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Old Mole Variety Hour for February 28, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 02/28/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Norm Diamond hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Guns, Violence, and Justice: In their Left & the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker discuss recent upsurges in gun violence in Portland and elsewhere, beginning with the shoot... Read more

What's Up with ODOT

Airs at: Mon, 02/28/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Oregon Department of Transportation, known to its friends as ODOT, has been displeasing lots of people, whether it’s for their excessive postfire logging along the Santiam Highway last year, or their latest deceptively named proposal to expand Interstate 5, disguising i... Read more

Michael Trimble Interview

Produced for Between Us
Michael Trimble is a bike enthusiast and candidate for Oregon governor who, because of being born in Russia around the time of Chernobyl, has no arms.  But according to him, that has made him someone who is not afraid to fight what what's important.  Mr. Trimble talks with ... Read more

Peter Hall Interview

Produced for Between Us
Peter Hall is no stranger to Oregon politics.  He ran for House District 60 in 2006.  In 2014, Don Merrill interviewed him as he ran again.  In the meantime, he's become a City Council for the community of Haines and has joined the Oregon League of Cities.  Now, he's runnin... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 21, 2022

Airs at: Mon, 02/21/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Alice Childress, Paul Robeson and Lorraine Hansberry; Illustration by Jonathan Aprea via Wikimedia Commons, NYPL   Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Who will own the sun and wind? Today across the planet two fa... Read more

Who will own the sun and wind? (Part One)

Airs at: Mon, 02/21/2022 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Today across the planet two familiar forces -— corporate capital and the broad left — are furiously contesting for the resources and authority to direct the mobilization necessary to restore a habitable planet in the little time that remains. The left’s energy networks are ... Read more

The Methane Climate Bomb

Airs at: Wed, 02/16/2022 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    After a month hiatus to recharge his batteries, host Paul Roland is back for more unflinching discussion of the five-alarm climate disaster. We've known for some time that the vast quantities of methane frozen in "clathrates" under the oceans and in permafrost are the... Read more

Keeping Mt. Hood Wild

Airs at: Mon, 02/21/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The Mount Hood National Forest has been getting more and more overrun in recent years by throngs who are loving it to death and this crush of humanity has only become worse since Covid. On the one hand it's great to see more people getting outdoors and (hopefully) appreciat... Read more

Patrick Starnes Interview

Produced for Between Us
Patrick Starnes is a democratic candidate for Oregon governor in 2022.  He talked with Sam Bouman about his support for campaign finance legislation, balancing timber resources against the needs of timber communities and how he would repurpose Oregon's Kicker Fund to pay fo... Read more

Why Oregon Must Divest from Fossil Fuels

Airs at: Mon, 02/14/2022 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
When it comes to tackling the climate crisis, there are already plenty of reasons for Oregonians to take pride in our state. Earlier this year, the Legislature passed three clean energy bills focused on energy affordability and climate-smart housing. In 2018, Portland also ... Read more