Old Mole Variety Hour
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Bob Peterson is a founding editor of Rethinking Schools and is the president of the Milwaukiee Teachers' Education Association.
- Genre: Other
- Length: 12:22 minutes (11.32 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Bill Resnick hosts this show and we hear:
- Bill talks with Bob Peterson of Rethinking Schools about the corporate agenda against public education, and how advocates for real education are and must continue to resist it.
- Joe Clement talks with Anna Coote of the New Economics Foundation in London about the significance of how much we work and why a more just, equitable and sustainable society requires reducing it.
- Jan Haaken talks with Oregon author Diane Goeres-Gardner about her book on the Oregon State Hospital, what's changed, and who was and is kept there.
*Anna Coote is the head of social policy at the New Economics Foundation, a think tank based in London. Attached to the NYTimes article and mentioned in this talk is a collection of essays also published by the NEF called "Time On Our Side" that argues for an even more dramatic reduction to 21 hours.
Orlando Alarcón, "Si Somos Americanos"
Pete Seeger reads Victor Jara's last poem "Estadio Chile"
Tao Rodriguez (Pete's grandson) sings Leon Gieco's "Solo le Pido a Dios"
Inti-Illimani, "Ciudad Ho Chi Minh"
Later in the show, we hear:
Inti-Illimani, "El Hacha" ("The Ax")
Mercedes Sosa sings "Que Vivan Los Estudiantes" by Violeta Parra
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show featuring revolutionary music from Chile, the musical and political history of the Allende years in Chile, the struggle for carbon-free and democratic control of energy, and the impact of wealth on school closures.
To hear the whole show, with all the music, use the play button below. For individual segments, follow these links:
1. Historian Kim Davis gives us the political background on some great Chillean music -- nueva canción.
2. Leslie Glostrum talks with Bill Resnick about the effort to clean up and democratize energy production in Boulder.
3. How wealth and corporate power take the public out of public education in a California community -- Ren Green reports.