“Featured Book” archives

Mar 18 2016

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation

GUEST: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor in the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University, and author of the new book, From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.

The Black Lives Matter movement has transformed the national conversation on anti-black racism in the United States. While most of the flashpoints have centered on police violence, the movement has raised its links to institutional racism and creatively confronted politicians.

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Mar 17 2016

When God Isn’t Green

GUEST: Jay Wexler, Professor at Boston University School of Law, where he has taught Environmental Law and Church-State Law since 2001. He is the author of When God Isn’t Green: A World-Wide Journey to Places Where Religious Practice and Environmentalism Collide.

As a child, when I visited my home country of India, I sometimes got to witness the amazing Hindu religious spectacles that unfolded on the …

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Mar 11 2016

I Heart Obama – a Complex Look at the Black Community’s Relationship with the President – Part 2

GUEST: Erin Aubry Kaplan, long-time Los Angeles based journalist, former staff writer for the LA Weekly and op-ed writer for the LA Times. Her earlier books include ‘Black Talk, Blue Thoughts’, and ‘Walking the Color Line’. Her new book is entitled ‘I [Heart] Obama’.

As President Obama’s 8th year in office unfolds, his tenure is being examined from all sides. Setting aside for a moment, the fact that he is the nation’s …

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Mar 09 2016

Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World

GUEST: Baz Dreisinger, Associate Professor in the English Department at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, founder and Academic Director of the Prison-to-College Pipeline program.

The United States has many distinctions globally. One of its most shameful is that it imprisons the greatest number of people compared to any other country. With only 5% of the world’s population, the US is …

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Mar 08 2016

All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

GUEST: Rebecca Traister, writer at large for New York Magazine and a contributing editor at Elle. She has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for the New Republic, Salon, and other publications.

In mid-2015, for the first time, unmarried American adults outnumbered married one. Nearly half of all new births in the US are to unmarried mothers, and the number …

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Mar 02 2016

Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing

GUESTS: Catriona Rueda Esquibel, associate professor of Race and Resistance Studies at San Francisco State University. She is the author of With her Machete in her Hand. Her new book, co-authored with Luz Calvo is Decolonize Your Diet: Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing

It is a strange fact that immigrants from Latin America suffer fewer diseases of Western culture than their citizen relatives. The longer they remain in the US, …

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Feb 16 2016

Brown Is the New White

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GUEST: Steve Phillips, co-founder of PowerPAC.org that mobilized voters for the elections of Barack Obama, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris. He was the youngest person to be election to public office in San Francisco.

Brown is the New White, says my guest Steve Phillips, issuing a warning to politicians who operate on old assumptions of who American voters are and what their values are. In this …

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Feb 05 2016

How the Other Half Banks: Exclusion, Exploitation, and the Threat to Democracy

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GUEST: Mehrsa Baradaran is the J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law, at the University of Georgia School. She has testified before Congress on postal banking and how poor Americans are forced to resort to payday lenders.

In a 2014 Wall Street Journal op-ed, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders called for the creation of a public banking system, with the postal service as a foundation. That idea …

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Feb 02 2016

When we Fight We Win! Part 2

GUEST: Greg Jobin-Leeds, Founder and Board chair of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, writer, high school and adult literacy teacher, and author with AgitArte, of the new book, When we Fight We Win! Twenty First Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World.

On yesterday’s program we aired part 1 of an in-depth conversation I had with author and activist Greg Jobin-Leeds about …

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Feb 01 2016

When we Fight We Win! Twenty First Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World – Part 1

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GUEST: Greg Jobin-Leeds, Founder and Board chair of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, writer, high school and adult literacy teacher, and author with AgitArte, of the new book, ‘When we Fight We Win! Twenty First Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World’.

The white armed militia in Oregon and the rise of Donald Trump and his hordes of supporters are enough to …

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