Economic imperialism

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 05/29/12

Air date: 
Tue, 05/29/2012 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe ponder the recent preponderance of religious misbehavior.

Some three centuries into the Age of Reason, there still seem to be an inordinate number of public clashes between the secular and the sacred. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is using the two-week runup to the 4th of July to stage something called the "Fortnight for Freedom," a nationwide campaign aimed at ensuring that the Catholic Church (and other institutions) can continue to exercise their religious liberty by denying their employees access to contraception and abortion.

John Miller on Finance Capitalism and Private Equity Firms

program date: 
Mon, 05/28/2012

 Bill Resnick talks with John Miller about the financialization of the economy. John summarizes the transformation in the economy that was going on when Mitt Romney co-founded private equity firm, Bain Capital, in the 1980. Bill asks John to summarize and speak to the arguments being made by conservatives in defense of private equity firms. In the end John also suggests some low-hanging fruit for starving the beast of financial capital. 

  
John Miller writes a lot for Dollars and Sense and is an economics profesor at Wheaton College.
19:15 minutes (17.62 MB)

Book Mole: later novels of Wallace Stegner

program date: 
Mon, 05/28/2012

Larry Bowlden reviews the signifance of Wallace Stegner's wide-ranging vocation as a writer and teacher. Stegner wrote short-stories, biographies, novels, literary and environmental criticism. Stegner was a creative writing teacher to many powerful writers, such as Ken Kesey and Edward Abbey. Stegner went further than most in his condemnation of the American Dream as such, locating in it a tragic illusion about the potential of America's selfless bounty and the lack constraints on American's selfish exploitation of it all.

7:14 minutes (6.62 MB)

Obama's Change Of Heart & How Marriage Equality Re-Affirms The Status Quo

program date: 
Mon, 05/28/2012

 Well-read Red, Denise Morris, challenges the way that marriage (not to mention participation in the military) has become the center-piece of the LGBT movement and what it means for how we think of equality for all groups. She argues that whether proponents of gay marriage like it or not the significance of gay marriage for politicians like Obama, who recently had "a change of heart" about gay marriage, is tied shoring up the efficacy of marriage as a political institution.

8:45 minutes (8.01 MB)

Police Arrest 12 at Post Office Rally

program date: 
Fri, 05/25/2012

Police arrested 12 people at the University Station Post Office in downtown portland, yesterday. Nearly a hundred people were at the demonstration, protesting cuts to the United States Postal Service and calling for Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe’s resignation. Portland Police made the arrests at about 7:30, an hour and a half after the station was supposed to close.

6:03 minutes (2.77 MB)

Bombs, Dollars & Executive Decrees: The U.S. in Yemen

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 05/24/2012

These are the tools the Obama administration is using in Yemen. Are they stabilizing the transition to Democracy or an attempt to stop Yemen's Arab Spring before real democracy can take hold and assure a place for the US Military to expand on the Arab Peninsula? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guest, Yemeni American human rights activist Ibraham Qatabi. They discuss the role of the U.S. in Yemen, Al Qaeda on the Arab Penisula and more!

28:48 minutes (26.37 MB)

A Deeper Look on 05/24/12

Program: 
A Deeper Look
Air date: 
Thu, 05/24/2012 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Bombs, Dollars & Executive Decrees: The U.S. in Yemen; Interview, Ibraham Qatabi

Bombs, Dollars & Executive Decrees: The U.S. in Yemen

These are the tools the Obama administration is using in Yemen. Are they stabilizing the transition to Democracy or an attempt to stop Yemen's Arab Spring before real democracy can take hold and assure a place for the US Military to expand on the Arab Peninsula? Join host Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guest, Yemeni American human rights activist Ibraham Qatabi. They will discuss the role of the U.S. in Yemen, Al Qaeda on the Arab Penisula and more!

Headlines: the Nato Summit, U.S and Global Economics

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 05/17/2012

Host Theresa Mitchell gives the Headlines including the Nato Summit, U.S and Global Economics

14:35 minutes (13.36 MB)
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