Economic imperialism

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/07/11

Air date: 
Tue, 06/07/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Welcome to the Machine. The USA PATRIOT Act has been renewed for another four years.

The surveillance state ushered in under the reign of Bush the Younger was given a bipartisan imprimatur in late May when the USA PATRIOT Act was renewed for another four years. Warrantless wiretaps? You bet. Illegal searches of personal and business records? That's just how it is these days, because, you know, terrorism.

It appears that any hopes progressives may have had that President Obama would undo the Bush-era security state are unfounded. Whither from here? Abe and Joe survey the damage.

Physicians for a National Health Program & Medicare for All

program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

Dr. Garrett Adams testifies to the impact that Medicare made on the populations it served when it was first implemented in the 1960s, and makes a case against medical privatization and for expanding Medicare for all. Rather than an essential feature of public management, it's suggested that private interests seeking to profit off the delivery of medical care are what create obscene bureacracy and high costs.

Dr. Adams is president of Physicians for a National Health Program and specialist in pediatric infectious epidemiology.
 

15:01 minutes (13.75 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour June 6th

program date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011

Today show, hosted by Joe Clement, features discussions about the war on drugs, medicare for all, a tribute to Helen Keller, a commentary on animal resistance and a piece imploring that the Obama administration denounce its commitment to carbon fuels.

56:49 minutes (52.03 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour on 06/06/11

Air date: 
Mon, 06/06/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
War on Drugs, Medicare for All, relating to animal exploitation, Left press

On the next Old Mole, Joe Clement hosts and we hear about:
  • The War on Drugs, the costs of its failure to everyone, and alternatives.
  • Laurie Mercier talks with Dr. Garrett Adams, president of Physicians for a National Health Plan, about the threatened cuts to Medicare and continued need to expand an improved version to everyone.
  • Well Read Red, Frann Michel, looks at the way animals resist human exploitation and how they relate to our experiences of resistance to exploitation.
  • Tom Becker reads from the Left press.

What you don't know can't hurt the Oregonian; We'll look at the paper's new online partnership

program date: 
Tue, 05/31/2011

Like newspapers everywhere, the Oregonian is struggling to find a place in the new world of digital media. Its new online Oregon News Network pairs it with a set of independent partners to generate locally-based reporting -- including the Cascade Policy Institute, a libertarian think tank. The CPI has championed, among other things, privatizing public education and Social Security, as well as abolishing the minimum wage in favor of a new (and lower) "training wage."

55:24 minutes (25.36 MB)

A Categorized Program Not on 05/31/11

Air date: 
Tue, 05/31/2011 - 6:15am
Short Description: 
What you don't know can't hurt the Oregonian. Abe and Joe look at the paper's new online partnership

Like newspapers everywhere, the Oregonian is struggling to find a place in the new world of digital media. Its new online Oregon News Network pairs it with a set of independent partners to generate locally-based reporting -- including the Cascade Policy Institute, a libertarian think tank. The CPI has championed, among other things, privatizing public education and Social Security, as well as abolishing the minimum wage in favor of a new (and lower) "training wage."

Abe and Joe discuss the relative merits of the Oregonian's new online model, and whether it's a good idea for it to use radical "news" outlets like CPI.

Social Security: Beyond the Doom and Gloom

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More Talk Radio
program date: 
Thu, 05/26/2011

Host Celeste Carey interviews Max Richtman, Executive VP/Acting CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

53:57 minutes (24.69 MB)

Will Oregon be first to end prohibition of cannabis?

program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Wed, 05/25/2011

 Host Stephanie Potter speaks Paul Stanford and Jennifer Alexander who are working to put the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act 2012 on the November, 2012 ballot. If passed this initiative would legalize the purchase of marijuana (through state licensed stores), license Oregon farmers to grow marijuana for state-licensed stores, and permit adults to grow their own. The act would also allow unlicensed Oregon farmers to grow cannabis hemp for fuel, fiber and food.

25:57 minutes (11.88 MB)

The 11th annual Village Building Convergence!

program date: 
Tue, 05/24/2011

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

57:07 minutes (26.15 MB)

Alternative Radio on 06/14/11

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 06/14/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Arun Gupta - Economic Crisis & the Tea Party

Arun Gupta - Economic Crisis & the Tea Party (lecture)

You’ve played by the rules. Went to work every day. Paid your bills and taxes. When your country summoned you to fight in its wars you were proud to serve. You’ve worked hard all your life and now what do you get? Bupkis as they say in Yiddish. Goat droppings. Your job was outsourced overseas. Your house has been foreclosed. You’re in debt. Meanwhile, the big banks are sitting pretty on tons of cash. The stock market and corporate profits are up. GE made billions in 2010 and didn’t pay a dime in taxes. With this backdrop in walks the Tea Party. They got the answers. You know why you are getting shafted? It’s the immigrants, gays, uppity women, minorities, liberals, unions, and public service workers.

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