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Old Mole Variety Hour for March 11, 2024

Airs at: Mon, 03/11/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Growing up Jewish and Zionist: On March 18th, a documentary created by a team of Jewish filmmakers titled "ISRAELISM" screens at the Clinton Street Theater. The Portland chapter... Read more

Portland's Climate Villains

Airs at: Mon, 02/12/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The environment and the climate are having a rough ride at Portland City Council and in the backrooms of the Oregon State Capitol. Less than a day before a hearing on a housing regulatory reform package, Portland City Commissioner Rene Gonzalez, working behind the scenes wi... Read more

Clean & Safe: A Dirty and Dangerous Contract for Portland

Airs at: Mon, 02/05/2024 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Clean & Safe: A Dirty and Dangerous Contract for Portland: Every year, Downtown Clean & Safe receives over $5 million to provide “enhanced services” to 213 blocks of Portland’s Central City. Yet below the surface of this seemingly benign contract lie threats to public tr... Read more

Public Health, Social, and Equity Impact of Marijuana Policies

Airs at: Wed, 01/17/2024 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Public Health, Social, and Equity Impact of Marijuana Policies. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on the Public Health Consequences of Changes in the Cannabis Policy Landscape held its third full meeting... Read more

The Northwest’s Looming Biomass Threat

Airs at: Mon, 01/08/2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Woody biomass has become the fossil-fuel industry’s renewable, green savior but this source of energy is fraught with problems. British energy giant Drax has proposed building a wood biomass processing and export facility in Longview, Washington, that would use one million ... Read more

How Portland Metro Chamber and Business Lobbyists Undermine Ballot Initiatives

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Oregon’s citizen-initiated ballot measure process is a tool of grassroots democracy, allowing collective action by an organized majority of the population. However, time and time again, those with vast resources have impeded attempts to make the city more equitable and s... Read more

Forests Over Profits

Airs at: Mon, 12/25/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
This past September the World Forestry Center sponsored an annual conference called “Who Will Own the Forests,” attended by the most notorious representatives in the Wall Street timber industry. There they schemed on perfecting the financialization of forest ecosystems, exp... Read more

2023 Year in Review with Eric de Place

Airs at: Mon, 12/18/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
It’s been a wild year in many respects and this week is the time of year when we reconnect with Eric de Place with Salish Strategies in Seattle, to puzzle out all that’s happened. Today we talk about the positives – of which there have actually been a few – as well as the m... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 4, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 12/04/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which features a re-broadcast from the radio show Against the Grain. The pandemic highlighted the vital importance of care work—whether childcare, nursing home care, medical care or schooling – and the struggles many people... Read more

A Fair Farm Bill for All

Airs at: Mon, 11/27/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The United States’ food system has become a corporate-dominated marketplace, strangled by an elite few, that holds farmers and consumers hostage to greed. Currently Congress is negotiating the 19th Farm Bill which is an opportunity to pass a fair Farm Bill for all, after de... Read more