Alternative economics

Participatory Economics

program date: 
Sun, 06/29/2008

Robin Hahnel talks with Old Mole Bill Resnick about new forms of democracy developing in Venezuela, including such radical arrangments as participatory budgeting.   He discusses some of this in a recent article in Monthly Review.  

20:32 minutes (9.4 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 06/30/08

Air date: 
Mon, 06/30/2008 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Political repression in the US and Participator Democracy in Venezuela

Does  the political repression of the 1950s (McCarthyism) live on today in FISA and the Patriot Act?  Ellen Schrecker, who has written widely on the politics of the '50s, will talk with host  Laurie Mercier.   Can grassroots communities govern themselves?  What is “participatory budgeting?”  Radical economist Robin Hahnel and the Old  Mole's Bill Resnick discuss.  That's all on The Old Mole Variety Hour today, along with commentary by Thabiti Lewis and a film review from Denise Morris.  

Dr. Matthew Helmers on US Agriculture today

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/24/2008

Host Barbara Bernstein talks about the recent severe weather and the impacts on Agriculture with Dr. Matthew Helmers, Assistant Professor at Iowa State's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, and an expert in Agricultural and Water Resources.

77:01 minutes (35.26 MB)

Round Table on LNG in Oregon

program date: 
Sun, 06/22/2008

Host Chris Andreae hosts a diverse panel of folks involved in Oregon's Liquified Natural Gas Pipelines and terminals on the effects LNG will have on our way of life.

35:36 minutes (32.59 MB)

Radiozine on 06/24/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Tue, 06/24/2008 - 10:00am - 10:30am

Robyn Shanti interviews author/economist  Michael Shuman about the importance of a healthy local food system and how communities are increasingly feeding themselves, and simultaneously reaping huge economic, environmental and social benefits. Learn about case studies of successful, innovative local food businesses right here in Portland and information about the upcoming Eat Local Week, July 4-11th. 

Radiozine on 06/18/08

Program: 
Radiozine
Air date: 
Wed, 06/18/2008 - 10:30am - 11:00am

Marianne Barisonek speaks with Doug Fine, author of Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living. In an attempt to reduce his carbon footprint, Fine moves to a remote ranch in New Mexico,
where he brazenly vows to grow his own food, use sunlight to power his world,
and drive on restaurant grease. Never mind that he’s never raised so much as a
chicken or a bean. Or that he has no mechanical or electrical skills.

Greg Higgins and the Food Wars

program date: 
Mon, 06/16/2008

Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor speak with downtown Portland Higgins Restaurant owner and chef Greg Higgins on the food wars.

85:26 minutes (39.11 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 16, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this show features the music of local avant-pop band Iretsu and an interview with its members (Ryan Cross, Glen Schiedt and Joel Holly).  Bill Resnick  interviews radical economist Arthur MacEwan about McCain, Obama, and the economy.  Larry Bowlden  reflecst on on religious fundamentalism and Jon Krakauer's  book Under The Banner of Heaven.  All this plus the Movie Moles' take on a movie classic now out on DVD.   Killer of Sheep examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse. 

55:04 minutes (25.21 MB)

Obama and McCain on the Economy

program date: 
Sun, 06/15/2008

Where do John McCain and Barack Obama  stand on issues affecting jobs, health care, and income inequality?  Economist Arthur MacEwan talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick  about what's wrong with the economy, what needs to be done, and how likely the main presidential contenders are to do the right things.  MacEwan contributes to Dollars & Sense as "Dr. Dollar" and is the author of  NEOLIBERALISM OR DEMOCRACY?

14:36 minutes (6.68 MB)

Program Special on 01/31/08

Air date: 
Thu, 01/31/2008 - 12:00am - 12:00pm

We may use money to buy goods and services, but as John Poling, organizer with the Cascadia Hour Exchange, points out, money is not the only way, or even the best way to get what you want. He and others at the Cascadia Hour Exchange have formed a network where each person offers their skills, such as house painting, graphic design, child care, or even legal advice. Each one hour block of time given entitles members to exchange their services the skills and time of any other person in the network. Poling believes that relying on non-monetary exchange systems both strengthen local economies as well as create a deeper sense of community.

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