Audio by album june_9_2008

Ending Hunger

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Sun, 06/08/2008

On a planet where two billion people are already hungry, an additional 100 million will be plunged into poverty because of the world-wide food crisis.  Deborah James, Director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, talks with Bill Resnick about the reasons for this and what needs to be done.    She recommmends the Oakland Insitute's website as good place to get  more information on these issues.  

13:32 minutes (6.2 MB)

Immigration and LGBT

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Mon, 06/09/2008

Today's Well-read Red is Frann Michel's discussion of the relations between  queer and immigrant groups.  There are more  connections that you might have guessed, as they face parallel and overlapping obstacles.  One writer recommends as a principle governing the treatment of all of us "the right to travel and thrive, even across borders."   

You can read this piece on Frann's blog

9:41 minutes (4.43 MB)

Climate Change in Congress?

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Sun, 06/08/2008

The U.S. Senate has just rejected an ineffective climate-change bill--for the wrong reasons.  What kind of legislation  would really deal with the issue, and what would it take to make it happen?  Brian Tokar of the Institute for Social Ecology lays out the problems and possible solutions in this discussion with Bill Resnick.  

Tokar has just published an article "Toward a Movement for Peace and Climate Justice" in which he expands on what he says in this interview.   

11:41 minutes (5.35 MB)

Seeing Politics in Pink Martini

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Sun, 06/08/2008

Bill Resnick finds the implicit, yet deep, politics in the music of Pink Martini--a politics of moods and values rather than of words and ideology.  

7:34 minutes (3.47 MB)

"Sex and the City"

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Mon, 06/09/2008

The Old Mole's Luz MarĂ­a Gordillo describes her attraction to "Sex and the City" while at the same time training her critical guns upon it.   

9:34 minutes (4.38 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 9, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/08/2008

Today's show features, for the second time, the music of Portland band Pink Martini and concludes with a discussion of the implicit politics of their work.   Also discussed on the show are world hunger and the cost of food, the relations between being queer and being an immigrant, "Sex and the City," and what Congress is  and is not doing about climate change.

To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, follow the links below. 

1.  Bill Resnick and Deborah James discuss poverty, hunger, and food.   

2.   Frann Michel on how being queer is like being an immigrant (and  vice-versa). 

57:16 minutes (26.22 MB)

 

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