Bill Resnick talks with John Farrell of the Institute for Local Self Reliance about local control of energy, the value of democratic control and participatory society, and how the economics of energy has changed in recent years to make this more feasible as well, especially given the increasing costs of transporting energy long distances. They note that Boulder, CO in 2011 voted to form a municipal utility and Minneapolis, MN is currently considering the same possibility, and they consider a variety of programs for clean contracts or feed-in tariffs.
SIXIS is Ben Wyss, an up-and-coming artist in the electronic psychedelic music scene. Ben hails from Berkeley, CA and is a current resident of Olympia, WA. Ben is constantly on tour from Black Rock City, to Berkeley, and beyond. Combining a dub and breaks feel with psychedelic textures, this music is intended to take the listener to spaces of deep atmospheres, rhythmic intensity, and throbbing bass. Inspired by the ever changing world around us, this is merely a reflection of what has been and will be experienced. SIXIS - FacebookBandcamp
This week on The Melting Pot we touch base with a Benefit that has been going on for a decade called "COVERS and BLANKETS 10" Well hear from the founder Christian Parkinson about its inception, evolution and what you can do now and throughout the year. Stay up to date with free downloads new releases and interviews at TheMeltingPot or KBOO.fm/themeltingpot and tune in every Tuesday 8-10pm for a fesh mix.
Irma McClaurin is a member of the black intelligensia in the world of academics, literature, philanthropy and anthropology. She gave the keynote address at an event hosted by the Skanner Foundation in honor of Martin Luther King's Birthday. KBOO's Don Merrill met her in the studio for a rich conversation about privilege, racism and science in the 21st century.
From the outer limits of the imagination,"The Warlord of Saturn's Moons", a Nebula Award nominated story, written by Eleanor Arnason. This unique tale of rockets and ray guns, evokes the early styles of pulp science fiction, and will be read by Professor Ginger Kitty. A dashing, red haired heroine in a rocket sled, pursued across the frozen surface of Titan by the deadly forces of an evil warlord, is just the beginning of this, our first story of the evening. Also, Fortunato reads the short story "Useful Phrases", by Gene Wolfe. A lonely, used book store owner discovers an strange little book that is filled with peculiar phrase written in an unfamiliar foreign language.
48 minute recording of Jan. 26th rally, sponsored by Social Equality Educators, in front of Jefferson High School, protesting the proposed closure of Vernon, Woodlawn or Ockley Green school, all of which have a majority of Black and Brown students.
Following a 20 hour sit-in at the Multnomah County Sheriff Dan Staton's office, the Sheriff and County Chair Jeff Cogan agreed to a "path" to a moratorium on evictions due to foreclosure, working with judges to slow the process and monitoring of the use of force. The sit-in followed the 5 am eviction last week of the Debbie Austin family by a dozen sheriff deputies and police, despite the fact that the Fannie Mae had carried forward a wrongful foreclosure.
Caroline Miller is an Oregon author who has worked in city and county government, as well as with union workers, students and now, with readers. She is a playwright and a goth fan with a LOT more on her mind than black lipstick, like love and the unified field theory. Don Merrill talked with Ms. Miller about her latest book and her lifelong way of seeing humanity and the world.