Archive for August, 2009

Aug 26 2009

The Poetics of Hip Hop

Feature Stories | Published 26 Aug 2009, 10:17 am | Comments Off on The Poetics of Hip Hop -

book of rhymesDiscussions of Hip Hop and Rap in the mainstream media often revolve around violent imagery, misogynist lyrics and videos, and a fascination with the dramatic lives of industry musicians. The art of the spoken word as expressed in hip hop is often forgotten. But now, a new book by Adam Bradley, Professor of Literature at Claremont-McKenna College, examines …

Comments Off on The Poetics of Hip Hop

Aug 26 2009

Who is Policing the Police in Schools?

Feature Stories | Published 26 Aug 2009, 10:17 am | Comments Off on Who is Policing the Police in Schools? -

policeIn February of 2005, Bronx school Principal Michael Soguero was arrested for trying to prevent a police officer from arresting a student he thought should be disciplined by the school. Throughout the US, city police are dispatched to public schools in response to reports of violence but this form of policing brings with it serious questions, including which student acts …

Comments Off on Who is Policing the Police in Schools?

Aug 26 2009

Subversive Historian – 08/26/09

Subversive Historian | Published 26 Aug 2009, 10:05 am | Comments Off on Subversive Historian – 08/26/09 -

Eric Drooker Fannie Sellins

Back in the day on August 26th, 1919, labor organizer Fannie Sellins was brutally gunned down in West Pennsylvania. Dubbed ‘the angel of mercy’ for her unionizing efforts, Sellins had successfully organized workers in Missouri and West Virginia before United Mine Workers of America leader Philip Murray, impressed by her dedication, offered her a position with the …

Comments Off on Subversive Historian – 08/26/09

Aug 26 2009

August 26, 2009

Subversive Thoughts | Published 26 Aug 2009, 9:46 am | Comments Off on August 26, 2009 -

“I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.” — Mahatma Gandhi …

Comments Off on August 26, 2009

Aug 25 2009

August 26, 2009

Coming Up | Published 25 Aug 2009, 1:48 pm | Comments Off on August 26, 2009 -

We’ll assess whether the US economy is really picking up, if at all, why, and for whom, with economist Heather Boushey. And, we’ll hear about a new ACLU Report on police violence in schools. Plus, Literature Professor Adam Bradley joins us to discuss his Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop. And this week’s Who Said That contest. …

Comments Off on August 26, 2009

Aug 25 2009

Prosecuting the CIA for Torture

Feature Stories | Published 25 Aug 2009, 10:23 am | Comments Off on Prosecuting the CIA for Torture -

tortureThe Justice Department has called for an investigation of the alleged torture of terrorism suspects by the CIA during the years of President Bush’s rule. The recommendation came from the department’s Office of Professional Responsibility, and includes appointing a special prosecutor to pursue the CIA in court for allegations that include reliable cases of torture and even death in US custody. …

Comments Off on Prosecuting the CIA for Torture

Aug 25 2009

A Crime So Monstrous: Face to Face with Modern-Day Slavery

ben skinner

NOTE: This is a re-broadcast. There are currently more slaves today than at any time in human history. That’s the basis of a new and extremely disturbing book by Benjamin Skinner, called A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face With Modern Slavery. Using the definition of slaves as “those that are compelled to work, through force or fraud, for no pay …

2 responses so far

Aug 25 2009

Republicans Were Against Medicare Before They Were For It

Feature Stories | Published 25 Aug 2009, 10:23 am | Comments Off on Republicans Were Against Medicare Before They Were For It -

medicareWhile the debate on health-care reform has centered on a publicly funded insurance option, the conversation most recently has shifted to healthcare for the elderly, particularly with GOP figures like Sarah Palin having invoked the specter of so-called death panels for the elderly as part of President Obama’s plan. Myths and threats abound over Medicare – the government-funded healthcare program …

Comments Off on Republicans Were Against Medicare Before They Were For It

Aug 25 2009

Subversive Historian – 08/25/09

Subversive Historian | Published 25 Aug 2009, 10:23 am | Comments Off on Subversive Historian – 08/25/09 -

Eric Drooker The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters\

Back in the day on August 25th, 1925, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters was formed in New York. A. Phillip Randolph, a socialist once dubbed as ‘the most dangerous black man in America’ was designated as its leader. The BSCP was extremely significant as a black union dedicated to organizing on twin …

Comments Off on Subversive Historian – 08/25/09

Aug 25 2009

August 25, 2009

Subversive Thoughts | Published 25 Aug 2009, 9:05 am | Comments Off on August 25, 2009 -

“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.” — Daniel Patrick Moynihan …

Comments Off on August 25, 2009

« Prev - Next »