What if a week went by in America and nothing interesting happened? Not this week.
What if a week went by in America and nothing interesting happened? Not this week. Abe takes a brief look at the many pots quickly coming to a boil, including the health care debate, outbursts of wingnuttery, and the junior senator from Minnesota.
Tom Becker (pictured here) is our host as we hear about the history of gangs, the movie version of John Dillinger (Public Enemies), the political agitation that founded the US of A, and the power grab built into the House-passed energy bill. Tom also plays selections from Bob Dylan's new blues album as a follow-up on the KBOO-sponsored Portland Blues Festival.
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How have women fared in revolutionary Iran, and what is their role in the current upheavals there? Is the movement for gay marriage going to make gays and lesbians conform to traditional family values? What will it take to make our health care system, corrupted by profit, work to keep us healthy? And can capitalism save our planet? These are the leading questions discussed on this show, hosted by the Old Mole's Denise Morris, pictured here.
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Understanding the ramifications of climate change through images
Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein interviews NASA climate scientist Gavin Schmidt, co-author and editor of an unprecedented union of scientific analysis and photography illustrating the effects of climate change on the global ecosystem. Gavin Schmidt talks about how his new book illustrates the ramifications of shifting climate for human society, by including photographic spreads (including a photo essay by Oregon photographer Gary Braasch) and satellite imagery that show us retreating glaciers, sinking villages in Alaska's tundra, and drying lakes, as well as text following adventurous scientists from the ice caps at the poles to the coral reefs of the tropics.
Founder of environmental non-profit research group Earth Policy Institute, Lester Brown has been describes by the Washington Post as ' one of the world's most influential thinkers'. In this interview he talks about the rise of failed states around the world, how the price of grain will in the future be linked to the price of oil, and the danger posed to civilisation if food shortages and hunger continue to increase.