Ian Haney Lopez, Boalt law professor and author of Racism on Trial: The Chicano Fight for Justice, discusses the rise of the Chicano movement in Los Angeles and explores the role of common sense in racism.
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.
A discussion about the multiple threats posed by the Christian Right in the US.
KPFA Station Board Election special, featuring candidates Robin Candace, Stan Woods, John Sporich, Jack Ford, Werner Hertz, Magi Amma, and Willie Ratcliff. Visit election.kpfa.org.
The US occupation of Iraq got some people wondering whether old-style colonialism is back. But many residents of Guam and the other Mariana islands aren’t wondering; they’ve considered themselves colonial subjects for decades. Documentary filmmakers Amy Robinson and Cinta Kaipat describe efforts at self- determination and sustainability.
Five storytellers of local and national renown tell stories with a profoundly important theme for these troubled times — the theme of peace.
The KPFA Local Station Board Elections, featuring candidates Max Blanchet, Hep Ingham, Yasuo Monno, Bill McCune, Chandra Hauptman, Ted Friedman, Riva Enteen, and Tim Modok Pearson. Visit election.kpfa.org.
A look at feminist thinking past and present, with Cynthia Kaufman, author of Ideas for Action, and Aida Hurtado, author of The Color of Privilege.
Excerpts from a recent talk given by Slovenian cultural critic Slavoj Zizek, in which he addresses Bush in Iraq; utopianism; the "end of history"; the nature of tolerance; and much more. Also, Max Elbaum with War Times shares impressions of his recent visit to Vietnam.
A conversation about the revolutionary Russian dramatist Meyerhold with scholar Mel Gordon and playwright and director of Shotgun Player’s "The Death of Meyerhold" currently running at Live Oak Theater in Berkeley.
In a world where war and conflict seem unavoidable, how can music help us, console us, empower us? U.C. Berkeley music professor Davitt Moroney taught a freshman seminar called "Come Woeful Orpheus: Music’s Voice in a Violent World"; it explored ways in which musicians have raised voices of peace and consolation in response to private … Continued