Alternative economics

Alternative Radio on 05/06/09

Program: 
Alternative Radio
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Wed, 05/06/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Frances Moore Lappe speaks on "The Work of Hope" (lecture)

Frances Moore Lappé is a democracy advocate and world food and hunger expert who has authored or co-authored 16 books. She is the co-founder of three organizations, including Food First: The Institute for Food and Development Policy and, more recently, the Small Planet Institute, which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. In 1987 she received the Right Livelihood Award (a.k.a, the “Alternative Nobel.”) Her first book, Diet for a Small Planet, has sold three million copies and is considered “the blueprint for eating with a small carbon footprint since long before the term was coined” [JM Hirsch, Associated Press].

Portland City Council plans to extend sit-lie ordinance

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Sun, 04/26/2009

Advocates for the homeless in the city of Portland have put out a call for support around this coming Wednesday’s city council vote to extend the sit-lie ordinance for another three months.

4:03 minutes (3.71 MB)

Political Perspectives on 04/30/09

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Thu, 04/30/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Per Fagereng speaks with writer and peak oil researcher Mike Ruppert, whose latest book is "A Presidential Energy Policy" which will be published on May Day.

Radiozine on 04/29/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 04/29/2009 - 11:00am - 11:15am

Jeff Goodell, author of "Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future" and contributing editor at "Rolling Stone" discusses the importance of ending America's overreliance on coal-fired power. Also Cesia Kearns, Regional Representative of the Beyond Coal Compaign of the Sierra Club talks about their event tonight (4/29/09) at the Sierra Club office at 1821 SE Ankeny St in Portland.

May Day: Is it still relevant 123 years later?

May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?

Voices from the Edge on 04/30/09

Air date: 
Thu, 04/30/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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May Day: Is it still relevant 123 years later?

May 1, 2009 marks the 123rd anniversary of a rally for the eight-hour day in Chicago's Haymarket Square that ended with a police riot that left over a dozen dead. The political trial and hanging of four anarchists that followed sparked protests around the world and the designation by the Second International of May 1 as International Workers' Day, more commonly known as May Day. But does commemoration of a 19th century incident have relevance for people in the 21st century? Does demonstrating on May Day have meaning for you?

Kenny Zulu Whitmore

program date: 
Sun, 04/26/2009

 

They call me Zulu...
From a letter written to  Jenka Soderberg...

30 miles from the nearest town, hidden in the Louisiana hills, traveling along a long twisting road at a dead end you will find Angola, a former plantation now a prison the size of  Manhattan which is unlike any other known at this point in time.

4:15 minutes (3.9 MB)

Environmentalist Chip Ward: Nature Teaches 'Too Big' is Bound to Fail!

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Wed, 04/22/2009

26:09 minutes (11.98 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 20, 2009

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Sun, 04/19/2009

 The Moles focus today on Capitalism and Socialism.  What is capitalism, anyway, and how does it make us unfree?  What might socialism be like?  Why don't we have more voice in how the government spends  our money, and what would  we say if we did?   Are Americans really committed to Capitalism and opposed to socialism?  (A new poll says otherwise.)   Below  are links to the segments of this show, hosted by Laurie Mercier.   Or you can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above.

1. Clayton Morgareidge explains why a capitalist society deprives us of our very lives.  

58:04 minutes (33.23 MB)

Public Opinion Poll: Socialism or Capitalism?

program date: 
Sun, 04/19/2009

Only 53% of Americans believe capitalism is better than socialism!  At least that is the finding of a recent Rassmussen poll.  Old Moles Bill Resnick and Norm Diamond discuss the poll results and what they suggests about how people are reacting to the economic crisis.  

22:43 minutes (13 MB)
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