Alternative economics

Alternative Radio on 07/06/10

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 07/06/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Robert Jensen – Religion & Progressive Politics

Robert Jensen – Religion & Progressive Politics (lecture)

Robert Jensen is professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of "Citizens of the Empire," "The Heart of Whiteness," and "All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice."

A Future for Social Security

program date: 
Mon, 06/21/2010

 There is no crisis for Social Security funding, in spite of what we hear from politicians and news media.  Nancy Altman of  Social Security Works explains why we keep hearing about this phony crisis in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  Altman has been studying Social Security for thirty years and is the author of The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble.   

(The graph shows that by 2023, the Social Security surplus is estimated to grow to $4.3 trillion.)

 

20:11 minutes (11.55 MB)

KBOO Reports from US Social Forum in Detroit

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 06/22/2010

The United States Social Forum kicked off today in Detroit, Michigan.
The theme of the forum is "Another world is possible, another US is necessary, and another Detroit is underway."  Tens of thousands of participants arrived from all over the world to take part in the largest convergence of social movements in recent US history.

2:49 minutes (2.58 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/17/2010

program date: 
Thu, 06/17/2010

About the program…

Join co-hosts Jo Ann Bowman and Dave Mazza every Thursday morning as they bring you informative guests and lively discussions about the issues that are important to you and your community. Every week, Voices from the Edge provides KBOO listeners a place to engage in meaningful talk about racial disparity, government accountability, environmental justice, local and national politics, and other crucial issues of the day. Jo Ann and Dave bring you guests you won’t hear on other talk radio programs and conversation about making Oregon and the nation a better place.

 About the hosts…

55:02 minutes (50.39 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/22/10

Air date: 
Tue, 06/22/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Is Oregon an anti-immigrant state? A new study suggests it is.

A study commissioned by a consortium of Northwestern public radio stations says that a majority of Northwesterners -- Oregonians, Washingtonians and Idahoans, or whatever they call themselves -- agree with the anti-immigrant law passed recently in Arizona. In Oregon, that support is at 61 percent.

What does it mean? Is anti-immigrant sentiment more widespread than we thought? And what is that sentiment exactly? Fear, born of cultural ignorance? Economic anxiety? Good ol' racism? A toxic brew of all three? With Joe on vacation, Abe leads the discussion.

Michael Ruppert discusses how to survive peak oil

program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 06/17/2010

 

Per Fagereng hosts a special hour-long call-in show with Mike Ruppert, author of Crossing The Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil and A Presidential Energy Policy.

56:00 minutes (25.64 MB)

Food Show on 06/16/10

Program: 
Food Show
Air date: 
Wed, 06/16/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Food Styling; Food Lover's Guide to Portland; Pix Patisserie's Bastille Day; Farm Stay U.S.

Laura McCandlish brings you a foodie grab-bag this Wednesday on the KBOO Food Show. Guests include veteran food stylist Delores Custer and Liz Crain, whose new Food Lover's Guide to Portland hits the bookshelves soon! Then Cheryl Wakerhauser tells us about Pix Patisserie's Bastille Day fete, and Scottie Jones describes her efforts to promote agritourism (otherwise known as farm stays) in the Northwest.

A New World Order is Possible and Needed.

program date: 
Mon, 06/14/2010

Bill talks with Mark Weisbrot about his recent op-ed, "A New World Order is Possible and Needed." Specifically, Mark explores the rising affluence of middle-powers in Latin America, and how their engagement in world politics goes beyond narrowly defined self-interests.

20:57 minutes (19.17 MB)

June 14th Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 06/14/2010

Today's show, hosted by Laurie Mercier, focuses on the challenges to organized labor; the need for and possibility of a new, cooperative world order; and a special piece that asks the question "does the ruling class really want to commit suicide?" There are also two brief musical interludes: Casey Neill's "Dancing on the Ruins (of multi-national corporations" and David Kearney's "Please Mr. President."

54:14 minutes (49.66 MB)
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