How can we break down the monopoly power of big energy companies and encourage the development of locally produced wind and sun electical power? Bill Resnick continues his discussion, begun last week, with energy expert John Farrell.
In the Old Mole's regular feature "The Left and the Law," attorney Mike Snedeker and psychologist Jan Haaken discuss two current death penalty cases -- those of Duane Buck and Troy Davis. (Since this show aired, Davis has lost his bid for clemency and is scheduled for execution on Wednesday.) Despite the ongoing legalized deaths in Texas and elsewhere, Snedeker argues that the future looks good for the abolition of capital punishment.
Joe Clement reads an article by David Groves from The Stand explaining the issues between the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union (ILWU) and the corporation that was supposed to provide good local jobs but isn't. The mainstream press has misrepresented this stuggle as a spectacle of violence.
Two organizers of the upcoming Climate Action Festival, Tamara Staton and Barbara Ford, talk with Old Mole Bill Resnick about the family-friendly festival coming to the Portland Colliseum this Saturday, September 24. For details, check out Moving Planet Portland's Facebook Page.