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Jan 29 2016

The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

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GUEST: Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, President of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP and Pastor at Greenleaf Christian church in Goldsboro.

North Carolina’s draconian voter ID law went on trial in federal court this week. The case is a test of how courts will approach challenges to voting rights in a crucial election year. North Carolina’s law is one of many issues that has …

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Jan 27 2016

Politics of Parenting: Love’s Promises – How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families

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GUEST: Martha M. Ertman, Law Professor at the University of Maryland’s Carey Law School and editor of Rethinking Commodification: Cases and Readings in Law and Culture. Her new book is called Love’s Promises: How Formal and Informal Contracts Shape All Kinds of Families.

*This program was originally broadcast on October 6, 2015.

The Supreme Court’s decision last year to legalize gay marriage should have been the last …

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Jan 21 2016

Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America

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GUEST: Roberto Gonzales, Assistant Professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, author of Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America.

President Obama began this year by deporting thousands of mostly Central American undocumented immigrants including children. The deportees, whose asylum requests were denied despite evidence that they were escaping violence in their home countries, are the latest group of immigrants that this country …

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Dec 07 2015

The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology

GUEST: Aldon Morris is the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Northwestern University. His earlier books include
‘Origins of the Civil Rights Movement: Black Communities Organizing For Change’.

The academic field of Sociology is defined as “the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society,” and simply put, “the study of social problems.” Today the US has a rich and burgeoning …

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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 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

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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Nov 20 2015

Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully

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GUEST: Robert Jensen is a Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in media law, ethics, and politics. He is the author of a number of books. His latest book is called ‘Plain Radical: Living, Loving, and Learning to Leave the Planet Gracefully.’

Our society tends to glorify leaders, those who make a name …

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Nov 19 2015

Great Is the Truth: Secrecy, Scandal, and the Quest for Justice at the Horace Mann School

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GUEST: Amos Kamil is a playwright, screen writer, and investigative reporter. He is the author of Great Is the Truth: Secrecy, Scandal, and the Quest for Justice At the Horace Mann School.

On June 6, 2012, New York Times magazine published a bombshell of an article entitled Prep-School Predators: The Horace Mann School’s Secret History of Sexual Abuse. The author, Amos Kamil, was a …

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Nov 12 2015

Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning

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GUEST: George Monbiot, s a well known environmental and political activist based in the UK, and a columnist for The Guardian newspaper; his book is called “Heat: How to Stop the Planet from Burning.”

Most of you know well the reality and danger of climate change, and that global warming is happening as a direct result of human behavior through the burning of fossil fuels and the …

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