Host Per Fagereng speaks with environmental writer Chip Ward who says, "'Too big to fail.' It's been the mantra of our economic meltdown. Although meant to emphasize the overwhelming importance of this bank or that corporation, the phrase also unwittingly expresses a shared delusion that may be at the root of our current crises -- both economic and ecological. In nature, nothing is too big to fail. In fact, big is bound to fail. To understand why that's so means stepping away from a prevailing set of beliefs that holds us in its sway, especially the deep conviction that we operate apart from nature's limits and rules."
Laurie Mercier hosts on this Monday after tax day. The moles discuss who controls the wealth and how it can be redistributed more fairly to insure participatory democracy and social justice. Along with reviews and commentaries they’ll speak with Jo Comerford, Executive Director of the National Priorities Project (NPP). The NPP analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent, and Comerford will help us understand how 40% of tax revenue that currently supports military spending could be redirected to more critical and productive needs.
Support your community radio station!KBOO’s Spring Membership Drive runs May 1st – 16th
Tune in for this special program:Friday May 1st — Mayday! 8 am – 3 pm (1 – 3 en español) International Worker’s Day – kickoff of KBOO’s Spring Membership Drive – From its pagan origins to its radical present, May Day has always been a time of joyous festivities and empowerment.Today we celebrate international solidarity among workers, community organizing and the end of corporate globalization!
An in-depth look at the Obama bailout and it's impact at the state and local level with financial analyst Catherine Austin Fitts and an archival interview with the late environmental activist Judy Bari.
The guest is Steve Fraser, editor, historian and author of Wall Street: America's Dream Palace. Fraser will be speaking at the Illahee Lecture Series this Wednesday, April 15th, at 7:30PM. His topic is Wall Street: A History of Desire. In the book Wall Street: America's Dream Palace Fraser recounts the history of Wall Street and analyzes how the U.S. has wresteled with fundamental questions of wealth and work, democracy and elitism, greed and salvation.
This is the community calendar for Tuesday April 14, 2009 A Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council meeting,. a public citizen-advisory meeting about food system policy recommendations for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, will take place on Wednesday, April 15 in the Rose Room on the second floor of City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Avenue, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information contact: Steve Cohen, Food Policy and Programs, (503) 823-4225 Portland Central America Solidarity Committee meets Wednesday April 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Hall, 311 N Ivy St in Portland. PCASC is a grassroots organization working for international solidarity and immigrant rights.
Host Per Fagereng speaks with Kevin Phillips about his updated edition of "Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism. Kevin Phillips has been a political and economic commentator for more than three decades. A former White House strategist, he is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times and NPR and writes for Harper’s and Time. His books include New York Times bestsellers The Politics of Rich and Poor and Wealth and Democracy.