Since there’s nothing on TV this evening, tune in to “The David Goldstein Show” tonight from 7PM to 10PM on Newsradio 710-KIRO. I like to go with the flow, so things could change, but here’s what I have lined up for tonight’s show:
7PM: Did the Bush administration strategically manipulating the Strategic Oil Reserve to drive up prices? In 2006 oil prices rose near $80 a barrel, despite the fact that there were no significant supply disruptions, and demand actually fell in industrialized nations. Why? Economist Thomas Palley suggests that the Bush administration may have manipulated our Strategic Oil Reserve to keep prices high, an act which Palley describes as “economic treason.” Dr. Palley runs the Economics for Democratic and Open Societies Project, and is the author of Plenty of Nothing: The Downsizing of the American Dream and the Case for Structural Keynesianism. He joins us for the hour.
8PM: Replacing the Viaduct: cost, capacity… and carbon emissions? Last week at a joint press conference with the president of the Marshall Islands, King County Executive Ron Sims departed from his prepared statement on global warming to talk about… the Viaduct. Absent from the public debate over rebuild vs. tunnel, Sims said, was a discussion about carbon emissions, and whether we could in good conscience increase capacity without thoroughly exploring more environmental alternatives. Hmm. Whatever the other factors, would a surface-plus-transit alternative be the only moral choice. Sims joins us for the hour to talk about global warming, and what we need to be doing locally to both prepare for and prevent its impact.
Tune in tonight (or listen to the live stream) and give me a call: 1-877-710-KIRO (5476).