For six years, the Unist'ot'en clan has maintained a camp to guard their traditional territory in what the Canadian State claims as northern "British Columbia."
The camp is located in a valley where several proposed fracked gas and tar sands oil pipelines would pass, and the camp's presence has thus far impeded their construction.
The Unist'ot'en are part of the Wet'suwet'en people, who occupy a large swath of unceded territory, whose aboriginal title has never been extinguished, and has even been affirmed by colonial Canadian courts.
16:56 minutes (15.5 MB)
This is episode 2 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama / dark comedy created by Oregon resident Dan Crall, which reflects upon the sadness, absurdity, and normalcy of modern life. 42:19 minutes (38.75 MB)
Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan examine psychologist Barry Schwartz' thesis in The Paradox of Choice - that having so many choices in consumer society makes us miserable. They offer more compelling angles on the psychology of choice and economic behavior drawing on Marx and Marcuse.
22:52 minutes (15.7 MB)
The modern bureaucratic state was built during the New Deal and World War II by liberals who had doubts about a big state with a big bureaucracy. Anne Kornhauser tells the story in her book Debating the American State: Liberal Anxieties and the New Leviathan, 1930-1970. Here she talks with the Old Mole’s Bill Resnick about how efforts to reduce and control bureaucracy differed on the right and the left, and about how to democratize the state. 21:31 minutes (14.78 MB)
This is episode 1 of The Spirit of the Forest, an audio drama/comedy created by Oregon resident Dan Crall, which reflects upon the sadness, absurdity, and normalcy of modern life. 49:16 minutes (45.1 MB)
Americana singer/songwriter Kelly Bosworth stopped by the KBOO studios to chat about how she became a musician, her collaborations with other local artists, as well as upcoming projects she's working on.
One of the most interesting (and entertaining) scholars with two Ph. D.'s, Robert M. Price, talks with me about three books: The Historical Bejeezus: What A Long Strange Quest It Has Been, The Amazing Colossal Apostle: The Search for the Historical Paul, and Preaching Deconstruction: Sermons Employing the Deconstructive Philosophy of Jacques Derrida and The Death of God Theology of Thomas J. J. Altizer. The question is: how critical can you go? Taking critical methods of interpreting scripture and turning over every dogmatic stone, Robert M. Price exposes Jesus and Paul as composite literary characters. If Jesus of the gospels is mythical all the way down and Paul's letters were written by a patchwork of authors, what is one to preach? 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)