Against the Grain
12:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays to Wednesdays
In-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters — political, economic, social, and cultural — important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is co-produced and co-hosted by Sasha Lilley and C.S. Soong.
Does contemporary western art critique the excesses of our hypercommercialized world of capitalism – or celebrate it with a wink and a nudge? Radical art critic Julian Stallabrass talks with host Sasha Lilley about the commodification of art.
The Polish Marxist Isaac Deutscher was one of the 20th century’s most important left historians, yet his work is little known in the US today. Radical scholar Mike Davis talks to Sasha Lilley about Deutscher’s legacy, on the fortieth anniversary of his death.
Stifling Dissent While the reasons to oppose the government grow ever greater in this country, our right to organized dissent has been increasingly constrained. Host Sasha Lilley speaks with National Lawyers Guild executive director Heidi Boghosian, San Francisco lawyer Ben Rosenfeld, and legal observer Dave Saldana about the crackdown on protest and political speech in … Continued
The Environmental History of the Bay Area While Bay Area residents may enjoy the green space woven into our urban landscape, it only exists through struggles which date back to the late 19th century. Geographer Richard Walker talks to host Sasha Lilley about the environmental history of the Bay Area.