Old Mole Variety Hour for December 17, 2007

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Sun, 12/16/2007

Today's show, hosted by Frann Michel, opens  with Bill Resnick talking with Portland attorney Steven Goldberg about the government's use of the "State Secrets" defense to prevent prisoners in the "war on terror" from getting a hearing.  Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel review the parody film "Romance and Cigarettes."  Thabiti Lewis comments on Heroes and Sports in light of the Mitchell report on steroids  in baseball.  And Karl Rohde of the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) talks with Bill Resnick about promoting bicycling in Portland.  

57:33 minutes (13.62 MB)

Chelsea Cain talks with Ed Goldberg

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 12/17/2007

Ed Goldberg interviews local author and Oregonian Columnist Chelsea Cain about her new book, Heart Sick, a thriller set in Portland.

26:07 minutes (10.47 MB)

Street roots report

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Evening News
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Wed, 12/12/2007

And now, this weeks Street Roots report, brought to us by Joanne Zuhl of Street Roots newspaper:

5:01 minutes (4.6 MB)

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman

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Between the Covers
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Mon, 12/17/2007

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman discusses his newest book, The Conscience of a Liberal, with KBOO's Justin Miller.

50:01 minutes (20.04 MB)

Marlene Smith with Dr Bailey & Dr. Peskin on cancer, and Ed Goldberg on the economy

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Thu, 12/13/2007

Marlene hosts Dr. Steven Bailey and an interview with Dr. Brian Scott Peskin, author of "The Hidden Story of Cancer".  Then, in the second half of the show, Marlene and Ed Goldberg discuss the mortgage crisis and sub-prime lending.

 

103:10 minutes (17.71 MB)

KBOO Reporter Interviews Guantanamo Lawyer

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Evening News
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Sun, 12/16/2007

As the trial date for several key cases of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay draws near, KBOO reporter Marliese Franklin spoke today with lawyer Pardiss (par-DEES)  Kebriaei (keh-BRAH-ee) of the Center for Constitutional Rights:

5:58 minutes (5.47 MB)

Where Does The Money Go?

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Evening News
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Sun, 12/16/2007

 

A new report from Good Jobs First shows Oregon taxpayers don’t get the opportunity to see where their tax dollars for economic development are going.

1:32 minutes (1.42 MB)

Fur-free Friday protest

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Evening News
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Sun, 11/25/2007

This past Friday was declared ‘Fur Free Friday’ by animal rights activists nationwide.  Here in Portland, a march was held by the group ‘In Defense of Animals’.

Matt Rosell is a representative of that group.  He spoke to KBOO about Friday’s protest:

 

2:02 minutes (1.87 MB)

The Activist Report, Dec. 17, 2007

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Sun, 12/16/2007

Every Monday on the A.M. news, Martha Odom presents the Activist Report: Highlights from actions in the previous week and upcoming events of note. This week features an Oregon peace activist held without bail in Arizona - for opposing torture.

3:43 minutes (3.41 MB)

Melvin Goodman on CIA videotape destruction

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Evening News
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Thu, 12/06/2007

The Central Intelligence Agency revealed yesterday that the Agency videotaped interrogations, then destroyed the videotapes. 

KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Professor Melvin Goodman about the implications:

3:56 minutes (3.61 MB)

Human Rights Groups Question Fibre Lasers

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Evening News
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Thu, 12/13/2007

The advanced research wing of the Department of Defense has announced the construction of several new weapons that have human rights groups worried about their potential impacts. KBOO's Ethan Scarl has more:

 

1:19 minutes (1.21 MB)

PDX Citizens speak on Hanford Cleanup Delay

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Evening News
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Thu, 12/13/2007
Earlier this week, the Department of Energy, Washington State Department of Ecology and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a 'State of the Hanford nuclear site' meeting in Portland.
The U.S. Department of Energy has apparently proposed an additional 20 year delay in cleaning up the Hanford, Washington site, which is the most polluted site in the Western Hemisphere.
A number of local citizens attended to voice their concern over the slow place and incompleteness of the cleanup.
2:32 minutes (2.32 MB)

Climate Conference in BALI at standstill

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Evening News
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Thu, 12/13/2007
The international climate conference in Bali is in its final hours, and it seems that the U.S. will not budge on its refusal to agree to timelines and guidelines for emission reductions.
Talks are extending into an extra day as delegates struggle to reach agreement. 
We spoke with Daphne Wysham of Earthbeat Radio, who is in Bali covering the conference:
2:06 minutes (1.93 MB)

Medical Marijuana health benefits review

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Mon, 12/10/2007
This Saturday, December 15th, Portland will host the sixth annual Medical Marijuana awards banquet. which will be held at the Ambridge (AM-bridge) Events Center beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Over the last month, twenty-eight registered patients in Oregon have been sampling and recording their findings to determine the best strains of marijuana for a variety of conditions.
Currently, this is the only study of its type in North America.
3:53 minutes (3.57 MB)

 

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