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Old Mole Variety Hour for March 31, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 03/30/2008

 This show is hosted by Luz María Gordillo and features discussions of the WTO (how it works and whom it favors), a novel about a  tough childhood called Before Women Had Wings, and how drug and immigration policies lead to racial profiling.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, click on their links below.

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1.  All About the WTO: How it works and for whom--Bill Resnick talks with Mary Bottari  of Global Trade Watch.  

35:59 minutes (16.47 MB)

All About the WTO

program date: 
Sun, 03/30/2008

 Unclear about exactly what the WTO (World Trade Organization) does and how it uses its powers?   Mary Bottari,  Director of Global Trade Watch's Harmonization Project, lays it all out in this lucid interview with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.   


13:19 minutes (6.1 MB)

Get This! April Fool's Edition

program date: 
Mon, 03/31/2008

KBOO AM News - April Fool's Edition. All Scripts by Chris Andreae.

31:57 minutes (29.25 MB)

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

program date: 
Sun, 03/30/2008

Host Dr. David Naimon talks with journalist Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Pollan's advice to "Eat food, not much, and mostly plants" is not quite as easy as it sounds, since most of what you find at today's grocer's is not really food, but edible food-like substances. Find out how to tell the difference between real food and the modern industrial products mislabeled as food, and why you should make the distinction.

40:58 minutes (37.52 MB)

Economic Meltdown?

program date: 
Sun, 03/16/2008

 The economy seems  to be melting down--but it has nothing to do with the production of goods and services, only with high finance.  This crisis is brought to you by business men who refuse to trust other busness men--because the all know they're all lying.  This from Bill Black, formerly a Federal bank examiner and now a writer on business and finance.  He talks with Bill Resnick in this illuminating interview.  Black is the author of The Best Way to Rob a Bank is to Own One.

18:52 minutes (8.64 MB)

Glen Lamb and the Columbia Land Trust

Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/11/2008

Barbara Bernstein hosts "Post-Measure 49 Oregon, Part 2" with Glenn Lamb of the Columbia Land Trust ( Learn what land trusts are, and how they can help save our environment. Find related information at the Land Trust Alliance (

80:07 minutes (36.68 MB)

Will Healthcare ever be affordable?

program date: 
Sun, 03/09/2008

Martha Odom Hosts. Today, her guest is Dr. Don McCanne, former president and current Senior Policy Fellow at Physicians for a National Health Program ( They’ll discuss the crisis in affordable health care and how to fix it.

Dr. McCanne will speak in Portland on Mar. 17, at 7:00 pm, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Av.,

and again on Mar. 18, at 7:00 pm at the Jobs with Justice Healthcare Campaign Forum, PAT Hall, 345 NE 8th Av.

27:07 minutes (24.83 MB)

Electric Democracy - Local Control of Electricity

program date: 
Sun, 03/02/2008

Today, Scott Forrester's guests are Rick Lovely, Manager of the Gray's Harbor Public Utility District (, and Fergus Pylon, former manager of the Columbia River PUD ( They will discuss "Electric Democracy", Democratic principals applied to electricity production, distribution, and sales, on a Non Profit, locally controlled basis.

28:48 minutes (26.38 MB)

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded

program date: 
Tue, 08/14/2007


We speak with Amara Perez, (the former Executive Director of Sisters in Action for Power, currently involved with happyours more information at and Emi Koyama (a multi-issue social justice activist, more information at about their contributions to the book edited by INCITE called The Revolution Will Not Be Funded.


55:55 minutes (22.4 MB)
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