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PORTLAND PLAN TO CUT FUEL CONSUMPTION IN HALF

A MUNICIPAL PLAN FOR PORTLAND TO CUT FUEL CONSUMPTION IN HALF BY THE YEAR 2030 IS BEING CONSIDERED BY PORTLAND COMMISSIONERS, AND IS EXPECTED TO PASS.
THE CUTS WILL COME FROM TRANSFERRING MUNICIPAL VEHICLES TO ALTERNATIVE FUELS, AS WELL AS ASKING CITIZENS TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION.
THE CITY WILL ALSO BE INVESTING FURTHER IN BIOFUELS.
BRENDAN FINCH SPOKE AT MARCH 7th's CITY COUNCIL MEETING ABOUT ONE PART OF THE PLAN, THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INITIATIVE

0:46 minutes (718 KB)

PALESTINIAN ACTIVIST ON SETTLEMENTS

AT REED COLLEGE ON MARCH 7th, PALESTINIANS MOHAMMED KHATIB AND FERYAL ABU HAIKAL COMPLETED A CROSS-COUNTRY SPEAKING TOUR THAT TOOK THEM TO 23 CITIES. KHATIB AND HAIKAL BOTH LIVE IN WEST BANK COMMUNITIES THREATENED BY DESTRUCTION TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW ISRAELI SETTLEMENTS.
AT REED, THEY TALKED ABOUT THE NON-VIOLENT EFFORTS BY THOUSANDS OF PALESTINIANS AND HUNDREDS OF ISRAELIS TO BLOCK THE SEIZURE OF PALESTINIAN LANDS.
LISTEN TO KHATIB DESCRIBE THE ATTITUDES OF ISRAELI AUTHORITIES

0:36 minutes (562.9 KB)

INTERVIEW WITH MERCY CORPS ABOUT SUMATRA EARTHQUAKE

A MAJOR EARTHQUAKE DEVASTATED THE PACIFIC ISLAND OF SUMATRA ON TUESDAY MARCH 6th. THE PORTLAND-BASED NON-PROFIT MERCY CORPS HAS A NUMBER OF PROGRAMS IN SUMATRA, AND SPOKE WITH KBOO’S ROBERT BARNCORD ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE EARTHQUAKE THERE.

4:08 minutes (3.79 MB)

OREGON RURAL SCHOOLS ACT FUNDING

WITH FEDERAL FUNDS FROM THE SECURE RURAL SCHOOLS ACT BEING CUT BY THE CURRENT ADMINISTRATION’S BUDGET, RURAL COUNTIES IN OREGON HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING CLOSING LIBRARIES AND LAYING OFF WORKERS TO MAKE UP FOR BUDGET SHORTFALLS.
BUT SOME ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS HAVE PROPOSED A DIFFERENT SOLUTION THAT WOULD BOTH PRESERVE PUBLIC LAND AND PROVIDE THE COUNTIES WITH MUCH-NEEDED FUNDS.
LISTEN TO JOSEPH VAILE FROM THE KLAMATH-SISKIYOU WILDLANDS CENTER, KS-WILD IN SOUTHERN OREGON

3:32 minutes (3.25 MB)

LYNNE STEWART, CONVICTED CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY

LONGTIME POLITICAL ACTIVIST AND NEW YORK CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY LYNNE STEWART WAS CONVICTED LAST OCTOBER OF ABETTING TERRORISM. SHE WAS SENTENCED TO OVER 2 YEARS IN PRISON, BUT IS OUT ON BAIL PENDING APPEAL. SHE SPOKE AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY ON “MY FIGHT FOR JUSTICE IN PATRIOT ACT AMERICA”. LISTEN TO OUR CONVERSATION WITH STEWART ABOUT HER CIVIL RIGHTS WORK AND THE ORDEAL OF HER OWN TRIAL.

4:09 minutes (3.8 MB)

MT. HOOD TIMBER SALE STOPPED

WHILE ENVIRONMENTALISTS IN SOUTHERN AND WESTERN OREGON ARE STRUGGLING TO PROTECT THE REMAINING 18% OF OLD GROWTH FOREST THERE, PORTLAND AREA ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS ARE CELEBRATING A VICTORY TODAY.
A COURT RULING PASSED DOWN SATURDAY WILL PREVENT A PROPOSED TIMBER SALE OF OLD GROWTH FOREST ON MOUNT HOOD.
ALEX P. BROWN, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP BARC SPOKE WITH KBOO NEWS

4:00 minutes (3.66 MB)

New Dangers to the Spotted Owl in Oregon

A RECENT REPORT RELEASED BY THE AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY HAS HIGHLIGHTED NEW DANGERS TO THE SPOTTED OWL IN OREGON. KBOO’S SAVANNAH PRYNE REPORTS

2:05 minutes (1.91 MB)

FRANK COBB INTERVIEWS Joey Leonard

KBOO’S ROVING REPORTER FRANK COBB WENT OUT TO CHECK OUT THE PROBLEMS FACED BY THE DISABLED IN PORTLAND, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO ARE HOMELESS. TODAY WE PRESENT THE FIRST OF HIS INTERVIEWS, WITH JOEY LEONARD. MORE TO COME TOMORROW.

Air date: 27 February 2007

1:46 minutes (1.61 MB)

Marliese Franklin interviews Harry Bubbins

Interview with Harry Bubbins of Friends of Brad Will.org about a recent subcommittee established to investigate the death of activist and filmmaker Brad Will in Oaxaca Mexico, six months later.

3:53 minutes (3.55 MB)

Our Backyard 031407

4:02 minutes (3.7 MB)

Recovering Socialism

An Old Mole commentary on why we can't understand the capitalist world we live in without knowing its alternative, namely socialism.

10:01 minutes (11.47 MB)

Anti-war Protestors Shot

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 03/11/2007

Antiwar protests at the Port of Tacoma have increased, with more arrests and injuries occuring over the weekend.

Marc de Giere reports.

1:44 minutes (715.02 KB)

Our Backyard 030707

4:40 minutes (4.28 MB)

What Keeps Mankind Alive?

A commentary by Clayton Morgareidge, part of the Old Mole Variety Hour for January 29, 2007.

8:09 minutes (9.34 MB)

 

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