Energy/Natural Resources

Climate Activists vs. Zenith

Airs at: Mon, 04/20/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Climate change has not stopped for the pandemic—and the slowing of travel and commerce has given us only about a 5% reduction in global fossil fuel emissions—less than the reduction from the 2008 economic recession.     A precedent-setting case in the climate movement went... Read more

Local environmental groups plan online action against Chase Bank for 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Airs at: Fri, 04/17/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  The 50th anniversary of Earth Day falls  on April 22nd, and local environmental organizations have online actions planned, since stay-at-home orders and social distancing mean in-person organizing is not possible. #StoptheMoneyPipeline is an action against J.P Morgan Cha... Read more

John Lively Interview

Produced for Between Us
John Lively is a democrat running for Oregon House District 15.  He talked with Don Merrill about how he has survived as a moderate in an atmosphere of rank partisanism, why he believes strongly in the healing power of holistic medicine and how he has special empathy for th... Read more

Calla Felicity Interview

Produced for Between Us
Calla Felicity is a running for Oregon's 1st House District seat.  She talked with Don Merrill about how shoveling sulphur opened her eyes to the plight of women in blue collar work, how she has reshaped the anger she felt in her teenage years into the steadfast determiniat... Read more

Policy Making in a Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 04/13/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Now that everyone on the planet is facing the all-consuming threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to seriously face not only the need to innovate our medical and social systems, but also how we make policy. If we can figure out how to swiftly limit the deadly virus’s spr... Read more

Promoting a Progressive Agenda for Oregon in the Face of a Pandemic

Airs at: Mon, 04/06/2020 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Just two months ago it looked like the Oregon Legislature was poised to pass a slew of civil rights, environmental and equity bills. But this agenda was blindsided, first by Republican legislators who once again fled the state to protest the cap and trade bill. Their move s... Read more

Covid-19 and Climate Change

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Sarah Summerhill, Old Mole intern from Washington State University Vancouver, reflects on the intersectionality between the coronavirus pandemic and the climate change emergency. As the increasing need for social distancing uproots life and society as we know it, we ask our... Read more

Polluting the Ocean

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick speaks with Mariann Lloyd-Smith about the vast array of chemicals pouring into our oceans, including medicines, catalysts, pesticides, additives, flame retardants, and other chemical by-products of the global system of over-production.  Though many of these ... Read more

Art Robinson Interview

Produced for Between Us
Conservative Art Robinson is nothing if not persistent.  Mr. Robinson has challenged Democrat Pete DeFazio for US House District 4 in every election since 2010.  But this year, he's running for the seat in Oregon Senate District 2.  He talked with Don Merrill about the stra... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 30, 2020

Airs at: Mon, 03/30/2020 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes: Polluting the Ocean: Bill Resnick talks with Mariann Lloyd-Smith On ocean pollution, all the dangerous stuff that our out of control economic systems are pouring into our land, waters, and atmosphere. Dr. M... Read more