Thom Becker

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Thom Becker

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 8, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 11/08/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Tom Becker hosts this episode of the Mole, which includes the following segments: The Great Lie: U.S. Investor Owned Utilities including PGE and Pacific Power were informed by their researchers and independent scientists as early as 1968 that burning fossil fuels could gen... Read more

The Great Lie

Airs at: Mon, 11/08/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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U.S. Investor Owned Utilities including PGE and Pacific Power were informed by their researchers and independent scientists as early as 1968 that burning fossil fuels could generate global warming disaster. The Utilities cooperated with their fossil fuel industry partners t... Read more

War on Cuba

Airs at: Mon, 11/08/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Luisa Martinez interviews Daniel Montero, journalist and filmmaker of the documentary series.  The War on Cuba focuses on the devastating impact of the generations-long illegal US economic war on Cuba. Montero is also part of a media outlet titled Belly of the Beast,  inves... Read more

Remembering Palesa Mofokeng, South African healer who died of Covid: An interview with her adoptive mother Kendall, Portland movement photographer and organizer with Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Desiree Hellegers speaks with Kendall, street/movement photographer, professor, and organizer with Portland Buddhist Peace Fellowship, about the life and death of her daughter Palesa Clementina Mofana Kendall Mofokeng, a sangoma and LPN – of Covid– amid riots in South Afric... Read more

Build Back Better

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Kirin Kennedy, the Deputy Director of Legislative and Administrative Advocacy at the Sierra Club. Bill and Kirin discuss Biden’s early environmental initiatives and budget proposals, including the $3.5 Trillion Build Back Better bill. Immediately fo... Read more

Assault on Abortion

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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On September 1st the Supreme Court declined to block one of the country’s most restrictive abortion laws, a Texas state statute that bans the procedure as early as six weeks into pregnancy and which allows civil suits against anyone assisting women seeking abortions. In thi... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 20, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 09/20/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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To thank the generous supporters of community radio in Portland, the Old Mole Variety Hour is sponsoring gift prints of one of Bette Lee’s photos to 10 lucky listeners who contribute during KBOO’s 2021 fall membership drive. To view Bette’s photos and learn details about th... Read more

Elections and the International Right

Airs at: Mon, 07/12/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Bill Resnick speaks with Jo-Marie Burt of the Washington Office on Latin America about the ominous situation in Peru, where a right- wing party has refused to accept a national election defeat. After a bitter campaign, they adopted Trump's strategy and rhetoric, that the vo... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 12, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 07/12/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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  Tom Becker hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes the following segments: Empire: A few months ago, after Pres. Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer,” Putin responded, “it takes one to know one,” which the international press applauded, bec... Read more

Heat and Work

Airs at: Mon, 07/12/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
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Heat and Work: The climate crisis is dramatically shaping the work environment for essential workers. As state leaders call Oregon's extreme heat waves and historic wildfires across the west "a harbinger of things to come," what can workers do to rise up and fight for worke... Read more