Old Mole Variety Hour for March 2, 2009

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Sun, 03/01/2009

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program focuses on opportunities to shape what's ahead in the Obama years.  We hear from labor journalist Sam Pizzigati about the promise of the President's budget proposal; from Environmentalist Mary Wood about what we must do to keep the atomosphere safe for living things; from Book Mole Larry Bowlden about new stories and poems from Grace Paley and John Nichols; and from Clayton about progressive politics as grounded in the brain. 

To hear the whole show, use the arrow at the top of this page.  To listen to individual pieces, follow their links below:

1.  The Obama Budget: Bill Resnick and Sam Pizzigati

54:56 minutes (31.44 MB)

Book Mole: "Here and Somewhere Else"

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Sun, 03/01/2009

Grace Paley and John Nichols  are two wonderful east coast activists who happen also to be a couple.  They've published a book of short stories and poems which are political, comic, and surreal.  Larry Bowlden tells us why we should read it.

6:45 minutes (3.86 MB)

California Pot Raids Leads to Protests

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Evening News
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Sun, 02/08/2009

The drug enforcement administration raided four medical marijuana dispensaries in the Los Angeles area last week.


The raids drew demonstrations calling for President Obama to stop the raids.


KBOO's Rebecca Nay spoke with kris hermes from americans for safe access.    



4:28 minutes (4.1 MB)

Does the Brain Lean Left?

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Sun, 03/01/2009

Do the progressive sentiments coming out of the Obama administration appeal to a part of our nature that's embedded in ourbrains?  Clayton Morgareidge explores the possibility and what it might mean politically. 

You can read this commentary here

8:15 minutes (4.73 MB)

Politics of Climate Change

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Sun, 03/01/2009

To save the planet, what do we have to do and how soon do we have to do it?  What can citiizens do to keep the CO2 levels in the atmosphere below the tipping point -- where it might be too late?  Enviornmental Law Professor Mary Wood says we must all act now.  She talks with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier about specific actions we can (and must) take.  Wood is the author of Nature's Trust: A Legal Paradigm for Protecting Land and Natural Resources for Future Generations; and The Dawn of Planetary Patriotism: A Citizens' Call to Climate Defense, co-authored with Heather A. Brinton.

18:32 minutes (10.61 MB)

The Amazing Obama Budget

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Sun, 03/01/2009

 

 

How progressive is the Obama budget?  Republicans call it socialist, among other things.  Sam Pizzigati, a labor journalist and analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies, says it's the most radical presidential program in generations.  Bill Resnick talks with him about what it all means and its prospects for becoming reality. 

 

16:59 minutes (9.72 MB)

Direct action: East and West

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Air Cascadia
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Sun, 03/01/2009
16:48 minutes (15.39 MB)

Boneheads and Bigots

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Thu, 02/26/2009
28:04 minutes (25.71 MB)

Air Cascadia, 2/27/2009

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 02/26/2009

Liam Delta hosts.

14:25 minutes (13.2 MB)

Local responses to the housing crisis

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Thu, 02/26/2009

Marianne Barisonek guest hosts. The topic is local responses to the housing crisis. Her guest is local activist DeEtte Walleed.

57:24 minutes (52.56 MB)

One Land, Many Voices - Hala Gores talks with Tom Nelson about Israeli war crimes in Gaza and with Bill Corcoran of ANERA

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Thu, 02/26/2009

Hala Gores is joined in the studio with special guest, attorney Tom Nelson.  Bill Corcoran also joins the conversation by telephone from Washington DC.

Mr. Corcoran is President of American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) and just returned from a visit to Gaza where he had an opportunity to assess the devastation of Israel's assault on the people of Gaza.  ANERA was incorporated in 1968 to help ease the suffering of Palestinian refugees after the Arab-Israeli War of 1967. It has become one of the largest American non-profits working solely in the Middle East for 40 years. In fiscal year 2008, ANERA delivered more than $50 million worth of donated medicine and medical supplies into Gaza, the West Bank and Lebanon.

55:37 minutes (25.46 MB)

Circumcision: Consider the Ramifications!

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Wed, 02/25/2009

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Host Anna Keith Soderberg discusses the ramifications of circumcision with Marilyn Milos, RN, Executive Director of the National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (www.nocirc.org) and John V. Geisheker, J.D., LL.M.--Executive Director, General Counsel, Doctors Opposing Circumcision .
 

56:49 minutes (26.01 MB)

War Crimes and Impunity

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Wed, 02/25/2009

The Rule of Law.  The idea that the will of the Rulers can be bound by laws. Since the Magna Carta, It's seemed like a pretty good idea.

This show addressed War Crimes and Impunity. Should the Bush administration be held accountable for possible war crimes?  What is the obligation of the Obama administration to restore the rule of law? 

We interviewed Chuck Sudetic co-author of "Madame Prosecutor: Confronting Humanity's Worst Criminals and the Culture of Impunity" and Francis Boyle, University of Illinois law professor and internationally recognized expert on international law and human rights.

Post your comments and questions here. Just because the President does it, doesn't mean it's not illegal.

58:40 minutes (40.29 MB)

Chris at the Organicology Conference

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 02/25/2009

Organicology LogoOn today's Air Cascadia news, Chris Andrea reports from Portland's 3 day Organicology conference.   Salmon fishing may be cancelled again this year.  Oregon lawsuit to clean up Hanford nuclear waste that threatens the Columbia.  Also an interview with Michelle Darr of Code Pink  who's fasting on the Capitol steps in Salem in an effort to bring our troops home.&nb

13:08 minutes (6.02 MB)

 

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