Environment

The Old Mole Variety Hour for October 5, 2015

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Mon, 10/05/2015

Bill Resnick hosts this show. It features up-to-date versions of old labor songs by Joe Uehlein and the U-Liners, which you can hear by listening to the whole show (use the play button below). Joe is also the first guest on the show, and he'll be singing and speaking about the labor movement and climate change at the AFL-CIO Hall on Saturday at 6:30. 3645 SE 32d Avenue in Portland. 
To hear the whole show, use the play button. To hear individual segments, follow these links:
53:20 minutes (36.62 MB)

Labor and the Climate

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Mon, 10/05/2015

Joe Uehlein talks with Bill Resnick about building a labor-environmental movement to curb global warming and save the planet. Uehlein's music is featured in the full length version of this episode of the Old Mole.

18:08 minutes (12.46 MB)

Aerial Spraying violations: Applebee Aviation license suspended

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Evening News
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Mon, 10/05/2015
Regulators from two state agencies have fined an aerial spraying company a total of almost ten thousand dollars.

Applebee Aviation has been fined by the state Occupational Safety and Health Administration eighty eight hundred dollars and the state Department of Agriculture fined the company eleven hundred dollars.

Both agencies are requiring the Portland-area company to correct the violations through new procedures and training.

For more, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Darryl Ivy, the employee with Applebee Aviation who first blew the whistle on the dangerous and unsafe practices by the company.
19:41 minutes (18.02 MB)

Thirsty for Justice: The Struggle for the Human Right to Water

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Mon, 09/28/2015
Like the residents of Hood River County opposed to a planned Nestle water bottling plant in Cascade Locks, local activists in Mount Shasta, just south of the Oregon border, are trying to stop a Crystal Geyser bottling operation from opening in their community. A growing movement to stop the corporate takeover of water resources is coming together regionally, nationally and internationally. 17:32 minutes (16.05 MB)

Communities fight back against corporate water takeovers

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Evening News
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Fri, 09/25/2015
On Wednesday evening in Hood River, the Local Water Alliance launched the Hood River County Water Protection Measure, a ballot initiative that would ban corporate water bottling facilities in the county.
A large crowd filled the Springhouse Cellar Winery to hear speakers, watch a video on the proposed Nestle plant in Cascade Locks made by local high school students and listen to live music.
KBOO news will have audio from the event next week.
But in the meantime, another community in the Pacific Northwest is fighting to regain control of their local water resource in the face of yet another multinational corporate takeover. 6:35 minutes (9.05 MB)

Taking on a corporate behemoth

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Sun, 09/27/2015
Guest Aurora del Val of Local Water Alliance announces new ballot measure to ban commercial water bottling facilities in Hood River County, which was launched Wednesday, September 23 in Hood River.
56:24 minutes (77.45 MB)

Native fishing people speak out against Nestle water deal

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News In Depth
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Mon, 09/21/2015
Two speakers from September 16 rally in Salem: traditional Klickitat chief Johnny Jackson (in center of photo at left) and Warm Springs Tribal Councilman Carlos Smith (to the left of Jackson).
12:27 minutes (17.1 MB)
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