I will be swapping a TV studio for a webcam in my living room in order to produce the next episodes of Other Voices TV. Like seemingly everybody else, we’re going to do the Zoom Webinar thing. And I hope you’ll tune in from wherever you are.
I created Other Voices TV for Peninsula Peace and Justice Center in the fall of 1997. It has been through some format changes over the years. It started out as a televised version of the monthly forums we had already been holding on a monthly basis. So it was a guest lecturer followed by Q&A with the audience.
I don’t remember exactly when we switched to the current interview format, but I’ve always been glad we did. I think an interview is a great way to convey information to an audience. And I really enjoy conducting interviews — I also hosted a radio talk show for many years. I’ve closely studied people like Terry Gross and Orianna Fallaci to improve my skills.
One “advantage” of going online is that I don’t need to recruit a large crew like I do for the TV program — a full TV crew is eight people. For Zoom, my only crew will be long time director TD Daniell. The downside to this is I like working with our crew. They’re a great group of fun, interesting people. I look forward to getting back in the studio with them. Someday.
If you can join us on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00PM, please RSVP here. Keep scrolling for all the details.
The Time is Now! Let’s Build a People’s Economy
A conversation with
Ph.D. Political Economy / Author of The Scourge of Neoliberalism & others
Director Emeritus, Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
TUESDAY, MAY 26, 7:00 – 8:00PM
Please click the link below to join the webinar. No registration required.
The economic crash brought on by the pandemic has laid bare the harsh reality of the deep, structural inequality inherent in our now-cratered economy. As the country struggles to recover, an opportunity presents itself to rewrite the rules for a new, equitable system. How will we do that? More importantly, what should the rules be?
Meanwhile, millions are hurting right now. What can and should be done to respond to this emergency?
Participate with your questions! The second half of the webinar will be your chance to ask questions of our guest.
Dr. Jack Rasmus, Ph.D Political Economy, teaches economics at St. Mary’s College in California. He is the author of numerous books, the most recent of which is The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Economic Policy From Reagan to Bush (Clarity Press, October 2019) http://kyklosproductions.com/#scourge Jack is the host of the weekly radio show, Alternative Visions, on the Progressive Radio Network, and a journalist writing on economic, political and labor issues for various magazines, including European Financial Review, World Financial Review, World Review of Political Economy, ‘Z‘ magazine, and others. Jack’s website is https://jackrasmus.com/
Paul George was the director of Peninsula Peace and Justice Center for 30 years before retiring in 2019. He has continued to host PPJC’s monthly television program (now online), Other Voices, which he created in 1997. Paul blogs at https://dissentment.com/