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Bill Resnick & Tom Athanasiou on global action against climate change

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Mon, 12/15/2014
Bill Resnick interviews Tom Athanasiou following his recent trip to Lima for the United Nations climate change conference. They discuss the "global commons" and international cooperation around reducing emmission, but also creating equity. They consider the history of previous international agreements and the challenges of practically binding countries to them.
18:44 minutes (17.14 MB)

Saving the West Coast from the Pirate Sector

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Air Cascadia
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Mon, 12/15/2014
Here are a  few notes and quotes from today's headlines.
And the link to the sierra Club website


1,  A federal judge has sided with the Cowlitz Indian tribe in its long fight to establish a reservation and build a casino along Interstate 5 in southwest Washington. 14:23 minutes (9.87 MB)

David - ACLU - Fidanque takes the JTTF to Task

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Air Cascadia
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Fri, 12/12/2014
1, The police state goes to school.  Yesterday The Portland State University (PSU) Board of Trustees on Thursday approved a plan to enhance campus safety and authorize an armed police force on campus to augment PSU’s current unarmed security staff
The board voted 11 to 2 to approve the plan, specifying that PSU will not deploy police officers until after an committee made up of administration, faculty, staff and students spend the next six months setting guidelines for the new safety plan.
PSU would join Oregon Health and Science University, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon in having an armed police force on campus.
  15:29 minutes (10.63 MB)

Should we pipe fracked gas through Oregon to a terminal in Coos Bay and export it to Asia?

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Wed, 12/10/2014

Host Paul Roland talks with Ted Gleichman of the Sierra Club by phone from Roseburg, where he participated in a public hearing on the Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas export facility and pipeline yesterday.. He is the editor of a new report called "Climate Impacts of Natural Gas Production and LNG Export: A Synopsis of Current Science." You can find it here:

56:49 minutes (78.03 MB)

Finally...the Environmental Big Dogs Notice the Threat to Jordan Cove...

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 12/10/2014
Activists in Coos Bay received a visit(s) from the Big Dogs...at long last.  
Yes! no less than the Sierra Club's Ted Gleichman came down to The Cove to see what all the noise is about. Back in April of this year an LNG tank exploded in the small town of Plymouht, Wshington sending five people to the hospital.  At the time Ted Gleichman, who chairs LNG committee for the Oregon chapter of the Sierra Club, said the explosion in Plymouth should concern regulators and people who live near proposed export terminals.
 
“We can’t ignore the fact that they are inherently extremely dangerous — and huge,” Gleichman said.
  15:43 minutes (10.79 MB)

Frank Warren Interview

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Between Us
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Wed, 12/10/2014
Frank Warren is the founder of PostSecret, a ten year invitation to everybody to anonymously share their deepest, darkest secret with everybody.  How's that been working?  Six-hundred ninety million people have visited the website, a literal ton of postcards, six books, a webby award; you decide.  Don Merrill talks with Mr. Warren about why people do it, what it's meant to him and why in the world he encourages people to send their secrets to his real home address. (apologies for audio hum) 
27:54 minutes (25.54 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 8, 2014

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Mon, 12/08/2014
Tom Becker hosts this edition of Old Mole. You can hear the whole show by clicking on the play button below. To hear individual segments, follow these links:

1.  Bill Resnick talks with journalst Steve Early about progressive victories in Richmond and better policing there.

2. Clayton Morgareidge reads Dani McClain's article on why the time is right for a new civil rights movement.
48:22 minutes (33.21 MB)

Queer Femme Visibility

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Mon, 12/08/2014
What happens when trans-men claim the right to remain at the women's college to which they were originally admitted as women? Iven Hale reads Jen Cross's blog post in which she "wrangles" with her "fury around queer masculine privilege". 8:48 minutes (6.05 MB)

Book Review: "Eating Stones"

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Mon, 12/08/2014
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews  Ellen Meloy's 2004 book, Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild. Meloy tracks a rare species of desert big horn sheep in the high Mountain deserts of Utah. Sleeping, camping, and living with sheep much of the year, Meloy describes in exquisite detail the plants and animals of the desert, and the dangers facing all creatures due to corporate greed and human expansion into wilderness.

More book reviews by Larry.
6:12 minutes (4.26 MB)

Time for a New Civil Rights Movement?

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Mon, 12/08/2014
Just as the 1964 Civil Rights bill emerged out of the traumatic events of 1963, so recent police killings of black men and children can be what propels a new civil rights movement. This is Dani McClain's thought in her article in The Nation,  "“The Civil Rights Movement Came Out of a Moment Like This One” .  Clayton Morgareidge reads. For a more in-depth look at these possibilities, check out this article by Peter Dreier. 9:17 minutes (6.38 MB)

 

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