Government/Politics

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 30, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Zero Fare: While other cities, like Kansas City and Olympia, have abolished fares on public transport, TriMet is poised to approve a substantial fare hike in the Portland metro ... Read more

Zero Fare

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
While other cities, like Kansas City and Olympia, have abolished fares on public transport, TriMet is poised to approve a substantial fare hike in the Portland metro area. Patricia Kullberg talks with economist Mary King and OPAL Enviornmental Justice organizer Ellie Gluhos... Read more

Free Trade vs Fair Trade - the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Produced for Labor Radio
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is the latest free trade initiative challenging the US and Asian-Pacific labor movements.  Yimei Shao of the Trade Justice Education Fund explains what's new and not new about Biden's trade proposal. Read more

Roadways for People

Airs at: Mon, 01/30/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
When the I5 freeway rammed its way through North and Northeast Portland in the 1960s it devastated once thriving historically black neighborhoods, demolishing over 300 homes, destroying locally owned businesses and displacing hundreds of people. For most of the last century... Read more

Rural Reforms and Human Rights in Colombia

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Rural Reforms and Human Rights in Colombia. The UN Security Council met to consider rural reforms and the rights of indigenous and African-descended people in the context of the Colombian peace process. We hear from Armando Wouriyu Valbuena, Se... Read more

Defending Our Gains, Advancing Further Reforms

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
The Oregon Legislature's 2023 session is underway. Measure 110 reforms and other good, effective, humane policies are under threat by drug war zealots along with some well-intentioned yet sadly misguided souls. To learn more about this year's legislative session, host Doug ... Read more

Border Patrol

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Nearly every year since the 1990s the U.S. Congress has increased the appropriation for the Border Patrol and the whole apparatus of border protection. Yet every year increasing numbers, mostly from the Americas but also from all over, gain entrance by evading the enforcers... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for January 23, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 01/23/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Border Patrol: Nearly every year since the 1990s the U.S. Congress has increased the appropriation for the Border Patrol and the whole apparatus of border protection. Yet every ... Read more

The Near Suicide of Public Health

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
When the covid pandemic broke out in 2020 the public health system in the US was at a low point: underfunded, fragmented, and politically weak, kicked to the curb by its overbearing cousin, clinical medicine. It was not always so, notes Ed Yong in a commentary from October ... Read more

Safe Consumption Spaces Make Communities Safer

Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio: Safe Consumption Spaces Make Communities Safer. The city of San Francisco continues to discuss the implementation of safe consumption spaces. We hear Sam Rivera, Executive Director of OnPoint NYC, and Doctor Alex Kral from RTI Internat... Read more