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Co-op Power Hour: The Final Show
After running for nearly two years, the Co-op Power Hour ends this month. On this show we look back on the show, and the Colorado Co-ops Study Circle, and look toward the future of the new co-op ecosystem in Colorado. Cooperatively co-hosted by Paul Bindel, Katie Falkenberg, Amy Lynn Herman, [...]
Co-op Power Hour: Building Cooperative Power
What does it take for cooperatives to take hold in the economy? Principle six of the seven international cooperative principles is “cooperation among cooperatives,” but this can be easier said than done. In this show, we hear from Howard Brodsky, co-CEO and founder of CCA Global Partners, a large purchasing [...]
Co-op Power Hour: Food Co-ops
Today’s show looks at the emerging movement as well as the history of food cooperatives. The Co-op Power Hour is a monthly production of the Colorado Co-operative Study Circle. It airs on the fourth Thursday of every month at 6pm on It’s the Economy.
Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy
For the last five years author Nathan Schneider, host of KGNU’s monthly show the Co-op Power Hour, has been examining cooperative businesses and the growth in interest in them since the 2008 financial crash. His new book Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy looks [...]
Co-op Power Hour: Purchasing Co-ops
When we hear the words “Main Street,” it tends to refer to a story of decline. The rise of big boxes—and now platforms like Amazon—seem to be making a world in which consolidation is the norm, and small, local, creative business is a dying breed. But there is a force [...]
Co-op Power Hour: Living in Community, from Co-housing to Manufactured Home Parks
We live in a time when housing is a defining asset. It is the main source of wealth for many people, but it was also part of the cause of the major economic crisis of our era. Especially here in Colorado, housing costs have risen far faster than most people’s [...]