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Lessons in Chemistry

Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Sometimes, though not often, Book Mole Larry Bowlden reads a book simply for the joy of it. Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garnus, is such a joy to read. But the 2022 novel also has lots to say about women in the sciences and the ways in which they are forced to work in th... Read more

Hydrogen: The Latest Unicorn

Airs at: Mon, 05/23/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
As pressure increases for us to drastically reduce carbon emissions, one attention-grabbing option being promoted is renewable hydrogen. But is hydrogen really the answer to our energy needs or is its promotion largely based on false promises? On this episode of Locus Focus... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 18, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 04/18/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  A Pace College student in a gas mask "smells" a magnolia blossom in City Hall Park on Earth Day, April 22, 1970, in New York. Image via Flickr Patricia Kullberg hosts this Earth Day special on the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Indigenous Visions: This... Read more

Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps by Charlotte Watson Sherman

Airs at: Thu, 04/07/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Black Book Talk
“I wrote Mermaid Kenzie: Protector of the Deeps to help show young (and older) readers we can all pitch in to protect the beauty of our oceans and marine life,” said author Charlotte Sherman. After researching environmentalism and seeing the effects of pollution, Sherman wa... Read more

Pam Marsh Interview

Produced for Between Us
Pam Marsh is a democrat who is seeking reelection to the Oregon House in the 5th District.  She talked with Don Merrill about why the voters in her southern house district are different from voters in surrounding southern house districts, why the issue of illegal cannabis g... Read more

Report shows half of U.S. waterways don't meet Clean Water Act standards, 50 years later

Airs at: Thu, 03/17/2022 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  It's been 50 years since the landmark environmental law, the Clean Water Act, was passed in 1972. It was an ambitious piece of legislation, and it made a real difference in some of the most polluted waterways in the U.S. But a new report from the Environmental Integrity ... Read more

Nick Hess Interview

Produced for Between Us
Nick Hess is a republican candidate for Oregon governor.  He talked with Don Merrill about why Oregon leadership doesn't get technology but needs to, why city run programs are bloated, expensive and ineffective in dealing with the homeless problem and why, as a businessman,... Read more

F Magazine - The Interview

Airs at: Wed, 03/16/2022 at 10:00pm - Thu, 03/17/2022 at 12:00am
Produced for Life During Wartime
  On this episode of Life During Wartime, Rose Lewis interviews Houston-based artist Adam Marnie of F Magazine about punk, poetry, and publishing. The Wolfman selects some tunes, and Matt C. plays a set of NW Hits with some bootlegs as well as a set of international dittie... Read more

How Big Data and surveillance capitalism threaten our democracy: conversation with author Thom Hartmann on new book

Airs at: Tue, 03/01/2022 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  Internet companies scoop up a lot of data on their users. The saying goes, if you're not paying for the product -- you are the product. And the outcome isn't just specifically targetted ads. It can also result in behavioral control and serious threats to democratic norms... Read more

Hemp

Airs at: Wed, 01/19/2022 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
On the new edition of Century: Newly-published research shows that compounds in hemp may prevent coronavirus from entering human cells. We speak with lead author Richard van Breemen, PhD, a Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Colle... Read more