Host Per Fagereng interviews Max Fraad Wolff, An economist and writer, Wolff is an instructor at the Graduate Program in International Affairs at the New School University. He is a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, Asia Times and The Indypendent. Wolff says that the decision to not bail out Lehman is a political and public relations one; he also states that a Federal Reserve rate cut on Tuesday -- widely rumored on Wall Street -- would amount to a massive subsidy.
Drinking From Puddles welcomes interview guest Paris !!
Paris hails from the San Francisco Bay Area and was catapulted onto the national hip-hop scene in 1990 with his hit single and album The Devil Made Me Do It, after earning a degree in economics from the University of California at Davis. Originally released on Tommy Boy Records, his first single from that album, "Break The Grip of Shame," was banned by MTV. Since then his uncompromising stance on political issues and biting social commentary have both aided and hindered his quest to bring solid music and messages to the masses.
Was Oregon's economy in trouble even before the sub-prime meltdown? That's what new numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau say. Despite record-breaking economic expansion before the current downturn, most Oregonians' incomes have remained flat since 2000. Poverty and lack of health insurance or other problems that did not improve during the boom. What did Oregon leaders fail to do? How well are Oregonians equipped to face an economy that continues to falter? What strategy should our legislature and governor consider to turn things around? Jo Ann and Dave talk with Mike Leachman, policy analyst with the Oregon Center for Public Policy about these and other questions.
Guided by Denise Morris, the Moles vistit Cuba today. Bill Resnick talks with Cuba expert Sam Farber about Cuba in transition and the possibilities for self-determination and socialist democracy. The Movie Moles review the 1964 film Soy Cuba! made by Russian film makers in support of the Revolution. And we hear Luz María Gordillo’s account of her trip to Cuba last May. Here the whole show by clicking the arrow above, or individual pieces by following their links below:
Samuel Farber is a long-time socialist born and raised in Cuba. He is the author of numerous works on that country including The Origin of the Cuban Revolution Reconsidered published by University of North Carolina Press. The Old Mole's Bill Resnick talks with him about life in Cuba today as it makes the transition to the post-Fidel era, and about various scenarios for its future. You can read his thoughts on these issues here and here.
"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."
Host Joe Uris talks with listeners about proposed Liquified Natural Gas Pipelines in Oregon, the history and real meaning of the Russian/Georgian conflict and the Obama-Biden Democratic National Convention. A No-Holds-Barred discussion of Real Stuff in Real Time.
Benjamin Barber speaks on Runaway Capitalism. 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.