Economic imperialism

Survey Analyzes Possibilities for "Co-Existence" Between GMO and Non-GMO Crops

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
 The USDA Committee on 21st Century Biotechnology has released policy recommendations for what they call the “co-existence” of genetically modified (GMO) and non-GMO crops. 
The policies were necessitated by a lack of data regarding GMO crop contamination and its effect on non-GMO farmers. 
To fill in these data gaps, Food and Water Watch and the Organic Farmer’s Agency for Relationship Marketing (OFARM) conducted a survey to analyze how non-GMO farmer’s are being affected by crop contamination. 
KBOO's Raechel Bennett spoke with Patty Lovera, Assistant Director for Food and Water Watch, for more about the survey. 5:26 minutes (2.49 MB)

US Job Growth Subsidies Favor Corporate Tax Breaks Over Small Businesses

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014
A new report on job growth in the U-S suggests that the bulk of subsidies being granted to business to spur job growth go to large corporate tax breaks, rather than small, local businesses.
Leigh McIlvane is a research analyst with Good Jobs First, who issued the report.
Their organization describes itself as a resource center for promoting accountability in economic development.
She discussed the report and the upgraded Subsidy Tracker tool with KBOO Reporter Robin Ryan. 3:56 minutes (3.6 MB)

The Confessional on 03/03/14

Program: 
The Confessional
Air date: 
Mon, 03/03/2014 - 12:00am - 2:00am
Short Description: 
Talk Radio with La Contessa de la Luna. Guilt Shame Fear Forgiveness Minor Felonies 503-231-8187

Flashpoints on 02/28/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 02/28/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 02/27/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Portland Student Union activist, Kate Barnes, on PPS/PAT struggle

program date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014
Bill talks with Kate Barnes, a student at Cleveland High School and activist with the Portland Student Union. They talk about what's ailing Portland's schools from the student perspective (something the mainstream media does not cover) and how they are struggling alongside their teachers for the schools our kids (they) deserve.  7:26 minutes (5.1 MB)

Elizabeth Thiel, PPS Teacher and Parent, on PAT/PPS contract struggle

program date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014

Bill Resnick talks with Elizabeth Thiel, a Portland Public School teacher and parent, about recent contract struggles. They talk about why they wanted to go on strike. She says teachers want to maintain and increase their ability to their job well. This means smaller classes, reduced workload, no more wasting money on consultants, more wrap-around services for creating education equity, challenging the standardized testing paradigm that subverts the teacher autonomy.

Elizabeth recently wrote an article for Labor Notes on this too.

 
18:04 minutes (12.4 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour February 24 2014

program date: 
Mon, 02/24/2014
 
Tom Becker hosts this Old Mole and we hear a double report from Portland Public School teachers and student activists, a review of the fiction of Anita Brookner, as well as a discussion about the politics of Pete Seeger and his music.
55:05 minutes (37.82 MB)
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