Alternative economics

Antonia Juhasz on The Tyranny of Oil

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 09/30/2008

 Per Fagereng and Sue Supriano host this program starting off our special Peak Oil Day programs. His guests include analyst, author and activist Antonia Juhasz, whose new book is "The Tyranny of Oil: The World's Most Powerful Industry - And What We Must Do to Stop It."

57:59 minutes (26.55 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 10/02/08

Air date: 
Thu, 10/02/2008 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Saving the Economy or Saving the Rich? The $700 billion bailout plan.

The Bush administration says it needs $700 billion to avert the current financial crisis from turning into a global depression. Taxpayers see this as another use of their money to protect the wealthy. Congress is caught in the middle, trying to come up with a plan that will stop a financial meltdown without turning voters against. them.

Joe and Abe on The Big, Bad, Bail-Out

program date: 
Mon, 09/29/2008

 Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris talk about the Trillion Dollar Bail Out being hammered out (and on) in Congress.  Is it a good thing?  Is it a bad thing?  Is a taxpayer-funded bail-out option for failed speculators an integral part of Capitalism?  Should it be?  Listeners weigh in...

 

56:48 minutes (26.01 MB)

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

Air date: 
Mon, 09/29/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
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)
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