Jon Nelson hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments:
Ecological Equity: Most U.S. North Americans support climate action but manage to repress the knowledge that saving a habitable planet from climate roasting will require international cooperation. The industrialized countries of the West, which have emitted the bulk of greenhouse gases for the last fifty years, will need to send funds and transfer technologies to enable poor and developing countries to reconstruct their economies. Bill Resnick and Paul Athanasiou, the founder of the organization EcoEquity, discuss how U.S. North Americans can be convinced that they have moral and practical reasons to aid the less endowed states. Paul Athanasiou is the author of the recent report, A Fair Shares Phase Out: A Civil Society Equity Review of an Equitable Global Phase Out of Fossil Fuels.
Homeless Not Hopeless: Sarah Chivers talks with Karen Morrison, founder and director of Odyssey World International Education Services, a Black-led non-profit that has built a network of community partnerships to support refugee and immigrant families. They discuss the ways that homeless and BIPOC communities in SW Washington are organizing to build hope, healing, and connecting communities with care.
In Memoriam: On behalf of the Moles, Desiree Hellegers honors Portland's own Mike Munk, who died in July 2021 after spending decades excavating and documenting Portland's radical history, including for his book "The Portland Red Guide: Sites & Stories of Our Radical Past.”