Alternative Visions – Greek Debt Final Negotiations This Weekend – 06.26.15

Jack Rasmus reports on the final positions of the Greek government and the Troika (IMF, ECB, EC) as they enter negotiations this weekend, June 27-28, before the expiration of the current debt payments on June 30 and a possible default on the debt. Jack reviews the most recent positions of the Greeks, provided last week in a comprehensive 11page document, which was rejected by the Troika on June 24 in toto, the failed negotiations at the highest levels on June 25-26, and the two sides’ demands as last minute negotiations occur June 27-28. The highly class nature of the negotiations are noted—with pensions (deferred wages), sales taxation (impacting workers more), Troika opposition to tax the rich, and Troika demand for full privatizations. The Troika’s emerging ‘Plan B’ is described (i.e. push Greece to default and maneuver a regime change) vs. the missing Greek ‘Plan B’ (establish a parallel currency to the Euro) are contrasted. The five major negotiating errors that the Greek government has committed since March are described. The most likely scenario to the final deal on June 30 is outlined—based on extending the negotiations for months more, Troika paying itself for debt with funds it has been denying Greece, in exchange for more concessions still from Greece.’ (Listeners are encouraged to listen to the Alternative Visions shows of the two preceding weeks as background to the current show.


A Bowl of Soul – 06.26.15

June Is Black Music Month, Part 4

The Hawg Part 1-Eddie Kirk – Blues – 1965
Bar B-Q – Wendy Rene – R&B – 1964
I’ve Got No Time To Lose – Carla Thomas – R&B – 1964
Don’t Look Any Further – Dennis Edwards ft. Siedah Garrett – 1984
Sugar Daddy – Jackson 5 – R&B – 1971
Take Me Back – Michael Jackson – R&B – 1975
Happy Music – The BlackByrds – Jazz/Funk – 1975
Change (Makes You Wanna Hustle) – Donald Byrd – Jazz/Funk – 1976
What Is Love – Cardell – R&B – 2015
Turn It On (Electricity Bill) – Tyler Kinchen & The Right Places – R&B – 2015
What Did You Do Today – The Ebonys – R&B – 2015


Vinyl Experience – 06.26.15

Ryan Shaw: Do the 45
Elle King: Ex’s And Oh’s
Son Little: The River
Avett Brothers: Live And Die
Blitzen Trapper: Harvest
Decembersits: Make You Better
Daryl Hall: Sacred Songs
G Love/Cy Curnin: Feets Don’t Fail Me Now
Our Wild America: Zero Sum
Passion Pit: Take A Walk
Cars: Touch And Go
The Able Sea: it Could Be
Vampire Weekend: Diane Young
Led Zeppelin: Nobody’s Fault But Mine


iEat Green – 06.25.15

Chef Ann Cooper is a celebrated author, chef, educator, and enduring advocate for better food for all children. In a nation where children are born with shorter estimated life expectancies than their parents because of diet-related illness, Ann is a relentless voice of reform by focusing on the links between food, family, farming and children’s health and wellness.
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Expat Files – 06.26.15

-Chinese autos have invaded Latin America. Though they look like the usual high end common models you’re familiar with(clones of Toyota, Honda even Range Rover) and seem very nicely appointed in auto showrooms and good enough in test drives, don’t fall for the low prices and the hype… there’s trouble ahead.   -The case for buying non-original (clone) replacement parts …