Thursday Radiozine - Host Per Fagereng interviews radio producer and author David Barsamian of Alternative Radio about his recent trip to Pakistan, India and Kashmir and his perspective on the life and death of Benazir Bhutto.
Jay Thiemeyer interviews Liz Nakazawa, editor of the poetry collection, Deer Drink the Moon: Poems of Oregon. Nakazawa brings together thirty-three poets to create a masterpiece of poetry about the state of Oregon, published by Ooligan Press, a student-run press at Portland State University.
Michelle Shroeder Fletcher interviews Shawn Furst and Michael Westwind from Portland's unique computer training and electronics recycling center. Find out how to recycle old computer gear with Free Geek, or how you can earn your own computer by helping Free Geek build them for others.
A look at the year in peak oil news with Steve Andrews from the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas, USA (ASPO-USA). Read the City of Portland's report (pdf) about negotiating the transition away from oil and methane.
Today's show is hosted by Tom Becker. It begins with a Bill Resnick interview with Anita Weiss about what's going on in Pakistan and why the US should not engage in military action there. Larry Bowlden reviews Alice McDermott's novel At Weddings and Wakes--a "quiet novel." Tom reads a satirical piece by Steve Early called "How the Presidential Candidates Made Me an Atheist: Put God Back in the Closet Where It Belongs." And Bill Resnick alerts us to an important meeting with the new superintendent of Portland's schools on Friday, January 11 and the issues that will be on the table there.
Part Two of an interview with Carolyn Jessop who escaped from a fundamentalist Mormon polygamous community, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about her liberation. Part One of the interview was aired on last week's Old Mole Variety Hour. Jessop wrote the book Escape.
Antita Weiss talks with The Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the current situation in Pakistan, nuclear weapons, and the consequences of possible US military action there. Weiss is Professor of International Studies at the University of Oregon and the author of several books.