Alternative economics

February 22, 2010 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

 This edition of the Old Mole Variety Hour is hosted by Denise Morris.  It deals with making energy locally, the racial,  gender and class politics of the Southern plantation household, Alice Munro's latest book, a novel by Nobel Prize winning Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, and a big leftist confab coming up in New York.  ("Variety" is our middle name.)  

54:54 minutes (31.41 MB)

The Left Forum is Coming!

program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

The Center Cannot Hold: Rekindling the Radical Imagination

This is the theme of this year's Left Forum Conference.  The Left Forum brings together organizers and intellectuals from across the globe to share ideas for understanding and transforming the world.  Bill Resnick and Seth Adler discuss the Forum's upcoming annual conference in New York that draws thousands to a rich banquet of panels, speakers, arts shows, films and informal discussions. It runs from March 19 to March 21.   You can learn more about it at the Left Forum website, where you can also find videos of last year's panel discussions.

6:30 minutes (3.72 MB)

Energy Self-reliance

program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

Will the transition to Clean Energy lead to decentralized, worker and community controlled energy production? Or will it be centralized under corporate and state control and promote high usage and consumerism?  John Farrell works with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance which supports environmentally sound and equitable community development.  Here he talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about many communities, including some in the US, are building ways in which families and communities can produce energy locally and cut back on their consumption.  You can find an article by Farrell here.  

16:09 minutes (9.24 MB)

Interview with Alissa Hamilton, author of "Squeezed: What You Don't Know About Orange Juice"

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Mon, 02/22/2010

 Host Bruce Silverman interviews Alissa Hamilton, author of "Squeezed: What You Don't Know About Orange Juice."

Alissa Hamilton is a Food and Society Policy Fellow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. She lives in Toronto.

26:42 minutes (24.45 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 02/18/10

Air date: 
Thu, 02/18/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

What's next in the Aaron Campbell case? Also, an interview with Oregon Attorney General John Kroger

Tuesday night, Rev. Jesse Jackson spoke to over 1,000 Portlanders at Maranantha Church about the "execution" of Aaron Campbell, the most recent victim of a police shooting.

Positively Revolting on 02/19/10

Air date: 
Fri, 02/19/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Ani speaks with Paul Cienfuegos about the dangerous fiction of corporate personhood, and how to recl

How can the voices of the people be heard over the din of corporate influence? 

Join us for a great discussion about reclaiming our power, and addressing people’s needs for environmental protection, healthcare, housing, and more. 

Corporate control over our legislative process significantly hinders serious achievements towards a world where peoples’ needs come before profits.  What are the mechanisms of corporate control? What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decision concerning the rights of corporations?

February 15, 2010 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 02/15/2010

 

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show begins with several  discussions of work: how its wages are stolen, why it can be called slavery, whether work is necessary, and the value of "real" work.  In the second half of the program, we hear from a human rights activist just returned from Haiti, and Bill Resnick provides an assessment of the Obama presidency and its limitations.  

64:50 minutes (37.1 MB)

Wage Slavery and Beyond

program date: 
Mon, 02/15/2010

 What is wage slavery?  Why are even well-paid workers nevertheless slaves?  Could work be abolished?   What is the real value of work?  These are the questions pondered by Old Moles Clayton Morgareidge and Frann Michel, and Poet Marge Piercy in this portmanteau segment with musical breaks by Thelonious Monk and Stephan Grapelli.  The image here is a Mural at the Frederick Douglass Library/ University of Maryland by Mike Alewitz, "The Creation of Wealth."  And you can find Frann's text and her sources by clicking here.  

16:29 minutes (9.44 MB)

Mitakuye Oyasin on 02/11/10

Air date: 
Thu, 02/11/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
News and commentary on Indigenous resistance to the Olympics

Mitakuye Oyasin will have some discussion on the resistance of some Indigenous nations to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. We will also bring in some issues of political economy and commentary from the hosts. We would also like to open up future shows on a regular basis to call-in from our listeners whose own views we want to hear and have other listeners hear as well.

 

 

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