A conversation with activist and author Jerry Mander about his latest book The Capitalism Crisis: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System.
In the 1960s, Mander was president of a major San Francisco advertising company before turning his talents to environmental campaigns. Mander worked with the noted environmentalist, David Brower, managing the Sierra Club's advertising campaigns to prevent the construction of dams in the Grand Canyon, to establish Redwood National Park, and to stop the U.S. Supersonic Transport (SST) project. In 1971 he founded the first non-profit advertising agency in the United States, Public Interest Communications.
Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher speaks with Sam Pizzigati about his book The Rich Don't Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900–1970.
Polls now show that two-thirds of Americans believe that the nation's enormous wealth ought to be "distributed more evenly." But almost as many Americans—well over half—feel that protests against inequality will ultimately have "little impact." The rich, millions of us believe, always get their way.
How do you invest in the community around you? The McKenzie River Gathering Foundation takes contributions and then gives out grants to progressive social change groups across the state. Artists too! We are spending the hour with MRG executive director Sharon Gary-Smith and talking about their upcoming annual fundraiser April 20, Justice Within Reach, and the giving economy that keeps many community services and groups afloat.
We hear an excerpt from Economic Update with host economist Richard Wolff. His topics include the assault on social security, Maggie Thatcher, and "job creation." And he interviews Chris Hedges on deepening social crisis, divisions, and turmoil coming.
In this episode: we will explore our ongoing series about money/Federal Reserve System, corporate command and control, and what we can do about it. We spoke with Dr. Tom Potiowsky last month about the current banking system. This month we are talking with William K. Black about the structures whereby corporate inlfuence is exercised (think off-shore banking). The final piece in the series will discuss what we can do about it (hint: can you say redistribute the wealth?)
Shocking ! we know ! tune in to find out how we can be so bold!
Join host Jo Ann Hardesty on Thursday April 18th 2013 from 8-9AM as she speaks with Common Ground‘s two Jeff’s regarding Oregon taxes and innovative legislation that will bring fairness to our tax structure.
Jeff Strang is the President of the local chapter of Common Ground and Jeff Smith is the Outreach Coordinator (and Website Manager).
Montavilla Food Coop, working to provide access to affordable and healthy food to their neighborhood
Montavilla Food Cooperative
Montavilla Food Coop is taking off! Tune in to Bread and Roses to hear from the Montavilla Food Coop organizers and board members about their project and about the incredible benifits of cooperative businesses.
Four years ago, a handful of Montavilla neighborhood residents gathered and came up with the idea to open a "year-round place where Montavilla residents could access fresh, local, sustainable food and groceries.
The mission of the Montavilla Food Coop is "to enhance the quality of life for both residents and visitors by providing access to affordable, healthy food in an environment shaped by the community's values."