Against the Grain is a radio and web media project whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social, and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism.
ATG focuses on meaty theoretical and action-oriented issues that the mainstream media tends to ignore, matters like political economy, the global justice movement, philosophical and cultural ideas, and race and gender relations. We strive to bring these perspectives to the airwaves in a way that’s accessible, engaging, and, most of all, useful to people working for social change.
Please join us, listen in, and pass the word along. You may even want to ask your local community radio station to carry ATG.
Against the Grain is co-produced and co-hosted by Sasha Lilley and C. S. Soong. Occasional contributing producers include Ramsey Kanaan and H.N. Yuen.
About the hosts:
Radio maven and writer Sasha Lilley is the co-host and co-producer of Against the Grain, which she founded with C. S. Soong in 2003. During her stint as KPFA’s Program Director, she headed up initiatives like Pacifica Radio’s award-winning Winter Soldier broadcast. She’s the author of Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult and is the editor of the political economy imprint Spectre. Sasha is co-author of Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth.
C. S. Soong holds a B.A. in history from Brown University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School. He’s also done graduate work in both philosophy and political science at San Francisco State University. C.S. has worked with Laura Flanders on Working Assets Radio; with Loni Ding on the documentary film series Ancestors in the Americas; and with Bari Scott on the public radio series The DNA Files. C. S. is an award-winning writer; his work has appeared in ColorLines, Socialism and Democracy, Turning Wheel, The Best American Nonrequired Reading series, and other publications.