Archive for December, 2015

Dec 04 2015

A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka

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GUEST: Meera Subramanian, award-winning journalist whose work has been published in the New York Times, Nature, and more.

Heavy rainfall in the southern states of India has resulted in massive flooding, particularly in and around Tamil Nadu. The capital city of Chennai saw its wettest day in 100 years this week. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the city to offer emergency relief funding. …

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Dec 03 2015

How Republicans Enabled the Fatal Attack on Planned Parenthood

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GUEST: Ally Boguhn, Political and Campaigns Editor at RH Reality Check. Prior to joining the team, she worked as an associate research director at Media Matters for America where she specialized in analyzing media representations of reproductive rights and health.

After 3 people were killed at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs last weekend, Amy Runyon-Harms, director of ProgressNow Colorado, said, “We call …

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Dec 03 2015

BDS Movement Gains Strength In Academia

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GUEST: Simona Sharoni, is a feminist scholar and activist and a Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and co-founder of Feminists for Justice in/for Palestine.

The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA), in a landslide vote of 90% just decided to back the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions or BDS movement against Israeli oppression of Palestinians. …

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Dec 03 2015

The Role of Civil and Uncivil Society in Climate Activism

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GUEST: Shannon Gibson teaches International Relations at the University of Southern California, she is heading to Paris shortly for COP21.

Now that the high-profile heads of state have made their pretty speeches to kick off the 2-week COP21 climate meeting in Paris, France, the real work of negotiating a global climate treaty begins. Country representatives are expected to engage in behind-the-scenes horse-trading with poor …

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Dec 02 2015

Commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal: And Now, Laquan

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GUEST: Mumia Abu Jamal, an award winning journalist and political prisoner.

The Chicago Police Superintendent has resigned in the latest news on the police killing of 17-year old Laquan McDonald. A video of the shooting by officer Jason Van Dyke was recently released, a year after the actual killing. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Superintendent Garry McCarthy for his resignation on Tuesday morning, citing …

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Dec 02 2015

Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us

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GUEST: Chuck Collins is a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies and directs the Institute’s Program on Inequality and the Common Good. An expert on U.S. inequality, Collins has authored several books, including ’99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It’.

Each year, in September, Forbes Magazine releases its list of the 400 …

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Dec 02 2015

Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice

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GUEST: Les Leopold, co-founder and Director of the Labor Institute in New York City and author of the award-winning biography, The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi.

In our last story with economist Chuck Collins, we heard the latest statistics on how absurdly rich the US’s wealthiest people are. Several questions arise from that: do …

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Dec 01 2015

From Chicago to Minneapolis, Black Lives Matter Continues To Sound the Alarm on Police Violence

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GUEST: Courtney Morris, assistant professor of African American and Women’s Studies at Penn State University.

Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year old Laquan McDonald. The shooting took place over a year ago but dash-cam video of the incident was not released until recently, in response to a reporter’s Freedom of Information Act request. The …

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Dec 01 2015

Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio and Freedom

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GUEST: Sonja D. Williams, Professor in the Department of Media, Journalism, and Film at Howard University, winner of three Peabody awards as a radio producer. Her credits include ‘Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions’, and ‘Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was’.

You just heard the opening minutes of Destination Freedom, the pioneering radio program written and hosted by Richard Durham, a man …

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