“Coming Up” archives

Aug 31 2014

Coming up on September 2, 2014

We’ll speak with Ajamu Baraka, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, about some of the on-going crises in the Middle East and Russia. And, we’ll hear part 1 of a conversation with journalist Todd Miller about his book Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security. Plus, a critical look at the annual Burning Man Festival – does it live up to its self-professed radical ideals? …

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Aug 29 2014

Coming up on September 1, 2014

We’ll spend the hour with Arun Gupta, for a Labor Day special. Arun is an 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. We’ll talk about the legacy of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and the broad struggle against poverty and income inequality in the US. …

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Aug 28 2014

Coming up on August 29, 2014

We’ll cover the escalating crisis in Ukraine as Russia is accused of an invasion and the US and EU remain poised to take action. And, ahead of Labor Day, we’ll get the pulse of the national and city-by-city fight for a higher minimum wage. Plus, as President Obama readies his executive action on immigration policy, we’ll see what the National Day Laborer Organizing Network has to say about it.

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Aug 27 2014

Coming up on August 28, 2014

We’ll discuss Pakistan’s “Tahrir moment,” as two major opposition groups join forces calling on the government to resign while occupying the streets of Islamabad. And, we’ll hear part 2 of our conversation with author and attorney Lisa Bloom on her book Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It. Plus, we’ll go live to England to speak with Muhbeen Hussain, of the group British Muslim Youth. …

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Aug 26 2014

Coming up on August 27, 2014

We’ll discuss Europe’s immigration problem – how violence and poverty are driving hundreds of thousands of people across the sea in a perilous journey that echoes our own immigration crisis. And, we’ll hear part 1 of a 2 part conversation with lawyer and author Lisa Bloom on her book Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It. Plus, a confidential report reveals why California’s last remaining …

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Aug 25 2014

Coming up on August 26, 2014

We’ll return to the on-going Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, which have continued despite the waning of global attention. And, a look at violence in Brazil’s prison system, as a Presidential election gears up, post-World Cup, and pre-Olympics. Plus, part 2 of my conversation with USC professor Jody Armour on the spectrum of racism – from Macy’s to Ferguson. …

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Aug 22 2014

Coming up on August 25, 2014

We’ll examine the devastating humanitarian crisis in Syria as nearly 200,000 deaths are counted – and what the likelihood of US intervention is, and its possible impact on the region. And, the latest in our series on the Politics of Parenting: How work scheduling technologies undermine parenting routines for low-wage workers. Plus, USC Prof. Jodi Armour joins us to discuss how the spectrum of US racism stretches from the streets of Ferguson, to the aisles …

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Aug 21 2014

Coming Up on August 22, 2014

We’ll speak with James Moore author of a book whose subtitle is, Why Rick Perry Will Make America Miss George W. Bush. Of course, we’ll be discussing Texas Gov. Perry’s recent indictment on two felony counts. Plus, part 2 of our two part conversation with poet Hakim Bellamy on his art and activism. And, why the California Supreme Court has thwarted a grassroots statewide effort to derail the Citizens United precedent on campaign finance. …

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Aug 20 2014

Coming up on August 21, 2014

We’ll go back to Ferguson, Missouri, to speak with long-time political activist Rosa Clemente, who like many others, has joined residents in solidarity against police brutality. And, we’ll hear part 1 of a 2 part conversation with poet and activist Hakim Bellamy, about his art and his politics. Plus, Laura Carlsen joins us to discuss Mexico’s recent decision to privatize its oil and gas sector after 76 years.

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Aug 15 2014

Coming up on August 18, 2014

We’ll speak with Phyllis Bennis about the latest situation in Iraq, Gaza, Egypt and more. And, Hakim Bellamy, poet laureate of Albuquerque, New Mexico, joins us in studio for part 1 of a 2 part interview. Plus, Amanda Hess on online misogyny and the culture of abuse women face on the internet. …

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