Bill Resnick hosts this episode of the Old Mole as we explore climate change, solar energy, rape and the criminal justice system, and a novel about orphans being sent west to work. We also hear fine, politically intelligent music from local singer - songwriter Dave Rovics.
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Solar energy goes back a long ways. In this conversation with physicist John Perlin and the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, we learn just how far back -- to the ancient Chinese and the Romans. With today's technology, solar power is ready to generate nearly all of our electricity. John Perlin is the author, most recently, of Let It Shine: The Six-Thousand Year Story of Solar Energy. 17:36 minutes (12.08 MB)
The Musicians' Union has installed solar panels on its building, and to celebrate, they are throwing a party with music, food, and drink this Sunday, August 17, 3-7 pm, 325 NE 20th Ave. We hear Bill Resnick talking with Pat Oherron, a Portland surgeon and emergency room physician who did much of the organizing and planning to get the solar panels installed. For more information, click here. 7:22 minutes (5.06 MB)