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Book Mole: Balls

Airs at: Mon, 08/17/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Larry Bowlden reviews a 1998 novel by Nancy Kincaid titled "Balls."  The novel takes a look at college football, its excesses and corruption, as seen through the eyes of sixteen women, all of whom are either married to coaches or raising sons who are prospective football p... Read more

Field Moles: Shell No in St. John's

Airs at: Mon, 08/17/2015 at 12:00am
Desiree Hellegers brings a field report from Portland’s Cathedral Park where activists on July 29th attempted to delay the transit of Shell Oil's icebreaker on its way up to the Arctic. The segment features the voice of Greenpeace climber Marty Aranaydo, founder and directo... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for August 17, 2015

Airs at: Mon, 08/17/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Jan Haaken hosts this episode and we hear: Bill Resnick interviews Bill Bigelow and Tim Swinehart on their new book "A People's Curriculum for the Earth". Jan Haaken talks with Katie Gentile about the controversy over Planned Parenthood clinics and the sale of fetal... Read more

Live-Aboard Boaters Face Enforcement Under "Transient Laws"

Airs at: Thu, 08/06/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for News In Depth
Individuals and families who live on boats in the Willamette River, some of whom have done so for more than ten years, are facing new enforcement of existing transient laws.  KBOO reporter Henry Leasia filed this report about their struggle to have these laws changed. Read more

Kayaktivists and rope-sitters block Shell's icebreaker rig

Airs at: Wed, 07/29/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for News In Depth
Thirteen activists are suspended from ropes hanging from the Saint John’s bridge, more than fourteen hours after they rappelled down from the bridge early this morning.  They are supported by around 150 ‘kayaktivists’, who gathered Tuesday night in Saint Johns’ Cathedral Pa... Read more

Fixing Diesel Emissions in Oregon

Airs at: Thu, 05/28/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
With Oregon’s diesel emissions being the sixth highest in the nation, attempts to pass laws that might put the State’s limits on par with California’s have stalled in the legislature. Because State law limits diesel emissions very little, activists are concerned that Oregon... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for March 23, 2015

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Iven Hale hosts and we hear:   Bill Resnick and Robert Naimon talk about Israel and Palestine Desiree Hellegers talks with Dan Serres about the environmental and safety risks of oil-by-train facilities Joe Clement reads a tongue-in-cheeck commentary about the Po... Read more

Dan Serres on oil-by-train dangers

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2015 at 12:00am
Desiree Hellegers interviews Dan Serres, Conservation Director of the Columbia River Keeper, about the potential environmental and safety impacts of a proposal to site the largest oil-by-rail storage facility in the United States right here in our own backyard in Vancouver,... Read more

Lawsuit Filed Against Port of Seattle Over Shell Oil Deal

Airs at: Thu, 03/12/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the port of Seattle Wednesday, challenging the commission’s move to enter an agreement with contractors for Shell Oil. KBOO’s Robin Ryan spoke with a member of the Puget Sound-Keepers Alliance, one of the suit’s pe... Read more

Airport Workers Hold Teach-In on Hazards

Airs at: Thu, 03/05/2015 at 12:00am
Produced for Evening News
Workers at the Portland airport held a ‘teach-in’ at the airport today to demonstrate the hazardous conditions they encounter at work. The workers have recently filed complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration against Prospect Airport Services – a contra... Read more