Jul 18 2014

Coming up on July 21, 2014

Roberto Lovato, long time immigrants rights activist, and acclaimed journalist will discuss the political deadlock over Central American child migration, and what’s really at stake. And, Vijay Prashad joins us to analyze the latest situation in Gaza, as well as why Libya is falling apart into untenable violence. And, Katrina Vanden Huevel will examine the impact of the downed passenger plane on the politics of Russia and the Ukraine. …

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Jul 17 2014

Coming up on July 18, 2014

We’ll examine the significance of a recent federal court ruling on California’s death penalty, deeming it unconstitutional. Our guests will include former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti, and UC Berkeley law professor Elisabeth Semel. And, how serious is California’s drought and what is being done to stave off the worst impacts of it? Brian Richter of the Nature Conservancy author of Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability, will join us, …

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Jul 16 2014

Coming up on July 17, 2014

We’ll speak with foreign correspondent and author Reese Erlich about new US plans to train and arm a group of Syrian rebels as the war there continues. And, Loretta Ross joins us to discuss the criminalization of mothers of color as part of our on-going series on the Politics of Parenting. Plus, Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center analyzes the recent nativist responses to Central American child migration, ranging from armed militias, to …

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Jul 15 2014

Coming up on July 16, 2014

We’ll go live to Israel to speak with well-known academic Ilan Pappe who has characterized Israel’s continued assaults on Gaza as “incremental genocide.” And, we’ll speak with Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire about the revolving door between the supposedly non-political group Human Rights Watch, and US foreign policy makers. Plus, a new book called Presumed Incompetent chronicles the myriad challenges facing women of color in academia – we’ll speak with two of the book’s editors. …

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Jul 14 2014

Coming up on July 15, 2014

We’ll speak with Kevin Huang of Fight for Our Future, about new rules proposed by FCC Chair Tom Wheeler that critics say violate the sacred principle of net neutrality, threatening a free and open internet. And, we’ll hear a commentary by award winning journalist and political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal about Central American child migration. Plus, Sonia Nazario joins us live in studio to discuss the reporting she won a Pulitzer for and which led …

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Jul 11 2014

Coming up on July 14, 2014

We’ll speak with long-time activist Huwaida Arraf about the continued Israeli strikes on Gaza, how US policy supports it, and how the media covers it. And, we’ll examine a rapidly growing movement to divest from fossil fuel industries. Plus, a new study finds that the same toxic pesticides that are thought to be killing bees, are also apparently killing birds – we’ll examine the details. …

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Jul 10 2014

Coming up on July 11, 2014

As all eyes are turned toward Israel and Gaza, we’ll explore the latest situation in Iraq, amidst reports of Sunni militants capturing nuclear and chemical weapons materials, and women facing greater repression. And, we’ll explore the idea of public banking here in the US through the US Postal Service. Plus, we’ll go live to Rio de Janeiro as the World Cup wraps up – what happened to anti-World Cup protests and what’s in store for …

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Jul 09 2014

Coming up on July 10, 2014

We’ll share voices from activists who are decrying the Israeli aggression against Palestinians in a rapidly escalating war, as well as some views of those who support Israel’s right to kill. And, film maker Richie Mehta joins us to discuss his new film Siddharth, a poignant story of child labor and trafficking in India, through the eyes of a poor father searching for his son. Plus, Detroit’s residents continue to be denied their basic rights …

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Jul 08 2014

Coming up on July 9, 2014

We’ll examine the current political turmoil in Afghanistan both on the electoral level and on the ground, with acclaimed journalist and author Anand Gopal. And, Ashkan Soltani, contributor to the Washington Post joins us to dissect the latest revelations of NSA surveillance revealing that 90% of people who are spied on are ordinary internet users. Plus, a recent report examines the state of Latinos in the US media – we’ll find out why the numbers …

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Jul 07 2014

Coming up on July 8, 2014

We’ll get an update on gay marriage rulings in various states around the nation and what’s in store for the future of the movement for marriage equality. Plus, protesters gather to support the rights of migrant children from Central America – we’ll hear voices of solidarity activists. And, Eric Avila joins us in studio to discuss his new book The Folklore of the Freeway: Race and Revolt in the Modernist City. …

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