The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 27, 2015

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Mon, 07/27/2015
Tom Becker hosts the show and we learn about how agroecology can help save the planet and feed the people; about the life of early Chinese immigrants to Canada; why socialism, far from being boring, will unleash human creativity; and about the history and politics of parole and parole boards.

To hear the whole show, use the play button below. To hear individual segments, follow the numbered links. You can also keep up with the Mole by liking us on Facebook.

1. Bill Resnick talks with economist Frederick Mousseau about the promise of agroecology.
52:39 minutes (36.15 MB)

Left & the Law: Parole Politics

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Mon, 07/27/2015
On their Left and the Law segment today, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker talk about the politics of parole boards in the U.S.. They discuss a case taken up by the Post-conviction Justice Project in California around denial of parole rights--and they look at how parole boards operate as a political site of struggle. 

Image: Folsom Prison
13:49 minutes (9.49 MB)

Why Socialism Will Not Be Boring

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Mon, 07/27/2015
Would a socialist society be a boring and mediocre world? Not so, according to Danny Katch writing on the Jacobin Magazine blog. Clayton Morgareidge reads an edited version. The complete version is here.

Image is Decor design for Gozzi’s play Princess Turandot (1922). Ignaty Nivinsky / Bakhrushin Theatre Museum, Moscow. It illustrates the vibrancy of artistic activity in the first years of the Soviet Union.
8:15 minutes (5.67 MB)

"China Dog and Other Stories..."

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Mon, 07/27/2015
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews China Dog and Other stories from a Chinese Laundry, by Judy Fong Bates. As in her perceptive and wise debut novel Midnight at the Dragon Cafe,  Bates describes what it was like to grow up between two cultures. Her Chinese parents want very much for her to succeed in her Canadian home, but they also want her to keep to Chinese traditions and worry that she is becoming too Canadian. How to balance between the demands of the  lo fons (white ghost people) and the hopes and dreams of her parents? Each short story another chapter in that struggle.

For more of Larry's reviews, go here. 4:58 minutes (3.41 MB)

The Promise of Agroecology

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Mon, 07/27/2015


Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with Frédéric Mousseau about agroecology: farming, ecology, and food. Mousseau is the Policy Director at the Oakland Institute where he coordinates the Institute’s research and advocacy activities on land investment, food security and agriculture. He has conducted numerous reviews and studies on food and agriculture and authored many reports and articles on these issues. Trained as an economist, Frederic has worked as a staff member and consultant for international relief agencies for nearly two decades, including Action Against Hunger, Doctors Without Borders, and Oxfam International.

21:05 minutes (14.48 MB)

Century Of Lies for July 26 2015

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Century Of Lies
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Sun, 07/26/2015
This week: the Justice Department's inspector general issues a report criticizing the DEA's handling of its confidential informant program, and the Senate narcotics caucus hears about barriers to CBD research. 29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Hemant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist

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Religion For Life
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Sat, 07/25/2015
Hemant Mehta is the owner of the largest atheist blog on the web, The Friendly Atheist 29:00 minutes (26.55 MB)

Abayomi Azikiwe speaks on President Obama's trip to Kenya

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Evening News
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Fri, 07/24/2015
President Obama took off today on his first trip as President to Kenya and Ethiopia.
The Los Angeles Times reports the U.S. has stepped up use of drone strikes in neighboring Somalia ahead of Obama’s trip. For more on U.S. drones strikes and covert operations in Somalia, KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Abayomi Azikiwe from the Pan African News wire 15:01 minutes (13.75 MB)

THOLLEM MCDONAS: Live on the KBOO piano!

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A Different Nature
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Mon, 07/20/2015
A Different Nature presents 
The West Coast School is Still Open.
Part One: An Overview
 
Daniel opens a series of shows focusing on the tradition of West Coast composers, innovators and downright mavericks.
Including the originators of what came to be known as the "West Coast School" -- Beginning with HENRY COWELL,
36:38 minutes (83.86 MB)

Shell Gets Final Permit...Even with Safety Equipment Heading for Portland...

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 07/23/2015

To sHell with Safety! Drill First and ...

14:44 minutes (10.11 MB)

The Old Mole Variety Hour for July 20, 2015

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Mon, 07/20/2015

Denise Morris hosts this episode and we hear:

57:08 minutes (52.31 MB)

Brief Update on The Portland Renters Assembly

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Mon, 07/20/2015

Denise Morris interviews Old Mole and organizer, Joe Clement, about the Portland Renters Assembly. They talk briefly about what the assemblies have been about, what issues have been coming up, and how people can get involved. 

The Portland Renters Assembly has its planning meetings at KBOO on Sundays from 5-7pm. KBOO is at 20 SE 8th, between Ankeny and Burnside. To find out more or get on their mailing list, go to www.portlandrentersassembly.info

3:08 minutes (2.87 MB)

Brief Update on The Portland Renters Assembly

program date: 
Mon, 07/20/2015

Denise Morris interviews Old Mole and organizer, Joe Clement, about the Portland Renters Assembly. They talk briefly about what the assemblies have been about, what issues have been coming up, and how people can get involved. 

The Portland Renters Assembly has its planning meetings at KBOO on Sundays from 5-7pm. KBOO is at 20 SE 8th, between Ankeny and Burnside. To find out more or get on their mailing list, go to www.portlandrentersassembly.info

3:08 minutes (2.87 MB)

Reading: Hope In the Dark

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Mon, 07/20/2015
Tod Sloan reads from Rebecca Solnit's "Hope In The Dark", here's just a snippet:

"Causes and effects assumes history marches forward, but history is not an army. It is a crab scuttling sideways, a drip of soft water wearing away stone, an earthquake breaking centuries of tension. Sometimes one person inspires a movement, or her words do decades later. Sometimes a few passionate people change the world, sometimes they start a mass movement and millions do. Sometimes those millions are stirred by the same outrage or same ideal, and change comes upon us like a change of weather.
7:33 minutes (6.91 MB)

 

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