Alternative economics

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/30/13

Air date: 
Tue, 07/30/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe tackle the proposed terminal in Vancouver that would route oil trains through Oregon.

It seems that American and Canadian oil companies are producing more crude than their exissting pipeline network can carry. The answer, in the short term, has been to ship the oil by rail. The Vancouver, Wash. port commission last week cleared the way for the construction of a massive terminal, where railroad oil from North Dakota would be loaded onto ships bound for West Coast refineries. Among other places the trains would run through Oregon.

Trains are fun and all, but sometimes they, y'know, blow up.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 07/29/13

Air date: 
Mon, 07/29/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! on 07/25/13

Air date: 
Thu, 07/25/2013 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
AMBER STARKS RETURNS!!!

we want to give a live and direct acknowledgement to AMBER STARKS for being at the forefront of the fight to get those who create and sign the laws to acknowledge hair that does not fall into the 'straight' category.  with amber's hard work (and some assistance) house bill 3409 was passed unanimously, easing restrictions on braiding, locs and other predominately afrikan styles for hair.  while this is great news, there's still more work to do- not only on the legislative level, but also on bringing awareness to the fact that coilier textures have different needs than straighter textures...  and we need to come to acceptance of our OWN textures- this is just as much work as trying to pass a bill. 

Old Mole Variety Hour for July 22, 2013

program date: 
Mon, 07/22/2013

Old Mole Variety Hour

 

Hosted by Frann Michel, this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour features Bill Resnick interviewing Chris Toensing about the ouster of the Morsi government in Egypt; Joe Clement talking with Adam and Daisy about starting a workers' cooperative pub in Portland; Larry Bowlden reviewing a recent novel by Susanna Moore; and Denise Morris talking with author and activist Yasmin Nair about the limitations of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the discussion around it.

54:13 minutes (24.82 MB)

Putting the Pub in Public and the Public in the Pub: A Worker-Controlled Venture

program date: 
Mon, 07/22/2013

Joe Clement discusses a movie mole review of the documentary Shift Change on worker-owned cooperatives, and talks with Adam and Daisy about their plans for a collectively-owned and -run pub in Portland.

For more information or to make suggestions, attend a potluck in Laurelhurst Park on Friday July 26th; games, food, and beer will be available starting at 4 pm.

10:37 minutes (4.87 MB)

Chris Toensing on Egypt's Democratic Coup

program date: 
Mon, 07/22/2013

Chris Toensing of the Middle East Report talks with Bill Resnick about the recent overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood government elected a year ago in Egypt. Arguing that Morsi's government continued a number of Mubarak's neoliberal economic policies that are repressive to labor, and that it failed to provide needed order and services, Toensing suggests understanding Morsi's ouster as a kind of democratically-popular coup, and a continuation of the popular calls that began three years ago for bread, freedom, and social justice. But for the US government to recognize the events as a coup would entail a change of US policy toward Egypt.

17:11 minutes (7.87 MB)
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