Film maker Deb Tullman, co-director of Born This Way, talks with the Old Mole's Denise Morris about her film and Q-Doc -- Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival which is happening this weekend. Here is all the relelvant festival info.Born This Way takes place in Camaroon, and "explores the underground gay and lesbian culture in an intensely homophobic society that is taking its first steps towards greater acceptance."
Two bills which impose increased penalties on those who take direct action to save trees and endangered species have passed the Oregon House and are on their way to the Senate -- HB 2595 and HB 2596. Well-read Red Cara Dugas explains what's in them, what's wrong with them, and reads from Will Potter's book Green is the New Redwhich explores the threat to free speech in calling those who block environmental destruction "terrorists".
Elizabeth Strout's new novel The Burgess Boys concerns two brothers who must return to their home town to deal with issues they thought they'd left behind. The novel shows how extraordinary are the lives of ordinary people living ordinary lives when seen through the eyes of "a compassionate and wise story teller." Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden compares it with Strout's earlier novel, the Pulitzer Prize winning best seller Olive Kitteridge, which Larry also reviewed on the Old Mole.
While the Mayor and the City Council make plans for cutting services, other members of the community are planning a budget that would increase the services that make for a civilized city. Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with two activists involved in the People's Budget Project, Megan Hise and Shamus Cooke.
but Pattern Recognition knows all about you…What do Santa Clara County, the Southern Pacific Railroad andtoday relate to one another?Think fast or it will be tomorrow... Think slow and it will be Pattern Recognition.Don’t think at all and it will be next stop Santa Clara.
Earlier today, The Oregon state Senate repassed House Bill 2896, which prohibits teenagers under the age of eighteen from using tanning bed facilities without a note from a physician. The bill was sponsored by senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward. In Early March, the Oregon House passed the bill. But later the Senate decided to allow seveteen-year-olds to use commercial tanning beds with parental consent. The House did not concur with this amendment, and brought the bill back in its original form to the senate this morning, where it passed. KBOO’s Audrey Davis has more:
The 2013 Village Building Convergence, another crossroads in time, and Succession, the ecosystem’s millichambered hourglass, keeping track of time. Ticking off tracks in time running scalar sand through lacy finders; Pattern reflected on pattern, rain falling on infinite isinglass winter morning
At the Crossroads…Go ask Robert Johnson…10, 15, 20 thousand years ago, our hunting/gathering ancestors at the spot where their paths met, exchanged food, weaponry, seeds, sperm and perhaps,
This is a recording of the meeting from the point when members moved outside to its conclusion. Wind noise and distance of some speakers from recorder affect quality. The written transcript, along with Board comments will be posted by KBOO. The written transcript has six time cues. Both the audio file and the written transcript begin at time zero for easy cross referencing.
KBOO's Jennifer Kemp spoke with a representative from US Pirg who explains the phenomenon of large corporations creating off shore tax havens to avoid paying US taxes. He explains that large corporations have gotten little resistence from Congress for their reluctance to pay taxes because they have such a strong lobbying presence. He also elaborates on what actions US Pirg is taking to protest corporate tax evasion.