I recently had the opportunity to hear and see Jason Webley at the Pickathon in Portland, Oregon. His stage presence, lyrics and music were delightful, fun and accomplished. The interview and performance was recorded in the KBOO studios and aired on September 10th, 2007.
Historian Marilyn Young and the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier analyze how the neo-cons have misused the history of the Viet Nam war and what we should have learned from that disaster. Brooke Jacobson reviews two forthcoming documentaries to be shown on public television. John Cameron of the Institute for Policy Studies talks with Bill Resnick about the three crises facing the global environment and how they can be confronted by popular movements. Laurie Mercier concludes with some reflections on the anniversary of 9/11 and demonstrations for peace.
A series of new political ads opposing measure 50, the new initiative to raise tobacco taxes to fund health care for thousands of Oregon kids, is drawing the ire of the plans supporters. They say the ads, from a political action committee funded by big tobacco, are completely false, deceiving voters. KBOO’s Kurt Ackerson reports.
On the Sept 6 Recovery Zone, host Stephanie Potter featured mycologist Paul Stamets, author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. Stamets has done extensive research in mycorestoration: using mushrooms/mycelium to clean and filter water, restore soil and habitat, and clean up toxic wastes. He argues that our survival depends on reconnecting with nature and protecting its diversity.