KBOO Audio Archives

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 28, 2008

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Viable options for saving the planet and making life better; a novel about mending family ties; The New Yorker's Obama cartoon cover;  and the history of victims' rights -- all these are discussed by the Old Moles on this show hosted by Tom Becker, who plays some of Billy Bragg's versions of Woody Guthrie songs.  Hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above.  Hear individual segments by following their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick interviews Guy Dauncy about real possibilties for saving us from global warming and making a better world in the process.

2.  Larry Bowlden reviews The Art of Mending by Elizabeth Berg.

51:45 minutes (23.7 MB)

Victims' Rights

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Attorney Mike Snedeker talks with the Old Mole's Jan Haaken about the role of crime victims in the trials, sentencing, and paroling of violent offenders, especially rapists. 

17:18 minutes (7.92 MB)

Racism Cloaked as Satire

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Mon, 07/28/2008

Is the New Yorker's Obama cover racism, or is it satire?  Thabiti Lewis comments. 

4:46 minutes (2.18 MB)

Anti-transgender legislation in California

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

 

The Human Rights Campaign, or HRC, held a fund raiser in San Francisco last week to help defeat a November ballot measure that would ban gay marriage in California.

The hrc is one of the largest national gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender civil rights organizations, with seven hundred thousand members.

3:15 minutes (2.99 MB)

Book Mole: "The Art of Mending"

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Elizabeth Berg's novel The Art of Mending.  You can read  Larry's other book reviews here.

7:09 minutes (3.28 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

KBOO presents the latest on privacy issues from Civil Liberties Watch:

4:41 minutes (4.28 MB)

[Indoor day labor site not popular]

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

Last Thursday, the Portland Tribune reported that the new indoor Day Labor Site run by Portland-based Voz Worker's Rights Education Project, hasn't been as popular with day laborers as they hoped.

KBOO's Scott Pham spoke with Romeo Sosa of Voz.

2:36 minutes (2.38 MB)

Emanuel Hospital picketed

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Evening News
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Sun, 07/27/2008

 

Today legacy emanuel hospital workers represented by S-E-I-U Local 49 are picketing in front of the north portland hospital to demand the same benefits and pay to their co-workers at Legacy Good Sam in North West Portland.

After months of bargaining, legacy is offering a 1% Cost of living increase to emanuel workers, though workers at legacy good sam are receiving a 3% increase this year.

0:56 minutes (885.76 KB)

A Future for the Earth

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Global climate activist Guy Dauncy talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about available technologies and policies that could save the planet.  Dauncy is with Earth Future.

18:18 minutes (8.38 MB)

The Sudden Radio Project - July 2008

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Sun, 07/27/2008

Reconstruction:  How will it take shape?

Which emotions will we bring with us?

Will radio theatre still be playing in our minds?

In the catacombs of thought, we'll be there to make you laugh, cry, and gasp.

58:09 minutes (19.97 MB)

 

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