Against the Grain

Against the Grain – February 1, 2005

What happens when academics expose the misdeeds of some of the most powerful corporations in America? Dow, Monsanto, Union Carbide, and other chemical companies are challenging the scholarship of historians Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner, authors of Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution, using controversial and troubling methods.


Against the Grain

Against the Grain – January 31, 2005

Jessica Hagedorn While much of Jessica Hagedorn’s work addresses the experiences of Filipinos and Filipino Americans, she’s always drawn on universal themes of passion, conflict, humor, corruption, romance and survival. She and actor Catherine Castellanos discuss Hagedorn’s new play Stairway to Heaven, about social outcasts in San Francisco’s Tenderloin.


Against the Grain

Against the Grain – January 26, 2005

Harvard president Lawrence Summers set off a firestorm when he said that women have less innate scientific ability then men. Caryl Rivers and Rosalind Barnett, authors of Same Difference: How Gender Myths Are Hurting Our Relationships, Our Children, and Our Jobs, discuss the questionable science behind such claims with host Sasha Lilley.


Against the Grain

Against the Grain – January 17, 2005

Robin Kelley; Gloria Anzaldúa. Robin D.G. Kelley asks us to consider the dreams of liberation, the flights of imagination, that animated many progressive struggles. Envisioning a better world, he suggests, is at least as important as critiquing the current one. AnaLouise Keating remembers Gloria Anzaldúa, the groundbreaking theorist and writer who passed away last May. … Continued


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