Bill Black is a former bank regulator who speaks and writes widely on banking and finance. In this interview with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick, he makes clear just how corrupt the whole banking industry is. We, that is our government, do not root out the felons in the system; rather, we bail them out and make them wealthy. His blog with many links to more of his work is here.
Well-read Red Frann Michel combs the left press for analysis of the John Stewart - Stephen Colbert rallies over the weekend, and the reasons why protests in the streets are much more effective than even the protesters suppose. You can read this piece here.
Ian McEwan's 1992 novel Black Dogs shows us a split in the human psyche embodied in two very different people living in the aftermath of World War II amidst postwar hopes for socialism. Larry Bowlden explains why this book is worth reading. More of Larry's reviews.
Today's Movie Moles are Jan Haaken and Bill Resnick, and they continue the theme of Bill's interview with Bill Black about criminal banking as they discuss Inside Job, a documentary by Charles Ferguson that exhibits the short-sightedness, stupidity, and criminality of financiers and their political allies.
Joe Clement hosts this show about corrupt banking, political protests, and the human psyche, with musical breaks about the 17th Century Diggers (or Levelers), who were the Moles of their time. The songs are "The World Turned Upside" Down by Leon Rosselson (sung here by Billy Bragg); and "The Diggers' Song" by Gerrard Winstanley (sung here by Chumbawamba).
Beginning October 7th, KBOO began a trial period of 'The Thom Hartmann Show' from 4 - 5 pm weekdays. Click here to find out more about our trial period of airing Thom Hartmann - we want to hear your response!
A Membership Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Nov 27th at 5:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Portland SEIU Union hall located at 6401 SE Foster Rd in SE Portland (near the intersection of Foster Rd and Holgate).
The next KBOO Board meeting will be on December 16th at 6 pm at KBOO - 20 SE 8th Ave.
KBOO 90.7 FM is seeking a Station Manager to lead our dynamic 45 year old non-commercial, community radio station.
We are looking for:
• Nonprofit management experience.
• Ability to thrive and work collaboratively in a decentralized organization.
• Ability to delegate, plan and organize people to meet goals and objectives.