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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

MLK Tribute Day

Airs at: Sun, 01/18/2009 at 12:00am
Produced for Radiozine
A preview of today's 24th Annual Tribute to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Keep Alive the Dream." The celebration airs live until 7:00pm when Hard Knock Radio will provide more coverage. Listen to the live audio stream here Also Yugen Rashad speaks with local people who ... Read more

The Permitted Coup

      It is the Season to  review. Review the past year and the almost past Bush administration, that is.. The media and many people I know seem eager to believe that the new Obama Administraion will bring a fundamental change to the functioning of the Federal government an... Read more

Wages in the Economic Crisis

Airs at: Sun, 01/11/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour in 2010!  That's the proposal of well-known author and activist Holly Sklar and Let Justice Roll.  Holly talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the gap between the minimum wage and a living wage, and why raising the minimum is goo... Read more

LNG Protest in Salem

Airs at: Mon, 01/12/2009 at 4:00pm
Produced for Air Cascadia