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?
Host Barbara Bernstein talks about organic farming certification with Chris Schreiner of Oregon Tilth, plus Moreland Farmers' Market Manager Laura Wendel and several farmers who have gone through the federal organic certification process, and some who have not.
The guest is filmmaker Todd Darling, who talks about his film A Snow Mobile for George, he motors across America in search of what drives environmental policy at the
Bush White House. Fired up by a question over a used snowmobile in the Sierra
Nevada, he visits Yurok Indians in Northern California, cowboys in Wyoming, and
Wall Street workers in New York City.
Host Barbara Bernstein talks about organic farming certification with Chris Schreiner
of Oregon Tilth, Moreland Farmers' Market Manager Laura Wendel and several
farmers who have gone through the federal organic certification process, and
some who have not.
Today's show features, for the second time, the music of Portland band Pink Martini and concludes with a discussion of the implicit politics of their work. Also discussed on the show are world hunger and the cost of food, the relations between being queer and being an immigrant, "Sex and the City," and what Congress is and is not doing about climate change.
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The U.S. Senate has just rejected an ineffective climate-change bill--for the wrong reasons. What kind of legislation would really deal with the issue, and what would it take to make it happen? Brian Tokar of the Institute for Social Ecology lays out the problems and possible solutions in this discussion with Bill Resnick.
Host David Barsamian interviews Maude Barlow about The Global Water Crisis. Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Canada's largest public advocacy organization, and the co-founder of
the Blue Planet Project, working internationally for the right to water. She is the recipient of the Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award, and the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize. Her latest book is Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis.
Bill Resnick explores rising food prices and world hunger and what the UN and the major countries are (not) doing.
He also looks at climate change and Congress with a critique of
the very inadequate, indeed, counterproductive response. The bill being discussed subsidizes nuclear energy. Luz Maria Gordillo reviews Sex and the City, the movie. Frann Michel hosts a segment of the Well-Read Red on solidarities between LGBTQ and immigrant activism. And we'll hear more music by Pink Martini and an exploration of their politics.