Richard Wolff Economic Update & Alternative Radio

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  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 11:00 am

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Voila`! Dr. Wolff's first languages were French and German. He didn't speak English until Kindergarten.

Voila`! Dr. Wolff’s first languages were French and German. He didn’t speak English until Kindergarten.

Starting Tuesday, August 14, Alternative Radio will alternate with Economic Update. Some of the greatest minds of the 20th and 21st centuries speak about massively important issues. You can see their list of speakers hereImage result for alternative radio

On Economic Update with Professor Richard Wolff, Wolff and guests discuss the economic crisis, both local and global. The show focuses on wages, jobs, taxes, debts, interest rates, prices and profits. Wolff aims to explain why certain economic changes are happening and other changes get postponed or blocked, and explore alternative ways to organize enterprises, markets and government policies.

Economic Update is a show for people who want to understand and change not only their own financial situation but also the larger economy we all depend on.

For podcasts see http://rdwolff.com/podcasts/feed/1.

 

Here are some photos that Sean Kinane took at Dr. Wolff’s speech 11/10/15:

Hello from Dr. Wolff. He said it was one of his warmest and most welcoming audiences.

Hello from Dr. Wolff. He said it was one of his warmest and most welcoming audiences.

Wonderful WMNF crowd at the Palladium for Dr. Wolff

Wonderful WMNF crowd at the Palladium for Dr. Wolff

Making a point

Making a point

Gppd job!

Good job!

Meet & Greet ~ he gave an impromptu talk.

Meet & Greet ~ he gave an impromptu talk.

Thank You Gifts available from Richard Wolff Economic Update & Alternative Radio
Benjamin Hett – How Hitler Happened
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The post-WW1 Weimar Republic in Germany was the height of European civilization. Its scientists and scholars led the world. Its Bauhaus architecture was the rage. Its arts featured such luminaries as Fritz Lang, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill and Thomas Mann. Yet, out of this modern democracy sprang Nazism, German fascism, and one of the most barbaric regimes ever. How did Hitler happened? It is one of the most important questions of history. What happened in Germany has disturbing resonances for our own time. Fascist-like regimes are taking power in many countries. We ignore disturbing signs at our peril from torchlight parades in Charlottesville with crowds chanting, “Jews Will Not Replace Us” to a synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh to the murder of African-Americans in a church in Charleston. What can we learn from the past to insure it doesn’t happen again?

Benjamin Hett is the author of Burning the Reichstag, Crossing Hitler and The Death of Democracy. He is a professor of history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and holds a Ph.D. in history from Harvard and a law degree from the University of Toronto. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, and now lives in New York City.

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Jason Stanley – How Fascism Works CD
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What is fascism? Michael Parenti, author and historian says, “Fascism historically has been used to secure the interests of large capitalist interests against the demands of popular democracy. Then and now, fascism has made irrational mass appeals in order to secure the rational ends of class domination.”  Fascism flourishes in times of economic insecurity and cultural backlash. Opportunistic politicians offer up a platter of racism, xenophobia and hyper-nationalism. They stoke fear and resentment using simplistic slogans such as “Drain the Swamp” and “Build the Wall.” In the U.S. today, there is a whiff fascism in the air. Witness the march of white supremacists with torches held high in Charlottesville chanting “Blood and Soil,” an old Nazi slogan and “Jews Will Not Replace Us.” The president called them “very fine people.”
Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He is the author of Knowledge and Practical Interests, Language in Context, Know How and the award-winning How Propaganda Works.

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Public Affairs 3 DVD Package
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You can get “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, “RBG” and “Fahrenheit 11/9” DVDs and help support WMNF’s News and Public Affairs and 88.5

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor DVD
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For over 30 years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer, was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. There hadn’t been anything like Mr. Rogers on television before and there hasn’t been since.

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RBG DVD
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At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG explores Ginsburg’s life and career.

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Fahrenheit 11/9 DVD
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Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the United States. Traveling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump’s victory.

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