Alternative economics

Less Militarism, More Security

program date: 
Sun, 04/19/2009

What else could we get for the may billions of dollars already spent on two wars? Laurie Mercier talks with Jo Comerford, Executive Director, National Priorities Project about redirecting massive military expenditures to our real security needs namely education, health care and jobs. 

13:18 minutes (7.61 MB)

Getting Clear About Capitalism

program date: 
Sun, 04/19/2009

Capitalism is always a drag on the progressive agenda.  But why?  What is capitalism?  In this commentary, Clayton Morgareidge explains how the private ownership of productive property forms and deforms social life. 

9:09 minutes (5.24 MB)

Flashpoints on 04/23/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 04/23/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Financial analyst Catherine Austin Fitts talks about the alleged suicide of acting Fanny Mac CFO David Kellerman and Nora Barrows Friedman interviews one of the leading activists against the building of a wall through Palestine.

Local Exchange Trading Systems: Building Resiliant Economies

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Recovery Zone
program date: 
Tue, 04/21/2009

 

29:51 minutes (13.66 MB)

Conservative Teabagging, and the Bush-era Torture Memos

program date: 
Mon, 04/20/2009

 Today, Abe Proctor hosts.  First, we'll talk about Teabagging, then we'll cover the Bush-era Torture Memos in the second half of the show.

56:31 minutes (25.88 MB)

Alternative Radio on 04/22/09

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 04/22/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

David Korten - Money or Life? (lecture) 

David Korten was an insider in the development establishment for several decades. He worked for the Ford Foundation and USAID and taught at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business. Having severed his ties to the past, today he is a leading voice for economic and social justice. He is co-founder and board chair of YES! magazine. He is the author of "When Corporations Rule the World" and "The Great Turning." His latest book is "Agenda for a New Economy."

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 04/21/09

Air date: 
Tue, 04/21/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

 What's that taste in my mouth?" Abe examines the aftermath of conservative teabagging, and discusses the implications of the recenty released Bush-era torture memos.

 

Political Perspectives on 04/21/09

Air date: 
Tue, 04/21/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with environmental writer Chip Ward who says, "'Too big to fail.' It's been the mantra of our economic meltdown. Although meant to emphasize the overwhelming importance of this bank or that corporation, the phrase also unwittingly expresses a shared delusion that may be at the root of our current crises -- both economic and ecological.  In nature, nothing is too big to fail. In fact, big is bound to fail. To understand why that's so means stepping away from a prevailing set of beliefs that holds us in its sway, especially the deep conviction that we operate apart from nature's limits and rules."

Recovery Zone on 04/22/09

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Wed, 04/22/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
Healing our World

With host Stephanie Potter, Collin Ferguson, founder of Cascadia Commons/Community Way discusses his efforts to establish  Open Money or a Local Exchange Trading System (LETS) in Portland. LETS are local, non-profit exchange networks in which goods and services can be traded without the need for printed currency.  In the same way that Open Source works, the idea of Open Money is that we design our own systems for transferring  value.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 04/20/09

Air date: 
Mon, 04/20/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Laurie Mercier hosts on this Monday after tax day. The moles discuss who controls the wealth and how it can be redistributed more fairly to insure participatory democracy and social justice.  Along with reviews and commentaries they’ll speak with Jo Comerford, Executive Director of the National Priorities Project (NPP).  The NPP analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent, and Comerford will help us understand how 40% of tax revenue that currently supports military spending could be redirected to more critical and productive needs.

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