The Economic Policy Institute has a 5-point plan for making jobs part of the economic recovery, and a way to pay for it. The EPI's Josh Bivins explains what it requires in this interview with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. Bivins is the author of Everybody Wins Except for Most of Us: What Economics Teaches About Globalization and has published numerous articles in both academic and popular venues, including USA Today, The Guardian, The American Prospect, Challenge Magazine, and Worth. He is a frequent commentator on economic issues for a variety of media outlets, including NPR, CNN, CNBC, Reuters and the BBC.
The Old Mole's Laurie Mercier talks with Quinn Nguyen and Iris Bustos, student activists at UC Santa Barbara about the recent protests and one-day fast at UCSB. They also discuss the larger coalition-building among UC students with service workers and the larger community to protest the cuts in wages and education to support the military-prison complex. You can learn more about what UC students are doing at the California Students Association website.
Hosted by Denise Morris, this show discusses how to make jobs part of the economic recovery, the Afghanistan "surge," student protests against the tuition hikes in California, and how homophobia begins at home and what to do about it.