Alternative economics

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 29, 2008

program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2008

This program has a current take on the financial bailout, a conversation about the positive vision of Fair Trade, and a visit with local activists campaigning against regressive anti-immigrant ballot measures.  The whole show is available by clicking on the arrow above (though it has a few gaps in continuity where pleas for your membership were omitted).  Or  hear  the individual segments by following their links below.  AND DON'T FORGET TO BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP WHILE YOU'RE HERE!!  Thank you!

1.  Analysis of the financial crisis with Mark Engler and Bill Resnick.

2.   Local  activists promote a positive vision of fair trade.

41:36 minutes (23.8 MB)

Organizing for Fair Trade

program date: 
Thu, 10/02/2008

Bill Resnick talks with two Oregon activists about the positive vision of fair  trade: Arthur Stamoulis from the Oregon Fair Trade Coalition, and Shizuko Hashimoto with the Cross Border Organizing Committee of PCASC.   Check these links for upcoming opportunities to get involved. 

9:15 minutes (5.29 MB)

Bailing Out the Financiers

program date: 
Thu, 10/02/2008

Why this financial crisis?  Is it real?  Mark Engler is a financial analyst with Foreign Policy in Focus and frequent contributor to several publications.  He talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about where things stand and how they got there.  Engler is the author of HOW TO RULE THE WORLD: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy.

16:50 minutes (9.64 MB)

Antonia Juhasz on The Tyranny of Oil

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2008

 Per Fagereng and Sue Supriano host this program starting off our special Peak Oil Day programs. His guests include analyst, author and activist Antonia Juhasz, whose new book is "The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry - And What We Must Do to Stop It."

57:59 minutes (26.55 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 10/02/08

Air date: 
Thu, 10/02/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Saving the Economy or Saving the Rich? The $700 billion bailout plan.

The Bush administration says it needs $700 billion to avert the current financial crisis from turning into a global depression. Taxpayers see this as another use of their money to protect the wealthy. Congress is caught in the middle, trying to come up with a plan that will stop a financial meltdown without turning voters against. them.

Joe and Abe on The Big, Bad, Bail-Out

program date: 
Mon, 09/29/2008

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris talk about the Trillion Dollar Bail Out being hammered out (and on) in Congress.  Is it a good thing?  Is it a bad thing?  Is a taxpayer-funded bail-out option for failed speculators an integral part of Capitalism?  Should it be?  Listeners weigh in...

 

56:48 minutes (26.01 MB)

Dr. Helen Caldicott and Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer

program date: 
Sun, 09/28/2008

 Today, Kathleen Stephenson talks with Dr. Helen Caldicott, who has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction. She'll discuss her current work and her new book, Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer.

 

21:44 minutes (19.91 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/03/08

Air date: 
Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Charlie Stephens, former policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Energy. They'll discuss the economy, the bailouts, banks and the future. Call-in with your questions.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 09/29/08

Air date: 
Mon, 09/29/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Does the financial meltdown spell the end of conservative economics?

On the Old Mole Variety Hour, we ask whether the financial collapse and the government bailout spells the end of  conservative economics.  Bill Resnick talks with Mark Engler, author of How to Rule the World: The Battle For the Global Economy (available as a gift for calling in during the show with a KBOO membership pledge).  We’ll also hear from local organizers of the Oregon Fair Trade Coalition and the Cross Border Organizing Committee about the Rural Organizing Project’s effort to defeat the Sizemore anti-immigrant ballot initiative.

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