Alternative economics

Will Healthcare ever be affordable?

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Sun, 03/09/2008

Martha Odom Hosts. Today, her guest is Dr. Don McCanne, former president and current Senior Policy Fellow at Physicians for a National Health Program ( 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.

27:07 minutes (24.83 MB)

Electric Democracy - Local Control of Electricity

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Sun, 03/02/2008

Today, Scott Forrester's guests are Rick Lovely, Manager of the Gray's Harbor Public Utility District (, and Fergus Pylon, former manager of the Columbia River PUD ( They will discuss "Electric Democracy", Democratic principals applied to electricity production, distribution, and sales, on a Non Profit, locally controlled basis.

28:48 minutes (26.38 MB)

The Revolution Will Not Be Funded

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Tue, 08/14/2007


We speak with Amara Perez, (the former Executive Director of Sisters in Action for Power, currently involved with happyours more information at and Emi Koyama (a multi-issue social justice activist, more information at about their contributions to the book edited by INCITE called The Revolution Will Not Be Funded.


55:55 minutes (22.4 MB)

Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic

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Sun, 02/17/2008

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)

28:08 minutes (25.76 MB)

Whole World Music playlist for 02/17/2008

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Craig Burk hosted Pulse of the Blue Planet on for Sunday, February 17, 2008.  The playlist is shown here under Whole World Music to provide an overall view of Craig's programming for KBOO.

Alternative economics: John Poling with Cascadia Hours Exchange

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Wed, 01/30/2008

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.

5:34 minutes (5.09 MB)

Race, Poverty, and the Economy

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Sun, 01/27/2008

 Bill Resnick talks with Algernon Alston of the Economic Policy Institute ( 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.  

14:31 minutes (6.65 MB)

More on LNG Terminals in Oregon

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Tue, 02/05/2008

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.

18:48 minutes (17.22 MB)

Michael Ianello and City Repair

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Now we'll hear from Michael Ianello about how one group - the city repair project, is working on turning our entire city into a livable community.

9:27 minutes (8.66 MB)

Tryon Life Farm: Sustainable Community in Portland

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Wed, 01/30/2008

Back to Portland with a report on the sustainable community being constructed by the Tryon Life Farm--just one of Portland's many intentional communities.

9:29 minutes (8.69 MB)
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