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US Senator for Oregon has introduced a new bill that he says will protect Oregon’s old growth forests.But local environmental groups warn that citizens should read the fine print before accepting Wyden’s rhetoric.
Along with the music of the late Utah Phillips, this show, hosted by Tom Becker, feature a Bill Resnick interview about the support for parents of young children in European countries in contrast with what parents in the US must face. Frann Michel reviews a series of feminist science fiction novels. Tom reads a piece about why cooler weather does not justify skepticism about global warming. And Bryan Johnson tells us about a bicycle tour of Portland's radical history sites.
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Host David Barsamian speaks with Sunita Narain, author of Rethinking Growth. Sunita Narain. Director of the Centre for Science and the Environment in New Delhi, is a leading environmentalist. She is the editor of Down to Earth magazine. She is recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize and the Padma Shri from the Government of India. She was listed as one of the top 100 public intellectuals in the world by Foreign Policy magazine.
The Old Mole Variety Hour does news, views, reviews, interviews and music.
Today’s show is hosted by Tom Becker and features the music of the late Utah Phillips. How do people parent their children differently in the US and Europe? Bill Resnick’s guest will explain. Frann Michel will review a new collecton of feminist science fiction. Tom will report on a debate about global warming. And we’ll hear from Brian Johnson on the upcoming Portland Bike Tour.
Marianne Barisonek speaks with Doug Fine, author of Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living. In an attempt to reduce his carbon footprint, Fine moves to a remote ranch in New Mexico,
where he brazenly vows to grow his own food, use sunlight to power his world,
and drive on restaurant grease. Never mind that he’s never raised so much as a
chicken or a bean. Or that he has no mechanical or electrical skills.