Wednesday at 9:00 am
A weekly one-hour public affairs radio program that provides analyses and views that are ignored or distorted in most media.Guests include Dar Jamail, Michael Pollan, Noam Chomsky, Antonia Jusef, Naomi Klein, Vandana Shiva, Jeff Cohen, David Zirin, Bill Moyers and Howard Zinn.
Death from Above: Drones April 1, 2015 | 9:00 am
Marjorie Cohn is a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, former president of the National Lawyers Guild, and deputy secretary general of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers. Her books include Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law; Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent (with Kathleen Gilberd); and the edited volume, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse. Cohn is a recipient of the Peace Scholar of the Year Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association. She testified before Congress about the Bush torture policy.
Bailouts, Greece & Capitalism March 25, 2015 | 9:00 am
Richard Wolff teaches at the New School in New York. The New York Times called him “America’s most prominent Marxist economist.” He is the author of numerous books including Capitalism Hits the Fan, Democracy at Work and Occupy the Economy with David Barsamian.
Immigration & the New Illegality March 18, 2015 | 9:00 am
Xenophobic tendencies in U.S. immigration policy are nothing new. The creation of a “permanent impermanent status” for millions of undocumented immigrants today can be seen in a historical context when we learn about The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the Asiatic Barred Zone in 1917, and the mass deportations of Mexicans in the 1930s and 1950s.
Loretta Napoleoni – The ISIS Crisis March 4, 2015 | 9:00 am
Loretta Napoleoni is an independent journalist. She has worked as London correspondent and columnist for La Stampa, La Repubblica, El Pais, and Le Monde. A former Fulbright scholar, she holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and the London School of Economics. She is the author of Rogue Economics, Terror Inc. and The Islamist Phoenix
Angela Davis – Transnational Solidarity February 25, 2015 | 9:00 am
Angela Davis, one of the iconic figures of this era, graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University and pursued graduate studies at the Goethe Institute in Frankfurt and the University of California at San Diego. Acquitted on conspiracy charges in 1970, after one of the most famous trials in U.S. history, she went on to become an internationally renowned writer, scholar and lecturer. She is a retired professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She's the author of many books, including Women, Race and Class, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism, Abolition Democracy, and The Meaning of Freedom. A charismatic speaker, she draws huge crowds wherever she appears.
Malcolm X and the Politics of Race February 18, 2015 | 9:00 am
Michael Eric Dyson is University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, teaching courses in theology, English, and African American studies. He is also a leading scholar on hip-hop music. Author of many books, his latest are Know What I Mean?: Reflections on Hip Hop and April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King's Death and How It Changed America.
From Black Power to the New Jim Crow + The Meaning of Freedom February 11, 2015 | 9:00 am
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is active in local housing struggles in Chicago and is an organizer with the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign. Her articles appear in CounterPunch, The Black Commentator, Black Agenda Report, and New Politics. She is on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review and a columnist for Socialist Worker.org. She is the author of Rats, Riots and Revolution: Black Housing in the 1960s.
Cornel West – Love & Justice February 4, 2015 | 9:00 am
Cornel West, University Professor of Religion at Princeton, has been called "the preeminent African American intellectual of his generation." With his preacher-like cadences and passionate delivery, he is much in demand as a speaker. A prolific author, his book Race Matters was a bestseller. His latest book is Democracy Matters.
Spying, Secrecy & Suppression January 28, 2015 | 9:00 am
There is an assault on civil liberties and fundamental rights. State spying, secrecy and suppression have vastly increased. 9/11 is the pretext for surveillance that never stops giving. Both Democrats and Republicans have greatly expanded the powers of the multiple government agencies who watch and monitor us.