Labor

Reclaiming Factories from Massachusetts to Argentina

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Labor Radio
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Mon, 12/13/2010

Factories across the United States have been closing up shops for decades.  Less common, however, is worker initiated factory takeovers.  Today’s show will span from Argentina where workers occupied factories and established cooperative control all the way to Massachusetts where a union is fighting the closure of a plant and wants to reopen as an employee-run operation.

 

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28:19 minutes (25.92 MB)

Financial Training Pays Off

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Evening News
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Mon, 12/13/2010

A new study by Portland State University's Regional Research Institute says a program that teaches financial skills to lower-income Oregonians is paying off.

1:51 minutes (1.69 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/02/10 - The Arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud

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Thu, 12/02/2010

The arrest of Mohamed Osman Mohamud is raising troubling legal, political, social and moral questions. This week, Dave and Jo Ann examined the fallout of this incident and how we can move toward real - rather than politically expedient - solutions.

55:15 minutes (50.59 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 12/02/10

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Thu, 12/02/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What's the fallout from the Mohamed Osman Mohamud incident?

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What's the fallout from the Mohamed Osman Mohamud incident?

The Nov. 26 arrest of 19 year-old Mohamed Osman Mohamud for allegedly attempting to detonate a bomb during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Courthouse Square raises troubling legal, political, social and moral questions.

Did the FBI derail a dangerous plot or entrap a disaffected youth?

Steven Johnson on "Where Good Ideas Come From"

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Fri, 10/08/2010

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with writer Steven Johnson, bestselling author of "Everything Bad Is Good for You." They discuss his new book, "Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation," which looks at what sparks our great ideas?  He also sheds light on how to recognize the conditions that could spark creativity and innovation.

22:01 minutes (3.78 MB)

Political Perspectives on 12/01/10

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Wed, 12/01/2010 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Chris Hedges - Death of the Liberal Class

Despite decades of success, the liberal class has disappeared as a defense against concentrated economic / political power structures.  Long ago co-opted into the 'game' of corporately-controlled modern politics, the gradual corruption and death of the liberal class allows, without impediments, the corporate state to dismantle the final vestiges of protection for citizens once created by more powerful, engaged liberals.

Voices from the Edge on 11/25/10 - Open Lines

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Thu, 11/25/2010

This week Dave hosted open lines.  Callers discussed various topics; from police issues to the TSA, to things they give thanks for.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge  (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.


Program Engineer: Steve Nassar
Audio Editor: Alicia Olson

55:20 minutes (50.67 MB)

Positively Revolting on 11-26-10: Micah White from Adbusters

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Fri, 11/26/2010

Micah White from Adbusters join us where we talk about culture 
jamming, Buy Nothing Day, and Carnivalesque Rebellion Week.

At the end of November, there is a week held aside for Carnivalesque Rebellion, which features Buy Nothing Day.  This is an international week of resistance to the corporate culture that would have us all on hamster wheels.  This is a week wherein all people are encouraged to reclaim their lives, dream big, and create action that supports a new way of engaging with one's life.

What have 
you done to free your mind lately?

57:25 minutes (52.57 MB)

GM's Bailout

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Mon, 11/22/2010

 Bill Resnick Talks with Jane Slaughter, co-founder of Labor Notes a Workers Movement journal. Bill and Jane talk about the General Motors bailout, the new contracts that cut new employee wages literally in half, and the potential to create a green industry in mass-transit production.

 
7:18 minutes (3.34 MB)

A Maintenance vs. Manufacturing Economy

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Mon, 11/22/2010

 Ken Ingham is a writer, and in the early '90s responded to NPR's MarketPlace Report challenge to suggest ways to kick-start the economy. Ken's brief response was about building a maintenance economy through market mechanisms. In this essay that he wrote later, he expands that suggestions to almost utopian dimensions. The commentary seeks to revive his suggestions and partially respond to the consumer-driven approach Ingham assumes. 

8:32 minutes (7.82 MB)
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