How do the 2008 Oregon election candidates stack up … environmentally, that is. Our Backyard will feature all the candidates between now and the May primary but first up, the candidates for Oregon Attorney General. 2 Democrats (and no Republicans, go figure ...) are seeking for the nomination in the upcoming primary: Greg MacPherson www.votemac.com/ and John Kroger www.johnkroger.com/. Each have received endorements from prominent environmental activists and organizations.
This episode explores the benefits and challenges of showing art in unusual spaces and walking the line between vandalism and public art. Guests include Scott Wayne Indiana, the artist behind the horses you see attached to rings in the sidewalk all around Portland and Chris Haberman, who has shown his work in convenience stores and sold paintings out of the trunk of his car. This show will also take listeners inside the tiniest gallery in town. Just three and a half feet high, Core Gallery is a popular gallery space in Anna Todaro's Everett Station loft apartment.
Bill Resnick hosts this show as the Old Moles root out the underlying issues regarding taxes, the courage it takes to keep hope alive in hard times, labor struggles in Colorado and Colombia, and inequities in human health. Listen to the whole show by clicking on the arrow on this page, or listen to individual pieces by clicking on their links below.
How does social inequality affect people's health? Two health activists, Desiree Hellegers and Tricia Tillman, talk with Bill Resnick. They are part of a major conference on Friday, April 18 at Washington State University in Vancouver. It's called "Health Disparities and Inequities: Mobilizing a Regional Response," and it's open to the public. For information, go here.
Replaying the events in Ludlow in 1914, the government of Colombia and its paramilitaries attack agricultural workers who try to organize for better pay and working conditions. Dan Jaffee reads from an article by David Sirota.
Ninety-four years ago this week, there was war in Colorado between coal miners and a Rockefeller mining company backed by the US government and the State of Colorado. It ended in the Ludlow Massacre. Tom Becker reads Howard Zinn's account from his People's History of the United States.
Taxes are due this week, so Bill Resnick and Mike Leachman discuss why people hate paying taxes even though we wall need services they pay for.Michael Leachman is a policy analyst at the Oregon Center for Public Policy, which does in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues with the goal to improve decision making and generate more opportunities for all Oregonians. You can read more by him here.
Dr. David Naimon (DrNaimon.com) interviews Melody Petersen, (New York Times) the author of Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs.