Archive for May, 2014

May 30 2014

Coming Up on June 2, 2014

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We’ll take a look at California’s June 3rd elections, and dissect in particular, the two state-wide ballot measures. And, we’ll get a constitutional law professor’s assessment of a new proposed state law to curb guns from people with a history of mental illness. Plus, Pakistani journalist Madiha Tahir joins us to discuss US-Pakistan politics, drone, and the recent stoning of a pregnant woman that has drawn world attention. …

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May 30 2014

Brigid Schulte on her book Overwhelmed

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A new book by Brigid Schulte called Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time takes a critical look at the mounting time pressures we feel in our daily lives. Part autobiographical, part sociological analysis, Schulte, a mother of two and an award winning journalist for the Washington Post, part of a team that won the Pulitzer, lays out the case for why we need to slow down as a society.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke recently with Brigid Schulte about her book.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/j4LCSOrilUE

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May 30 2014

Daily News Flash with Arun Gupta on An Alarming Species Extinction, Shinseki Under Fire, And NSA Vs. Snowden

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Uprising’s guest expert Arun Gupta, Independent Journalist and regular contributor to the Guardian, In These Times, The Progressive, and Truthout, and co-founder of the Occupied Wall Street Journal and the Indypendent, analyzes today’s news headlines:

A new study has found that the world is on the brink of another great extinction as species are …

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May 30 2014

Latino Communities Decry Fracking and Climate Change Concerns

The California State Senate this week failed to pass a bill calling for a moratorium on the controversial practice of “fracking” or hydraulic fracturing. It was the second year in a row that a handful of Democrats joined Republicans to defeat a fracking moratorium. The bill, which failed by 3 votes, was introduced …

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May 30 2014

The Politics of Parenting: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time

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A recent study from Penn State University measured levels of the stress hormone Cortisol and found that women experience much lower levels of stress at work rather than at home. While the research may not come as a surprise to many women who are often juggling the myriad demands of their jobs and …

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May 30 2014

Pacifica Radio Archives: Maya Angelou In Her Own Voice

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There is little that Maya Angelou did not do in her life. The accomplished poet and writer lived through grinding poverty, sexual abuse, a difficult family life, prostitution, and several marriages. She was a streetcar conductor, a calypso dancer, a stage and film actress, a singer, a film director, a screenplay writer, a …

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May 30 2014

Subversive Thought for May 30, 2014

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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

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May 29 2014

Coming up on May 30, 2014

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We’ll speak with Refugio Mata of Presente.org, a powerful Latino advocacy organization, about why his group has taken a strong position on fracking and climate change. And, Bridgid Schulte joins us to discuss her new book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play when No One Has the Time – part of our on-going series on the Politics of Parenting. Plus a tribute to the late, great poet and activist Maya Angelou – we’ll hear an intimate …

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May 29 2014

Roberto Flores Explains Right Wing Military Crackdown

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The Zapatistas were first launched onto the international stage in Chiapas, Mexico on January 1st 1994 and became synonymous with the anti-globalization movement against neo-liberal capitalism. Roberto Flores is a Professor of Chicano Studies at Cal State LA. He spoke with Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar on May 29, 2014 about recent paramilitary attacks against the Zapatistas.

Watch a video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/PEGs6YY-HZw

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May 29 2014

Daily News Flash with Robert Jensen on Obama’s Planned Reduction in Coal Emissions, Egypt “Elects” The General, and Skyrocketing Global Obesity Rates

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Uprising’s guest expert Robert Jensen, an author and a Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, analyzes today’s news headlines:

President Obama is planning to use his executive authority to cut coal emissions by up to 20%. The new regulations, which are apparently written by the Environmental Protection Agency, are intended …

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