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PDX Renters v Fox Mgmt Co.

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Mon, 04/20/2015
Joe Clement interviews an organizer with The Portland Solidarity Network about their work and a recent tenant-led campaign against Fox Property Management. They discuss some of the barriers to conventional legal recourse faced by  low-income renters and the frightening power of no-cause evictions. In the end, Joe connects their conversation to the work of the Portland Renters Assembly.


13:51 minutes (9.51 MB)

PDX v Climate Change

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Mon, 04/20/2015
Bill Resnick talks with Michael Armstrong, who leads the Sustainability section of the Portland's Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. The Bureau just released a draft of the 2015 Portland/Multnomah County Climate Action Plan. Armstrong talks about what he would do if he had unlimited money and power to save the planet.
Photo Credit: Portland State University
16:20 minutes (11.22 MB)

Interview with Chris Gunness of UNRWA about Yarmouk refugees

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News In Depth
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Fri, 04/17/2015
The Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, in Syria, remains under the control of the so-called ‘Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’, known by its Arabic acronym Da’esh for the second straight week.

Aid groups have been unable to gain access to the camp, and are concerned that many of the eighteen thousand residents are without food or potable water.

For more on the situation in the camp, KBOO spoke with the head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, Chris Gunness 9:41 minutes (8.86 MB)

Probable Cause podcast #6

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Fri, 04/17/2015
News and views from Patrick. 3:23 minutes (3.09 MB)

Last Chance to Stop Fast Tracking the TransPacific Partnership: Life Will Never Be The Same

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Air Cascadia
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Fri, 04/17/2015
Senator Ron wyden is central to the vote on The TransPacific Partnership.  We are his constituents.  We put him in office to represent our interests.  He can stop Fast Track...
But only if you call in your opposition.

Sen. Ron Wyden 202-224-5244



The TPP is way more than a trade deal: It will gives global corporations an international tribunal of private attorneys, outside any nation's legal system, who can order compensation for any "unjust expropriation" of foreign assets.
  15:01 minutes (10.31 MB)

Hawthorne Bridge protest against planned Nestle bottling plant

program: 
Evening News
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Thu, 04/16/2015
Around a hundred protesters gathered this morning at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland to call on state officials to stop Nestle from opening a bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge.  This past week, The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife applied to transfer its water rights to Cascade Locks.

This paves the way for Nestle to move forward with its plan to open a bottling plant in the city of cascade locks.  KBOO’s Paul Roland and Jenka Soderberg were there, and bring us this report from the protest 14:22 minutes (13.16 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 13, 2015

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Mon, 04/13/2015
Old Mole Variety Hour
Joe Clement hosts this episode, which features discusssion of climate crisis, crummy jobs, Studs Terkel's anti-racism, and the psychology of police violence.

To hear the whole show, including the music, use the play button. To hear the separate segments, follow the links below. And to keep up with the Mole, check out our Facebook page.

Bill Resnick talks with Brian Tokar about Climate Change and Social Change
53:38 minutes (24.55 MB)

US Congress Introduces Legislation to Fast-Track TPP

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/16/2015
Top Congressional legislators reached a deal earlier today to introduce fast-track legislation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to Congress.
As the ranking Democrat on the Finance Panel, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden was crucial in reaching an agreement between Republicans and Democrats drafting the legislation.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be the world’s largest free trade agreement, involving the United States, Canada, Mexico, Vietnam, Japan, and seven other Pacific-rim countries.
It is heavily opposed by environmental groups, American labor unions such as the AFL-CIO, as well as human rights advocates.
The Oregon chapter of the AFL-CIO has staged multiple protests calling for lawmakers to reject the trade deal. 6:44 minutes (6.16 MB)

Alleged Killer of Chilean Folksinger Victor Jara to be Tried in USA

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Evening News
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Thu, 04/16/2015
The former Chilean army officer who allegedly murdered folksinger Victor Jara in the aftermath of the 1973 military coup is the subject of a civil lawsuit in the United States.
Pedro Barrientes Nunez currently lives in Deltona, Florida, despite an extradition request made by the Chilean government when his name was revealed as the leader of the squad that tortured and killed Jara.
KBOO reporter Sam Bouman speaks with Almudena Bernabeu, the international attorney with the Center for Justice and Accountability which is prosecuting the case.
7:20 minutes (16.79 MB)

Police Violence and Psychology

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Mon, 04/13/2015

Jan Haaken and Bill Resnick talk about recent calls for better psychological screening of police and the history of using psychology to explain racist violence perpetrated by officers. 9:17 minutes (4.26 MB)
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