Energy/Natural Resources

Mark Weisbrot on Venezuela

Airs at: Mon, 02/18/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with Mark Weisbrot about what western media is getting wrong about the coup in Venezuela. They consider what the billionaires are afraid of in Venezuela's example, the massive support the current government has, and what we can do to support the people. ... Read more

Why Natural Gas is Neither Natural nor Green

Airs at: Mon, 02/11/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
As North America veers away from oil and coal, so-called natural gas is being promoted as a green bridge fuel to a renewable future. Such is the reasoning behind massive gas projects being proposed for the Pacific Northwest, such as the world's largest methanol refinery in ... Read more

Community Energy in Lancaster, California

Airs at: Mon, 02/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Kathy Wells who's been organizing and managing the build out of Lancaster, CA's public community energy system which is moving toward zero carbon including transportation. Lancaster is 60 miles NE of L.A., 120,000 folks in the high desert. Read more

Power, Politics and Nature in the Tar Sands

Airs at: Mon, 02/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Laurie Mercier talks with Ian Urquhart author of the recent book, Costly Fix: Power, Politics, and Nature in the Tar Sands. Ian Urquhart is a professor of political science at University of Alberta. They discuss the post-1995 Alberta tar sands boom, and how the state inflat... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for February 4, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 02/04/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Denise Morris Hosts this episode of The Old Mole which includes: Power, Politics, and Nature in the Tar Sands: Laurie Mercier talks with Ian Urquhart, professor of political science and author of the recent book, Costly Fix: Power, Politics, and Nature in the Tar Sands... Read more

Kalama Methanol and the Chinese Connection

Airs at: Mon, 02/04/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In 2014, a Chinese-backed company, Northwest Innovation Works, announced that it planned to build the world's largest methanol refinery in Kalama, Washington. This methanol would be shipped to China where it would be processed into olefins to make plastic. Five years later ... Read more

Green New Deal: a Green Party vision

Airs at: Mon, 01/21/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick talks with Howie Hawkins, New York gubinatorial candidate for the Green party, about the renewed political agitation for a Green New Deal within and without the party. Read more

Palm Oil - A Climate Disaster

Airs at: Mon, 01/21/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
In the mid-2000s, Western nations, led by the United States, began drafting environmental laws that encouraged the use of vegetable oil in fuels. But this ambitious move to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and curb global warming, had unforeseen consequences. Warnings that t... Read more

Nutritional Wisdom with Fred Provenza

Airs at: Fri, 01/11/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Beloved Community
  John Shuck speaks with professor emeritus Fred Provenza of Utah State University about nutrition, our bodies, the falsness of factory farming and the nutrition industry, and the importance of love on this unique journey to Earth. His book is called Nourishment: What Anim... Read more

Jordan Cove, The Third Time Around

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2019 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
For more than 14 years, southern Oregon communities have been fighting a proposal to build a 229-mile Pacific Connector fracked gas pipeline that would cross more than 400 rivers and streams on its way across Southern Oregon and the Jordan Cove LNG export terminal at the Po... Read more