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Last Chance to Stop Fast Tracking the TransPacific Partnership: Life Will Never Be The Same

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Air Cascadia
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Fri, 04/17/2015
Senator Ron wyden is central to the vote on The TransPacific Partnership.  We are his constituents.  We put him in office to represent our interests.  He can stop Fast Track...
But only if you call in your opposition.

Sen. Ron Wyden 202-224-5244



The TPP is way more than a trade deal: It will gives global corporations an international tribunal of private attorneys, outside any nation's legal system, who can order compensation for any "unjust expropriation" of foreign assets.
  15:01 minutes (10.31 MB)

Hawthorne Bridge protest against planned Nestle bottling plant

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/16/2015
Around a hundred protesters gathered this morning at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland to call on state officials to stop Nestle from opening a bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge.  This past week, The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife applied to transfer its water rights to Cascade Locks.

This paves the way for Nestle to move forward with its plan to open a bottling plant in the city of cascade locks.  KBOO’s Paul Roland and Jenka Soderberg were there, and bring us this report from the protest 14:22 minutes (13.16 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 13, 2015

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Mon, 04/13/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this episode, which features discusssion of climate crisis, crummy jobs, Studs Terkel's anti-racism, and the psychology of police violence.

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Bill Resnick talks with Brian Tokar about Climate Change and Social Change
53:38 minutes (24.55 MB)

US Congress Introduces Legislation to Fast-Track TPP

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/16/2015
Top Congressional legislators reached a deal earlier today to introduce fast-track legislation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress.
As the ranking Democrat on the Finance Panel, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden was crucial in reaching an agreement between Republicans and Democrats drafting the legislation.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be the world’s largest free trade agreement, involving the United States, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam, Japan, and seven other Pacific-rim countries.
It is heavily opposed by environmental groups, American labor unions such as the AFL-CIO, as well as human rights advocates.
The Oregon chapter of the AFL-CIO has staged multiple protests calling for lawmakers to reject the trade deal. 6:44 minutes (6.16 MB)

Alleged Killer of Chilean Folksinger Victor Jara to be Tried in USA

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Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 04/16/2015
The former Chilean army officer who allegedly murdered folksinger Victor Jara in the aftermath of the 1973 military coup is the subject of a civil lawsuit in the United States.
Pedro Barrientes Nunez currently lives in Deltona, Florida, despite an extradition request made by the Chilean government when his name was revealed as the leader of the squad that tortured and killed Jara.
KBOO reporter Sam Bouman speaks with Almudena Bernabeu, the international attorney with the Center for Justice and Accountability which is prosecuting the case.
7:20 minutes (16.79 MB)

Police Violence and Psychology

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Mon, 04/13/2015

Jan Haaken and Bill Resnick talk about recent calls for better psychological screening of police and the history of using psychology to explain racist violence perpetrated by officers. 9:17 minutes (4.26 MB)

Studs Terkel and the Hurts of American Racism

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Mon, 04/13/2015

Alan Weider discusses Studs Terkel and the hurts of American racism, with sounds of Terkel from transom.org and Mahalia Jackson from WFMT Chicago.

14:06 minutes (6.46 MB)

Brian Tokar on Climate Change and Social Change

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program date: 
Mon, 04/13/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Brian Tokar of the Institute for Social Ecology, 350vermont , and UVM about climate apocalypse and why we shouldn't despair.
17:03 minutes (7.81 MB)

WATER WARS: Local communities fight back against Nestle water bottling plants

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Wed, 04/15/2015
A six-year battle to keep Nestle out of Cascadia and the Columbia Gorge is heating up again as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has agreed to trade its water rights at Oxbow Springs, which could pave the way for a Nestle bottled water plant in Cascade Locks, just west of Hood River. Concerned citizens in the Gorge, environmental groups, labor unions and others are renewing efforts to prevent that from happening. http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2015/04/odfw_agress_to_new_approach_fo.html 56:16 minutes (77.28 MB)

Crummy Jobs

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Mon, 04/13/2015

Joe Clement reads an article by Dylan Matthews titled "Is The Future Of America A Crummy Service Job Stamping On A Human Face, Forever?" He considers how Rand Paul and Hillary Clinton both approach the economy in much the same way: make sure that there's a ready supply of people willing to take jobs when most of the new jobs created are low-wage, low-skill, and inconsistently scheduled. He argues that the more ethical and economically rational answer to "the jobs question" is a basic income. [Image from here] 8:07 minutes (3.72 MB)
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