Community Building

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

Rural Electric Cooperatives and the Promise of Democracy

Airs at: Mon, 04/18/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  A map of rural electric cooperatives in the US, from the Rural Electric Cooperative Toolkit. Bill Resnick talks to R. K. Upadhya about worker cooperatives, which could provide the left with a way to demonstrate the democratic ideals on which the economy should be run. B... Read more

Resisting the Gas Industry

Airs at: Mon, 04/18/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For decades we have been sold the story-line that natural gas is the best and cleanest fuel for cooking and heating. More recently the gas industry has been promoting gas as a bridge fuel to a renewable future and even arguing that so-called renewable natural gas is a green... Read more

Chelsea King Interview

Produced for Between Us
Chelsea King is a democrat who is running for the Oregon Senate in the 13th District.  She talked with Don Merrill about how West Linn-Wilsonville teachers are whipsawed by changes in the district budget and why that has to stop, how a colleague from a co-founded non profit... Read more

Cody Reynolds Interview

Produced for Between Us
Cody Reynolds is a democratic candidate for Oregon's 6th Congressional District.  He talked with Sam Bouman about how the self-actualization of people is his highest goals, why his qualifications as a soldier and citizen are more than enough to qualify him to run for office... Read more

Celebrating the Olmsteds

Airs at: Mon, 04/04/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
This spring communities across the country will be celebrating the 200th birthday of Federick Law Olmsted, co-creator of New York City's Central Park and numerous subsequent parks. Writer, literary publisher, philosopher, abolitionist and committed social reformer, Olmsted ... Read more

How to Manage a Crisis

Airs at: Mon, 03/28/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
What do you do when you face a crisis in your personal life or in your community? Matt Witt reviews two novels, Alibi Creek by Bev Magennis and the Music of Bees by Eileen Garvin, about women in western towns who start out trying to deal with personal and political problems... Read more

Laurel Roses Interview

Produced for Between Us
Laurel Roses is a republican running for Oregon's 5th US House seat.  She talked with Don Merrill about why productive, undocumented workers shouldn't necessarily have to go to the back of the line, how Oregon's GOP may be less of a solution and more of the problem for Oreg... Read more

Music for Silent Movies

Airs at: Thu, 03/24/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  "There's nothing silent about.. silent films," says Dean Lemire.  Dean and a crew of Portland-area musicians and tinkerers are on a mission to preserve and showcase the classic pipe organs that originally provided soundtracks to silent films.  Through Pipe Organ Pictures... Read more

Robert Husseman Interview

Produced for Between Us
Robert Husseman is a democrat who is running for the Oregon House seat in the 21st District.  He talked with Don Merrill about why a cash for clunkers program he'll propose could possibly be scaled up from electric bikes to include electric cars, why he as a former journali... Read more