Here is all you need to know about ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council -- the corporate funded and corporate-run group that writes bills for right-wing legislators to take home and enact into law. Well-read Red Frann Michel makes it all crystal clear. You can read her analysis and follow her links here.
As the opportunities for paying jobs get fewer as the working-age population grows, more folks are turning to the off-the-books economy. Clayton Morgareidge reads from this blog post by Laura Flanders about what that might mean for the future of work.
Neighbors in Portland are transforming and using the common spaces between homes. Mark Lakeman, one of the founders of City Repair, talks here with Bill Resnick about the work of his organization and what it means for community life. They have a wonderful website.
Many thanks to all you listeners who contributed to KBOO during the Spring Membership Drive!
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this edition of the Old Mole which deals with austerity policies in Greece and around the world, how the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) writes the right-wing agenda into law, how the underground economy is becoming the model for a "new" economy, and how City Repair and the Village Building Convergence are changing lives and neighborhoods in Portland.