Search Results for: "By Roger Baker"

Pamela Ellen Ferguson :
METRO | An ecumenical gathering for
Chanukah in Austin

Members of Austin Jewish Voice for Peace stage vigil at Texas State Capitol. By Pamela Ellen Ferguson | The Rag Blog | December 27, 2016 AUSTIN — Elaine Cohen, an activist with Austin Jewish Voice for Peace (AJVP) and a … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
METRO | Is TxDOT near the end of the road?

I compare TxDOT to a drunk who has run up a big bar tab and, knowing that he can’t pay, orders another round and prays for a miracle. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | June 16, 2016 “…income … Continue reading

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Julia Mickenberg, Rich Reddick & Kate Catterall; Leng Wong & Anu Naimpally; scott crow; Jim Hightower; and The Melancholy Ramblers!

We dive into higher ed, live on the Asian-American hyphen, get anarchic, go populist, and dig us some honky-tonk. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2016 The following podcasts are from recent Rag Radio shows … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
METRO | Austin transportation follies: $4 billion on IH-35 is a fool’s game

Widening roads in cities like Austin only makes congestion worse as political pressure works against smart transportation planning. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | March 17, 2016 Don’t get involved in partial problems, but always take flight to … Continue reading

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Political Guru Glenn W. Smith, Environmentalist & Poet Taylor Brorby, Texas State Rep. Elliott Naishtat

Smith tries to decipher the weird world of presidential politics; Brorby discusses his book on the literature of fracking; Naishtat, a Texas progressive icon, talks about his exit from politics. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | February … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
OK, deflation has arrived. Now what?

The global situation is in its deflationary, cascading-default phase, where entire countries can go broke from bad petrodollar-denominated debt. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | January 27, 2016 “Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up” — … Continue reading

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Interviews with Philip Russell, Jonah Raskin, and Roy Casagranda

We discuss the sad state of Mexico under Enrique Peña Nieto; we reflect on the lives of Jack London and Dalton Trumbo and do some California dreaming; and, in a two-parter, we look at Iraq, Syria, and the U.S. role … Continue reading

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Deepa Iyer, Carmen Tafolla & Gregg Barrios, Margaret Randall, Michael Hurd, Ed Sanders, Atash, Jim Hightower, Richard Zelade

We discuss racial justice post-9/11 and African-American history in Texas, get the lowdown on Labor Day, visit with a beatnik legend, learn about Austin in the Jazz Age, and listen to classy world music and world class poetry. Interviews by … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
What’s up with the global economy, and where do we go from here?

A deflationary spiral, such as is now becoming evident globally, acts as a natural poison. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | October 25, 2015 It now appears that the grand yearly addition to total human wealth, the global … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
METRO | Risky business in Central Texas: The toll road bond gamble

Wall Street won’t insure the new CTRMA toll road debt at an affordable cost because of its high risk. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | September 14, 2015 AUSTIN — The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, or CTRMA, … Continue reading

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Roger Baker :
METRO | Is cheaper driving here to stay?

Gasoline may stay cheap until we burn through the current market glut in perhaps a year. By Roger Baker | The Rag Blog | September 14, 2015 [This article was written as a companion piece to Roger Baker’s Rag Blog … Continue reading

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Thorne Dreyer :
RAG RADIO PODCASTS | Harry Targ, Glenn Smith & Roger Baker, Eve Spangler, Mary Bock, and Jeff Nightbyrd interviews Thorne Dreyer

We discuss the worldwide rise of resistance; the bizarre state of politics; Palestine and Zionism; smart phones and citizen journalism — and we turn the tables on the birthday boy. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | August … Continue reading

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