Michelle Shroeder Fletcher interviews Shawn Furst and Michael Westwind from Portland's unique computer training and electronics recycling center. Find out how to recycle old computer gear with Free Geek, or how you can earn your own computer by helping Free Geek build them for others.
Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Juliet Schor, author of Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture, The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure and The Overspent American: Upscaling, Downshifting and the New Consumer. They discussour culture of consumption. How did a nation of thrifty immigrants become obsessed with buying stuff, and more stuff? What are the implications of our fifty-year spending spree, for how we live, for how we work, and for the future of the planet?
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Ibrahim Warde, adjunct professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, about his book The Price of Fear: The Truth Behind The Financial War on Terror.
On the Dec 4 Radiozine, Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews journalist and social chameleon Harmon Leon, who is known for infiltrating and exposing the weird and wonderful subcultures of America. His most recent book is The American Dream, based on his roadtrip to uncover the humorous and contradictory ways in which people from all walks of life define themselves in relation to their country. Leon's pursuit takes him from the pot fields of Northern California to reality T.V.
In the fall of 2008, the United States was plunged into a financial crisis more severe than any since the Great Depression. As banks collapsed and the state scrambled to organize one of the largest transfers of wealth in history, many — including economists and financial experts — were shocked by the speed at which events unfolded. In this new book, John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff offer a bold analysis of the financial meltdown, how it developed, and the implications for the future.
Today's guest is Zaher Wahab, Professor of Education at Lewis & Clark College. He was born and schooled in Afghanistan. He currently teaches Foundations of Education, Race-Culture-Power, Paulo Freire, and the Middle East in Global Perspective. Dr. Wahab serves as a senior advisor to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan, and has been spending about five months annually in that country since 2002. He just returned from his most recent stay there and will talk about the current situation there.
In part one of the Feb 10, 2010 Political Perspectives, Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews blogger Brad Friedman of the Brad Blog about the case of rightwing activist James O'Keefe, his federal felony arrest late last month, and his infamous secretly taped video interviews filmed inside ACORN offices.
On the Part Two of the Feb 10, 2010, Political Perspectives we hear from filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri about her documentary, “Behind the Rainbow,” which explores the transition of the African National Congress from a liberation organization into South Africa’s ruling party. The film was shown in Portland as part of the Cascade African Film Festival on Thursday February 11th at 7:30PM
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews local filmmaker Matt Briggs about his new documentary "Deep Green," which explores sustainability in 9 countries. From the website: "Accompanied by an international team of award-winning cinematographers, filmmaker Matt Briggs takes us on a compelling journey to nine countries, including China, to uncover the best people with the best ideas, strategies and cutting-edge technologies that can get the job done… if we start now."
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with journalist and author Thomas Frank, who recently joined Harper's Magazine as a monthly columnist. His first column for Harper's is in the December 2010 issue. It's called "Bright Frenetic Mills." Frank writes about how media has become one big content generation mill. In the new January issue, (pictured at left), Frank's column is called "The Fatal Center." He asks whether the U.S. political spectrum has a center or whether it is completely polarized.
Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Abby Rapoport, a reporter with "The Texas Observer", about Presidential candidate Rick Perry, his campaign strategy, and his record as Governor of Texas. She also speaks with political science professor Thomas Ferguson about how Congress is listening primarily to those who contribute political money, not the public.
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Juliet Schor about her recent book: True Wealth: How and Why Millions of Americans Are Creating a Time-Rich, Ecologically Light, Small-Scale, High-Satisfaction Economy
A groundbreaking statement about ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live. In True Wealth, economist Juliet B. Schor rejects the sacrifice message, with the insight that social innovations and new technology can simultaneously enhance our lives and protect the planet.