Al Weinrub has worked indefatigably to move the Bay Area and the world to a renewable-energy system that will stave off the dangers of global climate change. Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about what cities can do and have done to reduce their carbon output. 19:11 minutes (13.18 MB)
Paul Roland interviews Flint Taylor of Chicago's People's Law Office http://peopleslawoffice.com/ on the breaking story of the off-the-books interrogation center at Homan Square used by Chicago police at least since 2005. Taylor has been working to expose police abuse and torture for over four decades.
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A ruling this morning by the Federal Communication Commission to protect net neutrality has been praised as a victory by internet activists.
But although the debate about how best to protect net neutrality may have concluded this morning with the FCC’s new rules to govern the internet, some activists say that the battle may have only just begun.
The House Subcommittee on Commerce and Technology, which is chaired by Oregon Republican Greg Walden, met Wednesday.
At the meeting, Walden conveyed his fears that the designation of the internet as a utility will inspire a wave of litigation challenging that classification . 4:10 minutes (1.9 MB)
On Tuesday, February 24, the Washington County Board of Commissioners votes unanimously to proceed with a plan to close the last two public health clinics in the county and move those services to non-governmental providers. Health and Human Services director Marni Kuyl says the goal of the plan is to expand primary care to uninsured, low-income patients. The plan has proven controversial however, both in content and process, with many members of the medical community as well as advocates for farm laborers and immigrants fighting against the closures. KBOO reported on the opposition to the plan back in September.
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