Local Issues

Old Mole Variety Hour January 28, 2013

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Mon, 01/28/2013

Old Mole Variety Hour

Tom Becker hosts this episode featuring the music of the late Portland bluesman Paul deLay and segments on possibilites for local and democratic control of sustainable energy sources, the mistake of valuing economic "growth," the role of entrapment in the government's war on terrorism, and the brave solidarity of Seattle teachers boycotting standardized testing.

You can contact the moles at oldmolevarietyhour < at > gmail.com, follow us on Facebook, and find out more about the show on our main page.

54:02 minutes (24.74 MB)

The Left and the Law: Mohamed Mohamud and the FBI's manufacturing of terrorism

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Mon, 01/28/2013

Psychologist and Mole Jan Haaken and attorney Mike Snedeker discuss the case of Mohamed Mohamud. They consider the legal meanings of entrapment and the history of government use of entrapment in child pornography cases in the 1980s. Despite the wide public recognition of the extraordinary manipulation and pressure placed on the defendant by the FBI, the government typically wins such cases. Arguably, of the 150 recent prosecutions for terrorism charges, only three were pre-existing terrorist cells; most of the cases involved "equipment malfunction" as seen in the Mohamud case. Mike suggests that this manufacturing of cases serves to maintain the budget of the FBI rather than to keep America safe.

15:25 minutes (7.06 MB)

John Farrell on Local Energy Self Reliance with Bill Resnick

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Mon, 01/28/2013

Bill Resnick talks with John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self Reliance about local control of energy, the value of democratic control and participatory society, and how the economics of energy has changed in recent years to make this more feasible as well, especially given the increasing costs of transporting energy long distances. They note that Boulder, CO in 2011 voted to form a municipal utility and Minneapolis, MN is currently considering the same possibility, and they consider a variety of programs for clean contracts or feed-in tariffs.

18:22 minutes (8.41 MB)

Political Perspectives on 01/30/13

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Wed, 01/30/2013 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Just back away from the coal, oil and gas.

After decades of inaction, we are now rapidly losing the window in which we can act to prevent catastrophic climate change. Yet with all the continued global fossil fuel development underway, it would appear that the involved governments and private companies couldn't care less.  How about you?

Greenpeace has recently compiled a report detailing 14 of the world's biggest coal, methane, and oil projects and how their development would seem to doom any chance of preventing a climate catastrophe.

C&B 10

The Melting Pot
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Mon, 01/28/2013


This week on The Melting Pot we touch base with a Benefit that has been going on for a decade called "COVERS and BLANKETS 10" Well hear from the founder Christian Parkinson about its inception, evolution and what you can do now and throughout the year. Stay up to date with free downloads new releases and interviews at TheMeltingPot or KBOO.fm/themeltingpot and tune in every Tuesday 8-10pm for a fesh mix.

19:33 minutes (17.91 MB)

The Confessional on 01/28/13

The Confessional
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Mon, 01/28/2013 - 12:00am - 2:00am
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Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Scott Silber in Portland February 17 7pm at the First Unitarian Church

An Evening with Scott Silber speaking on "Threat to Themselves and Others: Intervention on the Corporate Addiction to Power Before It's Too Late"

Sunday February 17th at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church, 1011 SW 12th Avenue, at the corner of 12th and Salmon in downtown Portland.

Third Annual Perfect Pickle Contest Feb 12th 7pm

3rd Annual Perfect Pickle Contest

Tuesday February 12th 7-11pm

Union Pine, 525 SE Pine, Portland

KBOO is proud to help sponsor the Third Annual Perfect Pickle contest, Tuesday, February 12 at Union Pine. Tthe Perfect Pickle challenges 10 local chefs to craft the ultimate pickle with proceeds benefiting the Dill Pickle Club and their mission of broadening knowledge of Portland’s past, present and future.

Tickets will be $12 general / *free* to members and the ticket includes a comp drink ticket!

Tune In, Turn On and Remember on 01/29/13

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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tune In, turn on and remember: 45 years of KBOO community radio

Tune In, turn on and remember: 45 years of KBOO community radio 

This is the first episode in a monthly series that will run throughout the year 2013 – KBOO’s 45th anniversary year.  This Tuesday we’ll hear from Sharon Wortman and Sandy Polishuk, who were both involved in the early days of public affairs programming at KBOO. If you have a story about KBOO that you want to share for this series, contact KBOO’s station navigator at navigator@kboo.org or find out more at kboo.fm/stories

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