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Each month, the Co-op Power Hour introduces people who are building a more democratic economy through cooperative enterprise—businesses owned and governed by the people they serve. It is a production of the Colorado Co-ops Study Circle and airs on KG...Show More

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The Co-op Power Hour: Business Conversions

51:11 | Apr 27th, 2017

Today on the Co-op Power Hour, hosts Nathan Schneider and Paul Bindel look at different ways of transferring business ownership to workers. Today’s guests are Halisi Vinson, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Employee Ownership Center, and Jaso...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: The Final Show

1:00:19 | Dec 27th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: Building Cooperative Power

58:55 | Nov 23rd, 2018

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-...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: Food Co-ops

59:09 | Oct 25th, 2018

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 Econ...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: Everything for Everyone

0:00 | Sep 27th, 2018

Today we bring you a discussion from the Boulder Bookstore on September 12th with Nathan Schneider speaking about his new book on the co-operative movement, Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy.   The Co-op ...Show More

Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy

0:00 | Sep 12th, 2018

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 ...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: Purchasing Co-ops

58:20 | Aug 27th, 2018

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...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: Living in Community, from Co-housing to Manufactured Home Parks

0:00 | Jul 26th, 2018

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...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: Agriculture and the Cooperative Advantage

0:00 | Jun 28th, 2018

In this episode, we talk about agriculture and cooperatives. Agriculture, homesteading and the rural lifestyle was at one time the economic backbone of the state and is in many ways the key heritage of the state. Colorado agriculture generates more ...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: Human Resources at a Worker-Owned Brewery

1:05:59 | May 24th, 2018

In most companies, the job of the Human Resources department is to manage the workforce so as to benefit the company’s outside owners. But what about when the workers are the owners? Jennifer Briggs worked for 13 years at New Belgium Brewing, where s...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: What Does Wealth Mean in Westwood?

44:50 | Apr 26th, 2018

As Metro Denver undergoes drastic changes, what does it mean to build community wealth? Yessica Holguin is a fellow at the Community Wealth Building Network, where she is working to organize and mobilize cooperative economies, especially in low-incom...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: Co-operative Law

58:58 | Mar 22nd, 2018

In this edition of the Co-op Power Hour Jason Wiener speaks with two of the most prominent Colorado co-op attorneys to chronicle Colorado co-op law over the past 40 years – Jim Dean and Linda Phillips.     The Co-op Power Hour is a monthly production...Show More

The Co-op Power Hour: Artists Co-ops

56:25 | Feb 22nd, 2018

In this edition of the Co-op Power Hour, we talk with members from four Metro Denver artist cooperatives, including Michael and Stephanie Hancock from 5280 Artist Co-op in the Aurora Cultural Arts District; Mark Brasuell from Spark Gallery in the San...Show More

The Co-op Power Hour: Community Broadband post Net Neutrality

51:13 | Jan 26th, 2018

For decades now, municipalities, utility co-ops, and neighborhoods have been providing internet service in remarkable ways, often with little recognition or visibility. But as the federal government ends net-neutrality protections nationally, there i...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: Business incubators for the rest of us

53:49 | Dec 29th, 2017

Starting a business is hard, and investor-driven models can incline entrepreneurs to put profit before community. A new generation of cooperative business incubators are changing that — putting the startup process under the control of the businesses ...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: Co-operative Economics and Religious Traditions

58:57 | Nov 23rd, 2017

Today, host Nathan Schneider looks at the intersection of spirituality and co-operative economics. Today’s guests are: Sierra McNamara, founder of the Mayu Meditation Co-operative in Denver and Andrew McLeod, author of Holy Cooperation!     The Co-op...Show More

Co-op Power Hour: Shared Ownership in Tech

58:25 | Oct 26th, 2017

Today, host Nathan Schneider finds out about worker owned co-operative tech businesses in the Boulder/Denver area.   The tech industry typically celebrates its lone-genius founders, its venture capitalists, and its monopolistic ambitions. But there a...Show More

The Co-op Power Hour: Worker Owned Businesses

56:44 | Sep 28th, 2017

Today, host Nathan Schneider finds out about worker owned co-operative businesses – where the people in charge are the people who work there.  Cities like Oakland California and Madison Wisconsin and exploring ways to support worker ownership.  Today...Show More

The Co-op Power Hour: Employee Owned Businesses

53:44 | Aug 24th, 2017

Congressman Jared Polis is the guest on today’s Co-op Power Hour to talk about the trend toward employee owned businesses. Rep. Polis sponsored the Worker Ownership Readiness and Knowledge Act (WORK Act) in the House. Senator Bernie Sanders sponsored...Show More

The Co-op Power Hour: Housing Co-operatives

52:21 | Jul 27th, 2017

Today on the Co-op Power Hour, co-hosts Nathan Schneider and Amy Lynn Herman look at co-operative housing in Boulder. Today’s guests are Zane Selvans and Christina Gosnell with the Boulder Housing Coalition that advocates for Co-operative housing in ...Show More

The Co-op Power Hour: Immigrant Run Co-operatives

45:00 | Jun 22nd, 2017

Today on the Co-op Power Hour, co-hosts Jason Wiener and Paul Bindel look at how co-operatives are benefiting immigrant communities which are often vulnerable to exploitation in the workplace. We’ll hear about some immigrant run co operatives in the ...Show More

The Co-op Power Hour: Block Chain

0:00 | May 25th, 2017

Today on the Co-op Power Hour, host Nathan Schneider looks at block chain, the technology that underlies the digital currency bit coin and how this type of technology can help or perhaps thwart efforts to build a more democratic economy. Nathan Schne...Show More

The Co-op Power Hour: Black Lives Matter and the Co-operative Movement

0:00 | Mar 30th, 2017

The Co-op Power Hour is a new monthly segment on It’s the Economy with co-hosts Nathan Schneider and Caroline Savery.    This week, Nathan takes a look at the intersection of the Black Lives Matter movement and Co-operatives.   Today’s guests are Vin...Show More

The Co-op Power Hour: Co-op Study Circles

0:00 | Feb 23rd, 2017

The Co-op Power Hour is a new monthly segment on It’s the Economy with co-hosts Nathan Schneider and Caroline Savery. Since the beginning of the modern cooperative movement, mutual education has been a central organizing principle. This first install...Show More