Alternative economics

Radiozine on 07/22/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Tue, 07/22/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Per Fagereng speaks with Ellen Brown, who developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In "Web of Debt", her latest book, she turns those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and "the money trust." She shows how this private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how we the people can get it back.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 07/21/08

Air date: 
Mon, 07/21/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Socialism for the rich, the state of the economy, and political art and theater

On the Old Mole Variety Hour, we will hear what’s ahead for the declining US economy, and how the welfare state for the rich socializes risks and privatizes profits: When corporations win, they win; when they lose, we all pay. The Moles will also talk with members of the Just Seeds Art Collective and review the play "Man to Man" about a German woman who switched identities to survive the Nazis.

Voices from the Edge on 07/10/08

Air date: 
Thu, 07/10/2008 - 7:30am - 9:00am

Getting beyond campaign rhetoric about the economy: An Interview with Chuck Collins of the Institute for Policy
Studies

Patriotism Versus Nationalism

program date: 
Mon, 07/07/2008

Host Abe Proctor goes solo today, leading a discussion on Patriotism versus Nationalism, plus whatever else our callers bring to the table.

83:52 minutes (38.4 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 30, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

Laurie Mercier hosts this program of interviews and reviews about civil rights, justice and injustice.   Laurie interviews Ellen Schrecker about the assaults  on academic freedom in the 1950s and how they compare with those of today.  Bill Resnick talks with radical  economist Robin Hahnel about participatory democracy in Venezuela.  And the Movie Moles Denise Morris and Laurie Mercier review The Road to Guantanamo.  

You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or the individual pieces by following the links below:

1.  Academic freedom then and now

2.  Participatory democracy in Venezuela

55:40 minutes (25.49 MB)

Participatory Economics

program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

Robin Hahnel talks with Old Mole Bill Resnick about new forms of democracy developing in Venezuela, including such radical arrangments as participatory budgeting.   He discusses some of this in a recent article in Monthly Review.  

20:32 minutes (9.4 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 06/30/08

Air date: 
Mon, 06/30/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Political repression in the US and Participator Democracy in Venezuela

Does  the political repression of the 1950s (McCarthyism) live on today in FISA and the Patriot Act?  Ellen Schrecker, who has written widely on the politics of the '50s, will talk with host  Laurie Mercier.   Can grassroots communities govern themselves?  What is “participatory budgeting?”  Radical economist Robin Hahnel and the Old  Mole's Bill Resnick discuss.  That's all on The Old Mole Variety Hour today, along with commentary by Thabiti Lewis and a film review from Denise Morris.  

Dr. Matthew Helmers on US Agriculture today

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/24/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein talks about the recent severe weather and the impacts on Agriculture with Dr. Matthew Helmers, Assistant Professor at Iowa State's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and an expert in Agricultural and Water Resources.

77:01 minutes (35.26 MB)

Round Table on LNG in Oregon

program date: 
Sun, 06/22/2008

Host Chris Andreae hosts a diverse panel of folks involved in Oregon's Liquified Natural Gas Pipelines and terminals on the effects LNG will have on our way of life.

35:36 minutes (32.59 MB)

Radiozine on 06/24/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Tue, 06/24/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Robyn Shanti interviews author/economist  Michael Shuman about the importance of a healthy local food system and how communities are increasingly feeding themselves, and simultaneously reaping huge economic, environmental and social benefits. Learn about case studies of successful, innovative local food businesses right here in Portland and information about the upcoming Eat Local Week, July 4-11th. 

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