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Old Mole Variety Hour for August 11, 2008

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Hosted by Tom Becker,  this program discusses green and sustainable cities, J.M. Coetzee's South African boyhood, being distracted from important lies  by trivial ones, and how the first labor  party was born 180 years ago in Philadelphia.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear the pieces separately, follow their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick and urban naturalist Mike Houck discuss green cities.

2.  Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews J.M. Coetzee's Boyhood: Scenes from a Provincial Life.

3.  Well-read Red Laurie Mercier explores political  lies--big and not-so-big. 

47:09 minutes (21.59 MB)

Where have all the tamales gone?

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Food Show
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Mon, 08/11/2008

Lazaro and Moro are from Cuba.  They buy most of their fresh and frozen corn from The Cherry Sprout Market where I work.  They always buy every last kernel of fresh and frozen corn that we have.  I invited them to come and sell their tamales at our Market the next time they visited.  About two weeks later they came with the

6:02 minutes (5.53 MB)

The First Labor Party

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Tom Becker conducts a lesson in labor history and reveals that the first labor union was formed in Philadelphia, and with it, the first labor oriented political party on August 11, 1828.  Tom reads from Moral Visions and Material Ambitions: Philadelphia Struggles to Define the Republic by A. Kristen Foster.   It was re-published in 2004 and is available at the Portland State Library. 

8:43 minutes (3.99 MB)

Well-read Red on Trivial Lies and Big Lies

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Laurie Mercier explores  how political discussions often fail to distinguish between lies that are  trivial, like John Edwards's, and lies that have global, catastrophic consequences -- like those of the Bush administration. 

7:40 minutes (3.52 MB)

Book Mole: Coetzee's "Boyhood"

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Larry Bowlden discusses J.M. Coetzee's "fictional  autobiography" Boyhood: Scenes  from a Provincial  Life, and compares its emotional depth to that of similar stories of childhood by women writers.  

7:48 minutes (3.57 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Author Andy Worthington on the Guantanamo Tribunal

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Evening News
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Mon, 08/11/2008

The first US War Crimes Tribunal since WWII concluded this past week with the sentencing of Salim Hamdan. Author of The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, Andy Worthington talks about some of the lessons to take away from it.

4:36 minutes (4.21 MB)

Making a Sustainable City

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Sun, 08/10/2008

Bill Resnick talks with urban naturalist Mike Houck of the Audubon Society and the Urban Greenspaces Institute.  They discuss many of the issues around making Portland part of a natural, sustainable environment in this two-part interview.  We hear Part 1 on this program;  Part 2  will be  aired next week. 

20:09 minutes (9.23 MB)

Hole in the Bucket, July 30th 2008, Part 2

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Mon, 08/11/2008
23:53 minutes (21.86 MB)

Hole in the Bucket, July 30th, 2008 Part 1

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Tue, 07/29/2008
34:31 minutes (31.6 MB)

Civil Liberties Watch: Hamdan Tribunal; Andy Worthington Interview

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Evening News
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Sun, 08/10/2008

The Guantanamo Tribunal of Salim Hamdan concluded. Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files;  The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison talks about what we learned.

49.04 MB

Director Kristan Seemal of Mimesophobia and Erin Thomas of 24 Hour Plays.

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 08/11/2008

Photo:  MimesophobiaHost Dmae Roberts talks with Kristan Seemel, director of the new production at Sand and Glass ProductionsMimesophobia by Carlos Murillo.

Also featured is CoHo Production's Erin Thomas and the 24 Hour Plays.

21:34 minutes (19.74 MB)

Abe and Joe Talk Radio - August 12

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Mon, 08/11/2008

 Host Joe Uris leads a discusssion of environmental issues like water, air and energy with an emphasis on energy consumption in the U.S. and the world.  Of course, politics and history eek their way into the show.

We do apologize, but due to technical difficulties recording the show, the last 10 minutes of the broadcast are missing from the webcast.

 

 

44:44 minutes (40.97 MB)

The Dirtbag: Expert Harriet Fasenfest on preserving foods.

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The Dirtbag
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Sun, 08/10/2008

Host Glen Andreson and guest Harriet Fasenfest, of Portland Preserve, discuss extending the growing season in the kitchen through preserving foods.

 

26:56 minutes (24.66 MB)

 

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