Economic imperialism

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 07/06/10

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Tue, 07/06/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe talks with a group of bike-based entrepreneurs about pedaling one’s goods on the street.

Sol Pops, SoupCycle and B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery are all Portland-based small businesses driven by a common factor: bicycles. But what’s it like to depend on human-powered transportation for your livelihood? It’s a sustainable, intimate and decidedly local form of commerce, sure, but one imagines that Januaries are likely to be extra long.

Noah Cable, Aaron Harmon and Danielle Koppel of Sol Pops, along with Jed Lazar of SoupCycle and Franklin Jones of B-Line, join Abe in studio to discuss doing business from atop a bicycle.
 

Talk Radio on 06/30/10

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Wed, 06/30/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Dr. Ron Walters, director of the African American Institute, on unemployment

Are you unemployed? Are you receiving benefits? How are you holding out? Host Lisa Loving speaks live with Dr. Ron Walters, director of the African American Institute and professor emeritus of government and politics from the University of Maryland. His opinion column this week is about radical Republicans’ defeat of unemployment benefit extensions in Congress, and we want to hear your story about unemployment.

 

 

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 06/29/10

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Tue, 06/29/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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This just in: up is down, in is out and black is white -- as long as you're a Republican.

With Joe on vacation, Abe checks in on the rampant denial, duplicity and hypocrisy that constitute the conservative psyche. As President Obama's Supreme Court nominee is vetted before the Senate, we learn from the GOP why Thurgood Marshall's civil rights crusade was so dangerous: he was a "judicial activist."

We also learn from our conservative brethren that the pressing American economic problem isn't unemployment, it's the deficit. So it's perfectly acceptable -- damn near required, even -- to sacrifice workers in the name of fiscal austerity.

 

Capitalist Realism

[For the Old Mole Variety Hour June 28, 2010].      The British blogger and theorist Mark Fisher recently published a slim little volume from Zer0 books titled Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? By "Capitalist Realism" he means, roughly, the notion that, as Margaret Thatcher famously asserted, there is no alternative to capitalism. But Fisher is also interested in questioning and exploring the implications of this view that, as it is sometimes put, it has become easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.

Bread and Roses on 06/24/10

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Bread and Roses
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Thu, 06/24/2010 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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haitian agriculture

In March and again in May, Bread and Roses host Nicole Vulcan traveled to earthquake-ravaged Haiti to speak with people about the revival efforts following the January quake. This Friday, July 24, Bread and Roses will feature live interviews with Marisha Auerbach and Kelda Miller, two permaculture experts involved in reducing food insecurity in Haiti through improved agricultural methods. The show will also feature interviews with Haitian farmers and agronomists, who share their opinions about the direction of Haiti's future, and the donation of hybrid seeds by seed giant Monsanto. 

When: Friday, July 24, 6:00 pm 

Voices from the Edge on 06/24/10

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Thu, 06/24/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy
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Creating dialogue amidst the rhetoric: AmericaSpeaks' Portland Town Meeting: Our Budget, Our Economy

KBOO Reports from US Social Forum in Detroit

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Evening News
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Tue, 06/22/2010

The United States Social Forum kicked off today in Detroit, Michigan.
The theme of the forum is "Another world is possible, another US is necessary, and another Detroit is underway."  Tens of thousands of participants arrived from all over the world to take part in the largest convergence of social movements in recent US history.

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