Alternative economics

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 28, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 04/27/2008

 Hosted by Tom Becker, this program has pieces  on the International Longshoreman Workers Union and May Day, the Italian radical film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the left turn in Paraguay, and the impact of the economic crunch on the poor.  You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or  individual segments by clicking on their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick talks with Craig  Merrilees and Peter Parks about the history and the  activism of the ILWU.

 2. Italian scholar Angela Porcarelli talks with Jan Haaken about the work and philosophy of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

51:13 minutes (23.45 MB)

Squeezing the Poor

program date: 
Sun, 04/27/2008

 Jared Bernstein is the author of Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries).  An economist at the Economic Policy Institute, he explains to Bill Resnick and to you why we're all feeling poorer these days--especially those who were poor to begin with.  Bernstein will be  speaking at Powell's  on Wednesday at 7:30.   

 

8:44 minutes (4 MB)

Joe and Abe on May Day

program date: 
Mon, 04/28/2008

Joe Uris and Abe Proctor rant 'n' rail on with a pre-May Day Special covering the history of the Labor Movement in the United States, and how it's been steadily eroded since the last of the *real* Domocrats were in power.

80:01 minutes (36.63 MB)

Joe and Abe Talk Radio

program date: 
Mon, 04/21/2008

Abe Proctor and Joe Uris lit up the phone lines with more of their irreverant views on politics, the election, and the world.

82:47 minutes (37.9 MB)

The Global Food Crisis

program date: 
Sun, 04/20/2008

 There is lots of food in the world, but lots of people are starving.  Why are the neediest being priced out of the food market?  Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starving and an  activist with Food First, analyzes the situation in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. 

14:00 minutes (6.41 MB)

Real Wealth of Nations

program date: 
Thu, 03/06/2008

Interview with Rianne Eisler by Ani Hanes and interviews with people from Real Wealth of Portland by Barbara Gerke.

50:07 minutes (45.89 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 14, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 04/13/2008

 Bill Resnick hosts this show as the Old Moles root out the underlying issues regarding taxes, the courage it takes to keep hope alive in hard times, labor struggles in Colorado and Colombia, and inequities in human health.  Listen to the whole show by clicking on the arrow on this page, or listen to individual pieces by clicking on their links  below.

1.  Why do we hate taxes?  Mike Leachman talks with Bill Resnick about what's wrong with the tax system.

2.  Well-read Red Frann Michel comments on the past, present and future of the "communist  hypothesis."

52:59 minutes (24.26 MB)

Renewing the Communist Hypothesis

program date: 
Sun, 04/13/2008

 Well-read Red Frann Michel discusses the history and the future of what French philosopher Alain Badiou calls "the Communist Hypothesis".  You can read  her  remarks and find  links to her  sources  here.

 

9:00 minutes (4.13 MB)

Why We Hate Taxes

program date: 
Sun, 04/13/2008

 Taxes are due this week, so Bill Resnick and Mike  Leachman discuss why people hate paying taxes even though we wall need services they pay for.  Michael Leachman is a policy analyst at the Oregon Center for Public Policy, which does in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues with the goal to improve decision making and generate more opportunities for all Oregonians. You can read more by him here.

 

15:05 minutes (6.91 MB)

Joe Uris says "Things ARE Winnable!"

program date: 
Mon, 04/14/2008

Joe Uris hosts today. His topic is "Things Are Winnable." The issues include fighting the LNG terminals in Oregon, the many sins of John McNasty, and more. 

83:50 minutes (38.38 MB)
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