Michelle Shroeder Fletcher interviews Shawn Furst and Michael Westwind from Portland's unique computer training and electronics recycling center. Find out how to recycle old computer gear with Free Geek, or how you can earn your own computer by helping Free Geek build them for others.
A look at the year in peak oil news with Steve Andrews from the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas, USA (ASPO-USA). Read the City of Portland's report (pdf) about negotiating the transition away from oil and methane.
Today's show is hosted by Tom Becker. It begins with a Bill Resnick interview with Anita Weiss about what's going on in Pakistan and why the US should not engage in military action there. Larry Bowlden reviews Alice McDermott's novel At Weddings and Wakes--a "quiet novel." Tom reads a satirical piece by Steve Early called "How the Presidential Candidates Made Me an Atheist: Put God Back in the Closet Where It Belongs." And Bill Resnick alerts us to an important meeting with the new superintendent of Portland's schools on Friday, January 11 and the issues that will be on the table there.
Part Two of an interview with Carolyn Jessop who escaped from a fundamentalist Mormon polygamous community, talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about her liberation. Part One of the interview was aired on last week's Old Mole Variety Hour. Jessop wrote the book Escape.
Antita Weiss talks with The Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the current situation in Pakistan, nuclear weapons, and the consequences of possible US military action there. Weiss is Professor of International Studies at the University of Oregon and the author of several books.
DIRTY LAUNDRY IN THE REPUBLICAN CLOSET - The first part of a hilarious new Ubu Hour political drama that completely skewers the homophobic right-wing leaders in the Republican Party and their quest to pound morality and family values into the American public to disguise their own "sexual proclivities." This program contains profanity, sexual situations, and other content that some listeners may find offensive...
STIGMATA GLORY HOLE, the second part of the Ubu Hour's surreal black comedy Second Life of Jesus the Avenger Trilogy. In this episode Jesus is pursued by vicious Bleak Water contractors while trying to sabotage a Republican presidential candidate debate and hilarity ensues. This audio drama contains profanity, indecency, sex, violence, torture, perversity, male organ enlargement surgieries, lewd stigmata holes and other stuff that may offend a few people... perhaps more than a few people so listen to it at YOUR OWN RISK.
A group of hunting and fishing advocates says the Bureau of Land Management’s new plan for public lands in Western Oregon focuses too much on increasing timber production and creating “ATV playgrounds,” and not enough on saving fish and wildlife habitat.
KBOO’s Spencer Raymond has more in conjunction with the Oregon News Service.