"Cooperatives and Community-Owned Businesses: Rethinking the Ways Businesses Are Run and How They Interact with the Local Communities They Belong To." Todd Wilson speaks with representatives from three of Portland's Food Coops: People's, Food Front, and Alberta. Feel free to call in with your with questions, comments, experiences and thoughts."
Sunsara Taylor returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight !!
Activist Sunsara Taylor, of The Revolution newspaper & The World Can't Wait orginization returns to Drinking From Puddles tonight for her third interview on the program. On tap is the decline of anti-war & other protesting in the wake of Obama's nomination, as well as other connected issues regarding the war in Iraq, the potential war in Iran and America's adgenda on the world stage.
Host Marlene Howell substitutes for Barbara Bernstein today, bringing two main topics to the table.
First up, she invites opinions on Patriarchy versus Matriarchy as it relates to the wholesale Commodification of the entire planet's resources versus Sustainability. Is it even possible for our species (let alone mostother species) to survive our greed?
Part two of today's show asks the listenership: "What are YOU going to do TODAY to express your environmental values?" This is not meant as an esoteric question, but a practical one, inviting real behaviors that can be practiced today by average citizens to protect and preserve our lifeline.
New York based writer and researcher Kristen Lewisis co-director of theAmerican Human DevelopmentProject, a non-partisan, non-profit initiative to apply a well established international approach to measuring human well-being in the US. The human development index is a fact-based tool that examines health, education and income and compares the data across geographic, ethnic and gender lines within the US and across the globe. The results will surprise you and should steer a national debate. The report includes practical recommendations.
Many of the national findings are mirrored locally in Multnomah County.
Host Joe Uris leads a discusssion of environmental issues like water, air and energy with an emphasis on energy consumption in the U.S. and the world. Of course, politics and history eek their way into the show.
We do apologize, but due to technical difficulties recording the show, the last 10 minutes of the broadcast are missing from the webcast.
New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston speaks on "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense." This talk was recorded at the First Unitarian Church in Portland in March. Johnston addresses Oregon issues related to his topic.
Host Barbara Bernstein (The Media Project) talks with Richard Charter, with Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, about the recent push for lifting moratoriums on off-shore oil drilling, why the idea seems to be winning public support, and what is wrong with the plan.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cover the entire political spectrum, with today's show centered around Racism in the 2008 Elections (and our culture in general), how off-shore drilling is more smokescreen than solution to our energy problems, and they introduce the concept of the "New Capitalism" for later discussion.