Alternative economics

Is Portland's Village Building Convergence relevant in this economic crisis?

program date: 
Wed, 06/03/2009

The 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland on June 5. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?

55:28 minutes (44.44 MB)

House Holding on 06/10/09

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Wed, 06/10/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Join Harriet and Marge with Guests Virginia Yoder (81) and Sarah Deumling (62) to hear about their remarkable lives and ongoing commitment to the ethic and life as householders.  Today's show will be open to callers with their own experiences with house holding.

Sarah Deumling manages a 1400 acre sustainable forest and Virginia Yoder has lived on the same 50 acre homestead since 1947.
 

LNG, Dr. Tiller, Sonia Sotomayor, and more!!!

program date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009

 Joe Uris is alone today, and covers several topics of interest.  First up, Joe talked about the proposed (and potentially devastating) natural gas pipeline thru our farms and wilderness.  He also covered the recent murder of Dr. Tiller, a Women's Health Professional.  He talked about the right wing's smear campaign against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.  

Pay attention to Oregon House Bill 3058!!!  This bill will FAST-TRACK the approvals for the LNG pipelines.

55:55 minutes (25.6 MB)

Tuesday June 9 2009 Community Calendar

program date: 
Mon, 06/08/2009
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR - TUESDAY June 9 2009 This is the community calendar for Tuesday June 9 2009 A Portland/Multnomah Food Policy Council meeting,. a public citizen-advisory meeting about food system policy recommendations for the City of Portland and Multnomah County, will take place on Wednesday, June 10 in the Rose Room on the second floor of City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Avenue, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. For more information contact: Steve Cohen, Food Policy and Programs, (503) 823-4225 The People's Farmers Market takes place Wednesdays, 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. It's a year-round market at 3029 SE 21st Avenue, one block north of Powell Blvd. 2:53 minutes (2.64 MB)

Dan Leahy and Kari Koch on the Economic Meltdown

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Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/02/2009

 Once again Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein takes on the economic meltdown and today she has help navigating this maelstrom from Dan Leahy, professor of Labor Studies at the Evergreen State College.

Dan sorts through the financial mumbo jumbo and hocus pocus that has shaken the world's economy for the past year and explores local initiatives that may help put the economy together, one community at a time.

We're also joined by Kari Koch with the Rural Organizing Project. Kari tells us about ROP's current organizing initiative: creating Living Room Conversations on the Economic Collapse & Bringing our Money Home.

Dan Leahy and Kari Koch will be part of a Community forum on  Building a Fair Economy on Tuesday June 9th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Corvallis Public Library, 6th AND Monroe, in Corvallis.

55:40 minutes (25.48 MB)

Locus Focus

Program: 
Locus Focus
Air date: 
Wed, 06/03/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
What are the national and international causes of the current economic meltdown and how it can be fi

Once again Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein takes on the economic meltdown and today she has help navigating this maelstrom from Dan Leahy, professor of Labor Studies at the Evergreen State College.

 

Dan sorts through the financial mumbo jumbo and hocus pocus that has shaken the world's economy for the past year and explores local initiatives that may help put the economy together, one community at a time.

Voices from the Edge on 06/04/09

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Thu, 06/04/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Is the annual Village Building Convergence relevant in today's economic climate?

This week, the 9th annual Village Building Convergence starts in Portland. Coming together under the them "Powered by the People," Portlanders will work on projects ranging from water catchment systems and intersection painting to native plant gardening and cob benches. But with record job and home loss rocking the metropolitan area, is the convergence still relevant? Even in good times, how much community voice does the convergence really create?

Parasite Class, Iraqi Killing Fields, Infragard & More!

program: 
Presswatch
program date: 
Wed, 05/27/2009

Theresa Mitchell with the "news you're not supposed to know." A look at the "parasite" class . . .  "In 2007, the year the new Survey of OECD Report: Gap between Rich, Poor Growing: OECD Report: Gap between Rich, Poor GrowingConsumer Finances data cover, a family needed to sport a net worth of at least $8.3 million to enter the nation’s richest 1 percent.

27:30 minutes (12.59 MB)

Radiozine on 05/29/09

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Fri, 05/29/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Cris Andreae interviews Toby Hemenway about his updated classic, GAIA'S GARDEN: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture. Toby Hemenway is the author of the first major North American book on permaculture, Gaia's Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture, and an adjunct professor at Portland State University. He is also Scholar in Residence at Pacific University. His current project is developing urban sustainability resources in Portland, where he now lives. He teaches permaculture and consults and lectures on ecological design throughout the country.

Flashpoints on 05/28/09

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 05/28/2009 - 10:15am - 11:00am

Hear an interview with one of the attorneys for the founders of the Holy Land Foundation. Her client was just sentenced to 65 years in prison for charitable work serving Palestinians. Dr. Mads Gilbert talks about the brutal humanitarian conditions for hundreds of thousands of displaced Tamil people in Sri Lanka, and Financial consultant Catherine Austin Fitts on participatory budgeting and financial permaculture.

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