Alternative economics

Alternative Radio on 08/27/08

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 08/27/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Benjamin Barber speaks on Runaway Capitalism.  Benjamin Barber is a well-known scholar and political theorist. He is
the author of many books including the bestseller Jihad vs. McWorld.  His latest book is Consumed: The Fate of Citizens under Capitalism Triumphant.
 

Old Mole Variety Hour on 08/25/08

Air date: 
Mon, 08/25/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Cuba: Interview, film review and commentary.

Bill Resnick will interview Cuba expert Sam Farber. They will discuss Cuba in transition and the possibilities for development, self-determination and Socialist democracy. Movie Moles will review the 1964 film Soy Cuba! made by Russian film makers interested in telling the story of the Cuban revolution. Soy Cuba! was a breakthrough in filmmaking.
 

Radiozine on 08/22/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 08/22/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am

"Cooperatives and Community-Owned Businesses: Rethinking the Ways Businesses Are Run and How They Interact with the Local Communities They Belong To." Todd Wilson speaks with representatives from three of Portland's Food Coops: People's, Food Front, and Alberta. Feel free to call in with your with questions, comments, experiences and thoughts."

Drinking from Puddles on 08/20/08

Air date: 
Wed, 08/20/2008 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Short Description: 
Sunsara Taylor returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight !!

Activist Sunsara Taylor, of The Revolution newspaper & The World Can't Wait orginization returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight for her third interview on the program. On tap is the decline of anti-war & other protesting in the wake of Obama's nomination, as well as other connected issues regarding the war in Iraq, the potential war in Iran and America's adgenda on the world stage.

Patriarch Versus Matriarchy as they relate to the Environment

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/19/2008

 Host Marlene Howell substitutes for Barbara Bernstein today, bringing two main topics to the table.  

First up, she invites opinions on Patriarchy versus Matriarchy as it relates to the wholesale Commodification of the entire planet's resources versus Sustainability.  Is it even possible for our species (let alone most other species) to survive our greed?

Part two of today's show asks the listenership: "What are YOU going to do TODAY to express your environmental values?"  This is not meant as an esoteric question, but a practical one, inviting real behaviors that can be practiced today by average citizens to protect and preserve our lifeline.

 

56:28 minutes (25.85 MB)

Bread and Roses on 08/15/08

Program: 
Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 08/15/2008 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Taking a Look at Ourselves
New York based writer and researcher Kristen Lewis is co-director of the American Human Development Project, a non-partisan, non-profit initiative to apply a well established international approach to measuring human well-being in the US. The human development index is a fact-based tool that examines health, education and income and compares the data across geographic, ethnic and gender lines within the US and across the globe. The results will surprise you and should steer a national debate. The report includes practical recommendations.
Many of the national findings are mirrored locally in Multnomah County.

Abe and Joe Talk Radio - August 12

program date: 
Mon, 08/11/2008

 Host Joe Uris leads a discusssion of environmental issues like water, air and energy with an emphasis on energy consumption in the U.S. and the world.  Of course, politics and history eek their way into the show.

We do apologize, but due to technical difficulties recording the show, the last 10 minutes of the broadcast are missing from the webcast.

 

 

44:44 minutes (40.97 MB)

Radiozine on 08/08/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 08/08/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am

New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston speaks on "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense." This talk was recorded at the First Unitarian Church in Portland in March. Johnston addresses Oregon issues related to his topic.

What's wrong with Off-Shore Oil Drilling?

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 08/05/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein (The Media Project) talks with Richard Charter, with Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, about the recent push for lifting moratoriums on off-shore oil drilling, why the idea seems to be winning public support, and what is wrong with the plan.

56:50 minutes (26.02 MB)

Democratic Capitalism: An Oxymoron?

Old Mole Variety Hour: The Well-read Red
August 4, 2008

Democratic Capitalism: an Oxymoron

Good morning, comrades.  The website  of The International Endowment for Democracy has a page of quotations which I am drawing on for this commentary.

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