The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) has been fighting for its right to represent healthcare workers in California, against the massive Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Tom Becker talks with NUHW's vice-president John Borsos about the issues. You can help out by going to the Fund for Union Democracy, or by attending a Portland Fund Raising Event Friday evening, July 31, from 6 to 8 pm at the home of Bill Resnick at 1515 SE 35th Place (just south of Hawthorne).
This edition of the Old Mole is hosted by Tom Becker (pictured here), and its topics include the global politics of climate change, the history and role of Bitch Magazine, the right to be irate when being arrested, healthcare workers' fight for their own union, and a set of short stories about women, men, and cats.
When owners threatened to sell Seattle's women's professional (WNBA) basektball team to Oklahoma, fans rallied to keep the team. Former season ticket holder, now new owner, Dawn Trudeau shares how a community saved the Seattle Storm, the remaining women's pro-basektball team in the Pacific Northwest.
Kate Welch leads a discussion about obstacles on the sidewalk, most specifically the status of sidewalk cafe seating.
Guests in the studio are:
From the Willamette Pedestrian Coalition; Jeanne Harrison, board member, and Stephanie Routh, director of the WPC.
From the Portland Bureau Of Transportation; April Bertelsen, pedestrian coordinator, and Richard Eisenhauer, Sidewalk Café Program Manager.
Leading authority on Middle East politics, Dr. Jamal R. Nassar and Professor of International Politics and Middle East Studies, Steve Niva, talk about prospect for peace and the Obama administration's conflict with the Israeli government over settlements.
KBOO's Melati Kaye interviewed Ottmar Liebert, five-time grammy award winning Nouveau Flamenco musician, about his new CD "The Scent of Light". Liebert will playing with the Luna Negra Quintet at Portland's Aladdin Theater this Sunday, July 26th.