Every second Monday of the month, Alan Wieder presents a short documentary on the life and times of radical radio commentator and oral historian Studs Turkel, including clips of his work or else of him speaking. This month looks at the influence of wobblies and other working-class intellectuals on Studs in his early life, as well as his support for third-party politics. 14:04 minutes (12.88 MB)
This is the second half of Bill Resnick's talk with clean energy activist, Al Weinrub. The first half played last week. They discussed community energy, which are networks of small scale networked solar and wind installations all over the city and connected by the existing electric grid. It can be run democratically. It can replace big expensive corporate energy. 17:22 minutes (11.93 MB)
Tom Becker reads Paul Craig Roberts' article "The Consequences of Globalism: Whatever Became of Economists (and the American Economy)?" It argues that the so-called U.S. economic recovery is a sham. Most economists either ignore or have forgotten the proven record of Keynesian economic principles in favor of neo-liberalism, austerity, and globalism to disastrous effect.
6:40 minutes (4.58 MB)
Helena Norberg-Hodge interviewed by Paul Roland from her home in Australia. The author, activist and film producer will be in Portland for the Economics of Happiness Conference February 27 to March 1. 28:11 minutes (38.69 MB)
Bill Resnick talks with Craig Morris about Renewables International and the example of Germany. They discuss the Energiewende--Germany's aim to transition to a renewable energy economy and leave nuclear and fossil energy behind--as well as the problems of subsidies for large polluters and the successes of democratizing sustainable energy production.
19:27 minutes (8.91 MB)