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Old Mole Variety Hour for May 1, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 05/01/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: Civilization and its Future, Part 2: Bill Resnick interviews John Bellamy Foster. They discuss the future as the world continuously warms, wreaking havoc with vast destructive storms, ... Read more

“Anti-Woke” Censorship

Airs at: Mon, 05/01/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
In honor of National Teachers’ Day on May 2, Patricia Kullberg reads excerpts from an open letter to US educational authorities by prominent Black educators, writers and activists. They call for resistance to “anti-woke” attacks on curricula, teachers, libraries and educati... Read more

Health Communism on an Inflamed Planet

Airs at: Mon, 05/01/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel discusses two recent books, Health Communism and Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, which offer counterarguments to the abandonment of public health, calling for more expansive understandings of human well-being and its interconnection with a... Read more

Interview with Amber Canavan of Compassionate PDX

Airs at: Fri, 04/28/2023 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for That Vegan Show
Join me as I interview Amber Canavan, an organizer with Compassionate PDX. Compassionate PDX is a grass-roots group of volunteers dedicated to creating political change in favor of non-human animals. Their current campaigns are Fur Free Portland, Fur Free Oregon, and Foie G... Read more

PDX Progressive Talk Radio Eps 2 - Oregon School Board Races

Airs at: Wed, 04/26/2023 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
The school board is changing, what does that mean for our communities? Hosted by Moses Ross. Engineered by Sherry Morisch We took some time this month to talk about the school board elections going on all over the state of Oregon. Each community is discovering that its sc... Read more

Certified Disaster

Airs at: Mon, 05/01/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The oil & gas industry is turning to unproven and unregulated  “gas certifiers” like Project Canary that claim to “measure” emissions and label their methane gas as “responsibly sourced”. The certified gas industry allows companies to charge a premium for their products, an... Read more

Totality of Circumstances | April 25, 2023

Airs at: Tue, 04/25/2023 at 5:30pm - 6:00pm
  This month Sam and Jasmin spoke with the current co-chairs of the Police Accountability Commission, Katherine Macdowell and KC Lewis (the third co-chair, Charlie Michelle-Westley, was unable to attend). They are heading the PAC's Structure and Details phase, during which... Read more

Music, Drugs, and Harm Reduction

Airs at: Wed, 04/26/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Music, Drugs, and Harm Reduction. We hear from Dr. Jodie Grigg, a Research Associate at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University in Perth and coordinator of the Western Australia arm of the Ecstasy and Related Drugs Reporting S... Read more

Prison Pipeline Legislative Update

Airs at: Mon, 04/24/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Prison Pipeline
Prison Pipeline hosts Emma Lugo, Doug McVay, Adam Carpinelli and Karen James discuss legislation introduced in the 2023 Oregon session. HB 2513 A  Relating to implementation of Ballot Measure 110 passed by Oregon voters in 2021; reduces barriers to harm reduction. https://... Read more

The Gap on 04/21/23

Airs at: Fri, 04/21/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for The Gap
  On this episode of the Gap:  Portland's REI closure may not really be about crime (cough, unionization cough, cough) Former PPA President Brian Hunzeker resigns from PPB for holding two cop jobs on opposite sides of the Columbia Whiplash! Portland City Council reverses... Read more