Alternative economics

Dan Leahy and Kari Koch on the Economic Meltdown

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Locus Focus
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Tue, 06/02/2009

 Once again Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein takes on the economic meltdown and today she has help navigating this maelstrom from Dan Leahy, professor of Labor Studies at the Evergreen State College.

Dan sorts through the financial mumbo jumbo and hocus pocus that has shaken the world's economy for the past year and explores local initiatives that may help put the economy together, one community at a time.

We're also joined by Kari Koch with the Rural Organizing Project. Kari tells us about ROP's current organizing initiative: creating Living Room Conversations on the Economic Collapse & Bringing our Money Home.

Dan Leahy and Kari Koch will be part of a Community forum on  Building a Fair Economy on Tuesday June 9th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Corvallis Public Library, 6th AND Monroe, in Corvallis.

55:40 minutes (25.48 MB)

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 06/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What are the national and international causes of the current economic meltdown and how it can be fi

Once again Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein takes on the economic meltdown and today she has help navigating this maelstrom from Dan Leahy, professor of Labor Studies at the Evergreen State College.

 

Dan sorts through the financial mumbo jumbo and hocus pocus that has shaken the world's economy for the past year and explores local initiatives that may help put the economy together, one community at a time.

Voices from the Edge on 06/04/09

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Thu, 06/04/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is the annual Village Building Convergence relevant in today's economic climate?

This week, the 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?

Parasite Class, Iraqi Killing Fields, Infragard & More!

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Presswatch
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Wed, 05/27/2009

Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." A look at the "parasite" class . . .  "In 2007, the year the new Survey of OECD Report: Gap between Rich, Poor Growing: OECD Report: Gap between Rich, Poor GrowingConsumer Finances data cover, a family needed to sport a net worth of at least $8.3 million to enter the nation’s richest 1 percent.

27:30 minutes (12.59 MB)

Radiozine on 05/29/09

Program: 
Radiozine
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Fri, 05/29/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Cris Andreae interviews Toby Hemenway about his updated classic, GAIA'S GARDEN: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. Toby Hemenway is the author of the first major North American book on permaculture, Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, and an adjunct professor at Portland State University. He is also Scholar in Residence at Pacific University. His current project is developing urban sustainability resources in Portland, where he now lives. He teaches permaculture and consults and lectures on ecological design throughout the country.

Flashpoints on 05/28/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
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Thu, 05/28/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Hear an interview with one of the attorneys for the founders of the Holy Land Foundation. Her client was just sentenced to 65 years in prison for charitable work serving Palestinians. Dr. Mads Gilbert talks about the brutal humanitarian conditions for hundreds of thousands of displaced Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and Financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts on participatory budgeting and financial permaculture.

Race and Recession: An Interview with Seth Wessler

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Wed, 05/20/2009

The current recession is not an equal opportunity crisis. People of color are experiencing job loss, foreclosures and lack of healthcare at alarmingly higher rates than white Americans. These disparities are not a coincidence but rather the result of structural barriers that have been taking a toll on people of color long before the subprime meltdown.

56:26 minutes (45.21 MB)

Community Calendar Tues May 26

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Mon, 05/25/2009

 

KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR

TUESDAY May 26 2009

This is the community calendar for Tuesday May 26 2009

 

 

 

To make a food co-op grow in Lents, come to the Lents Grocery Co-op Community Meeting tonight, Tuesday May 26, at 6 p.m., at Lents Seventh-day Adventist Church, 8835 SE Woodstock Blvd; on the web at lentsgrocery.org.

 

3:00 minutes (2.75 MB)

Flashpoints on 05/21/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 05/21/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Labor reporter David Bacon, author of "Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants," discusses Penny Pritzker's leadership in the movement against the Employee Free Choice Act and other issues.  And financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts returns with the Community Business segment. Her topics include the cleansing of debts against the Bank of America and Goldman Sachs.

Justice and Sustainability

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Sun, 05/17/2009

 What is the role of economic and racial justice when we consider a sustainable world?  Jill Fuglister talks with Laurie Mercier about her work with the Coalition for a Livable Future and the Livability Summit held at Portland State University this week.  

10:25 minutes (5.97 MB)
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