Do concentration camps exist right here in the Pacific Northwest? Luz María Gordillo and Laura Philpott talk with Rosa Linda Guillen about the ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) raids and detention of migrant workers, and their impact on workers' families. Rosa Linda Guillen is Executive Director Community2Community Development.
There is a secular (non-sectarian) resistance gong on in Iraq. The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with New York radio producer Bill Weinberg about acknowledging and allying with the Iraqi civil resistance. Weinberg is the National Co-chair of the National Organization for the Iraqi Freedom Struggles (NO-IFS). For more information on Iraqi secular resistance, go here, and here.
Who represents the interests of Trimet riders? The Portland Transit Riders Union, that's who! Bill Resnick speaks with Alexandria Bradbury about this grass roots organization's efforts to contest cuts to Trimet service.
This program hosted by Bill Resnick deals with the incarceration of immigrants, prosecuting those responsible for torture, the secular resistance in Iraq, and organizing Trimet riders, and features the music of Casey Neill. To hear the entire program, click on the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, follow the links below:
The human sciences, going back to Darwin, have accumulated evidence that our most hard-wired emotions are not greed and selfishness, but gratitude, awe and compassion. In this conversation, Dacher Keltner, author of Born to Be Good, talks with Bill Resnick about why we are not fundamentally evil but quite the opposite. You can catch a brief video of Keltner explaining his views here.
How has industrial farming produced the conditions for new diseases like the current outbreak swine flu? Rob Wallace writes the blog Farming Pathogens, and in this conversation with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken, he explains how cities of pigs and cities of poultry create breeding grounds for new pathogens.
Is human nature good or evil? Can you move beyond your past if you were raised on a commune? Does industrial livestock farming of pigs and poultry lead to new diseases? These are the questions raised on this program, hosted by the Old Mole's Denise Morris.
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