Populist Dialogues

Populist Dialogues is Alliance for Democracy's 1/2 hour weekly cable public access program, interviewing individuals on topics such as corporate personhood, and single payer healthcare, money in politics and more. All from a populist progressive perspective.

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Populist Dialogues - 14-14 - B Corporations, Be The Change

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B Corporations and public benefit corporations are this program's topic with guests Brian Selzter and Sandra Morris, both Portland small business owners. Brian's business is a B Corporations while Sandra's is both a B Corporation and a public benefit corporation. They talk about how B Corporations can add the social responsibility back into the corporate world, what the difference is between one and the other, and more.

First broadcast June 29, 2014

Populist Dialogues - 14-13 - Labelling GMOs

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Host David Delk talks with Julia Degraw, NW Organizer with Food & Water Watch, on the Oregon initiative campaign to label foods which contain GMOs in Oregon. Julia reviews what GMOs are, how they are different from seed saving and hybridization; what happened during the special session of the Oregon legislature; how two local Oregon county campaigns turned out and more.

First broadcast June 15, 2014

Populist Dialogues - 14-12 - Project Censored

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Project Censored’s faculty adviser, Nolan Higdon, talks about the current condition of corporate news media and the need for alternative news sources. He describes how Project Censored got started following the Watergate scandal; how they pick stories for their annual report on the 25 most censored news stories and why a non-corporate owned media is important for a fully functioning democracy.

Populist Dialogues - 14-11 - Nature's Trust Law

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Guest Mary Wood, Faculty Director of the University of Oregon Environmental & Natural Resources Law Program, speaks with us about the use of nature trust law to bring us back from the fossil fuel induced environmental tipping point. She notes that our elected leaders as well as our regulatory agencies have been captured by the corrupting influence of the fossil fuel industries. Now we use he third branch of government to protect the environment.

Populist Dialogues - 14-10 - Wolf-PAC for a Constitutional Amendment, Money is Not Free Speech

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Colby Clipston, Oregon Director of Wolf-PAC, speaks with host David Delk on the need for a 28th Constitutional Amendment stating that money is not speech. Wolf-PAC works to achieve that goal by pressuring the state legislatures to pass resolutions applying for an Article V constitutional convention to achieve their goal.

First broadcast May 4, 2014

Populist Dialogues - 14-07 - Bad Idea – Coal and Oil Exports from the Pacific NW

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Guest Ryan Rittenhouse is the Conservation Organizer with Friends of the Columbia Gorge. He talks about th edangers to community and the environment of transporting coal and oil via train to to-be built terminals in Oregon and Washington. All profit, no benefit, all danger.

Populist Dialogues - 14-08 - The Healthcare Movie

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Guests Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg are co-producer of the new documentary, The Healthcare Movie. The documentary explores the differences between the Canadian Healthcare system and the American health insurance system and how/why Americans need to adopt a Canadian style single payer system. Laurie and Terry talk about how they came to make this movie, how the American and Canadian systems developed so differently. Terry notes that Canada has a tax system, while America has an insurance system.

Populist Dialogues - 14-06 - Ending Corporate Dominance via the Community Rights Movement

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Guest Paul Cienfuegos returns to continue discussion of creating local community rights movements to prevent usually large national and multinational corporations from dominating our democracy. Paul reviews the history of the regulatory box designed by corporate interests to regulate the peoples' participation in decision-making. He also discusses the movement to give nature rights, enforceable by citizens and looks at how the community rights movement is developing here in Oregon.

Populist Dialogues - 14-05 - Legal Democracy

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Our program today consists of an edited version of the Move to Amend documentary “Legalize Democracy.” “Legalize Democracy” tells the story of the need to amend the US constitution to end corporate personhood and money equals speech. Features time lines for development of corporate personhood, and some of the major spokespersons of Move to Amend.

First broadcast February 23, 2014