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Understanding the Great Recession

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Mon, 07/05/2010

 What are the most fundamental causes of the current economic crisis?  Radical anthropologist David Harvey provides a lucid account of how this crisis and others are the result of  capitalism’s inevitable compulsion to expand itself into a state of collapse, and argues that the only sane thing to do is to join an anti-capitalist movement.   In this piece, Joe Clement introduces and presents parts of a lecture of Harvey's that explains in Marxist terms how we got into the mess we're in now.  

Check out the animated video that accompanies the lecture on Harvey's website, where you can also find a whole course devoted to Marx's Capital.    

12:26 minutes (7.12 MB)

Toy Story 3

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Jan Haaken and I reviewed Toy Story 3 on the Old Mole Variety Hour July 5, 2010: a story of job loss and collective solidarity.

Voices from the Edge on 07-01-2010

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Thu, 07/01/2010

Dave Mazza talks with Justice Betty Roberts, the first woman to serve on Oregon's supreme court, about the Kagan nominations hearings and about her newly released memoir "With Grit and By Grace."

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55:19 minutes (50.65 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/06/10

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Tue, 07/06/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe talks with a group of bike-based entrepreneurs about pedaling one’s goods on the street.

Sol Pops, SoupCycle and B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery are all Portland-based small businesses driven by a common factor: bicycles. But what’s it like to depend on human-powered transportation for your livelihood? It’s a sustainable, intimate and decidedly local form of commerce, sure, but one imagines that Januaries are likely to be extra long.

Noah Cable, Aaron Harmon and Danielle Koppel of Sol Pops, along with Jed Lazar of SoupCycle and Franklin Jones of B-Line, join Abe in studio to discuss doing business from atop a bicycle.
 

Privatizing the Post Office

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Mon, 06/28/2010

 Services that we used to count on from the US Postal Service have been increasingly taken over by private companies such as UPS and FedEx.  Jim Cook, a long time postal worker and President of the Portland branch of the Letter Carriers Union, discusses what we lose as a result (Saturday deliveries are on the chopping block!) and how the Postal Service could be brought into the age of electronic communication.  

Get involved:  There will be an informational picket on Thursday, July 1, from 2:30 to 6:30 pm in front of the main Post Office at NW Broadway and Hoyt.   

16:31 minutes (9.46 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/29/10

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Tue, 06/29/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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This just in: up is down, in is out and black is white -- as long as you're a Republican.

With Joe on vacation, Abe checks in on the rampant denial, duplicity and hypocrisy that constitute the conservative psyche. As President Obama's Supreme Court nominee is vetted before the Senate, we learn from the GOP why Thurgood Marshall's civil rights crusade was so dangerous: he was a "judicial activist."

We also learn from our conservative brethren that the pressing American economic problem isn't unemployment, it's the deficit. So it's perfectly acceptable -- damn near required, even -- to sacrifice workers in the name of fiscal austerity.

 

Labor questions County Commission, Dist. 2 candidates

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 06/28/2010

Labor Radio host Jamie Partridge questions Loretta Smith and Karol Collymore, candidates for Multnomah County Commissioner, District 2.

11:18 minutes (15.52 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/24/10

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Thu, 06/24/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy
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Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy
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