Economy

Fake News: the PERS Crisis

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Bill Resnick interviews Mark Brenner on the manufactured PERS crisis and the larger real crisis of pensions, with most Americans having little more than Social Security when they retire. Mark Brenner, PhD, is an economist, journalist, labor activist and career instructor at... Read more

The Old Mole Variety Hour for May 27, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 05/27/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Densie Morris hosts this episode of the Old Mole which includes Fake News: the PERS Crisis: Bill Resnick interviews Mark Brenner on the manufactured PERS crisis and the larger real crisis of pensions, with most Americans having little more than Social Security when the... Read more

It Takes A Village To Get Promoted/Change A Nation ft. Bryson The Alien and Jenni Moore

Airs at: Mon, 05/20/2019 at 11:45pm - Fri, 05/31/2019 at 12:45pm
Produced for Village Vibes Podcast
Artist Bryson the Alien and Portland Mercury Music Editor Jenni Moore stop by to drop some real. Read more

Ted Wheeler: Neoliberalism Personified

Airs at: Wed, 05/22/2019 at 8:00am - 9:00am
Produced for Wednesday Talk Radio
    Ted Wheeler, Portland’s Millionaire Mayor, has his fingers in a surprising number of pies involving Oregon’s public resources, funding, and policy. As State Treasurer he oversaw the investment of almost a billion dollars of PERS funds into the volatile and exploitativ... Read more

Mehaffy on Financialization and the Housing Crisis, Part One

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
    Dan Jaffee talks with guest Michael Mehaffy, Senior Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Executive Director of the Sustasis Foundation, strategic development consultant and urban designer, and co-host of the blog livableportland.org.  They dis... Read more

Budget Forum Testimony Excerpts

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
[Scroll down for transcript] Selections from some of the public testimony at the May 9 hearing on the City of Portland Proposed Budget.  The City Council will take further testimony and vote on approving the budget on May 22, 2019, 2:00pm to 3:30pm, at Portland City Hall, ... Read more

Sunkara and Socialist Manifesto

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick interviews Bhaskar Sunkara, who founded and is now editor of Jacobin magazine, "a leading voice of the American left."  Sunkara will be speaking Tuesday at Powell's City of Books, introducing his just published book: Socialist Manifesto: The Case for Radical... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour May 13, 2019

Airs at: Mon, 05/13/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Frann Michel hosts. Bill Resnick interviews Bhaskar Sunkara about his Socialist Manifesto We hear excerpts from testimony at the May 9 Portland city budget forum. Dan Jaffee interviews Michael Mehaffy about Finance and the Housing Crisis.   Please also note the event T... Read more

Supporting Portland Parks and Recreation

Airs at: Mon, 05/06/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick talks with Christina Harris, SEIU organizer for Portland Park and Recreation workers, on the importance of city parks and community centers, and the absurdity of such a wealthy city not spending the resources it has on the well-being of its residents. There... Read more

Oregon Teachers Walk Out May 8

Airs at: Mon, 05/06/2019 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Bill Resnick talks with Elizabeth Theil, vice-president of the Portland Association of Teachers, on the state-wide teachers’ walkout Wednesday, May 8th, to protest chronic underfunding and demand adequate resources. Local actions in Portland begin at 8:30 am and converge... Read more