Alternative economics

Old Mole Variety Hour for May 19, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 05/18/2008

This program includes a Movie Mole review of "Iron Man," a commentary on Racism in the Presidential campaign, a first-person report on May Day in Havana, music and the history of the Buena Vista Social Club, and a discussion of the crisis in food prices.  Clayton Morgareidge hosts. 

Hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or go to individual pieces by clicking on their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick talks with Food First's director Eric Holt-Gimenez about food prices: causes and cures.

2.  The Movie Moles melt down "Iron Man."

57:07 minutes (26.15 MB)

Food Crisis: Causes and Cures

program date: 
Sun, 05/18/2008

What are the underlying reasons for the upsurge in food prices around the world?  What can be done about it?  The Executive Director of  Food First,  Eric Holt-Gimenez, lays it out for us in this conversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  Holt-Gimenez is also the author of Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America’s Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture, published by Food First.    

 

13:47 minutes (6.32 MB)

Joe and Abe and the Village Building Convergence

program date: 
Mon, 05/12/2008

Hosts Joe Uris and Abe Proctor speak with Mark Lakeman of City Repair on the upcoming Village Building Convergence.

54:33 minutes (24.98 MB)

Seeds of Peace Collective, Feeding the Revolution

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Thu, 05/01/2008

For over 20 years, the Seeds of Peace Collective has fed hundreds of thousands of activists from Seattle's WTO to the Ninth Ward in New Orleans to Washington D.C.. Martha Odom interviews Michael Bowersox a/k/a Grumbles about Seeds, from the beginning to plans for this year's RNC. Hear what it takes to serve lunch for 6000 people.

26:15 minutes (24.04 MB)

Socialism, the Only Alternative

program date: 
Sun, 05/04/2008

 The Well-read Red (Clayton Morgareidge) reads from an article by Randhir Singh called "The Future of Socialism."   Singh argues that Capitalism has not only failed to provide for human welfare, but is on the road to destruction, taking us all down with it.  Socialism must be on our agenda if we are to have hope of surviving.  Singh's article in full is at mrzine.

 

10:41 minutes (4.89 MB)

Locus Focus and the 1968 Columbia U Strike

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/29/2008

Barbara Bernstein hosts. She has guests on who participated in the 1968 Columbia Strike Commemoration/reunion this past weekend. They include Ray Brown, now a New Jersey  lawyer and Kathie Knowles, a Eugene, Oregon bodyworker/healer.

83:37 minutes (38.28 MB)

Food Crisis? Yes. Surprise? No.

program date: 
Tue, 04/29/2008

A converation with Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, regarding the global food price increases.

28:50 minutes (9.9 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 28, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 04/27/2008

 Hosted by Tom Becker, this program has pieces  on the International Longshoreman Workers Union and May Day, the Italian radical film-maker Pier Paolo Pasolini, the left turn in Paraguay, and the impact of the economic crunch on the poor.  You can hear the whole show by clicking on the arrow above, or  individual segments by clicking on their links below:

1.  Bill Resnick talks with Craig  Merrilees and Peter Parks about the history and the  activism of the ILWU.

 2. Italian scholar Angela Porcarelli talks with Jan Haaken about the work and philosophy of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

51:13 minutes (23.45 MB)

Squeezing the Poor

program date: 
Sun, 04/27/2008

 Jared Bernstein is the author of Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries).  An economist at the Economic Policy Institute, he explains to Bill Resnick and to you why we're all feeling poorer these days--especially those who were poor to begin with.  Bernstein will be  speaking at Powell's  on Wednesday at 7:30.   

 

8:44 minutes (4 MB)

Joe and Abe on May Day

program date: 
Mon, 04/28/2008

Joe Uris and Abe Proctor rant 'n' rail on with a pre-May Day Special covering the history of the Labor Movement in the United States, and how it's been steadily eroded since the last of the *real* Domocrats were in power.

80:01 minutes (36.63 MB)
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