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Our Unequal Society

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Mon, 10/07/2013
Sam Pizzigati is a labor journalist, the author of The Rich Don't Always Win, and editor of Too Much, a weekly newsletter about excess and inequality. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the latest reports on income inequality -- like the fact that a family of four today needs an income of $80,000/ year for a decent life, while the median income for such a family is 51,000. 13:55 minutes (7.96 MB)

Catastrophic Climate Breakdown

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Mon, 10/07/2013
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is quite conservative and yet carries the shattering message that "it's as bad as we thought." So says UK journalist George Monbiot in an article in The Guardian, read here by Old Mole Tom Becker. 8:13 minutes (4.71 MB)

The Left & The Law: Lifers

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Mon, 10/07/2013
In the US, there are 110,439 prisoners serving life sentences and 49,081 serving life without parole. Mike Snedeker and Jan Haaken discuss the growing use of life sentences, why it happened, and the prospects for change in this conversation in their ongoing series The Left and the Law. 12:14 minutes (7 MB)

World Events and Private Lives

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Mon, 10/07/2013
In this personal account of a year in her Southern Oregon childhood, Old Mole Iven Hale reflects on how her own life in 1979 was related to world historical events of that year. 7:22 minutes (4.22 MB)

 

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