On Wednesday, January 9, Stephanie Potter spoke with Sean Stevens of Oregon Wild about Bush's "compromise" with the timber industry: The Western Oregon Plan Revision or "Whopper." Stevens describes how this plan would decimate old growth forests and salmon habitat on BLM lands, and offers common sense solutions. (More info at www.oregonwild.org )
This is the Old Mole Variety Hour in its entirety. Hosted by Laurie Mercier, this program focuses on some popular movements the mainstream media fail to cover. First, Phil Alden Robinson from the Writers Guild talks with Bill Resnick about the writers's strike and how the issues have been slanted by mainstream media. You can hear this segment separately here.
Press coverage of Iraq tells us that the US is trying to build a secular democracy there, when in fact democratic and secular groups are most under attack by the US and its Suni and Shia allies. Bill Weinberg, award-winning journalist, radioactivist, and producer at Pacifica's WBAI in New York, talks with Laurie Mercier about civil resistance to the US occupation. Weinberg maintains an on-line journal World War 4 Report with links to more news about the non-religious democratic labor movements in Iraq.
Laurie Mercier and Luz María Gordillo review Zapatista, the play by Dañel Malán about Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatista insurgency in the Mexican state of Chiapas, discussing, among other things, whether the Zapatistas are post-modernists. Zapatista plays in a bi-lingual production through January 19 at Teatro Milagro here in Portland. Follow the link for more information.
Host Barbara Bernstein invites Portland city officials onto her show to discuss the city's storm water management systems. Her guests today are Dean Marriott, Director of the Bureau of Environmental Services, and Lisa Libby, Sam Adams' Senior Environmental Policy Director. Questions were answered for the listening public, as well as plans for the future explained.
The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with Phil Alden Robinson, board member of the Writers' Guild of America. He also wrote and directed the 1989 film Field of Dreams. They discuss the labor issues involved in the strike and the working life of a writer.
Since participating in the first "Inconvenient Truth" workshop with Al Gore, Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury has been traveling around the state giving presentations based on Al Gore's book. This talk was recorded at the BPA GSA Auditorium on December 13th. It's part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Oregon Public Health Division's Climate Change Committee in collaboration with PSU's Schoolof Community Health, Oregon Environmental Council, and Physicians for Social Responsibility. Bradbury offers his own insights and personal take on what we can do to turn the crisis around.
Host Lisa Loving interviews Cathy Wilkerson, former member of the Weather Underground about her memoir, Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman. She blew up and escaped from a Greenwich Village townhouse in 1970.
Dr. David Naimon interviews his guest, Dr. Michael F. Roizen, New York Times best selling author. Dr. Roizen co-authored the books "You: The Owner's Manual" and "You: On A Diet". He is the co-founder of the web site http://www.realage.com/ and Professor and Chair of the Divisions of Anesthesia, Critical Care Medicine and Pain Management at The Cleveland Clinic.
Today, Dr. Michael F. Roizen discusses his new book "You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual For Extending Your Warranty". Learn how and why we age, and steps you can take to slow down the process.