Latest Public Affairs Audio

Sunnyside Neighborhood Energy: Transforming Energy from a Commodity to a Renewable Community Resource

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program: 
Recovery Zone
program date: 
Tue, 03/24/2009

sunnyside energyThis month's featured guests are John Sorenson & Seth Truby, co-founders of  Sunnyside Neighborhood Energy(SunNE) .  Their aim is to build a local renewable energy system based at the Sunnyside Environmental school that would provide space heat and hot water for hundreds of nearby homes and small businesses.  Thermal energy districts have been created in towns and villages in Canada and Europe; if SunNE succee

30:39 minutes (21.05 MB)

Robert Johnson and "Too Big To Bail: the 'Paulson Put', Presidential Politics, and the Global Financial Meltdown"

program: 
Locus Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/24/2009

In the past week there has been intense outrage over AIG executive bonuses and other manifestations of corporate greed. How do we go beyond the angry mob mentality? Guest Rob Johnson, who co-wrote "Too Big to Bail: The 'Paulson Put,' Presidential Politics, and the Global Financial Meltdown" with Thomas Ferguson, provides a larger context for understanding the current financial crisis and analyzing the knee-jerk responses that currently rule in the mass media.

Robert Johnson was formerly a managing director at Soros Funds Management and chief economist of the Senate Banking Committee.  You can read a recent article by Johnson and Ferguson at http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090309/ferguson_johnson?rel=hp_picks

57:13 minutes (26.19 MB)

Bail OUT!!! Socialism for the Rich, Democracy for the Not-So-Rich...

program date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009

 Abe and Joe dive into Tim Geithner's bank bailout plan, the ongoing looting of the Treasury, and the perks of membership in the ruling class.  

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

Bail OUT!!! Socialism for the Rich, Democracy for the Not-So-Rich...

program date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009

 Abe and Joe dive into Tim Geithner's bank bailout plan, the ongoing looting of the Treasury, and the perks of membership in the ruling class.  

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

Oregonians speak out about the arts

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Stage and Studio
program date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009

Every year, Oregon artists, institutions, and organizations receive millions of dollars in funding from regional, state and federal government-sponsored agencies. For example, this past fiscal year the Regional Arts and Culture Council gave out over two million dollars in grants and support. Not a lot of money, but maybe enough to get some artists and organizations through what will certainly be a difficult year.

But what are these artists and organizations giving back to the community and why do we continue to fund the arts when there are so many other places that money could go? With these questions in mind, Frank Reynolds asked people around downtown Portland about state funding for the arts and how culture factors into their lives in tough economic times.

8:46 minutes (8.04 MB)

Bail OUT!!! Socialism for the Rich, Democracy for the Not-So-Rich...

program date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009

 Abe and Joe dive into Tim Geithner's bank bailout plan, the ongoing looting of the Treasury, and the perks of membership in the ruling class.  

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

Bail OUT!!! Socialism for the Rich, Democracy for the Not-So-Rich...

program date: 
Mon, 03/23/2009

 Abe and Joe dive into Tim Geithner's bank bailout plan, the ongoing looting of the Treasury, and the perks of membership in the ruling class.  

56:58 minutes (26.08 MB)

Joel Berg, author of "All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?"

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Mon, 03/23/2009

Host Emily Young interviews Joel Berg, author of "All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America?"

In his new book Joel Berg looks at the growing number of people who are hungry in America. He  takes to task politicians who remain inactive; the media, which ignores hunger except during holidays and hurricanes; and the food industry, which makes fattening, artery-clogging fast food more accessible to the nation’s poor than healthy fare. He even chides organic food gurus such as Michael Pollan and Alice Waters for saying that the recent increase in food costs is a positive development, an assertion Berg deems to be class biased.

26:07 minutes (23.91 MB)

 

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