Will Newman II

Positively Revolting on 01/30/09

Air date: 
Fri, 01/30/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Opening KBOO's morning of programs dedicated to exploring sustainable cities, Ani hosts a discussion

Some say the development of agriculture allowed for the first population dense areas, making up the first cities.  As cities grow, the model holds that the population density necessitates that food be imported to feed the masses.  The larger the cities, the more resources are imported to feed the population centers.

The US is a major food importer.  Even in a crop rich area like the Pacific Northwest, most grocery stores stock produce imported for Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, and China.  When food is grown for export cash crops, how are areas growing the food effected? And how are communities effected when they consume imported food?

Positively Revolting

Air date: 
Fri, 01/02/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Host Ani will discuss economics and actual wealth with her guest Will Newman II, student, teacher, a

Host Ani will discuss economics and actual wealth with her guest Will Newman II, student, teacher, rabble rouser and general ne'er do well, who is also the Research and Education Director of Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust (OSALT).

We will discuss some basics of the economy, and the difference between money and wealth. The U$ treasury, the Federal Reserve, and Congress have poured at least 7 trillion dollars (that looks like $7,000,000,000,000, just in case you were wondering) into this failing economy, but can this system be saved? Or are the very fundamental principles of this economic system based in fictions and pyramid schemes?

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