Alternative economics

A New Capitalism?

program date: 
Sun, 01/04/2009

Neo-liberalism has been discredited by the current economic crisis.  What will replace it?   Walden Bello argues that it will be "Global Social Democracy" -- in some ways better than the failed ideas that got us into this mess, but it's still as undemocratic as capitalism has always been.  Bill Resnick reads from Bello's essay, which you can find on line here.

8:55 minutes (5.11 MB)

Solving the Housing Crisis

program date: 
Sun, 01/04/2009


ForeclosuresUnemploymentPoverty.  At least  a third of the nation ill-housed or un-housed.  What to do?  Chester Hartman has written widely on housing issues, and he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  Hartman, an urban planner and author, is Director of Research of the Poverty & Race Research Action Council in Washington, DC.

18:18 minutes (10.48 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show

Air date: 
Tue, 01/06/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Joe and Abe welcome former Portlander Penny Allen, who has lived in France for many years. She is in Portland for a showing of her second film, PAYDIRT, at The Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum Thursday, January 8th at 7pm. She will introduce the film.

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."

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