Frann Michel discusses the relations between climate and migration crises, drawing mostly from Harsha Walia's recent comments on "Why Migration Should Be Central to Paris COP21 Climate Talks." Her comments highlight the ways that climate change causes displacement both directly--through the impact of drought, floods, and storms--and indirectly--through its contributions to conflict, war, and violence. She also touches on the ways that, conversely, militarism contributes to environmental destruction. That the recommendations of the Adviso 7:55 minutes (5.44 MB)
What common patterns can be seen in terrorist shootings like those in Colorado and Paris? Psychologist and Old Mole Jan Haaken and sociologist Kathyrn Farr discuss psychiatric and political explanations.
Paul Sowards is a bell ringer for the Salvation Army in Wilsonville, Oregon. He says the organization has saved his
life as well as let him reach out to people in his own unique way. But for a secular community like Portland, the
Salvation Army is viewed skeptically for its views on physician assisted suicide, marriage and abortion. Don Merrill
talks with ordinary people about their strong reactions to bell ringers and the Salvation Army in an effort to understand
and explain them. He also talks with Portland Salvation Army Regional Coordinator, Major Nancy Diehle.
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In a November 19 interview conducted in the offices of the Portland-based Center for Intercultural Organizing (CIO), Desiree Hellegers speaks with Kayse Jama, founder and executive director of the CIO, about the xenophobic backlash in the wake of the Paris attacks. 17:16 minutes (23.72 MB)