WTO - What It Really Costs

program date: 
Mon, 11/30/2009

The WTO works  to protect large corporations from having to bear the real costs of their production -- forcing the rest of us to pay with our health and the quality of our lives.  Magrete Strand of the Sierra Club and the Blue Green Alliance explains how it works in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.

10:47 minutes (6.18 MB)

Round Table Discussion

Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Mon, 11/16/2009

Toby Greene of Laborers #483, Harry Olsen of PHOENIX Rising Transitions, and Michael Richards, an ex-convict who worked under a DOC contract, discussed some of the work done by convicts.

29:21 minutes (26.86 MB)

November 23 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 11/23/2009

Do higher taxes make for fewer jobs -- or more?  Is Congress debating real healthcare reform -- or just another corporate bailout?  Is PTSD a good way to think about how people are  affected by violence?   This show takes on these questions, with host Tom Becker, Old Mole regulars  Bill Resnick and Jan Haaken, and guests Karen Kraut and Rebecca Hyman.  


50:40 minutes (28.99 MB)

Taxes and Jobs

program date: 
Mon, 11/23/2009

 Do higher taxes on businesses and wealthy individuals drive down investment and cost us jobs?  Not at all, according to Karen Kraut of United for a Fair Economy in this wide-ranging discussion with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  In fact, higher taxes keep surplus wealth out of the finance casino and puts it to work in the real economy.  The conversation is specific to Oregon where the modest tax increases on the rich and on comporations will be up for voter approval in January.  Kraut also recommends this website relating to Oregon.

18:43 minutes (10.72 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/17/09

Air date: 
Tue, 11/17/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Author and former "economic hit man" John Perkins joins Abe and Joe for a look behind the mirror at the coporations who have made America into history's first truly global empire. Perkins examines why global financial markets collapsed, and how we can build a better, cleaner and more just planet.

Wake Up and Smell The Boot Polish

program date: 
Tue, 11/10/2009

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

 Today, Joe is by himself, and he opens the show with a reading of an article from August of 1993 that was printed in a small independent rag called PDXS.  The article was entitled "Wake Up And Smell The Boot Polish," and warned us of a pending Fascist State looming on the horizon.  Amazingly, the article could have been written yesterday, and inspired quite the flurry of calls.



58:11 minutes (26.64 MB)

Kicking Us While We're Down: News & Views on Grocery Worker and Philly Transit Worker Struggles

Labor Radio
program date: 
Mon, 11/09/2009

Tonight's show is about employers who seize the current economic crisis as an opportunity to pit working people against each other and undermine longstanding union rights. 

First, we speak with Karyl Feliciano, a Fred Meyer employee, and Jenny Reed, United Food and Commercial Worker (UFCW) union business representative, on large-scale contract negotiations with multiple employers, including Safeway, Albertsons, and Fred Meyer.  The Hillsboro Fred Meyer recently called the cops on Jenny Reed and two other union representatives just for talking to union members at the grocery store.

27:17 minutes (10.93 MB)

Union for 14 PSU Student Workers Files Unfair Labor Practice Complaint

Evening News
program date: 
Fri, 08/14/2009

A union representing fourteen part-time recycling specialists at Portland State University has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against Chancellor George Pernsteiner and the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
They say the University refused to include the recyclers in bargaining negotiations over terms of a new contract for the four thousand five-hundred classified employees at the university.
The recyclers, who voted unanimously to join SEIU Local 503, are believed to be the first group of undergraduate students to join a union in Oregon.

1:52 minutes (1.71 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 11/03/09

Air date: 
Tue, 11/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Obama's grade thus far? A mixed bag.

Nearly a year after his election (but, in fairness, not yet a year into his first term), Barack Obama is an enigma. Thankfully, he has abandoned the rapacious aggression and naked nationalism of the Bush years, but on critical issues like warrantless surveillance and detention of combatants he is barely distinguishable from his criminal predecessors. His clear-eyed acceptance of global warming is refreshing -- not to mention timely -- but he appears on the verge of capitulating to the profiteers who run the American health care system.

Barack Obama remains a study in contradictions. Abe and Joe examine his record thus far, and speculate on what's to come.


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