Hosted by Clayton Morgareidge, this program focuses on opportunities to shape what's ahead in the Obama years. We hear from labor journalist Sam Pizzigati about the promise of the President's budget proposal; from Environmentalist Mary Wood about what we must do to keep the atomosphere safe for living things; from Book Mole Larry Bowlden about new stories and poems from Grace Paley and John Nichols; and from Clayton about progressive politics as grounded in the brain.
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How progressive is the Obama budget? Republicans call it socialist, among other things. Sam Pizzigati, a labor journalist and analyst with the Institute for Policy Studies, says it's the most radical presidential program in generations. Bill Resnick talks with him about what it all means and its prospects for becoming reality.
Pratap Chatterjee (CorpWatch) talks about why the privatized, outsourced military Barack Obama has inherited from the Bush administration will prove a done deal. Pratap Chatterjee's article, "The Military's Expanding Waistline, What Will Obama Do with KBR?," appears at http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175036.
Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe to talk about the state of American Health Care, the so-called "public option," and what we might expect from the Obama Administration on this front over the next few years.
A discussion of the future of health care in the United States
Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe to talk about the state of American health care, the so-called "public option," and what we might expect from the Obama administration on this front over the next few years.
President Obama has just signed a 787 billion dollar stimulus package into law. So what does it all mean and what can we hope for? Locus Focus Resident Economist Chuck Collins joins Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein to discuss the political and psychological implications - as well as economic - of the struggle to get this package enacted. Is it big enough to really have any impact? What else is needed to turn the economy around?
Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show features Afrobeat music by Fela Kuti and a conversation about Kuti's life and work. The show leads off with a critique of the economic stimulus plan: "insufficient, ineffective, ill-conceived" are the words of economist Michael Perlman. Well-read Red Frann Michel reviews how people of color and immigrants are faring in, and even being blamed for, the economic crisis. We hear from another economist about urban agriculture in Havana and other Cuban cities. To hear the whole show, use the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, and for more information and links, follow the links below.
There is no way the stimulus package now being negotiated in congress is going to plug the leaks in the rapidly sinking economy. Economist Michael Perlman explains why in this coversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.