Alternative economics

Albert Einstein on Socialism

program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

 Albert Einstein wrote "Why Socialism?" for the first issue of Monthly Review. In it he considers the possibility revealed by anthropological science for many different forms of social organization, and way socialism answers the crises of our time.

8:51 minutes (4.05 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour January 3rd

program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

On today's Old Mole, hosted by Joe Clement, we hear about net neutrality, Albert Einstein on socialism, the new movie Black Swann, and politically-charged 1990s hardcore-punk.

 

58:22 minutes (26.72 MB)

Abe and Joe discuss the not inconsiderable accomplishments of the Obama administration.

program date: 
Tue, 01/04/2011

Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

It's no secret that for progressives, the Obama administration has been a mixed bag. A number of landmark accomplishments seem diminished in light of what they might have been, had the President and his Congressional majority had the backbone to challenge the prerogatives of the wealthy.

Joe, back from vacation, joins Abe to discuss the accomplishments of the Obama administration thus far -- and suggest how the President might chart a bolder tack in the future.

56:47 minutes (26 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 01/04/11

Air date: 
Tue, 01/04/2011 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Abe and Joe discuss the not inconsiderable accomplishments of the Obama administration.

 It's no secret that for progressives, the Obama administration has been a mixed bag. A number of landmark accomplishments seem diminished in light of what they might have been, had the President and his Congressional majority had the backbone to challenge the prerogatives of the wealthy.

Joe, back from vacation, joins Abe to discuss the accomplishments of the Obama administration thus far -- and suggest how the President might chart a bolder tack in the future.

 

Bagsby Hotsprings Wont be Privatized

program: 
Evening News
program date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011

The Forest Service has announced that it will not privatize hot springs in Mt. Hood National Forest without a period for public comment.

Late last year the forest service sparked public outcry after announcing its intentions to privatize Bagby Hot Springs.

3:03 minutes (2.79 MB)

Alternative Radio on 01/04/11

Program: 
Alternative Radio
Air date: 
Tue, 01/04/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
How to gain the rule of the people, not corporations
Paul Cienfuegos – Corporations vs. People (lecture)

The Citizens United Supreme Court decision gave corporations a green light to secretly funnel in as much money as they want to elect candidates. The justices in their supreme wisdom have once again privileged corporations over citizens. The results have been dramatic. Even with a weak economy a record amount of cash has flooded political campaigns. Although corporations are not mentioned anywhere in the Constitution or Bill of Rights a series of legal decisions have given them the rights of personhood and free speech.

Old Mole Variety Hour on 01/03/11

Air date: 
Mon, 01/03/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Short Description: 
Net Neutrality, Movie Moles review Black Swan, Albert Einstein on Socialism, 90s political punk

 

On the next Old Mole, hosted by Joe Clement, hear:

  • Bill Resnick interviews Joseph Torres about Net Neutrality and the attempt to monetize the internet.
  • Movie Moles Denise Morris and Wendy Webb review "Black Swan."
  • Albert Einstein asks and answers "Why Socialism?"
  • A selection of 90s punk music with commentary by our radical musicologist, Brad Duncan.

Voices from the Edge 12-30-10 Portland Police Association Contract

program date: 
Thu, 12/30/2010

Jo Ann and Dave discussed the Portland Police Association's tentative contract agreement with the City of Portland, which will be presented at general meetings scheduled January 5th and 6th, 2011.

Listeners called in to share their views.

Jo Ann Bowman is a former state legislator, former executive director of Oregon Action, and a long-time leader in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

55:16 minutes (50.6 MB)

December 27 Old Mole Variety Hour

program date: 
Mon, 12/27/2010

 Laurie Mercier hosts this show featuring live music from Wobble Wobble, singers of labor songs.  Also on the program,  Bill Resnick talks with climate expert Daphne Wysham about responses to climate change that enrich the poluters and Frann Michel explores the ups and downs of academic studies of happiness.  

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55:20 minutes (31.67 MB)
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