Six Thousand Years of Solar Energy

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Mon, 08/11/2014
Solar energy goes back a long ways.  In this conversation with physicist John Perlin and the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, we learn just how far back -- to the ancient Chinese and the Romans.  With today's technology, solar power is ready to generate nearly all of our electricity.  John Perlin is the author, most recently, of Let It Shine: The Six-Thousand Year Story of Solar Energy. 17:36 minutes (12.08 MB)

Musician's Union Goes Solar

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Mon, 08/11/2014
The Musicians' Union has installed solar panels on its building, and to celebrate, they are throwing a party with music, food, and drink this Sunday, August 17, 3-7 pm, 325 NE 20th Ave.  We hear Bill Resnick talking with Pat Oherron, a Portland surgeon and emergency room physician who did much of the organizing and planning to get the solar panels installed.  For more information, click here.   7:22 minutes (5.06 MB)

Kurdish-Americans React to Situation in Iraq

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Evening News
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Thu, 08/07/2014
Kurdish separatists in the northeast of the country are fighting to maintain their de facto independence in the face of assaults from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or ISIS. For analysis of the current situation in Iraqi Kurdistan and the reaction of Kurds in the United States, KBOO’s Sam Bouman spoke to Chinar Hussein, Program Director of the Kurdish Human Rights Watch office in San Diego.
5:53 minutes (5.39 MB)

The Hannibal Directive: Killing Them All with American Money

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Air Cascadia
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Wed, 08/06/2014
Are We There Yet?
I want to tell you about The Hannibal Directive - essentially a blank cheque drawn on Israel's Murder Inc. Free rein to simple kill any and everyone they want.  and they want to kill a great many people.  There is no other reason to write such a law:  they just enjoy killing Palastinians.
But as I started to say...

An Israeli official has called for concentration camps in Gaza and ‘the conquest of the entire Gaza Strip, and annihilation of all fighting forces and their supporters’. Moshe Feiglin, Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset and member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party, posted the inflammatory message on his Facebook page at the weekend.
  8:25 minutes (7.71 MB)

Beatriz Williams Interview

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Between Us
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Tue, 08/05/2014
New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams likes telling stories about rich people making mistakes as a way to show that money doesn't necessarily buy intellingence or couth. Don Merrill talks with Ms. Williams about her love of writing and the contrast between women of pre-World War Two New England and today in the context of her latest book, The Secret Life of Violet Grant.

29:35 minutes (27.09 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour August 4 2014`

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Mon, 08/04/2014


Joe Clement hosts this episode. Musical selections were from: Dead Prez "Police State", Mischief Brew "Free Radical Radio Fever", Killing Capitalism with Kindness "Lost Train", and Beastie Boys "Sabotage". The following links are to the individual segments. The whole show can be accessed further down this page. 59:15 minutes (54.24 MB)

Book Talk: Player Piano, by Kurt Vonnegut

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Mon, 08/04/2014
Joe Clement and Peter Frase talk about Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, Player Piano, originally published in 1952. The story of Player Piano is set not too long after WWII, and is about social anxieties and alienation in class society in the shadow of the machines that replaced much human labor in the United States during the war. It focuses on a soul-searching engineer, Paul Proteus, and his clandestine recruitment into a revolution against the machines. Joe and Peter discuss the novel's economic vision, how it reflects anxieties of its time and how they might still resonate today, the crisis for patriarchy technology creates and the patriarchal bias Vonnegut still has beneath his satire, the politics of sabotage and direct action in the economy, and more.
25:19 minutes (23.19 MB)

Movie Moles: Snowpiercer

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Mon, 08/04/2014
Frann Michel and Iven Hale review the film, Snowpiercer, currently playing in Portland at the not-for profit Hollywood theater, and available as video-on-demand for home viewing.

Loosely based on a French graphic novel of the same title, and co-written by Kelly Masterson and director Bong Joon-ho, Snowpiercer is the first (mostly) English-language film directed by South Korean Bong, whose earlier films include the 2006 monster movie The Host.
12:11 minutes (11.16 MB)

Beyond Liberalism

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Mon, 08/04/2014

Clayton Morgareidge argues for why we need to "learn to see passed liberalism" and why "we must join and form and nurture political organizations that aim at transforming the capitalist and militarist system of power, which now governs our lives." He does this after admitting the many points of agreement between socialists, anti-capitalists, and liberals about poverty, inequality, war, racism, sexism, etc. He explains the problems of liberalism in terms of fetishizing moral persuasion before the power structures of state and corporate capital.

9:33 minutes (8.75 MB)

Kristian Williams on police informants and security culture for organizers

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Mon, 08/04/2014
Bill Resnick talks with local police scholar Kristian Williams about the dangers of police infiltration of radical social movements, connecting this to State practices for manufacturing terrorists it takes the credit for exposing. Kristian describes the range of ways that police surveil, manipulate, or disrupt organizations. They consider what makes a person vulnerable for being targeted by police, and Kristian also talks about beating back paranoia by learning to trust in our reasonable precautions. They also talk about his recent work for DCSC, a group-blog devoted to "thinking critically about security, surveillance, and counterinsurgency".
20:56 minutes (19.17 MB)

APA Compass: Alex Tizon, author of Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self

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APA Compass
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Fri, 08/01/2014
Pulitzer Prize winner, Alex Tizon, explores and punctures stereotypes of the Asian-American male identity in his book, "Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self".

APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media.
20:33 minutes (18.81 MB)

APA Compass Angry APA Minute: Sara Onitsuka on college applications

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APA Compass
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Fri, 08/01/2014
Sara Onitsuka explains her college application quandary in her latest Angry APA Minute.

APA Compass promotes social justice, features APA arts and culture, and challenges how APAs are represented in the media.
5:55 minutes (5.42 MB)

Todd Matthews Interview

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Between Us
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Sun, 08/03/2014
The Doe Network is a volunteer organization that tries to identify John and Jane Does. Based in Tennessee, it has helped local, state and federal agencies solve crimes that involve the missing and the unidentified since the early 2000s. Don Merrill talked with spokesperson Todd Matthews about the Doe Network and how it tries to help families get resolution, even though Mr. Matthews admits that resolution isn't the same as justice. 29:57 minutes (27.43 MB)

Grassroots Campaign Workers Organize for Respect

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Labor Radio
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Sat, 08/02/2014
Campaign Workers United are fighting for respect at Grassroots Campaign Incorporated.  GCI, a national for-profit fundraiser in eighteen cities, contracts with progressive organizations to raise money on the street.  All the canvassers at the Portland GCI branch have organized a union, with the assistance of the Industrial Workers of the World, and presented their demands to local management at the  East Burnside GCI office Saturday morning.  KBOO labor reporter Jamie Partridge was on the scene, with canvassers Andrew Lee and Liana Clark. 20:47 minutes (19.03 MB)

 

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