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Political Perspectives on 06/09/10

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Wed, 06/09/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Creating City Food Forests Through Urban Community Gardening Projects.

Leonard Barrett, activist with the Village Building Convergence and permaculture garden designer, talks about “Urban Block Repair: Creating City Food Forests Through Urban Community Gardening Projects.” This talk was recorded at the 2010 Village Building Convergence on June 2nd by volunteer Stephanie Potter.
 
For more information go to barrettecological.com
 
Leonard Barrett will be participating in a Permaculture Design Course June 11th-27th at Tryon Creek Community Farm. For more information go to tryonfarm.org.
 

Oil in the Progressive Narrative

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Mon, 06/07/2010

 Clayton Morgareidge discusses what kind of new left narrative might counter the right wing "free-enterprise" story and show up the gulf oil disaster as a crime.  You can read this commentary and find links to sources here.  

8:15 minutes (7.56 MB)

Oil Disaster in the Niger Delta

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Mon, 06/07/2010

 Sweet Crude is a new film about  the struggle between the people of the Niger River Delta and the Shell oil-megacorporation, and its director Sandy Cioffi talks here with the Old Mole's Wendy Webb about the film and the people's resistance to the ongoing desctruction of their land.  Sandy Cioffi is a Seattle based film and video artist who has produced and/or directed several films including the critically acclaimed Crocodile Tears, Terminal 187, and Just Us.

 

 

14:33 minutes (13.32 MB)

Deep Water Drilling: Motives and Dangers

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Mon, 06/07/2010

 Michael Klare, writer for the Nation and author of several books, including Blood and Oil, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about deep water oil drilling as just one of the many "extreme" technologies that enrich the oil companies while endangering our lives and environment.

18:56 minutes (17.34 MB)

The Dirtbag on 06/09/10

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 06/09/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Garden writer Lisa Albert discusses growing edible plants in containers.

Host Glen Andresen and Jim Gilbert of One Green World welcome garden writer Lisa Albert to talk about growing edible plants in containers. Plus, as always, a new Garden Stumper quiz and listeners' edible gardening questions!

 

Today's Garden Stumper: Should you add gravel to the bottom of containers for drainage?

Answer: The latest research shows you should NOT! Water does not readily pass through different layers of material.

 

Information on the "Seeding Our Future" garden tour Lisa talked about on today's show:

Paul Cienfuegos on Taking back power from the corporatocracy

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Mon, 06/07/2010

Paul Ceinfuegos spoke June 3rd, 2010 at the Village Building Convergence in Portland.  The essence of his talk is that these times call for very bold thinking and action to implement massive change.  He says it is the citizens of a democracy, we the people, that have the right to a government where the people rule!  

He points out that the emerging scientific consensus is that US needs to cut its greenhouse gases by 70 - 90% within 10 - 20 years or the world faces catastrophic climate disruption.  Corporate power and profiteering stand in the way.  Cienfuegos reminds us that corporate power has not always been so entrenched, and he provides examples of how communities are re-writing their charters to take their power back.

53:57 minutes (49.4 MB)

Abe and Joe dive into the murky waters of the ongoing Gulf of Mexico horror show

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Tue, 06/08/2010

Abe and Joe dive into the murky waters of the ongoing Gulf of Mexico horror show, and pay appropriate homage to the impeccable free market forces that first caused the disaster, and then failed to remedy it.

56:32 minutes (25.88 MB)

The Oil Hemorrhage in the Progressive Narrative

The Oil Hemorrhage in the Progressive Narrative
Old Mole Variety Hour, June 7, 2010
            The gulf oil disaster – which should be called a “hemorrhage”, not a “spill” – ought to repeal faith in the wisdom of unregulated markets.   Like the financial crisis that has derailed so many lives and careers, the hemorrhage of oil from the sea bed is the result of policies and practices that might have seemed reasonable if you believed that our nation is suffering from excessive

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/08/10

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Tue, 06/08/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe dive into the murky waters of the ongoing Gulf of Mexico horror show

Abe and Joe dive into the murky waters of the ongoing Gulf of Mexico horror show, and pay appropriate homage to the impeccable free market forces that first caused the disaster, and then failed to remedy it.

Also: President Obama continues his reluctance to seize the populist moment that history has handed him, as oil executives join the ranks of the elite power brokers to whom he has shown deference. Will the Gulf tragedy finally be enough to jolt him from his corporate doldrums?

Sand Berms and Burning Oil Slicks in the Gulf of Mexico

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Locus Focus
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Mon, 06/07/2010

As part of KBOO's special day of programming about the BP Oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico - Stop the Oil – Save the Gulf! this episode of Locus Focus looks at two under-reported stories coming out of the Gulf.

59:30 minutes (54.47 MB)
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