President Obama’s in the Arctic to highlight climate change – we’ll discuss his administration’s policies on oil drilling with Antonia Juhasz, plus what the glut in oil supplies means fo extreme forms of extraction. Plus: Why do we imprison more people than any other country? Christian Parenti delivers a political economy of the rise of mass incarceration in America.
- Antonia Juhasz, independent journalist who’s written several books about the politics of oil, and is recently back from a trip to Wainwright, AK — the community closest to where Shell Oil is drilling.
- Christian Parenti is an investigative journalist, and an academic who teaches in the Global Liberal Studies program at New York University. His book on mass incarceration is called Lockdown America; his most recent, on climate change and conflict, is Tropic of Chaos.
Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert, produced by Linda Khoury, engineered by Kirstin Thomas.