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.
Racism & Surveillance September 17, 2014 | 9:00 am
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has a long history of spying on African Americans including Nobel Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Racism and surveillance are closely intertwined. Today, state security agencies and police departments profile and target Muslims.
Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle East Studies at Rutgers University.
Arun Kundnani teaches Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He also teaches terrorism studies at John Jay College.
Mohamad Elmasry – Egypt: From Pharaoh to Pharaoh September 10, 2014 | 9:00 am
Mohamad Elmasry is a scholar of mass communication and sociology in the Arab world, and has taught at the American University in Cairo and Qatar University. He teaches at the University of North Alabama. His work on Egyptian media and politics has appeared in numerous publications such as the Journal of Middle East Media, Al Jazeera English, Egypt Independent, and Jadaliyya.
David Cay Johnston – The Societal Impact of Inequality August 27, 2014 | 9:00 am
David Cay Johnston, a former reporter for The New York Times won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of tax policy. He is the author of many books including Perfectly Legal, The Fine Print, Free Lunch and Divided: The Perils of our Growing Inequality.
Distress Signals from Earth August 20, 2014 | 9:00 am
Paul Ehrlich is Bing Professor of Population Studies in the Department of Biology and president of the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University. He is a MacArthur Fellow, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has received numerous honors including the Crafoord Prize of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, given in areas where the Nobel Prize is not awarded, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, and the Blue Planet Prize. He is active in the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere.
Chris Hedges – Captain Ahab & U.S. Empire August 13, 2014 | 9:00 am
Chris Hedges is an award-winning journalist who has covered wars in the Balkans, the Middle East and Central America. He writes a weekly column for Truthdig.org and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. He is the author of War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning, American Fascists, Empire of Illusion, Death of the Liberal Class, The World As It Is, and with Joe Sacco, Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.
Contamination Without Consent -with Sandra Steingraber August 6, 2014 | 9:00 am
When faced with injustice what options are open to people? Turn away and ignore it or confront it? The destruction of the environment is an injustice. We are turning parts of the Earth into a toxic waste dump.
Seeds & Freedom with Vandana Shiva July 30, 2014 | 9:00 am
Multinational corporations, like Monsanto, have radically changed the agricultural landscape. The imposition of intellectual property rights and patenting have been ways corporations have devised to put a price tag on seeds and to undo what has been for millennia a shared heritage.
The Future of Civilization July 23, 2014 | 9:00 am
Lester Brown is the president of the Earth Policy Institute. The Washington Post calls him "one of the world's most influential thinkers." In 1974 he founded the Worldwatch Institute, the first research institute devoted to the analysis of global environmental issues. He is the recipient of many awards including the UN Environment Prize. He is the author of numerous books including Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, World on the Edge, Full Planet, Empty Plates and Breaking New Ground.
Unmasking the NSA with Glenn Greenwald July 16, 2014 | 9:00 am
Glenn Greenwald broke the story in The Guardian of Washington’s widespread electronic dragnet. His exclusive interview with NSA contractor turned whistleblower Edward Snowden was an international media sensation. He is the author of With Liberty and Justice for Some and No Place to Hide. He is the recipient of the Izzy Award from the Park Center for Independent Media for his "path breaking journalistic courage and persistence in confronting conventional wisdom, official deception, and controversial issues." He also received an Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary for his coverage of Bradley Manning. He is co-founder of the watchdog media outlet The Intercept.