Economic imperialism

Presswatch on 10/09/08

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Thu, 10/09/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Host Theresa Mitchell interviews Peter Phillips. Phillips and Project Censored co-authored the new book Censored 2009,  reflecting media research from March 2007 to April 2008. Introduction by Cynthia McKinney. Cartoons by Khalil Bendib.  This year’s top stories include real news from Iraq, behind the scenes plans for the Security and Prosperity Partnership ("NAFTA on steroids"), US militarization of Latin America, an Executive Order to seize protesters’ assets, and the Act to rout out “Homegrown Terrorism.” Featuring contributions by Yes! Magazine, FAIR, the Index on Censorship, the Center for Media and Democracy; Project Censored special research on media reform in the Truth Emergency movement, and much, much more.

Presswatch: Bailouts & Reality

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Wed, 10/01/2008

A special one-hour Membership Drive Edition on the financial crisis. Theresa interviews Robin Hahnel, professor emeritus of economics at American University and currently visiting at Portland State University. Hahnel's most recent books are "Panic Rules!: Everything You Need to Know About the Global Economy," "The ABCs of Political Economy: A Modern Approach," and "Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation."

41:21 minutes (28.4 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 10/06/08

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Mon, 10/06/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Green Jobs for All as a response to two crises: climate and recession

After the bail-out: Supervising Paulson and the US Treasury; insuring the money is not wasted on the rich; preparing for upcoming financial dislocations and economic recession; and building strength in the new Congress and administration for a real recovery package, including Green Jobs for All.  
With Kate Gordon of the national organization Green Jobs For All, and local activist/leader Barbara Byrd of the Apollo Alliance.
Also on the Mole a review of the new film opening in Portland, "The Battle of Seattle." 

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/10/08

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Fri, 10/10/2008 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Short Description: 
Keeping those in Power Accountable

News and Public Affairs Day. Tune in for the best in recent speeches and interviews with cutting edge thinkers.

12 Noon - Barbara Ehrenreich on "This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation." Recorded in Portland in July.

1PM - The Voting System: Disenfranchisement and the Uncounted - Local producers Meghan Planchon, David Rosenfeld and Ethan Scarl detail the numerous ways you can lose your right to vote and what you can do to stop it.

2:30PM - Linda Olson Osterlund interviews the attorney for the detainees at Guantanamo, whose release has been ordered by the court.

3:00PM - Scott Forrester interviews award-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Trent.

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 29, 2008

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Tue, 09/30/2008

This program has a current take on the financial bailout, a conversation about the positive vision of Fair Trade, and a visit with local activists campaigning against regressive anti-immigrant ballot measures.  The whole show is available by clicking on the arrow above (though it has a few gaps in continuity where pleas for your membership were omitted).  Or  hear  the individual segments by following their links below.  AND DON'T FORGET TO BECOME A MEMBER OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP WHILE YOU'RE HERE!!  Thank you!

1.  Analysis of the financial crisis with Mark Engler and Bill Resnick.

2.   Local  activists promote a positive vision of fair trade.

41:36 minutes (23.8 MB)

Organizing for Fair Trade

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Thu, 10/02/2008

Bill Resnick talks with two Oregon activists about the positive vision of fair  trade: Arthur Stamoulis from the Oregon Fair Trade Coalition, and Shizuko Hashimoto with the Cross Border Organizing Committee of PCASC.   Check these links for upcoming opportunities to get involved. 

9:15 minutes (5.29 MB)

Antonia Juhasz on The Tyranny of Oil

Locus Focus
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Tue, 09/30/2008

 Per Fagereng and Sue Supriano host this program starting off our special Peak Oil Day programs. His guests include analyst, author and activist Antonia Juhasz, whose new book is "The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry - And What We Must Do to Stop It."

57:59 minutes (26.55 MB)

Joe and Abe on The Big, Bad, Bail-Out

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Mon, 09/29/2008

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris talk about the Trillion Dollar Bail Out being hammered out (and on) in Congress.  Is it a good thing?  Is it a bad thing?  Is a taxpayer-funded bail-out option for failed speculators an integral part of Capitalism?  Should it be?  Listeners weigh in...


56:48 minutes (26.01 MB)

Midnight Mixtape playlist for 09/28/2008

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Thinking about the bailout in the first segment...

Instrumental breaks provided by 31 Knots, Radiohead, Ben Allison, Elliott Smith and Blue Cranes

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/03/08

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Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Charlie Stephens, former policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Energy. They'll discuss the economy, the bailouts, banks and the future. Call-in with your questions.

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