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Political Perspectives

  Every Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. News and views on current politics. Different hosts each week bring a variety of guests and topics. Read more

Pratap Chatterjee on our Privatized, Outsourced Military

Airs at: Tue, 02/24/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
 Pratap Chatterjee (CorpWatch) talks about why the privatized, outsourced military Barack Obama has inherited from the Bush administration will prove a done deal.  Pratap Chatterjee's article, "The Military's Expanding Waistline, What Will Obama Do with KBR?," appears at h... Read more

Jerry Flanagan (Consumer WatchDog) on Health Care

Airs at: Mon, 02/23/2009 at 12:00am
Jerry Flanagan of Consumer Watchdog joins Abe and Joe to talk about the state of American Health Care, the so-called "public option," and what we might expect from the Obama Administration on this front over the next few years. Read more

Weathering the Economic Storm in Oregon

Airs at: Sun, 02/22/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
How can Oregon protect  its neediest citizens as unemployment and home foreclosures increase and tax revenues fall?  Michael Leachman of the Oregon Center for Public Policy talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about how the state government can prevent drastic cuts in ser... Read more

Chuck Collins on the Stimulus Package

Airs at: Tue, 02/17/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Required reading for today's broadcast:  EconomicMeltDownFunnies.org... President Obama has just signed a 787 billion dollar stimulus package into law. So what does it all mean and what can we hope for? Locus Focus Resident Economist Chuck Collins joins Locus Focus host Barb... Read more

Liberal whiplash syndrome

 This about sums it up. -A H/T Salon.com   Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for February 9, 2009

Airs at: Sun, 02/08/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show features Afrobeat music by Fela Kuti and a conversation about Kuti's life and work.  The show leads off with a critique of the economic stimulus plan: "insufficient, ineffective, ill-conceived" are the words of economist Michael Perlman.  W... Read more

The Understimulating Stimulus Package

Airs at: Sun, 02/08/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
There is no way the stimulus package now being negotiated in congress is going to plug the leaks in the rapidly sinking economy.  Economist Michael Perlman explains why in this coversation with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick.  Perlman is the author of many books, most recently ... Read more

Seattle's General Strike, 1919

Airs at: Sun, 02/01/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  This is the 90th Anniversary of the Seattle General Strike in which workers closed down the city -- except for essential services which they ran themselves with no help from management.  Labor Historians (and Old Moles)Laurie Mercier and Norm Diamond discuss those events ... Read more

Holding Obama's Feet to the Fire

Airs at: Tue, 01/20/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The day after Barack Obama's historic inauguration as president of the United States we'll look at how much has changed in the United States and what still needs to change in the days, months and years ahead. Locus Focus host Barbara Bernstein is joined by guests John Cavana... Read more