Jan Haaken interviews Kathy Farr, professor emeritus at PSU, on her current research on school shootings. She looks at middle and high school rampage shootings over the past 30 years and takes up some of the gender and social dynamics that seem to be driving these expressions of rage. They note the inadequacy of simply calling for more mental health counseling.
Book mole Larry Bowlden reviews the work of the late Kent Haruf, and recommends the work of this quiet writer of the heart, who writes in simple, direct prose; Larry particularly discusses his novels Plainsong, Benediction, Eventide, and the posthumously published Our Souls at Night.
Desiree Hellegers talks with Dan Serres of Columbia Riverkeeper about the fossil fuel struggle. They discuss the disastrous effects of the planned Liquified Natural Gas Export Terminals and the need to stand up to the oil companies. They mention the successful citizen action to stop the Bradwood LNG project, and also note an upcoming event for more information and to make connections with others working on these issues:
14:13 minutes (6.51 MB)
This week: we hear from Mark Galeotti about drug use and drug policies in Russia, and we talk with Michael Mullins from Stoney Girl Gardens on the first day of legal retail marijuana sales in Oregon. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
The drug czar's office failed to release its annual drug control strategy for fiscal year 2015. On this week's Century Of Lies we talk about that, plus the upcoming 2016 election, with Sanho Tree, director of the Drug Policy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)
What follows was originally a list of links that I posted in order ot help listeners navigate the terrain: The Mojave's Indigenous People, the sites sacred to them, the incursion of the 'Green' energy Gang and the selling of the environmental movement to power companies. Between all these opposong forces, Robert Lundahl & Co. exposes the dirty truth in the sand..It starts with this:
Mic Crenshaw is many things; a hip hop artist, a music ambassador, an activist and a co-manager at radio station KBOO in Portland. But one thing he is not is someone who holds his tongue about the music scene as it is affected by race or race as it is affected by society. Don Merrill talks with a candid Mic Crenshaw about music, motorcycles, Africa, the police, family, his love for the Pacific Northwest and much more.
57:47 minutes (52.9 MB)