Today's Old Mole, hosted by Tom Becker on left, features interviews about the protests in Wisconsin, the complexity of deficits, the experience of race through sports culture and liberation rap growing out of the Egyptian revolution.
With Abe away, Joe is joined by Greg Kafoury to discuss "fun and games with cops."
Greg Kafoury joins Joe to recall the bloody details from his recent lawsuit against the Portland Police. Among other things, Joe and Greg will discuss the lawsuit's implications for the future of law enforcement in the Rose City, as well as implications for the city's prospective membership in the Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Erika Spaet from Partnership for Safety and Justice gave us an update of current topics the organization is focusing on. For more information, listeners can go to www.safetyandjustice.org, or telephone the PS&J office at 503/335-8449, or send U.S. Mail to P.O.Box 40085, Portland, OR 97240.
The Jericho Movement for Political Prisoner Amnesty asks that we voice our opinion on February 24th at the Portland City Council meeting before they vote on whether or not the City of Portland should re-enter the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF). Or write to City Council Members. This Wednesday, there will be a sign-making party for the rally at Portland Central America Solidarity (PCASL) Headquarters. For more information, Telephone: 503/750-0523.
Cajun breakfasts for Mardi Gras; GMO Alfalfa and Sugar Beets; the Whole Hog; House Bill 2336
February may be our shortest month, but we'll still bring you a sumptuous yet policy-packed Food Show! We begin again with the first meal of the day. Breakfast in Bridgetown author Paul Gerald returns to talk Cajun petit dejeuner spots in advance of Mardi Gras (March 8).
In honor of Black History month, our show briefly reviewed the history of the Prison System in the U.S. Brenda Escobar, our engineer helped by presenting some of the facts we found in our research. After you listen to this show, we hope you’ll use the web to learn even more about our Prison System.
Economist Justin Elardo joins Abe and Joe to talk about demand-side economics.
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt conceived of and executed the New Deal -- his grand plan to lift the country out of the Great Depression -- his work was guided by demand-side economics. The government would spend money to put people to work building roads, schools, bridges, dams, community centers and a whole array of infrastructure projects, many of which are still in use today. In turn, these gainfully-employed Americans would circulate their wages through the economy, creating demand for goods and services of all kinds. The money needed to hire these workers was raised through a combination of deficit spending and taxation of the wealthy, at rates that would be considered scandalous today.