Alternative economics

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)

Our Daily Meds - Melody Petersen

program date: 
Sun, 04/13/2008

Dr. David Naimon ( interviews Melody Petersen, (New York Times) the author of Our Daily Meds: How the Pharmaceutical Companies Transformed Themselves into Slick Marketing Machines and Hooked the Nation on Prescription Drugs.

26:52 minutes (24.6 MB)

North Portland Tool Library

program date: 
Mon, 04/14/2008

Bruce Silverman talks with the Tool Library Coordinator at the North Portland Tool Library.

12:32 minutes (11.49 MB)

2008 Spring News and Public Affairs Day

April 4, 2008

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Old Mole Variety Hour for March 31, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 03/30/2008

 This show is hosted by Luz María Gordillo and features discussions of the WTO (how it works and whom it favors), a novel about a  tough childhood called Before Women Had Wings, and how drug and immigration policies lead to racial profiling.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual pieces, click on their links below.

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1.  All About the WTO: How it works and for whom--Bill Resnick talks with Mary Bottari  of Global Trade Watch.  

35:59 minutes (16.47 MB)

All About the WTO

program date: 
Sun, 03/30/2008

 Unclear about exactly what the WTO (World Trade Organization) does and how it uses its powers?   Mary Bottari,  Director of Global Trade Watch's Harmonization Project, lays it all out in this lucid interview with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.   


13:19 minutes (6.1 MB)

Get This! April Fool's Edition

program date: 
Mon, 03/31/2008

KBOO AM News - April Fool's Edition. All Scripts by Chris Andreae.

31:57 minutes (29.25 MB)
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