Alternative Radio http://kufm.org en Paul Ehrlich - Distress Signals from Earth http://kufm.org/post/paul-ehrlich-distress-signals-earth <p>04/14/2014 - A steady stream of reports on the deterioration of the environment is issued. There is a brief flurry of media coverage. The corporate-funded climate change deniers make counter claims. We wake briefly to the crisis then most of us lapse into a couch potato stupor. Neoliberal dogma and an almost mystical belief in capitalism makes almost certain that little will be done to avert coming calamities. Charades called climate summits offer nothing more than photo ops of smiling world leaders and vacuous press releases. We blithely turn our heads away from reality. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:07:06 +0000 Sue Ginn 17626 at http://kufm.org Paul Ehrlich - Distress Signals from Earth Captain Ahab and U.S. Empire http://kufm.org/post/captain-ahab-and-us-empire <p>03/17/2014 - Chris Hedges - The demonic Captain Ahab in Melville’s epic novel <em>Moby Dick</em> represents a quest for power and domination that is a death wish. Hubris will doom Ahab and his Pequod crew, all perish except for Ishmael. Is there a larger lesson to be learned? Is the United States much different? The U.S. with its obsessive drive for control of oil and other resources, its relentless hunger for profits, its garrisoning the globe with military bases, its arrogant disregard for the environment, is on the same suicidal path as Ahab. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:07:46 +0000 Sue Ginn 16308 at http://kufm.org Captain Ahab and U.S. Empire Vandana Shiva - Seeds & Freedom http://kufm.org/post/vandana-shiva-seeds-freedom <p>02/03/2014 - What’s in a seed? Life itself. Ten thousand years ago, Iraq, Egypt and India were the sites of the earliest sowing and harvesting of plants that had previously been gathered in the wild. It was a revolutionary development and made civilization possible. Since then humans have been able to grow food and feed themselves. Today, that freedom embodied in seeds is threatened. Multinational corporations, like Monsanto, have radically changed the agricultural landscape. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:41:50 +0000 Sue Ginn 14275 at http://kufm.org Vandana Shiva - Seeds & Freedom Robert McChesney - The Internet, Capitalism, & Democracy http://kufm.org/post/robert-mcchesney-internet-capitalism-democracy <p>1/27/2014 - Remember the information superhighway and all the hype about the Internet? The wonders of the Digital Age would be liberating. A utopian bliss was at hand. Now it sometimes looks more like a dystopia. A handful of monopolies dominate the Internet. Google garners 97% of the mobile search market. Microsoft's operating system is used by 90% of the world's computers. Capitalism has colonized cyberspace, spurred the collapse of journalism, independent bookstores and many, many jobs. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:02:53 +0000 Sue Ginn 14164 at http://kufm.org Robert McChesney - The Internet, Capitalism, & Democracy Paul Cienfuegos - Community Rights http://kufm.org/post/paul-cienfuegos-community-rights <p>12/16/2013 - Most citizens have political opinions. Many are involved in nonprofit community-based organizations. But the time-impaired average person remains politically disorganized and distracted. Collective political action nationally is often limited to mobilizing for wars and elections. Disengagement can seem the norm. Community organizers are bucking this trend. Local issues, be they environmental, fair wages, or municipalization of energy and Internet services, are getting more and more people off their couches. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:15:43 +0000 Sue Ginn 12388 at http://kufm.org Barbara Ehrenreich on Alternative Radio: "Kicking People When They're Down" http://kufm.org/post/barbara-ehrenreich-alternative-radio-kicking-people-when-theyre-down <p>Tuesday, September 10th, 2013: On "<a href="http://inotherwordsradio.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">In Other Words</a>:" September 2nd's&nbsp; scheduled "<a href="http://www.alternativeradio.org/" target="_blank">Alternative Radio</a>" program is pre-empted for special Labor Day programming, so we're airing it on September 10th at 10:30pm : Barbara Ehrenreich on "Kicking People When They're Down."</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 14:00:00 +0000 mtpr.org 7573 at http://kufm.org