Martha Odom Hosts. Today, her guest is Dr. Don McCanne, former president and current Senior Policy Fellow at Physicians for a National Health Program (www.pnhp.org). They’ll discuss the crisis in affordable health care and how to fix it.
Dr. McCanne will speak in Portland on Mar. 17, at 7:00 pm, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Av.,
and again on Mar. 18, at 7:00 pm at the Jobs with Justice Healthcare Campaign Forum, PAT Hall, 345 NE 8th Av.
Today, Scott Forrester's guests are Rick Lovely, Manager of the Gray's Harbor Public Utility District (www.ghpud.org), and Fergus Pylon, former manager of the Columbia River PUD (www.crpud.net). They will discuss "Electric Democracy", Democratic principals applied to electricity production, distribution, and sales, on a Non Profit, locally controlled basis.
We speak with Amara Perez, (the former Executive Director of Sisters in Action for Power, currently involved with happyours more information at http://happyoursproductions.com.) and Emi Koyama (a multi-issue social justice activist, more information at www.eminism.org) about their contributions to the book edited by INCITE called The Revolution Will Not Be Funded.
Crystal Leighty interviews David Wann, co-author of Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic. (Berrett-Koehler Publishers) He’ll discuss his new book Simple Prosperity: Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.” (St. Martin's Griffin)
We may use money to buy goods and services, but as John Poling, organizer with the Cascadia Hour Exchange, points out, money is not the only way, or even the best way to get what you want. He and others at the Cascadia Hour Exchange have formed a network where each person offers their skills, such as house painting, graphic design, child care, or even legal advice. Each one hour block of time given entitles members to exchange their services the skills and time of any other person in the network. Poling believes that relying on non-monetary exchange systems both strengthen local economies as well as create a deeper sense of community.
Bill Resnick talks with Algernon Alston of the Economic Policy Institute (epi.org) about what the recession means for people of color and those with limited incomes. They discuss policies that could lift the burden and the liklihood of their enactment. Alston's writings on these issues can be found at the EPI website.
Joe and Abe Talk Radio covered, in part, the Liquid Natural Gas Fiasco in Oregon. Several very knowlegable callers give some little-publicized facts about the LNG Terminals themselves and the LNG Pipelines the terminals will feed. Hear what some of the people that may be displaced by the pipeline have to say about it.