Audio by album april_14_2008

Why We Hate Taxes

program date: 
Sun, 04/13/2008

 Taxes are due this week, so Bill Resnick and Mike  Leachman discuss why people hate paying taxes even though we wall need services they pay for.  Michael Leachman is a policy analyst at the Oregon Center for Public Policy, which does in-depth research and analysis on budget, tax, and economic issues with the goal to improve decision making and generate more opportunities for all Oregonians. You can read more by him here.

 

15:05 minutes (6.91 MB)

Renewing the Communist Hypothesis

program date: 
Sun, 04/13/2008

 Well-read Red Frann Michel discusses the history and the future of what French philosopher Alain Badiou calls "the Communist Hypothesis".  You can read  her  remarks and find  links to her  sources  here.

 

9:00 minutes (4.13 MB)

The Ludlow Massacre

program date: 
Tue, 04/15/2008

 Ninety-four years ago this week, there was war in Colorado between coal miners and a Rockefeller mining company backed by the US government and the State of Colorado.  It ended in the Ludlow Massacre.   Tom Becker reads Howard Zinn's account from his People's  History of the United States.

7:02 minutes (3.22 MB)

From Ludlow to Colombia

program date: 
Tue, 04/15/2008

Replaying the events  in Ludlow in 1914, the government of Colombia and its paramilitaries attack agricultural workers who try to organize for better pay and working conditions.  Dan Jaffee reads from an article by David Sirota.

4:00 minutes (1.84 MB)

The Internationale

program date: 
Sun, 04/13/2008

 Bill Resnick talks about the great  socialist  anthem "The Internationale" and its history.   

2:15 minutes (1.03 MB)

Inequities in Human Health

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program date: 
Sun, 04/13/2008

 How does social inequality affect people's health?  Two health activists, Desiree Hellegers and Tricia Tillman, talk with Bill Resnick.  They are part of a major conference on Friday, April 18 at  Washington State University in Vancouver.  It's called "Health Disparities and Inequities: Mobilizing a Regional  Response,"  and it's open to the public.  For information, go here.  

 

 

 

12:16 minutes (5.62 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for April 14, 2008

program date: 
Sun, 04/13/2008

 Bill Resnick hosts this show as the Old Moles root out the underlying issues regarding taxes, the courage it takes to keep hope alive in hard times, labor struggles in Colorado and Colombia, and inequities in human health.  Listen to the whole show by clicking on the arrow on this page, or listen to individual pieces by clicking on their links  below.

1.  Why do we hate taxes?  Mike Leachman talks with Bill Resnick about what's wrong with the tax system.

2.  Well-read Red Frann Michel comments on the past, present and future of the "communist  hypothesis."

52:59 minutes (24.26 MB)

 

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