Old Mole Variety Hour on 07/16/12

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Mon, 07/16/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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16 July MOLE: Green Germans, activist Bangladesh, military psychologists, coming-of-age-fiction

On Monday’s (July 16) Old Mole Variety Hour:

Bill Resnick speaks with Arne Jungjohan, a senior advisor for energy of the German Green Party and Director for the Environment and Global Dialogue Program of the Boell Foundation. They discuss the achievements of German community, green, and anti-nuke movements in reconstructing the energy system that has reduced greenhouse gases and created the possibilities of truly democratic local institutions with energy cooperatives in the lead. http://www.boell.org/web/138.html

Larry Bowlden reviews the coming-of-age in the seventies book by Jessica Anya Blau, The Summer of Naked Swim Parties.

Joe Clement talks to Jan Haaken about an upcoming screening of her new film MIND ZONE: THERAPISTS BEHIND THE FRONT LINES on July 19. The film explores the work of clinicians that deploy with Army combat stress control units in Afghanistan and how they confront sobering front-line realities, which raises disturbing questions about the psychological costs of warfare. www.mindzonemovie.com

And host Laurie Mercier meets with Azfar Hussain, Bangladeshi American writer and activist, about his forthcoming book The Politics of Sites, Subjects, and Scenes: Micronarratives and Other Essays, about third-world publishing and anti-capitalist and anti-imperial struggles in Bangladesh. http://gvsu.academia.edu/AzfarHussain/About

During the show we’ll also hear music from and celebrate the birthday centennial of singer-songwriter-activist Woody Guthrie.


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