Why has the US been behind other industrial countries in the planetary struggle to reduce carbon emissions? Eric Pooley is an award-winning magazine editor and author of The Climate War who has joined the Environmental Defense Fund as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Communications. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the political obstacles to fighting climate change in the US and what needs to be done.
Politicians argue about what is the best way to create jobs. But who has the power to create jobs, and why? And what is a job, anyway? Clayton Morgareidge comments. You can read his remarks here. The music heard at the end is "Dear Employer," performed by Five Minus.
Meek's Cutoff is a new film by a woman director about the Oregon Trail and filmed in Oregon. It has been called an "anti-Western". Movie Moles Wendy Webb and Jan Haaken discuss its story and what it is saying about the role of women.
Hungry for the World is a memoir by Kim Barnes about a young woman fleeing patriarchal domination of family and church to make a life on her own. Our reviewer Larry Bowlden admires her writing and courage, and hopes she will fly further in a sequel. More of Larry's reviews can be found here.
Clayton Morgareidge hosts today's show. We hear a discussion of political obstacles in fighting climate change and what needs to be done; some questions about who creates jobs and what a job is; a conversation among Movie Moles about women on the Oregon Trail in Meek's Cutoff; and a review of a memoir about cutting ties with patriarchy from our Book Mole.