Alternative economics

Positively Revolting on 02/19/10

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Fri, 02/19/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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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

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Thu, 02/11/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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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.

 

 

Local Independent Journalist Raymond Rendleman on the Foreclosure Crisis

program date: 
Wed, 02/10/2010

 Hosted by Lisa Loving

Today's guest is local independent journalist Raymond Rendleman, who has been doing research on the recent spate of Home Mortgage Foreclosures.  They talk about Obama's Making Home Affordable program, and Oregon's offerings for Homeowner support.   People looking for help with finding Shared Housing can call the Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.  A huge list of related community resources, including mortgage services, can be found at 211info.org

56:52 minutes (26.04 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 02/09/10

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Tue, 02/09/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Our Republic is broken. What's to be done? With Joe on vacation, Abe tosses out a possible answer: a

Our Republic is broken. A lockstep minority, cloaked in arcane rules, can bring business to a complete halt. The influence of monied interests is rampant. The social contract has been shredded, and cherished liberties erode. A yawning chasm opens between rich and poor. A bloated foreign empire bleeds the Treasury. The public discourse is controlled by a profit-driven Fourth Estate that is loath to criticize its owners. The promise of a populist president seems impotent against the entrenched forces arrayed against him.

Our Republic is broken. What is to be done? Let's call a Constitutional Convention and fix it.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 02/08/10

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Mon, 02/08/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Haiti and child protection laws in Oregon

 

This program features an interview with a doctor just returned from working in Haiti.  Our series The Left and the Law continues with a discussion of the uneven application of child protection laws in light of the homicide conviction of members of the Church of Christ who did not get medical attention for their son.  Bill Resnick interviews an expert  on food safety and the food industry.

Support grassroots relief efforts in Haiti!

KBOO hosts an all-day on-air Fundraiser for Haiti on February 18th!
Click here for more info on KBOO's Fundraiser for Haiti

Click here for a list of upcoming benefits for Haiti in PortlandClick here for KBOO audio reports on the situation

Haiti relief efforts:
We have done some research, and are recommending these groups, which have a track record of working with the community on the ground in Haiti, and are either Haitian-led or take their lead from Haitian ground staff, to empower the community with solidarity, not charity.
HACAOT
Konbit pou Aiti (Working together for Haiti)

Our Soil
Honor and Respect Foundation
Partners in Health
Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (Haiti Action)
Doctors without Borders

Voices from the Edge on 01/28/10

Air date: 
Thu, 01/28/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's the state of your Union? A look at the president's address.

What's the State of Your Union?
Wednesday, President Obama will address the nation about the state of the Union. Among those listening to the president's speech will be nearly 210,000 unemployed Oregonians who are part of the 15 million Americans (official figures that don't include those who have just quit looking for work) out of work during this economic crisis. Will the president provide eloquent but empy rhetoric or will he step up and provide long overdue bold leadership to bring relief to those Americans most in need?
 

This week, host Dave Mazza is joined by KBOO talk radio hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris for a post-speech analysis that will look at what the president got right, what he got wrong and where he needs to go to bring the change he promised in 2008. Dave, Abe and Joe will also be following up on last week's Supreme Court decision that elimnated decades-old restrictions on corporate political expenditures and what that augers for moving real reform forward in the coming months. Join us in the conversation and let us know the state of your Union.

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