Wider View Radio Podcast
A Conversation with Jim Kavanagh

A Conversation with Jim Kavanagh

January 25, 2021

This is an almost hour-long conversation I had with Jim Kavanagh on January 24, 2021.  We talk about the storming of Congress, populism of the left and right, keeping the pitchforks away, and various other topics.  

Jim is a former college professor who publishes left-socialist analysis at ThePolemicist.Net, Counterpunch, and Medium and appears regularly on podcasts including The Critical Hour, By Any Means Necessary, and Political Misfits.

Rick Staggenborg on Public Banking

Rick Staggenborg on Public Banking

January 18, 2021

Dr. Rick Staggenborg, President of the Linus Pauling Chapter of Veterans for Peace in Corvallis, Oregon and an activist for public banking talk about the need for Public Banking and how it might work and the current political situation in the US.  

Is the US a failed state?

Is the US a failed state?

January 11, 2021

In this episode we consider the question "Is the US a failed state?"  Looking at the key characteristics of a failed state, are they here in the US today?  Is the US a failed state with a huge military and an inflated self-image?

The program contains the song "Failed State" by last week's guest, David Rovics, from his album "Strangers and Friends".

David Rovics - Stopping Evictions and Controlling Rents

David Rovics - Stopping Evictions and Controlling Rents

January 1, 2021

My guest today is David Rovics.  David is a songwriter, podcaster, and part of Portland Emergency Eviction Response.  We discuss the upcoming tsunami of evictions and the response of landlords, the history of rent strikes, and the struggle to stop evictions including that of the "Red House"  in Portland, OR.

You can find out more about David at https://www.davidrovics.com.  His podcast “This Week with David Rovics” is archived at https://drovics.podbean.com/  You can find his music on Spotify, Soundcloud, YouTube and wherever fine music is available. He even has an app for Android and Apple iOS!  

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