Mon, 30 July 2012
Susan Strong is the Founder and Executive Director of the Metaphor Project, whose mission is, "... helping progressive activists learn how to frame their messages to better reach the mainstream American public and their political representatives."
Teaching Progressives to communicate their message by 'Speaking American.'
Find the story,
Frame it in 'American' terms, values, themes.
She was so convincing, Joe bought her book:
"Move Our Message: How to Get America's Ear."
He's been raving about it ever since.
Fri, 20 July 2012
A Fullbright Scholar from Afghanistan tells us what life is like for women in Afghanistan.
She is very supportive of the US occupation.
MC Plaedo returns to continue our conversation on weaponizing culture.
"What's Going On?" Marvin Gaye
"Born In the U.S.A." Bruce Springsteen
"Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" Kingston Trio
Mon, 9 July 2012
Michael Perelman teaches Economics at Cal State Chico.
His latest book is "The Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism: How Market Tyranny Stifles the Economy by Stunting Workers"
Our economy masks inefficiencies by counting transactions. Lots of transactions mean healthy economy.
Our economy is top heavy with transactions that don't add value.
The cost to workers isn't figured in to the equation.
Management is one of the weaknesses of capitalism. It feeds off of self-interest and it breeds inefficiencies.
US Corporations are top-heavy with management.
Capitalism requires unemployment in order to maintain control of the workforce.
KFC is hip in Japan.
This is the extended version of the interview from the July 4, Occupy Radio.
Sat, 7 July 2012
Joe goes solo this week. Getch calls it in from the Oregon Country Fairgrounds.
Higgs Boson comes out of hiding.
Joe's computer reads the Declaration of Independence.
Michael Klare talks about politics and resources on a global scale.
What do we do as our resources dwindle? Eventually we are going to be forced to do something.
Controlling global oil flow is the default US position in international politics.
Michael Perelman offers a more populist perspective on economics.
He was talking about Occupied Economics before we Occupied.
Jefferson Airplane: Uncle Sam Blues
Pink Floyd: The Fletcher Memorial Home
Mark Knopfler: Don't Crash the Ambulance