Alternative economics

How do we build an economy that's green AND fair?

From the White House to City Hall, everyone's talking about making the transition to a new green economy. But how do we make sure this new economy doesn't perpetuate the disparities of the old one? Can we make the shift without making things even worse for those already struggling with economic and environmental injustice? How can we ensure that all communities benefit from this transition?

Voices from the Edge on 04/09/09

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Thu, 04/09/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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How do we build an economy that's green AND fair?

From the White House to City Hall, everyone's talking about making the transition to a new green economy. But how do we make sure this new economy doesn't perpetuate the disparities of the old one? Can we make the shift without making things even worse for those already struggling with economic and environmental injustice? How can we ensure that all communities benefit from this transition?

This week on Voices from the Edge, Dave talks with Vien Truong, Senior Policy Associate for Green For All, a national non-profit organization working to build "an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty." Truong works with state policymakers and community leaders in creating green job policies and programs throughout the country. Also joining the conversation will be Mike Leachman, a policy analyst at the Oregon Center for Public Policy and that organization's representative in the Oregon Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor, business, environmental and community organizations working for a clean energy revolution that will create high-quality green-collar jobs. Join us in the discussion about how we make Oregon's new economy green and fair.

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 6, 2009

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Sun, 04/05/2009

 Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program features three interviews: Migrant labor and housing; Obama's war in Afghanistan; and Argentina's 1990s crisis.  Also on the show: a review of Suzanne Sterne's novel The Ghost at the Table.  To hear the whole show, click on the arrow above.  To hear individual  pieces, follow the links below:

1.  Luz María Gordillo and Megan Trevarthen interview housing activist Pat Arnold about housing for agricultural workers.

2.  Author and middle-east expert Stephen Zunes talks with Bill Resnick about Obama's plans for expanding the war in Afghanistan.  

52:34 minutes (30.09 MB)

Argentina's Economic Crisis

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Sun, 04/05/2009

Jan Haaken talks with psychoanalyst and Latin American historian Nancy Hollander about the economic meltdown in Argentina in the 1990s, how workers responded by taking over workplaces, and what  we can learn from the response to that crisis.   NANCY CARO HOLLANDER Ph.D. is Professor of Latin American History and Women's Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a Research Psychoanalyst affiliated with the Psychoanalytic Center of California.

14:09 minutes (8.1 MB)

The Dirtbag

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The Dirtbag
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Wed, 04/08/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Glen Andresen discusses space-saving techniques for growing vegetables in the city.

Radiozine on 04/08/09

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Radiozine
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Wed, 04/08/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Harriet and Marge host another installment of House Holding, or Homemaking Gone Progressive. They see a new way of considering our roles as stewards, not just as it applies in the world at large, but in the concrete management of resources as they flow from the natural world to our homes, kitchens, tables and community. Join them for a discussion of house holding as a form as activism. Today's topic is "Getting Ready For Your Preserving Season."

 

Alternative Radio on 04/08/09

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Alternative Radio
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Wed, 04/08/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Richard Wolff - Casino Capitalism (lecture)

Richard Wolff is a well-known economist. After receiving his Ph.D. from Yale, he taught at the City College of New York from 1969 to 1973, and then began teaching at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he has been full professor since 1981. He is the author of numerous articles and books on economics.

Ellen Hodgson Brown: "The Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth about Our Money System & How We Can Break Free"

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Thu, 04/02/2009

Host Per Fagereng interviews Ellen Hodgson Brown, author of The Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth about Our Money System and How We Can Break Free. Ellen Brown says the banking system has been contrived so that big banks always get bailed out by the taxpayers from their risky ventures, but the scheme has reached its mathematical limits. There isn't enough money in the entire global economy to bail out the banks from a massive derivatives default today.

27:07 minutes (12.42 MB)

More Talk Radio on 04/06/09

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More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 04/06/2009 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Greening Military Bases

Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with two guests about a new project for turning US military bases into eco-development centers. This project will forge a diverse global coalition to press for the transformation of hundreds of US military bases overseas into eco-centers for launching the global green economy from the grassroots.

In the first half hour of the show the guest is Kevin Danaher, co-founder of Global Exchange. Since co-founding Global Exchange in 1988, Dr. Danaher has spoken at hundreds of universities and for community organizations throughout the U.S. He conducts workshops on issues ranging from the dynamics of the global economy to how we can replace the power of transnational corporations with local green economy networks.

In the second part of the show the guest is Miriam Pemberton, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, who writes and speaks on demilitarization issues for its Foreign Policy In Focus project. She leads a group that produces the annual “Unified Security Budget for the United States.

Community Calendar, Thursday, April 2, 2009

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Wed, 04/01/2009

City Repair is now accepting donations for their Most Magnimous Garage Sale taking place Saturday April 4th. If your Spring cleaning has recently unearthed any unused clothes, furniture, doo-dads, or family heirlooms, City Repair would be happy to take them off your hands--and all proceeds from the sale will go towards funding the annual Village Building Convergence.  Bring all donations to City Repair headquarters at 3125 East Burnside in Portland.  Drop off times are TODAY from 5-8pm and

2:06 minutes (1.93 MB)
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