KBOO's Jennifer Kemp spoke with a representative from US Pirg who explains the phenomenon of large corporations creating off shore tax havens to avoid paying US taxes. He explains that large corporations have gotten little resistence from Congress for their reluctance to pay taxes because they have such a strong lobbying presence. He also elaborates on what actions US Pirg is taking to protest corporate tax evasion.
Iven Hale reads from different blog-posts on the Eve Ensler, famous producer of The Vagina Monologues. They are critical of the way that Eve represents other women's voices in her monologues and draw attention to the ways they advance colonialism within feminism. The featured readings come from the blogs The Knoll, Life Returned, and Genders Across Borders
Bill Resnick talks with Barbara Miner about the neoliberalization of education generally and school-voucher programs in particular. Barbara argues against even talking about "school choice" and defends her abolition of the phrase becaue of the way it obfuscates the abandonment of schools. They consider how the voucher-program will accentuate class divisions.
Frann Michel and Joe Clement review the documentary "Shift Change", directed/produced by Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young. The documentary surveys several cooperatively owned and managed businesses, mostly in the United States but also Spain's famous Mondragon. We hear from worker-owners, as well as activists who support the co-op movement in material and financial ways, about how working at co-ops is not just different, but better than regular wage jobs.
Denise Morris talks with Yasmin Nair about NBA player Jason Collins coming out. They use the situation as an opportunity to relfect on what it means to come out and the particular expectations built into this process, about who can come out about what.
This interview, which was originally conducted by documentarian Bill Cody in 2012 is a re-edit with the permission of the Don Williams organization. Don Williams is fiercely protective of his privacy, and Don Merrill highlights Mr. Williams on his music, his family and his feeling that there is just too much talking in the world.