psychoanalysis and Politics on the Stanford Prison Experiment, The Donald, and Hiroshima, as well as election-related songs.