Third Paradigm: 3P-024 We Interrupt This Commercial

Looks at a book called The Soap Opera Paradigm: Television Programming and Corporate Priorities. In particular, examines the idealism of radio and TV in their youth, before the seeds of commercialism took over. Shows how the soap style has been adopted by sports, prime-time, reality shows, disaster coverage, and especially news broadcasting.

Reads In Praise of the Earth by John O’Donohue to the music of Evolution by Cinematic Orchestra. Comments on healthcare as a human right, and proposes an alternative model. Ties in newborn chicks to Naomi Klein’s article, "Brain Bubbles and Hope Hangovers." Plays "Had a Dream" by Bird York, Mat Weddle’s acoustic cover of the Outkast song, "Hey Ya," popularized by Scrubs, and "Words Can Save Us" by Chumbawumba.

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    Read the show transcript while listening, and view our images, videos, and links on the Third Paradigm website:

    http://3rdparadigm.org/3p_023.php

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  2. Third Paradigm: 3P-020 A 2020 Vision

    Reads a poem called To Begin With, the Sweet Grass by Mary Oliver. Presents a hypothetical scenario of the year 2020 with employment security, cheap healthcare, housing work exchange, worry- free retirement, and all the education you can eat. In contrast, projects the logical outcome of Obama’s stimulus package, which takes on more debt to "free up" credit. Examines the revenue-raising "solutions" of the California Tax Reform conference. Then outlines the policies that could get us out of this mess, if we took local control of our taxes. Bonus offer? a new religion called the Indigenous Planet.

    Read the show transcript while listening, and view our images, videos, and links on the Third Paradigm website:

    http://3rdparadigm.org/3p_020.php

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  3. Third Paradigm: 3P-004 Doubting the Existence of Money

    This episode looks at resource rights activists in Mexico, plays an Oxfam clip on the global food crisis, and reads Ecuador’s Constitution for nature. The feature topic is Questioning the Existence of Money, which argues it to be a more entrenched belief system than the existence of God.

    http://thirdparadigm.org/3p_004.php

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