Alternative economics

Bagsby Hotsprings Wont be Privatized

Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

The Forest Service has announced that it will not privatize hot springs in Mt. Hood National Forest without a period for public comment.

Late last year the forest service sparked public outcry after announcing its intentions to privatize Bagby Hot Springs.

3:03 minutes (2.79 MB)

Alternative Radio on 01/04/11

Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/04/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
How to gain the rule of the people, not corporations
Paul Cienfuegos – Corporations vs. People (lecture)

The Citizens United Supreme Court decision gave corporations a green light to secretly funnel in as much money as they want to elect candidates. The justices in their supreme wisdom have once again privileged corporations over citizens. The results have been dramatic. Even with a weak economy a record amount of cash has flooded political campaigns. Although corporations are not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution or Bill of Rights a series of legal decisions have given them the rights of personhood and free speech.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 01/03/11

Air date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Net Neutrality, Movie Moles review Black Swan, Albert Einstein on Socialism, 90s political punk


On the next Old Mole, hosted by Joe Clement, hear:

  • Bill Resnick interviews Joseph Torres about Net Neutrality and the attempt to monetize the internet.
  • Movie Moles Denise Morris and Wendy Webb review "Black Swan."
  • Albert Einstein asks and answers "Why Socialism?"
  • A selection of 90s punk music with commentary by our radical musicologist, Brad Duncan.

Voices from the Edge 12-30-10 Portland Police Association Contract

program date: 
Thu, 12/30/2010

Jo Ann and Dave discussed the Portland Police Association's tentative contract agreement with the City of Portland, which will be presented at general meetings scheduled January 5th and 6th, 2011.

Listeners called in to share their views.

Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

55:16 minutes (50.6 MB)

December 27 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010

 Laurie Mercier hosts this show featuring live music from Wobble Wobble, singers of labor songs.  Also on the program,  Bill Resnick talks with climate expert Daphne Wysham about responses to climate change that enrich the poluters and Frann Michel explores the ups and downs of academic studies of happiness.  

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55:20 minutes (31.67 MB)

Volunteer Non-Profits: How do YOU Give Back to the Community?

program date: 
Wed, 12/29/2010

Hosted by Lisa Loving

How do you give back to the community? Today on KBOO Talk Radio, my guests are Steven Beaudoin of the PHAME Academy and Leapin' Louie Lichtenstein of Clowns Without Borders

We'll talk about these two Organizations, how they help the Communities they serve, and ask YOU the Listeners to call in with YOUR Volunteer, Non-Profit stories.  What do YOU do to make the World a Better Place?

DO Call-in with your volunteer story, 503-231-8187


55:03 minutes (25.2 MB)

Profits and Climate: Rewarding the culprits or Saving the Planet

program date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010

 As the Earth's climate becomes increasingly unstable, the US government is responding with measures that reward the profit-making corporations that caused the problem.  Bill Resnick talks with Daphne Wysham from the Institute for Policy Studies about cap and trade and carbon offsets, and about what should be done instead. Wysham is founder and co-director of the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network, a project of IPS, and founder and co-host of Earthbeat Radio.   


20:19 minutes (11.63 MB)

Max Rameau and Take Back the Land

program date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010

Host Sue Supriano interviews Max Rameau about Take Back the Land, which he founded in 2006. The group initiated a bold campaign that sparked a national movement: they began taking over foreclosed and government-owned homes, and moving homeless families into them. They have successfully moved in over 20 families to date, and many have used the opportunity to save up money and get back on their feet.

27:04 minutes (24.79 MB)

a revolution in happiness?

Audio here

The other day, in line at the grocery store, I noticed that the cover of Real Simple magazine's January issue invited me to "be happier this year." I can't tell you about the "9 surprising strategies to get you there," because I was pretty sure that spending $4.99 on the magazine was not one of them.

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