Alternative economics

Dr. Helen Caldicott and Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer

program date: 
Sun, 09/28/2008

 Today, Kathleen Stephenson talks with Dr. Helen Caldicott, who has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction. She'll discuss her current work and her new book, Nuclear Power Is Not the Answer.

 

21:44 minutes (19.91 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/03/08

Air date: 
Fri, 10/03/2008 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Charlie Stephens, former policy analyst for the Oregon Department of Energy. They'll discuss the economy, the bailouts, banks and the future. Call-in with your questions.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 09/29/08

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Mon, 09/29/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Does the financial meltdown spell the end of conservative economics?

On the Old Mole Variety Hour, we ask whether the financial collapse and the government bailout spells the end of  conservative economics.  Bill Resnick talks with Mark Engler, author of How to Rule the World: The Battle For the Global Economy (available as a gift for calling in during the show with a KBOO membership pledge).  We’ll also hear from local organizers of the Oregon Fair Trade Coalition and the Cross Border Organizing Committee about the Rural Organizing Project’s effort to defeat the Sizemore anti-immigrant ballot initiative.

Old Mole Variety Hour for September 22, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 09/21/2008

Why is the  US Government, funded by  our taxes, saving Wall Street's financiers from the consequences of their hubris?  On this program, hosted by Tom Becker, we discuss the situation in depth.  Also on the show: an conversation about what Sarah Palin signifies for the Christian Right as well as to women behond that  group.  Hear the whole program by clicking the arrow above, or listen to individual pieces by following their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick and economist John Miller  discuss  the  origins and direction of the economic crisis and what the left should be demanding

50:14 minutes (28.75 MB)

Greider on Bailing Out Big Finance

program date: 
Sun, 09/21/2008

Tom Becker reads  from two pieces on the bailout of  finance capital by the tax payers by William Greider, economic analyst for The Nation.   You can find the  original  articles here and here

5:29 minutes (3.14 MB)

Financial Meltdown: Why, and What's Next?

program date: 
Sun, 09/21/2008

Economist John Miller, who writes for Dollars & Sense and teaches at  Wheaton College, talks  with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the  current financial crisis, where it's heading, and what  progressives should be demanding. 

17:07 minutes (9.8 MB)

Special Programming: Public Affairs on 10/01/08

Air date: 
Wed, 10/01/2008 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Short Description: 
Confronting Peak Oil: Building a Sustainable Future

Confronting Peak Oil: Building a Sustainable Future

As we approach the end of the age of oil, and the reality of the climate
crisis sinks in, more and more people are beginning to wake up to the fact
that we need to change our ways, and begin building sustainable energy
alternatives.  We'll spend the day exploring those alternatives - people and
projects who are working for change, places that have reduced their carbon
footprint, a national agenda for addressing the crisis, and local
initiatives in the Portland area.

Tentative schedule (subject to change):

Old Mole Variety Hour on 09/22/08

Air date: 
Mon, 09/22/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
The Moles discuss the financial crisis and Sarah Palin and the Christian Right.

Get the Moles’ underground  analysis  of the current financial crisis as Bill Resnick  interviews John Miller from the Union of Radical Political Economists (URPE), and Tom Becker  reads from The  Nation’s William Greider.  Also on the show, Jan Haaken will be talking with Cynthia Burack about  Sarah Palin and the Christian Right.  Burack is the author  of Sin, Sex and Democracy: Anti-Gay Rhetoric and the Christian Right.

Abe And Joe Talk Radio - Sept 16

program date: 
Mon, 09/15/2008

 Host Joe Uris hosts today's show, with a wild and wooly topic list.

56:56 minutes (26.07 MB)
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