Alternative economics

National Health and Beyond

program date: 
Sun, 12/28/2008

Public health is a public good -- so it should be a public responsiblity.  But many other public goods are poorly served by profit-making private interests.  In this commentary, Clayton Morgareidge shows how the debate about a national health care program can, and should, lead to something more. 

7:16 minutes (4.16 MB)

Socialism's Come-back

program date: 
Sun, 12/28/2008

 

Reports  of its death have been greatly exaggerated -- Socialism is coming back in full force in Europe, according to an article by Neil Clark in the New Statesman.  Tom Becker reads, and adds  a  caveat by the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.

6:43 minutes (3.85 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour

Air date: 
Mon, 12/29/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
A program of social and political commentary from a socialist-feminist point of view.

This program revolves  around the prospects for universal health care in the Obama years and beyond.   Can we have real universal coverage in a profit-driven insurance system?   Why are other nations better at this than the US?   And we hear a review of  Kaye Gibbons' novel Sights Unseen in which issues of mental health are raised.  

Investing In The Social Good

program date: 
Wed, 12/31/2008

This New Years Day listen to the documentary

Investing In The Social Good

By Cherie Blackfeather

Meet some people who are  innovativing solutions to local and global issues – and redefining the meaning of assets, investment and profit.

Tune in to Free Speech Radio News
On KBOO 90.7 fm
At 5:30 pm on New Years Day

0:59 minutes (933.51 KB)

Free Speech Radio News

Air date: 
Thu, 01/01/2009 - 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Short Description: 
Documentary

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 22, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 12/21/2008

Hosted by the intrepid Laurie Mercier, braving the biggest snow fall in 40 years to reach the KBOO studio, this  program features Laurie's discussion with attorney Mike Snedeker of developments in the law this past year.  We also hear how  vampires are becoming more romantic and less dangerous than in years past as Frann Michel looks into the meaning of Twilight, the series of novels and the movie.  Finally, Bill Resnick talks with Sarah Anderson about what the Obama administration may, and may not, bring in how the US acts around the world.  Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or individual pieces by following the links below.

1.  2008 in the law.

51:49 minutes (29.65 MB)

Foreign Policy in the Obama Years

program date: 
Sun, 12/21/2008

Where will US foreign policy go under Obama?  How might it impact the poorer nations of the world.  Sarah Anderson,  Director of the Global Economic Project at the Institute for Policy Studies,  provides her insights in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  

19:23 minutes (11.09 MB)

Alternative Radio

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Wed, 12/24/2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Benjamin Barber speaks on Runaway Capitalism (lecture)

Benjamin Barber is a well-known scholar and political theorist. He is the author of many books including the bestseller Jihad vs. McWorld. His latest book is Consumed: The Fate of Citizens under Capitalism Triumphant.

 

More Talk Radio

Program: 
More Talk Radio
Air date: 
Mon, 12/22/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Hosts Cecil and Celeste speak with Peter Phillips of Project Censored with a look back at 2008 and the most censored stories.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show

Air date: 
Tue, 12/23/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am

Per Fagereng substitutes for Abe and Joe today. His guest is Tom Whipple. In a recent article in the Falls Church News-Press Whipple said, "There is a growing consensus among those who follow such things, that the new high of world oil production (87.9 million barrels a day) reached last July is likely to go down in history as the all-time peak."

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