Economics


On the Brain Labor Report for July 23rd we discuss how Americans spend their money, we discuss the broken healthcare system and play music by Jason Luckett.July 23, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here 

On the Brain Labor Report for July 22, 2009 we talk with Michael D. Fox, AKA Mickey Baloonman about his work with Rogue Valley Community Television and the art of balloon animals.July 22, 2009 >>> Listen or download Here 

On the Brain Labor Report for June 26, 2009 we talk with Amanda Aguilar Shank of the Rural Organizing Project. We discuss the Peoples Economic Campaign – the work of rural progressives to meet the basic needs of Oregonians while building a new economy. www.rop.org June 26, 2009 >>> listen here 

On the Brain Labor Report for June 24 we talk with radio host “The Real Joe” for a discussion about the Federal Reserve and The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.

June 24, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here 

On the Brain Labor Report for June 23, 2009 we talk with Andrew Hanhardt of the Idaho Association of Government Employees. http://www.nageiage.org We discuss the challenges of organizing and ensuring worker benefits in a “Right to Work” state like Idaho.

June 23, 2009 >>> Listen or download here 

On the Brain Labor Report for june 18 we discuss misinformation in the media, Ashland, Oregon’s Sweat Free purchasing ordinance and Medford, Oregon’s efforts to build a Wal-Mart Superstore. We play Deportees by Woody Guthrie and Wal-Mart by David Rovics. Anne Feeney sings War on the Workers.

 June 18, 2009 >>> Listen or download Here 

On the Brain Labor Report for June 16 we talk with Liana Foxvog, national organizer of Sweatfree Communities. We talk about the plans of defense contractor Eagle Industries to move their factory from New Bedford, Mass. to Puerto Rico. We also discuss Ashland, Oregon’s Sweatfree Resolution.

June 16, 2009 >>> listen or download here 

On the Brain Labor Report for May 18 we talk with documentary film maker John de Graaf about legislative efforts to improve workers’ benefits such as the Paid Vacation Act of 2009.

May 18, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report for May 12 we talk with Michelle Koppel, a realtor in Southern Oregon who laments the struggle of homeowners facing foreclosure. Michelle calls for holistic solutions to the housing crisis and a recreation of the Homestead Act.

May 12, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

On the Brain Labor Report for April 29, 2009 we talk with economist Steve Ryan who recently graduated with a Masters Degree from Southern Oregon University. Steve laments the challenge of finding employment in this current economic climate and the problems with the free trade model.

April 29, 2009 >>> Listen or Download Here

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