Old Mole Variety Hour for August 11, 2014
Bill Resnick hosts this episode of the Old Mole as we explore climate change, solar energy, rape and the criminal justice system, and a novel about orphans being sent west to work. We also hear fine, politically intelligent music from local singer - songwriter Dave Rovics.
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1. Bill Resnick talks with Pat Oherron about the solar panels on the Musicians Union Hall and the party this Sunday to celebrate.
2. Physicist John Perlin talks with Bill about the long history and the promising future of solar energy.
3. Tom Becker reads Dady Chery's article on where current energy production is taking us.
4. The Left and the Law takes up "rape kits" as a tool for convicting the real perpetrator of rape.
5. Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Orphan Train, a new novel based on history, by Christina Baker Kline.