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Building Bridges: The Next Economic System with Gar Alperovitz and Ed Whitfield

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report

Originally posted in Internet Archive on June 13, 2015.
Produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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Getting Serious About the Next Economic System with Gar Alperovitz, author of What Then Must We Do? and The Next American Revolution: Beyond Corporate Capitalism and State Socialism

In an era when systemic critique of the economic and political institutions of the United States is poised on the edge of mainstream consciousness: the realities of a changing climate, an irrationally destructive financialized economic system, a long and steady historical trajectory concentrating political power along with wealth, are becoming impossible to ignore. How can we consciously come together around this opportunity to offer a coherent vision of what a “next system” might look like? Gar Alperovitz is a leading proponent and practician of local socialized Alternatives to the current economic system. He here summarized some of the Concrete experiments in social change happening and being proposed across the country including Worker cooperatives, municipal and state economic enterprises, state and municipal banks, land trusts, and single payer health insurance and lays out a new initiative to expand visibility and support for an alternative economic system: The Next System Project : New Political-Economic Possibilities for the 21st Century. 
 

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The Building Blocks for a Just Economic System with Ed Whitfield, Co-Managing Director of the Fund for Democratic Communities speaks and writes on issues of cooperatives and economic development while continuing to be interested in issues of war and peace, as well as education and social responses to racism and is active in the call by the Southern Grassroots Economies Project (SGEP) to develop a Southern Reparations 
Loan Fund.

More and more people are disenfranchised from and disenchanted by our economic system with its long and steady historical trajectory concentrating political power along with wealth amongst the few, and a monstrous 
apparatus of prisons and policing that are increasingly prevalent. And, Ed Whitfield is one of the theoreticians/activists who offers us a coherent vision of what building a “next system” might look like. Whitfield talks about his work in the South and beginning to build for a far for equal and justice society.

Building Bridges is regularly broadcast live over WBAI, 99.5 FM in the N.Y.C Metropolitan area on Mondays from
7-8pm EST and is streamed, and archived cast at www.wbai.org 

Building Bridges National Edition is regularly broadcast over:

WZBC, Boston, Mass. 
WDRT, Viroqua, WI
KYRS, Spokane, WA
Liberty and Justice1640, Shirley Mass
KWTF,Sonoma County CA
KNSJ, San Diego, CA
KRFY, Sandpoint, ID
KMUD, Redway, CA
WXOJ-LP, Florence, MA
KPOV, Bend, Oregon
KONR Ankorage, Alaska
WAPJ, Torrington, CT.
WOOL, Great Falls, Vermont and New Hampshire
KKRN Bella Vista, CA
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KSVR, Mount Vernon, WA
WAZU, Peoria, Illinois
KMEC, Ukiah, CA
KOWA, Olympia Washington .
WWUH, West Hartford, CT
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WPVM - MAIN-FM Asheville, NC
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WUOW - Oneonta, N.Y.
WVJW- Benwood, WV
KRFP, Moscow, ID
KCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
KSOW,Cottage Grove, Oregon
WKNH ,Keene, NH
CKDU, Halifax, N.S., Canada
WRPI, Troy, New York
WNRB, Wausau, WI
KQRP Salida, California
East Hill Radio, Snoqualmie, WA
KSKQ, Ashland, Oregon
KWMD, Kasiloff-Anchorage, Alaska
WPRR, Grand Rapids, Michigan
KROV, Oroville, CA

as well as internet stations:

Geneva Radio, Geneva, N.Y.
WTF Radio, Bodega Bay CA
CPR Metro, NYC
Radio Free Radical
Radio Free Kansas
Radio Veronica, West Point, PA
Catalystradio.org, U.K.
WXXE
Seattle Radical Radio
Radio for Peace International
Labourstart
AmericanFM.org
Grateful Dread Public Radio
Detour Network, Knoxville, TN
KDX Radio, Homeland, North American
Radio Ear Network, Sarasota, FL
TuneIn.com

For archived Building Bridges Programs go to our website: www.buildingbridgesradio.org

Publication date: 2015-06-14
Parent publication: Building Bridges
Publication URL: Building Bridges: The Next Economic System with Gar Alperovitz and Ed Whitfield

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