“Coming Up” archives

Dec 04 2014

Coming up on 5 December 2014

We’ll get a report back from a major Mexico solidarity campaign that took place this week around the country, under the banner of #USTired2. And, Nation Magazine writer and commentator Mychal Denzel Smith discusses the meaning of yet another non-indictment of a white police officer in the killing of a black man, in the case of Eric Garner. Plus, a report from the annual meeting this week of the American Legislative Exchange Council – …

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Dec 03 2014

Coming up on 4 December 2014

We’ll speak with Marc Solomon, National Campaign Director of the group, Freedom to Marry, about his new book, “Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits – and Won.” And, freelance foreign correspondent Reese Erlich joins us to discuss the latest in the US-led war on ISIS, its impact on Syria, and Iraq, and much more. …

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Dec 02 2014

Coming up on December 3, 2014

We’ll speak with oil analyst Michael Klare, author of The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources. He’ll explain why oil prices are currently so low and how that will impact our economy and planet. Plus, on the 15th anniversary of the Battle in Seattle, we’ll examine the legacy of the historic 1999 anti-WTO protests with Ben Manski. And, journalist and author Thandisizwe Chimurenga joins us in studio to further …

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Dec 01 2014

Coming up on 2 December 2014

Egypt’s revolution comes full circle as all charges against former dictator Hosni Mubarak are dropped – we’ll examine why the country that was at the heart of the Arab Spring is struggling to attain justice. And, we’ll go live to Lima, Peru, where a crucial UN climate conference has just started. Plus, Attorney Jessica Karp dissects President Obama’s executive action on immigration – who is eligible and for how long? Who was left out, and …

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Nov 20 2014

Coming up on November 21, 2014

Roberto Lovato dissects President Obama’s executive action on immigration policy, and how Mexicans are mobilizing against state-violence. Plus, from UC to the UK – we’ll speak with a London-based student, and another student from UCLA about the common fight for free public higher education. And, a new report details disturbing levels of violence aimed at Native American and Alaska Native children – we’ll speak with professor Sarah Deer about it. …

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Nov 19 2014

Coming up on November 20, 2014

We’ll turn to Colombia to examine what’s behind the FARC’s recent kidnapping of an Army General and how it may impact peace talks. And, as part of our series on the Politics of Parenting, we’ll speak with Dr. Paul Bloom, author of Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil. Plus, what’s behind the commotion over Cosby? Stacia L Brown dissects the media circus over the Bill Cosby rape allegations. …

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Nov 14 2014

Coming up on November 17, 2014

Twenty five years after the creation of the School of the Americas Watch, we’ll speak with organizer Hendrik Voss about how little has changed in the training school for assassins that the US government runs in Georgia. And, activists Roberto Flores and Antonio Arias join us live in studio to discuss the crisis in Mexico, sparked by the missing 43 students, what it means for autonomous communities, for Mexico as a whole, and for US-Mexico …

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Nov 12 2014

Coming up on November 12, 2014

Ajamu Baraka joins us with a report back from his recent trip to the West Bank, part of a delegation of activists who met with Palestinian film maker Iyad Burnat. And, Pennsylvania school districts sue the state over what they see as a “caste system” in public education. Plus, author Edith Mirante discusses Burma, President Obama’s trip there, and that nation’s transition to democracy. …

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Nov 11 2014

Coming up on November 12, 2014

Hector Barajas, a deported Latino veteran, joins us live from Tijuana to discuss Veterans Day vigils and his own story of military service and deportation. Plus, journalist and author Erin Aubrey Kaplan will discuss Ferguson and the echoes of the 1992 LA rebellion, the militarization of police, the nomination of Loretta Lynch as US Attorney General, and much more. …

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Nov 10 2014

Coming up on November 11, 2014

We’ll continue our post-election analysis with a look at how Voter ID laws in states like Texas meant the difference between one outcome versus the other. The Brennan Center for Justice’s Vishal Agraharkar will join us. And, acclaimed feminist writer Katha Pollitt will discuss anti-woman ballot measures and lawmakers that emerged from the election, plus her new book Pro. Finally, Craig Aaron of Free Press will analyze President Obama’s recent comments advocating strong regulations to …

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