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Israel-Palestine Struggle

Airs at: Mon, 11/27/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick interviews David Finkel, Middle East expert, on the current Israel-Palestine struggle. In Part 1 of the interview they discussed the history of Israel’s dispossession of Palestinian land and enclosing them in smaller and smaller areas, as in apartheid South ... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for November 20, 2023

Airs at: Mon, 11/20/2023 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, a re-broadcast from the program Against the Grain. Why was the political philosopher Hannah Arendt so critical of mainstream Zionism? What did her criticisms have to do with how she understood nationalism and histori... Read more

Drug Use During Pandemic

Airs at: Wed, 11/15/2023 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio: Drug Use During Pandemic. We hear from Doctor Sheila Vakharia, Deputy Director of Research and Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance, on the Health Impacts of State Policies, Drug Decriminalization and Service Access. Plus a ... Read more

Lakayana Drury on Word is Bond

Airs at: Thu, 11/30/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
From their website: "Word is Bond empowers young Black men as they transition from boys into adulthood and find themselves navigating a world that provides very few answers to unlocking their highest selves." Find out more about Word is Bond online here.   Read more

Combating Carveouts

Airs at: Wed, 11/15/2023 at 12:00am - 12:30am
Produced for Century Of Lies
This week on Century of Lies: Combating Carveouts. Legislative carveouts can negate drug policy and criminal justice reforms. On this week’s Century, we hear from Sarah Staudt, Policy & Advocacy Director at the Prison Policy Initiative, combating legislative carveouts in cr... Read more

The Pacific Coast Temperate Rainforest and the Climate, with Paul Koberstein

Airs at: Wed, 11/15/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
  Today's guest, Paul Koberstein, co-founded Cascadia Times in 1995 and has been editor since its inception. A journalist for 40 years, Koberstein was a staff writer for The Oregonian and Willamette Week. He and Kathy Durbin were two of the first mainstream journalists to ... Read more

Dan Meek on Honest Elections Oregon

Airs at: Thu, 11/02/2023 at 8:00am - 9:00am
If organizers can collect enough signatures to put it on the ballot, Initiative Petition 9 will create actual limits to campaign contributions and more.  Find out how you can get involved and what's at stake. Read more

Will Oregon Become a Hub for So-called Renewable Fuel?

Airs at: Mon, 11/20/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
At a critical bend in the Columbia River Estuary, a company called NEXT Renewable Fuels, Inc., is seeking to build a new, massive renewable diesel refinery. The proposed refinery at Port Westward would be one of the largest producers of renewable diesel on the West Coast. M... Read more

Portland Palestinians and Jews Share Grief and Demand Ceasefire in Gaza

Airs at: Fri, 11/03/2023 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Produced for Radiozine
Portland Jews and Palestinians whose families in Israel and Gaza have been and continue to be impacted by the current escalation gathered for a press conference October 30th, 2023 at the Portland office of Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley. This follows last week's release of a j... Read more

The Brave New World of Renewable Diesel

Airs at: Mon, 11/06/2023 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
There is no question that we need to cut our carbon emissions substantially and quickly in order to prevent our planet from becoming uninhabitable. While the move to electrify transportation is an obvious step toward decarbonization, the fossil fuel industry has other ideas... Read more