The guest is award winning writer and activist Rebecca Solnit, the author of numerous books. Her most recent book is "A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster." She has made ten trips to New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.
Rebecca Solnit will deliver the first Sewell Lecture on Thursday, October 28th at 7pm at the First Unitarian Church Sanctuary at 1211 SW Main Street in Portland. The topic is "Altruism in the Face of Disaster."
Tickets are $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Joe Clement hosts this show about corrupt banking, political protests, and the human psyche, with musical breaks about the 17th Century Diggers (or Levelers), who were the Moles of their time. The songs are "The World Turned Upside" Down by Leon Rosselson (sung here by Billy Bragg); and "The Diggers' Song" by Gerrard Winstanley (sung here by Chumbawamba).
Today's Movie Moles are Jan Haaken and Bill Resnick, and they continue the theme of Bill's interview with Bill Black about criminal banking as they discuss Inside Job, a documentary by Charles Ferguson that exhibits the short-sightedness, stupidity, and criminality of financiers and their political allies.
Bill Black is a former bank regulator who speaks and writes widely on banking and finance. In this interview with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, he makes clear just how corrupt the whole banking industry is. We, that is our government, do not root out the felons in the system; rather, we bail them out and make them wealthy. His blog with many links to more of his work is here.