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The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 21, 2015

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Mon, 12/21/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour

Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes Christmas songs by Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as segments on the climate impacts of the TPP,  the politics of the Peanuts' Christmas cartoon, and the impacts of the women's movement on family life in the USA:

- Desiree Hellegers hosts a round table discussion on the climate impacts of the Transpacific Partnership
54:52 minutes (25.12 MB)

Kathleen Gerson on the Unfinished Women's Movement

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Mon, 12/21/2015

Bill Resnick interviews Kathleen Gerson. Gerson teaches at NYU in the Department of Sociology, and is the author of The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work and Family. They discuss the revolution in US life triggered by the women’s movement.

19:18 minutes (8.83 MB)

Climate Impacts of the TPP

program date: 
Mon, 12/21/2015

Desiree Hellegers hosts a round table discussion on the climate impacts of the Transpacific Partnership, featuring Miya Reback, development and campaign coordinator for 350.org Portland, Kristen Sheeran, Oregon Director for Climate Solutions, and Michael Shannon, Executive Director, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign.  They also recommend the work of Renew Oregon.

image via 350.org
16:48 minutes (7.69 MB)

Charlie Brown Xmas Politics

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Mon, 12/21/2015

Joe Clement and special guest Dennis Gravy review the classic Christmas-time cartoon, A Charlie Brown Christmas. They consider anti-commercialism, alienation, cultural appropriation, white supremacy, and why the "workers revolution" that seems to promise an answer to Charlie Brown's problems falls flat. Dennis Gravy is a member of the Industrial Workers of the World and the Marilyn Buck Abolitionist Collective.

Image from "Free clipart"

14:05 minutes (6.45 MB)

Plan of Action for Boise-Eliot School:

program date: 
Sun, 12/20/2015

THANK YOU for tuning in to this latest podcast for EarToTheStreets of Portland:

A series of conversations will be happening during the start of the new year of 2016. Concerned fathers whose children attend Boise-Eliot school are asking other parents to take active roles in the direction of their child’s education with Portland Public Schools. Listen to this latest podcast which captures the first of four series called 'State of Emergency Plan of Action'. Listen to the kick-off of this series by facilitators Karanja Crews and Kory Murphy....fathers who have children that attend Boise-Eliot.

40:50 minutes (56.07 MB)

Diana Butler Bass, Grounded

Religion For Life
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Sat, 12/19/2015
Following her last book, Christianity After Religion, religious scholar, D 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

The Spirit of the Forest - Episode 19

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Fri, 12/18/2015
This is episode 19 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama and dark comedy created by Corvallis, Oregon resident Dan Crall. 50:03 minutes (45.83 MB)

Challenging the Militarization of Climate Change, with guest Nick Buxton

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Wed, 12/16/2015
The military is at the heart of the fossil fuel economy, yet military emissions were specifically excluded from the Kyoto Protocol in 1997 at the behest of the U.S. government. 56:09 minutes (77.12 MB)

Terence McKenna on the I Ching

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Sun, 12/20/2015
Terence McKenna spent twenty-five years exploring and developing the ethno-pharmacology of spiritual transformation. He invented Novelty Theory, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a distributed major in Ecology, Resource Conservation and Shamanism. He is author of The Invisible Landscape and Psilocybin: The Magic Mushroom Growers' Guide. His book Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge is a study of the impact of psychotropic plants on human culture and evolution. Terence McKenna died on April 3, 2000, at the age of 53. 28:35 minutes (21.03 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for December 14, 2015

program date: 
Mon, 12/14/2015
Tom Becker hosts this edition of the Mole focusing on progressive organizing and assessing the outcome of the COP21 Climate Conference just concluded in Paris. To hear the whole show, use the play button below. For individual segments, follow these links. 

1.  Shena Elrington of the Center for Popular Democracy talks with the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier about what progressives can do at the local level.
51:45 minutes (35.53 MB)
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