Old Mole Variety Hour for April 7, 2014

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Mon, 04/07/2014


Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show dealing with an effort to (sort of ) rewrite Marx's Capital for the 21st Century; the illusion that the American Dream can be restored to "the middle class"; the latest science on climate change and what it demands of us; and community gardening as an illustrationof a path beyond capitalism.  
54:54 minutes (31.42 MB)

Movie Moles: "The Garden" (revisited)

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Mon, 04/07/2014
To illustrate the kind of community work outside the system of wage labor and capital, we revisit the scene of "the garden" in a movie reviewed in 2011 by our Movie Moles. 12:07 minutes (6.94 MB)

Movie Moles: "The Garden" (revisited)

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program date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014
To illustrate the kind of community work outside the system of wage labor and capital, we revisit the scene of "the garden" in a movie reviewed in 2011 by our Movie Moles. 12:07 minutes (6.94 MB)

Middle Class Illusions

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Mon, 04/07/2014
The middle class and the American Dream seem to be the concern of every politician.  But the golden age of the affluent middle class is long gone and wasn't really so golden.  Drawing on work by Arum Gupta, Clayton Morgareidge takes inventory of the ideological freight carried by the concept of the middle class.   10:29 minutes (6 MB)

Middle Class Illusions

program date: 
Mon, 04/07/2014
The middle class and the American Dream seem to be the concern of every politician.  But the golden age of the affluent middle class is long gone and wasn't really so golden.  Drawing on work by Arum Gupta, Clayton Morgareidge takes inventory of the ideological freight carried by the concept of the middle class.   10:29 minutes (6 MB)

Capital in the 21st Century

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Mon, 04/07/2014
Well-read Red Frann Michel surveys some of the discussion of Thomas Piketty's attempt to bring Karl Marx's insights into Capitalism up to date -- or at least some of those insights.  Piketty's main finding is that left to its own devices, Capitalism can't help but produce gross inequalities of the kind we are seeing now.  Making use of several reviewers and previews of the book itself, Frann considers the strengths and the limits of Piketty's analysis.  
You can read Frann's comments on her blog. 9:36 minutes (5.5 MB)

Climate Change: Latest IPCC Report

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Mon, 04/07/2014
The latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is out, and it predicts a catastrophic future for the planet and those who live on it.  In this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick,  economist Robin Hahnel explains what the report says and what kinds of policies must be undertaken to deal with the changes that are happening and to stave off the worst of them.  He also has a political analysis of how these policies might take effect.  
You can find the Climate Equity Calculators Hahnel refers to here.   17:57 minutes (10.28 MB)

The Genetically Modified Future in the USA Patriot Pipeline...

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 04/08/2014
 



Officials at  Legacy Emanuel Hospital had to draft a hurried plan of action to avoid losing Medicare funding after a federal agency determined the hospital failed to thoroughly investigate a series of complaints from patients who accused an emergency room nurse of sex abuse.   The investigation revealed how Legacy Emanuel Medical Center staff repeatedly bungled their handling of the complaints against nurse Jeffrey N. McAllister.
 
The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County medical examiner's office, which said all but three have been identified.
  14:38 minutes (13.4 MB)

PSU & Faculty settle contract - Student & admin reactions

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Evening News
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Mon, 04/07/2014
     PSU-AAUP, the faculty union at Portland State University, and the PSU administration reached an agreement on a new two-year contract in the wee hours of Saturday night, averting a strike on April 16th. Faculty, students, and the administration seem satisfied.
     KBOO captured on-campus reactions from two student leaders and also the administration:
 
     1) Cameron Frank and Christina Kane, student leaders in the PSU Student Union (PSUSU) and also the Student Action Coalition, give immediate reflections.
  3:40 minutes (3.36 MB)

Christopher Gergen Interview

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Between Us
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Mon, 04/07/2014
Christopher Gergen is running as a Republican for the Oregon Lesiglature in House District 12.  He talked with Don Merrill about how as a legislator, he wouldn't care what people do in their bedrooms, how he feels we've become very self-serving as a nation and why claims that returning to a pre-recession economy shouldn't be seen as a win. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A copy of this transcript will be posted shortly.  
29:38 minutes (27.12 MB)

John Sweeney Interview

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Between Us
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Mon, 04/07/2014
John Sweeney is a Democratic candidate for Oregon House District 42 which serves SE and NE Portland.  He talked with Don Merrill about how hemp and marijuana could be a boon to the state economy, how he's not "hot" on the idea of gay marriage and why PERS caused a lot of its own problems.  *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:42 minutes (27.18 MB)

For Whom The Bail Tolls: Why Some Americans Go To Prison and Others Never Do

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Air Cascadia
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Mon, 04/07/2014
An Omega Morgan megaload in Idaho. Photo: Jessica Robinson/Northwest News Network

The 'Mega' that we mean when we say 'megaload'...

12:37 minutes (11.55 MB)

Daniel Shaw Interview

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Between Us
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Mon, 04/07/2014
Daniel Shaw is running as a Democratic candidate for House District 42.  The seat serves SE & NE Portland.  Mr. Shaw talked with Don Merrill about tax and school loan reform, why the City of Portland needs a new team of social workers riding shotgun with the Portland Police and how the problems with the Oregon and the national economy have nothing to do with the availability of money. *These interviews are part of a project to invite all Oregon 2014 candidates to share their views.  A transcript of this interview will be posted shortly.
29:39 minutes (27.15 MB)

Ear To The Streets Of Portland

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Thu, 04/03/2014

Tune-in to ‘Ear To The Streets of Portland’. This program will have conversations around organizing in the Black/African community in Portland and surrounding areas in Oregon.

94:50 minutes (86.83 MB)

 

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