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Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets take over the Willamette Valley

Host Andrew Geller sits in for Joe & Abe today with a discussion of the sneaky replacement of natural beets with genetically engineered Sugar Beets in our domestic sugar supply, right here in the Willamette Valley. Andrew brings in three experts to illuminate the shady goings-on.

First, in studio, we have <?B>Laurie Ann Bird from NW Rage, the NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering.

We are later joined by Frank Morton from the NW Seed Alliance.

Finally, we hear from Kevin Golden, a lawyer from the Center For Food Safety.

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Living on the Ice Shelf, Humanity's Melt Down

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Radiozine
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Sun, 06/29/2008

Host Per Fagereng interviews Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums and In Praise of Barbarians.

He discusses his latest article, "Living on the Ice Shelf, Humanity's Melt Down".

Davis says, "Our world, our old world that we have inhabited for the last 12,000 years, has
ended, even if no newspaper in North America or Europe has yet printed its
scientific obituary. This February, while cranes were hoisting cladding to the
141st floor of the Burj Dubai tower (which will soon be twice the height of the
Empire State Building), the Stratigraphy Commission of the Geological Society of
London was adding the newest and highest story to the geological column."

29:26 minutes (26.95 MB)

Healthcare Premiums up 35% July 1st

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Healthwatch
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Sun, 06/29/2008

One year ago Regence Blue Cross raised rates by an average of 19%. This year's increase is a whopping 35% scheduled to take effect on July 1.

Britta Duncan, co-chair of Jobs with Justice' Healthcare Committee and Secretary/Treasurer of ILWU Local 5 will join host Martha Odom to talk about the 35% premium increase, what it means to working families, Tuesday's protest at Regence, and other work that the JWJ Healthcare committee is doing.

28:26 minutes (26.03 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 30, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

Laurie Mercier hosts this program of interviews and reviews about civil rights, justice and injustice.   Laurie interviews Ellen Schrecker about the assaults  on academic freedom in the 1950s and how they compare with those of today.  Bill Resnick talks with radical  economist Robin Hahnel about participatory democracy in Venezuela.  And the Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review The Road to Guantanamo.  

You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or the individual pieces by following the links below:

1.  Academic freedom then and now

2.  Participatory democracy in Venezuela

55:40 minutes (25.49 MB)

Movie Moles: "Road to Guantanamo"

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Mon, 06/30/2008

Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review Road to Guantanamo, the British docudrama that follows the story of three British citizens swept up by the military while traveling in Afghanistan and sent to Guantamo prison where they were held without charges for three years before being released. 

11:34 minutes (5.3 MB)

Participatory Economics

program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

Robin Hahnel talks with Old Mole Bill Resnick about new forms of democracy developing in Venezuela, including such radical arrangments as participatory budgeting.   He discusses some of this in a recent article in Monthly Review.  

20:32 minutes (9.4 MB)

McCarthyism Past & Present

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Sun, 06/29/2008

Laurie Mercier interviews historian Ellen Schrecker.  They compare the chilling effects of political repression on academic freedom  in the 1950s and today, finding similarities and differences, both of which are disturbing.   Schrecker is the author of THE AGE OF MCCARTHYISM: A BRIEF HISTORY WITH DOCUMENTS  and Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America.  She  has a more recent article on this topic in Radical Teacher.

20:04 minutes (9.19 MB)

Summer reading by black authors

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Black Book Talk
program date: 
Mon, 06/30/2008

Hosts Patricia and O.B. bring you their recommendations for summer reading by black authors. 

 

26:45 minutes (10.72 MB)

Zoe Ferraris, author of the novel, "Finding Nouf"

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Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 06/30/2008

Marianne Barisonek interviews Zoe Ferraris, author of the
novel, Finding Nouf, a literary mystery set in Saudi Arabia, dealing
with young men and women trying to balance tradition and exposure to Western
culture

 

26:42 minutes (10.7 MB)

ELIZABETH STROUT, AUTHOR OF “OLIVE KITTERIDGE”

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Between the Covers
program date: 
Mon, 06/23/2008

Host Ed Goldberg interviewsElizabeth Strout,
author of Olive Kitteridge,” a novel told in connected stories
of small-town life in Maine. 

27:22 minutes (25.06 MB)

 

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