Against the Grain

Against the Grain’s Beginnings

Twenty years ago, Against the Grain came on the air for the first time, in the midst of turmoil, protest, and impending war. In the second half of a two part retrospective, historian Iain Boal discusses the context out of which Against the Grain emerged, from the media reform, global justice, and antiwar movements at the turn of the new century, to the program’s deeper roots in West Coast radicalism and radio.

Photo credit of Sasha Lilley and C.S. Soong: Ilona Bray