Economic imperialism

Alternative Radio on 12/28/10

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 12/28/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Stephen Bezruchka on Dying Younger Than We Should

Stephen Bezruchka - Dying Younger Than We Should (lecture)

Over and over U.S. citizens are told, "We have the best health care system in the world." That would be great if it were true but the facts, baldly stated, don't support the claim. Not only is it far and away the most expensive system, the U.S. spends half the world's health bill, it fails to produce outstanding outcomes. For example, in one basic index, all of us in this country die younger than we should. A really healthy society does not have the radical disparities in wealth and income the U.S., one hesitates to use the word, "enjoys." One in seven Americans are officially in poverty, the highest levels in decades.

Voices from the Edge 12-23-10 Who Was Good & Who Was Bad in 2010?

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Thu, 12/23/2010

It's that time of year, when Jo Ann and Dave review which of our public figures deserve a gift in their stocking and which deserve a lump of coal, such as Senator John McCain for his blind opposition to "don't ask, don't tell"; Governor-elect John Kitzhaber for stonewalling single-payer health care advocates once again;  and even closer to home, Portland Police Chief Reese and his public position on participatory democracy.

Listeners called in and shared their holiday list of candidates.

Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

54:44 minutes (50.12 MB)

Low Income Matching Grants via Individual Development Accounts

program date: 
Wed, 12/22/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's Guests are Kathy Turner and Joy Hunt from the IDA Initiative, and Doug Cooper from Merci Corps NW, in to talk about Individual Development Accounts, and how they can help Low Income citizens improve their lives.  Qualified individuals can get FREE MONEY to accomplish a variety of goals, from buying a house to starting a business.  Listen up, and find out more about this amazing program.

For more information, contact our guests directly:

56:30 minutes (25.87 MB)

Political Perspectives on 12/29/10

Air date: 
Wed, 12/29/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Paul Pierson, co-author of Winner Take all Politics

Paul Pierson, co-author of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, was in Portland at the end of November and spoke with host Stephanie Potter.

Presswatch on 12/16/2010

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Thu, 12/16/2010

Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know."  Today's topics include; WikiLeaks, the war in Afghanistan, and the economy.

27:07 minutes (18.62 MB)

Per Fagereng speaks with historian Alfred McCoy

program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 12/16/2010

 

Host Per Fagereng speaks with historian Alfred McCoy about his article “The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, Four Scenarios for the End of the American Century by 2025” McCoy says the demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines.

www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175327/

28:18 minutes (19.43 MB)

Fight the Empire on 12/16/10

Program: 
Fight the Empire
Air date: 
Thu, 12/16/2010 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
“The Decline and Fall of the American Empire"

Host Per Fagereng speaks with historian Alfred McCoy about his article “The Decline and Fall of the American Empire, Four Scenarios for the End of the American Century by 2025” McCoy says the demise of the United States as the global superpower could come far more quickly than anyone imagines.

www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175327/

Well Read Red: American Exceptionalism Revisited

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Mon, 12/13/2010

 Well Read Red, Tom Becker, reads an op-ed piece by Don Monkerud, "American Exceptionalism Revisited." Tom and Don's concern is that:

"Flag-waving politicians like Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Mike Pence, and Newt Gingrich use the concept of "exceptionalism" to prove how much they love America. Such hyper-nationalism, usually tied to a Christian God, denies our common humanity with the rest of the world, undercuts international cooperation, and promotes an arrogant disregard for world opinion."

 

6:25 minutes (5.88 MB)

Andrew Fieldhouse on Obama's Tax Deal

program date: 
Mon, 12/13/2010

Bill talks with Andrew about Obama's "tax-deal" and its real and imagined potential for getting the economy moving again. Andrew Fieldhouse is a Policy Analyst and Fellow Economic Policy Institute. Prior to joining EPI, he worked as a research assistant and assistant budget analyst at the House Budget Committee.

17:38 minutes (16.15 MB)
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