caring labor and the economic stimulus

for the Old Mole Dec 1, 2008

As president-elect Barak Obama puts together his economic stimulus plan, a number of feminist economists have proposed that it ought to include investments not just in infrastructure—things like roads and bridges—but also in "human infrastructure," or the care economy. Women have been among those hardest hit by the economic crisis, because women are among the most vulnerable economically. Of the 37 million Americans living in poverty even before the crisis, 27 million are women and children. By making his economic plan friendly not just to the natural environment but also to the human needs so often met by the work of women, feminist economists suggest, Obama can increase both the efficacy and the equity of his economic plan.

Buscando América

Hola a tod@s l@s radioescuchas de Buscando América,

Se me ocurre que para iniciar el primer blog de mi vida y de este programa que presento desde hace año y medio, la pregunta sería:

¿Les gusta este programa?

Y si les gusta ¿Por qué?

Y si no les gusta ¿Por qué no?

Esto para empezar, después vendrá el resto naturalmente...



Sarah Palin; Evita or Dan Quayle


Have you seen the video of the Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin. She's at a Turkey farm to pardon a turkey as part of her official duties.

Following the event  Governor Palin gives an interview for television  in the background clearly visible is a worker slaughtering turkeys one by one. The clueless Palin even ends the interview joking about that she's in the right place for Thanksgiving because she will be cooking the Turkey. The footage is both horrifying and hysterical. Not for the squeamish or those with very soft hearts. Every time I see it I find myself laughing, but what does it tell us if anything about Palin. Is she a buffoon, someone so laughable that we can dismiss her with great skits by Tina Fey or is she personally the new face of the most right wing of the right wing? Is she a facist with a populist front? Charismatic leader or a polarizing flash in the pan?

Global Economy: How The World Might Emerge Out of This Economic Meltdown

This Monday, November 24, 2008 join More Talk Radio at 8 am PST on www. for:

Global Economics: How the World  Might Emerge Out of This Economic Meltdown



 Hey there all you "Old-Timers" ( and You "Young-Ones" too) -

Don't Miss the VINYL PAJAMA PARTY™©® this  week (11/25) 3 am till 530 am 

To observe KBOO's 40th Year on the air, Brian and his special guest will bring you 


Listen in as we give up the best that '68 had to offer: Music,Pop Culture, and even TV shows!!!!!!

How will he do it? 

Tune in and find out

That's this coming EARLY Tuesday morning at 3:00 (a.m.)


Web Report for November 2008


Marc de Giere, Web Assistant


By the time some of you read this, a new visual update should be live. In it, our main navigation menu has moved to the top of each page. This menu includes links to some new pages, including new pages focusing on music, public affairs, podcasts, playlists, and media training.

Asian American LGB Identity Research seeking input


Asian American LGB Identity Research
We are excited to be launching a new research project entitled: Negotiating the complexities of being self-identified as both Asian American and lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB).

This project has two parts:
(1) a web-based survey that will be distributed widely through listservs and Facebook sites like this one, and

(2) about 10-12 open-ended telephone interviews about students' experiences.

The purpose of this study is to gather some preliminary, baseline data about the breadth of the community identified as Asian American and lesbian, gay or bisexual LGB), as well as some of your/their experiences in higher education. 

Pastures O’ Plenty, KBOO 10.15.08


John Henry Lives (Laura Veirs, The Triumphs and Travails of Orphan Mae)
Tom Joad (Ramblin Jack Elliot Har Travelin' - Songs by Woody Guthrie)
Time is Winding Up (Ginny Hawker & Carol Elizabeth Jones, O Sister! Women's Bluegrass Collection)
Texas Bells (Dirk Powell, Time Again)
Flyin' Shoes (Townes Van Zandt, Rear View Mirror)
I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart (The Rodz Sisters, Women Who Run With Cows)
Arizona Yodeler (Cackle Sisters, Juneberry 78s)
Changing Back (Sassparilla, Rumpus)
Rugged Roses (The Gourds, Ghosts of Hallelujiah)

Rallies for Gay Marriage in 300+ US cities Sat 11/15

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in rallies around the country! And a huge thank you to all of our straight-allies who are now stepping forward in solidarity with us! What can YOU DO today to make a difference? Talk to your neighbors, talk to your family, talk to your child's teachers, and your coworkers about why this issue means something to you. When things become personal, opinions change......

Protesters turned out is scores of cities across America to protest the unprecedented stripping of rights from gays and lesbians with the passage of California’s Proposition 8, as well as the passage of anti-marriage amendments in Arizona and Florida.

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