Economic imperialism

"The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It"

program date: 
Fri, 05/18/2012
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Timothy Noah, author of "The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do about It."

For the past three decades, America has steadily become a nation of haves and have-nots. We have less equality of income than Venezuela, Kenya, or Yemen.

In "The Great Divergence", Timothy Noah explains not only how the Great Divergence has come about, but why it threatens American democracy—and most important, how we can begin to reverse it.





47:40 minutes (21.82 MB)

The president just welcomed thousands who came here illegally as children. What does it mean?

program date: 
Tue, 06/19/2012

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  Joe is on Vacation.


The history of the United States is a saga of immigration, whether you're a descendant of immigrants, a descendant of those displaced by immigrants, or an immigrant yourself. In a place such as this -- where being a American is more about an idea than where your ancestors came from -- the question of immigration still resonates.

56:53 minutes (52.08 MB)

Dave King on Jobs and the Climate

program date: 
Mon, 06/18/2012

 Bill Resnick talks with Dave King, a local activist and organizer of the upcoming mini-conference on Jobs and the Climate, being held at the Musicians Union Hall. They talk about the various ways that creating an ecologically sustainable world, addressing climate and other environmental crises, reconstructing and decentralizing the energy-grid, would generate millions of jobs. It's at Wednesday the 20th at 5:45pm at the Musician's Union Hall, just south of Sandy and 28th.

8:39 minutes (7.91 MB)

Robin Hahnel on Greek Elections

program date: 
Mon, 06/18/2012

 Bill Resnick talks with radical economists, Robin Hahnel, about the European debt-crisis, the world economy and the significance of the Greek elections. Robin also considers the Greek Left's electoral program and what it means for us in Portland, Oregon.      

Robin teaches Economics at Portland State and co-author of "Parecon".
17:23 minutes (15.92 MB)

Andrew Sernatinger on Wisconsin Recall Elections

program date: 
Mon, 06/18/2012

Denise Morris continues her former conversation with Andrew Sernatinger about the special election in Wisconsin to recall Governor Scott Walker. They talk about "what went wrong", the different campaign angles, and how activists are stratigizing for the future. Andrew is a radical baker and labor journalist for LaborNotes. He's also written recently for Solidarity on the stakes of the recall election before it happened and what to learn from the fallout

8:39 minutes (7.92 MB)

Alternative Radio on 06/19/12

Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/19/2012 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Cornel West – Occupy Democracy (lecture)

Cornel West – Occupy Democracy (lecture)

When language has been mutilated and drained of meaning how are we to understand democracy? Its mere invocation by politicians and their media echoers generates a chorus of hosannas. The reality is different. Democracy has been reduced to elections, awash in money, where there are marginal choices. Sometimes the candidates are so bad one can say: Pick your poison: cyanide or arsenic. The Great Recession has shaken things up. From the cradle of democracy: Greece, to the self-proclaimed beacon of it today: the U.S., people are asking fundamental questions. Democracy has been off-stage and in the wings for decades as corporations, enabled by political elites, have amassed unprecedented power.


program date: 
Wed, 06/13/2012
2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the historic Watts Gang Truce in Los Angeles. In April of this year the Watts Community came together to celebrate and discuss what they learned from this important event.
58:10 minutes (53.25 MB)

Occupy Portland Radio Air Show 5/30

program date: 
Wed, 05/30/2012

In This Episode...

Joe Meyer looks in-depth at the tactics the Portlnad Police Bureau has been using recently against protestors associated with the Occupy Movement

We debut News Beat, a mix of music and news to keep you entertained and informed

Nan Wigmore tells us about her experiences witnessing the violence used against protestors at the NATO rallies in , May of 2012.

Upcoming Occupy events...

Music throughout the show!


62:07 minutes (56.87 MB)

Color of Change Protests ALEC

Evening News
program date: 
Tue, 06/12/2012

6:08 minutes (2.11 MB)
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