Bill Resnick talks with Burkhard Bilger about his New Yorker article "The Great Oasis": What can be done to halt the encroachment of deserts on land where people live and food is grown? They emphasize the effective grassroots movements that are most successful.
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden, in recognition of Black History Month, reviews Richard Wright's 1953 novel The Outsiderabout a man trying to come to terms with midcentury life with Marxism and existentialism.
This Old Mole Variety Hour features music from a Fall 2010 concert called "Living Water" by Satori Men's Chorus is a Portland group of amateur singers, directed by Susan Dorn, and calling themselves "Men Singing Peace." This segment begins with an excerpt from "Ol' Man River," featuring a solo by Old Mole Clayton Morgareidge (one of four soloists appearing in this number). Then Bill Resnick and Clayton talk about Satori's history and mission.
Links to YouTube Videos from the "Living Water" concert: