Old Mole Variety Hour
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Desiree Hellegers talks with Dan Serres of Columbia Riverkeeper about the fossil fuel struggle. They discuss the disastrous effects of the planned Liquified Natural Gas Export Terminals and the need to stand up to the oil companies. They mention the successful citizen action to stop the Bradwood LNG project, and also note an upcoming event for more information and to make connections with others working on these issues:
October 22, 2015; 6:30 pm Panel Discussion on Two Reckless LNG Export Proposals on Thursday, October 22, 2015, doors at 6:30pm, panel at 7:00pm at First Unitarian Church Fuller Hall Downtown Portland. Panelists include scientists, climate activists, and community leaders who will offer ideas about how you can plug into the fight to stop LNG in Oregon!
[image by Paul K Anderson from columbia riverkeeper]
Book mole Larry Bowlden reviews the work of the late Kent Haruf, and recommends the work of this quiet writer of the heart, who writes in simple, direct prose; Larry particularly discusses his novels Plainsong, Benediction, Eventide, and the posthumously published Our Souls at Night.
You can find more of Larry's reviews here.
Jan Haaken interviews Kathy Farr, professor emeritus at PSU, on her current research on school shootings. She looks at middle and high school rampage shootings over the past 30 years and takes up some of the gender and social dynamics that seem to be driving these expressions of rage. They note the inadequacy of simply calling for more mental health counseling.
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Bill Resick talks with Robin Hahnel about environmental crisis and economics beyond capitalism
Desiree Hellegers talks with Dan Serres of Columbia Riverkeeper about urgent actions to stop fossil fuel development in the Pacific Northwest
Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews the work of the late novelist Kent Haruf
Jan talks with sociologist Kathy Farr about school shootings and young white men's rage
- Title: OMVH19Oct2015
- Length: 54:36 minutes (24.99 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 64Kbps (CBR)
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1. Greenberg, Kansas goes green -- Bill Resnick talks with Mayor Dixson.
2. Tod Sloan discusses how historical memory helps social movements with oral historian and activist Sandy Polishuk.
3. Tom Becker reads from Michael T. Klare's article, "Welcome to the New Planet"
4. Old Mole Laurie Mercier talks with Professor Zoltán Grossman about "cowboy and Indian" alliances to save their lands from coal and natural gas extraction.
Grossman is a longtime community organizer, and among groups is affiliated with the Climate Change and Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations project at Evergreen. He is co-editor of book Asserting Native Resilience: Pacific Rim Indigenous Nations Face the Climate Crisis (Oregon State University Press), writes for Common Dreams and other publications, and is currently working on a book about rural Native/non-Native environmental alliances.