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Alternative economics

Imagining the End of Capitalism

program date: 
Mon, 06/28/2010

Is it easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism?  British blogger and theorist Mark Fisher explores this question in his book Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?  Old Mole blogger and theorist Frann Michel reviews and comments on his work in this commentary.  You can read the text of her remarks here.  



8:08 minutes (4.65 MB)

Political Perspectives on 06/30/10

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Wed, 06/30/2010 - 9:00am - 9:30am
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Hunger in Oregon

Host Kathleen Stephenson interviews Rachel Bristol, chief executive officer of the Oregon Food Bank, about hunger in Oregon at the present time. High unemployment and a tough economy has forced record numbers of people to seek emergency food.


The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/29/10

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Tue, 06/29/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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This just in: up is down, in is out and black is white -- as long as you're a Republican.

With Joe on vacation, Abe checks in on the rampant denial, duplicity and hypocrisy that constitute the conservative psyche. As President Obama's Supreme Court nominee is vetted before the Senate, we learn from the GOP why Thurgood Marshall's civil rights crusade was so dangerous: he was a "judicial activist."

We also learn from our conservative brethren that the pressing American economic problem isn't unemployment, it's the deficit. So it's perfectly acceptable -- damn near required, even -- to sacrifice workers in the name of fiscal austerity.


America Speaks - A National Town Hall Meeting

The Underground
program date: 
Wed, 06/23/2010

Katrina interviews Julie from America Speaks about the national town hall meeting taking place this weekend.

6:38 minutes (6.08 MB)

June 14 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 06/21/2010

This edition of the Mole is hosted by Tom Becker, and its topics include the future of Social Security, Israel's  impunity from the law, problems of the prison system and what can be done about them, and the havoc wreaked upon the forests and the people by Texaco-Chevron in the Ecuadorian Amazon.  

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54:14 minutes (31.04 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 06/24/10

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Thu, 06/24/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy
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Alternative Radio on 07/06/10

Alternative Radio
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Tue, 07/06/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Robert Jensen – Religion & Progressive Politics

Robert Jensen – Religion & Progressive Politics (lecture)

Robert Jensen is professor of journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of "Citizens of the Empire," "The Heart of Whiteness," and "All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice."

A Future for Social Security

program date: 
Mon, 06/21/2010

 There is no crisis for Social Security funding, in spite of what we hear from politicians and news media.  Nancy Altman of  Social Security Works explains why we keep hearing about this phony crisis in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  Altman has been studying Social Security for thirty years and is the author of The Battle for Social Security: From FDR’s Vision to Bush’s Gamble.   

(The graph shows that by 2023, the Social Security surplus is estimated to grow to $4.3 trillion.)


20:11 minutes (11.55 MB)

KBOO Reports from US Social Forum in Detroit

Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 06/22/2010

The United States Social Forum kicked off today in Detroit, Michigan.
The theme of the forum is "Another world is possible, another US is necessary, and another Detroit is underway."  Tens of thousands of participants arrived from all over the world to take part in the largest convergence of social movements in recent US history.

2:49 minutes (2.58 MB)
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