Alternative economics

Energy Self-reliance

program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

Will the transition to Clean Energy lead to decentralized, worker and community controlled energy production? Or will it be centralized under corporate and state control and promote high usage and consumerism?  John Farrell works with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance which supports environmentally sound and equitable community development.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about many communities, including some in the US, are building ways in which families and communities can produce energy locally and cut back on their consumption.  You can find an article by Farrell here.  

16:09 minutes (9.24 MB)

Interview with Alissa Hamilton, author of "Squeezed: What You Don't Know About Orange Juice"

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Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

 Host Bruce Silverman interviews Alissa Hamilton, author of "Squeezed: What You Don't Know About Orange Juice."

Alissa Hamilton is a Food and Society Policy Fellow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. She lives in Toronto.

26:42 minutes (24.45 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/18/10

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Thu, 02/18/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

Tuesday night, Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to over 1,000 Portlanders at Maranantha Church about the "execution" of Aaron Campbell, the most recent victim of a police shooting.

Positively Revolting on 02/19/10

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Fri, 02/19/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani speaks with Paul Cienfuegos about the dangerous fiction of corporate personhood, and how to recl

How can the voices of the people be heard over the din of corporate influence? 

Join us for a great discussion about reclaiming our power, and addressing people’s needs for environmental protection, healthcare, housing, and more. 

Corporate control over our legislative process significantly hinders serious achievements towards a world where peoples’ needs come before profits.  What are the mechanisms of corporate control? What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decision concerning the rights of corporations?

February 15, 2010 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 02/15/2010

 

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show begins with several  discussions of work: how its wages are stolen, why it can be called slavery, whether work is necessary, and the value of "real" work.  In the second half of the program, we hear from a human rights activist just returned from Haiti, and Bill Resnick provides an assessment of the Obama presidency and its limitations.  

64:50 minutes (37.1 MB)

Wage Slavery and Beyond

program date: 
Mon, 02/15/2010

 What is wage slavery?  Why are even well-paid workers nevertheless slaves?  Could work be abolished?   What is the real value of work?  These are the questions pondered by Old Moles Clayton Morgareidge and Frann Michel, and Poet Marge Piercy in this portmanteau segment with musical breaks by Thelonious Monk and Stephan Grapelli.  The image here is a Mural at the Frederick Douglass Library/ University of Maryland by Mike Alewitz, "The Creation of Wealth."  And you can find Frann's text and her sources by clicking here.  

16:29 minutes (9.44 MB)

Mitakuye Oyasin on 02/11/10

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Thu, 02/11/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
News and commentary on Indigenous resistance to the Olympics

Mitakuye Oyasin will have some discussion on the resistance of some Indigenous nations to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. We will also bring in some issues of political economy and commentary from the hosts. We would also like to open up future shows on a regular basis to call-in from our listeners whose own views we want to hear and have other listeners hear as well.

 

 

Local Independent Journalist Raymond Rendleman on the Foreclosure Crisis

program date: 
Wed, 02/10/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guest is local independent journalist Raymond Rendleman, who has been doing research on the recent spate of Home Mortgage Foreclosures.  They talk about Obama's Making Home Affordable program, and Oregon's offerings for Homeowner support.   People looking for help with finding Shared Housing can call the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.  A huge list of related community resources, including mortgage services, can be found at 211info.org

56:52 minutes (26.04 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/09/10

Air date: 
Tue, 02/09/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Our Republic is broken. What's to be done? With Joe on vacation, Abe tosses out a possible answer: a

Our Republic is broken. A lockstep minority, cloaked in arcane rules, can bring business to a complete halt. The influence of monied interests is rampant. The social contract has been shredded, and cherished liberties erode. A yawning chasm opens between rich and poor. A bloated foreign empire bleeds the Treasury. The public discourse is controlled by a profit-driven Fourth Estate that is loath to criticize its owners. The promise of a populist president seems impotent against the entrenched forces arrayed against him.

Our Republic is broken. What is to be done? Let's call a Constitutional Convention and fix it.

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