Why is 350 an important number? A discussion on climate change.
This Saturday, Portlanders will be gathering in Pioneer Courthouse Square to convince other Oregonians that 350 is a very important number. That's the maximum safe level of parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The 350 movement, initiated by author-activist Bill McKibbon, is having actions in over 140 nations this Saturday to pressure governments to take serious action to curb climate change. In the United States, the call to action comes as the U.S.
The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris
Today's topic, besides the KBOO Pledge Drive, is all about the multitude of wars we are currently involved in. This very day, we're fighting and bombing 3 different countries, one of which owns Nuclear Weapons.
Stefan Camp interviews Danny Shechter, "the News Dissector." Schechter is a former award-winning broadcast and print journalist. His latest book is Embedded: Weapons of Mass Deception. He was a speaker at the recent E-Convergence in Portland.
The Portland Police Bureau agreed to develop a plan for ending racial profiling within their organization. But despite promises from Police Chief Rosie Sizer, little progress seems to have been made. Community oganizations, meanwhile, are turning up the heat on city hall to implement an action plan now. Jo Ann talks with local activist Dave Hardesty about recent developments in the effort to end racial profiling in the police bureau.
As the current economic crisis deepens, more Oregonians are joining the ranks of the poor. With resources stretched to the breaking point, the ability to meet basic human needs is becoming more difficult.
Dave Mazza talks with Rachel Bristol, executive director of the Oregon Food Bank, about poverty in our state and how her organization is working to not only feed the hungry but to advocate for longterm systemic change.
Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show is part of KBOO's Fall Pledge Drive, giving you the opportunity to support the Old Mole and this great radio station. You can act now by clicking on the Donate Today jar on the upper right side of this page!
On this program, Bill talks with well-known media critic Robert McChesney about his latest book (co-authored with Jon Nichols) and about how to save investigative journalism. Laurie Mercier interviews Jesse Walker about the history of experimentation and regulation of the air waves, and Move Moles Frann Michel and Laurie discuss the new Michael Moore film "Capitalism: A Love Story".