Democracy & Sustainable Energy

program date: 
Sun, 02/15/2009

The most sustainable energy is local energy.  David Morris of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about why this is so, and how it would generate not only power but participatory democracy. 

You can read Morris's report Energy Self-Reliant States: Homegrown Renewable Power

 

20:10 minutes (11.54 MB)

Transition, translation and the Bonus that swallowed the nation

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Air Cascadia
program date: 
Tue, 02/17/2009
14:52 minutes (13.61 MB)

Chuck Collins on the Stimulus Package

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 02/17/2009

Required reading for today's broadcast:  EconomicMeltDownFunnies.org...

President Obama has just signed a 787 billion dollar stimulus package into law. So what does it all mean and what can we hope for? Locus Focus Resident Economist Chuck Collins joins Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to discuss the political and psychological implications - as well as economic - of the struggle to get this package enacted. Is it big enough to really have any impact? What else is needed to turn the economy around?

54:19 minutes (24.87 MB)

Market Anarchism: Government regulation and the financial crisis.

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Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 02/16/2009

What roll did government regulation play in the current financial crisis?  Is more regulation what we really need?  What would a truly free market look like?  And is there hope for radical reform, beyond the failed Marxist model?

KBOO's Kyle Burris speaks to local anarchist activist William Gillis, and historian Shawn Wilbur, about the theory know as Market Anarchism, or Left Libertarianism.  They discuss the roll government plays in the current economy, and also take a historical look at government's affect on unions and health care in the US.

51:32 minutes (47.19 MB)

Ode to Abigail: An Oregon Hero

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program: 
Bread and Roses
program date: 
Thu, 02/12/2009

Unsung hero of Oregon history: Abigail Scott Duniway fought for women's right to vote throughout the Northwest, but over 5 elections male voters in her homestate, Oregon, defeated ballot initiatives to allow women to vote. Abigail's brother, Harvey Scott was editor of the Oregonian. He campaigned against women's rights and other progressive issues. Two years after Harvey's death, voters in Oregon approved a women's right to vote.  Portland honors Harvey Scott with a statue atop Mt Tabor, but Abigail has received few honors.  Music: Songs of the Suffragettes by Elizabeth Knight; Oh Dear by Gerri Gribi. See CreativeFolk.com

6:03 minutes (5.55 MB)

Clarifying last week's remarks on our new president

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program date: 
Mon, 02/16/2009

 Hosted by: Abe Proctor and Joe Uris.

Several listeners have let us know that they thought we were too hard on President Obama last week. Give him a break, they said. He's only been on the job a little while.

 This week we aim to clear the air. Let's start by saying unequivocally that we're still in the president's camp, emphatically so. But we're still going to do what we said we would during the campaign -- call for Obama to do the right thing.

57:12 minutes (26.19 MB)

Political Prisoners

program: 
Prison Pipeline
program date: 
Sun, 02/15/2009

The Mumia Strugglebration event on Friday 13 featured Pam Africa and Ramona Africa. This brought the subject of Political Prisoners to our attention. We gave an overview of the more than 100 political prisoners in the U.S.

We also announced the good news that Mumia’s book “Jailhouse Lawyer” will soon be available. Also a recently released film about Lynne Stewart will premiere in New York this month. More about these two items will be available on future Prison Pipeline programs.

28:10 minutes (25.79 MB)

Slammed in Salem, Coos Bay Blues and Here Come the Loggers, worse than the bloggers...

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Air Cascadia
program date: 
Sun, 02/15/2009
17:00 minutes (15.57 MB)

Generation Pitchfork, Tom Vilsack, and Terra Madre

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Food Show
program date: 
Sun, 02/15/2009

 The Food Show talks about Generation Pitchfork, those who traded in their degrees for plows.

55:01 minutes (25.19 MB)

city council may declare a state of financial emergency

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 02/12/2009

Portland is facing a seven million dollar budget shortfall for the upcoming year. 

In the next two weeks, the city council may declare a state of financial emergency to make budget cuts easier.

2:58 minutes (2.72 MB)

Members of Local 503 of the Service Employees International Union held a news conference in the State Capitol today.

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Thu, 02/12/2009

3:42 minutes (3.39 MB)

Cubaneo en Buscando America

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Buscando America
program date: 
Thu, 02/12/2009

Entrevista con los integrantes de la banda Cubaneo              
Bamba Figueroa y Melvin Juarez,cantantes
Mario Sandoval,Congas/Cantante
Mieke Bruggeman, Sax/Flauta y Yovanny Perez, Piano/Direccion,               

que estaran tocando en el Mambo Lounge el 14 de febrero, en un gran baile por el Dia del Amor.

27:59 minutes (25.63 MB)

Dennise Kowalczyk interviews Elizabeth Fournier

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program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Thu, 02/12/2009

Dennise Kowalczyk interviews Elizabeth Fournier, author of "All Men Are Cremated Equal:  My 77 Blind Dates" -- www.elizabethfournier.com

23:29 minutes (21.51 MB)

 

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