Alternative economics

Investing In The Social Good

program date: 
Sat, 01/03/2009
29:00 minutes (26.56 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour

Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

The housing crisis continues as more people become homeless  because of foreclosures.  On this program, Bill Resnick talks with Chester Hartman, Director of Research for the Poverty and Race Research Action Council, about  the problem and how it could be solved. The Movie Moles will  review Slumdog Millionaire, and Tom Becker will read from the Guardian on the Palestinian-Israeli struggle. 

More Talk Radio

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 01/05/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Kathy Kelly, co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence. The group is organizing with other secular and faith-based groups "Camp Hope: Countdown to Change" in Chicago, four blocks from Obama's residence there. The camp begins on New Year's Day and continues to Dr. Martin Luther King Day. Kelly says "Large lobbying groups, including some of the large corporations, are pushing Obama around the clock to preserve the status quo, wage war and provide for unbridled greed. What we're asking is that the money spent on the military be spent instead on soluble problems such as lack of healthcare."
 

Positively Revolting

Air date: 
Fri, 01/02/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Host Ani will discuss economics and actual wealth with her guest Will Newman II, student, teacher, a

Host Ani will discuss economics and actual wealth with her guest Will Newman II, student, teacher, rabble rouser and general ne'er do well, who is also the Research and Education Director of Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust (OSALT).

We will discuss some basics of the economy, and the difference between money and wealth. The U$ treasury, the Federal Reserve, and Congress have poured at least 7 trillion dollars (that looks like $7,000,000,000,000, just in case you were wondering) into this failing economy, but can this system be saved? Or are the very fundamental principles of this economic system based in fictions and pyramid schemes?

Share and Thrive with Portland.BrightNeighbor

program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 12/31/2008

   Randy White, founder of     Portland.BrightNeighbor.com ,  discusses how this new website encourages people to share their skills and their stuff with their neighbors. The idea is to encourage community, nonconsumerism and sustainability, and to help each other in  economic hard times.

27:53 minutes (19.15 MB)

Recovery Zone

Program: 
Recovery Zone
Air date: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Host Stephanie Potter interviews Randy White, founder of Bright Neighbor.com, which is a new website that encourages people to share their skills and their stuff with their neighbors.  --Something to encourage nonconsumerism and sustainability, and that could help us with economic hard times.
 

Special Programming: Public Affairs

Air date: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 10:30am - 2:30pm

The Zapatista Uprising and NAFTA - 15 Years Later

A special program on the anniversary of the Zapatista Uprising against so-called "free trade."

Alternative Radio

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 12/31/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Kevin Phillips - Swimming with the Sharks: The U.S. Economy

Kevin Phillips was chief political analyst for the 1968 Republican presidential campaign, which culminated in the victory of Richard Nixon.  Phillips also was partly responsible for the design of the Republican "Southern strategy," which transformed the once Democratic South into a Republican stronghold. In 1969 he wrote "The Emerging
Republican Majority." His politics have evolved over the ensuing decades. He is the author of many books including "American Theocracy" and "Bad Money."

 

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 29, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 12/28/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program looks at how the emerging Obama administration is walking the  line between public interest and private profit in two areas: health care and education.  It  features several great drum solos from the jazz world (mostly curtailed in the webcast for copyright reasons), and  Larry Bowlden's review of  Unseen Sights, a novel about mental health and its costs. 

One drum piece is heard in its entirety (following Larry's book review); it's by Glen Sheidt of Iretsu.

To hear the whole show, click  on the arrow above. To listen to individual pieces, follow the links below:

54:02 minutes (30.92 MB)

National Health and Beyond

program date: 
Sun, 12/28/2008

Public health is a public good -- so it should be a public responsiblity.  But many other public goods are poorly served by profit-making private interests.  In this commentary, Clayton Morgareidge shows how the debate about a national health care program can, and should, lead to something more. 

7:16 minutes (4.16 MB)
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