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Old Mole Variety Hour for October 13, 2008

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Sun, 10/12/2008

This  program, hosted by Tom  Becker, deals with better ways to repair the economy, making Portland  Sweat Free  (no purchases of city uniforms produced  by sweatshop labor), the  Winter Soldier Project in Portland where Iraq veterans testify about the impact of the war on their lives, and what Columbus really did. 

Tom also announced  the  Cross Trade Solidarity Report-back from the Labor Notes Conference,  Saturday,  October  18, starting at  6pm, at the Musicians Hall, 325 NE 20th Ave in Portland.  

Thanks to everyone who joined or renewed their membership during the Old Mole Variety Hour!

51:39 minutes (29.56 MB)

Towards a Sweat Free Portland

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Sun, 10/12/2008

The Portland City Council voted 4-0  on Wednesday to approve rules banning city from purchasing goods made with sweated labor by the city.   Elizabeth Swaggart of SweatFree Northwest talks with Bill Resnick about their campaign. 

6:45 minutes (3.86 MB)

The Winter Soldier Project in Portland

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Tue, 10/14/2008

Old Mole Jan Haaken talks with Mary Gedry, mother of an Iraq War veteran, who will be speaking at  Winter  Soldier NW: Eyewitness Accounts of War,  in Portland on Saturday, October  18.   She recounts the impact  of war on her son, and on other  soldiers.   For more  information, go here. 

15:20 minutes (8.78 MB)

Who Was Columbus?

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Sun, 10/12/2008

In commemoration of Columbus Day, Tom Becker unearths the  history of what the great navigator actually did in the Americas. 

9:35 minutes (5.49 MB)

How to Fix the Economy, Really

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Sun, 10/12/2008

Bill Resnick talks with Chuck Collins from the Institute for Policy Studies about a real recovery plan that would revive the enconomy, support working people, and lead to new and green forms of production.  Collins is the author of Robin Hood  Was Right.

15:58 minutes (9.14 MB)

Obi Egbuna Speaks on Zimbabwe

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/06/2008

In Zimbabwe, in southern Africa, Robert may still be president, but his cabinet is in crisis.
The cabinet seats for his party total fifteen.
These cabinet seats control finance, foreign affairs, police, justice and government information.
The main opposition party currently controls thirteen cabinet seats. 
According to U-S officials, an economic blockade on food and investment will be lifted if the government of Zimbabwe increases the number of cabinet seats of the opposition.
That was Obi Egbuna of the Zimbabwean Herald, speaks on the roots of the current situation in Zimbabwe.

2:26 minutes (2.24 MB)

Future of Trade Event: Jobs in Oregon

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/13/2008

With the Bush administration pushing for a number of free trade agreements before they leave office, local groups are organizing to oppose these agreements.
Groups like the Oregon branch of the AFL-CIO, the Oregon Sierra Club, the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, and a number of local unions have called for an end to free trade agreements that outsource Oregon jobs to other countries.
Latter tonight, the groups will hold a seminar on the Future of Trade, here in Portland.
Arthur Stamoulis with the Oregon Fair Trade Campaign, speaks on the 'Future of Trade' event to be held in Portland tonight.

2:12 minutes (2.01 MB)

Hillsboro Center Copes with Homelessness

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Evening News
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Wed, 10/08/2008

With the explosion of growth over the last several years in Washington County, homelessness and poverty are also on the rise.
KBOO's Eoin  Bastable brings us this report on a center that is trying to deal with these issues in Hillsboro

5:07 minutes (4.69 MB)

Timber Impact Statement Interview

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Evening News
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Thu, 10/09/2008

The Bush administration and the Bureau of Land Management sent ripples through the environmentalist community yesterday when they released a new impact statement for the Western Oregon Plan Revision.
Earlier this morning, KBOO’s Chris Andreae spoke to Leslie Adams of the Klamath-Siskiyou Coalition about what the report Entails.
 

40:20 minutes (36.93 MB)
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