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The Infectious Myth – Prison for Pesticide Protestor – 04.24.18

Brian Shafer, living in rural Nebraska, became aware of both the dangers of pesticides, and the benefits of organic farming, or beyond organic. David talks to him about his experiences trying to change attitudes in America’s heartland, with a cameo by his brother Michael. Things came to a head when the city authorities refused to stop driving on private land …

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Alternative Visions – Paul Ryan Resigns & Trump’ Trade Retreat – 04.13.18

Dr. Rasmus discusses House Speaker, Paul Ryan’s, announcement this past week to resign and what’s behind it. It’s not about spending more time with his kids or giving up on Trump. What it means for conservative plans to attach social security, medicare, education and other social programs to pay for the annual $1 trillion budget deficits for the next ten …

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Economic Update – Resistance Economics – 04.01.18

Updates on NRA economics, anti-Chinese tariffs, BMW emissions cheating, Brexit’s lesson, IBM dumps older workers, Tennessee teachers fight and win, CBO reports US income inequality deepening even counting welfare etc. Interview Prof. Ian Seda-Irizarry on “heterodox” economics at City University of New York.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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The Working Life Podcast With Jonathan Tasini – IS BETSY DEVOS REALLY THIS DUMB? – 03.22.18

EPISODE 74: IS BETSY DEVOS REALLY THIS DUMB? JET BLUE GONNA GO UNION Betsy Devos has already shown herself to be entirely unqualified to be running the Department of Education. I add on to what we already know with a look at how she is breaking the law by trying to impose rules on workers in the department without bothering …

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Meria Heller – Meria with Donald Jeffries -Survival of the Richest – 03.11.18

Meria interviews author Donald Jeffries on his book “Survival of the Richest”. 1984 isn’t just a book anymore; mass shootings and inequality; no way out for the poor; does upper mobility still exist?In the Ghetto by Elvis;what’s changed? politicians guaranteed retirements; deaths of despair; trump’s tax “cut”-who benefits? Gary Cohn & Goldman Sachs;NAFTA,WTO,TPP;China and Mexico;Wilbur Ross;Reagan’s destruction;Unions;where are job perks today?price of rent …

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Economic Update – Winds of Economic Change – 03.11.18

West Virginia teachers strike, Trump tariffs, Germany makes public transport free, UK living standards crash 2005-2015, US rich schools get richer, debtors prisons return in US. Interview Dr Harriet Fraad on breakdown of traditional family, causes and consequences.     Download this episode (right click and save)  

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Alternative Visions – Is There a Trump Trade War Brewing? – 03.09.18

Dr. Rasmus takes up the key economic news of the past week that Trump is launching a trade war by raising tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Contrary to press and media, it’s not a general ‘trade war’ but another example of US capitalists—the national ‘America First’ wing allied with Trump in the current case—signaling they intend to renegotiate trade …

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It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown – Good Banks – 03.07.18

It’s not an oxymoron. We need banks for quite a number of our civic, economic and personal lives. Bank’s role is so important to communities that it would be tough to live with them, which is why we say that banks need to belong to the public and serve as public utilities.  We talk with IvanFrischberg of Amalgamated Bank, a 100 year …

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Leid Stories—Black History Month: Perspectives on the Nation’s Most Misunderstood Commemoration—02.28.18

Black History Month, observed in the United States and Canada in February (the United Kingdom commemorates it in October) “officially” draws to a close today. So, what happens tomorrow and beyond? Leid Stories plumbs the depths of listeners’ minds about Black History Month.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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Resistance Radio – Guest: Piero Genovesi – 02.18.18

Piero Genovesi gained a Masters degree in 1989 and a PhD in 1993 in Animal Ecology at the University of Rome, carrying on research on carnivore ecology. Since 1996 he has worked with the INFS (Italian Wildlife Institute – the Italian government research institute for conservation), focusing on carnivore conservation and alien species. He has coordinated several research projects (eradication …