Can Capitalism and Humanity Survive?

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Mon, 12/14/2015
Tom Becker reads from Dave Lindorff's essay "Can Capitalism and Mankind Both Survive"?  6:07 minutes (4.2 MB)

Upside Downtrodden - episode 128

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Upside Downtrodden
program date: 
Tue, 12/15/2015
59:50 minutes (54.79 MB)

What Was Achieved in Paris on Climate Change

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Mon, 12/14/2015
Tom Athanasiou’s book Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor has been called "The single most accessible presentation of what is known as 'social ecology' that has yet been written” (The Nation). Here he talks with the Old Mole’s Bill Resnick about the achievements of negotiators at the just concluded climate talks in Paris. 
17:42 minutes (12.16 MB)

Organizing Collective Liberation

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Mon, 12/14/2015
Tod Sloan  shares key principles for movement organizing from Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy, a book for activists engaging with dynamic questions of how to create and support effective movements for visionary systemic change. 7:54 minutes (5.43 MB)

Making Local Progressive Reforms

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Mon, 12/14/2015
Laurie Mercier speaks with Shena Elrington, Director of Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice at the Center for Popular Democracy.
They discuss how communities, cities and states can lead progressive reforms on immigrant rights and create alternative and humane environments for receiving  immigrants and refugees in light of reactionary opposition at the federal and state levels.
See her piece in Common Dreams.
15:52 minutes (10.9 MB)

Rodney Wilson, Killing God

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Religion For Life
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Sun, 12/13/2015
Rodney Wilson teaches school at a community college in Missouri. He was the first openly-gay K-12 public school teacher in Missouri and founded LGBT History Month (October). 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Century Of Lies for December 6 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 12/06/2015
Doug McVay reports: This week we continue our coverage of the Drug Policy Alliance's International Reform Conference, with audio from Deborah Small from Break The Chains, and interviews with author and activist Kemba Smith, and with Jonathan Perri of Change.org. 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Century Of Lies for December 13 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 12/13/2015
This week: We hear ONDCP Director Michael Botticelli and the GAO's David Maurer testify before a House subcommittee on ONDCP reauthorization and about recent reports from both agencies that show that current US drug control policies are a failure. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

3 Deaths at Ash Ranch

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 11/02/2015
We go back to the late 1850s, for a riveting Western set in Oregon Territory. A grisley massacre, and a kidnapping, some mysterious strangers at the local saloon.. Even Mormons and a future President make an appearance. Can Sheriff Ocker solve the crime of the 3 DEATHS AT ASH RANCH?

This is 3 DEATHS wihout all the filler that also aired that night.
24:00 minutes (32.96 MB)

50 Guns at Dusk

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Ubu Hour
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Mon, 12/07/2015
50 GUNS AT DUSK is the thrilling sequel to "3 Deaths at Ash Ranch."  In this radio theater Western, set in Portland, Oregon at the dawn of the 1860s, we follow our heroes Varla and Sally, as they deal with greedy developers, corrupt politicians, and a gang of shanghaiing criminals who operate out of Portland's notorious North End.  

And, if you missed "3 Deaths at Ash Ranch" 
https://kboo.fm/3deathsatashranch0


41:56 minutes (57.58 MB)

Book Mole: The Signature of All Things

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Mon, 12/07/2015

Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Elizabeth Gilbert’s The Signature of All Things and finds it is a compendious study of the history of botany and of pharmaceuticals; it is also a wonderfully written story of a brave woman scientist on the verge of grasping the mechanism that drives evolution via her study of mosses. 4:11 minutes (1.92 MB)

Borders of Religion and Politics

program date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015

Jan Haaken talks with Maxine Fookson and Helena Lee about their recent trip as part of a Social Justice delegation, organized by the Unitarian Universalist church in Portland, traveling to the US/Mexico border. They also talk about religion, politics, and the recent attack in San Bernadino. 

[image from wikimedia]

11:04 minutes (5.07 MB)

Brian Tokar on Climate beyond Paris

program date: 
Mon, 12/07/2015

Bill Resnick talks with Brian Tokar about this week's Paris climate change talks, which are headed toward an international agreement designed to allow fossil fuel companies to continue to profit, even though the tax discounts they get could be used for helping climate victims and transitioning to sustainable sources of energy. The Mole discusses the next steps for the climate action movements to save the planet.

14:25 minutes (6.6 MB)

 

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