Insights into the life and ideas of C.L.R. James, the radical thinker from Trinidad whose ideas on race, class, and oppression have influenced many on the Left.
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 conversation with Julie Otsuka, author of When the Emperor was Divine, a novel about the Japanese American internment experience.
John L. Jackson Jr. talks about his book Harlemworld: Doing Race and Class in Contemporary Black America.
Antonio Gramsci wrote most of his important work while in prison in Italy. Almost seventy years after his death, his ideas about domination and civil society continue to resonate. Gramsci expert Joseph Buttigieg underlines some of Gramsci’s key contributions.
A look at the ongoing lawsuit brought by former IBM employees against the company, claiming that the cancers they contracted were caused by chemicals in the workplace.
Local Station Board Special: Featuring candidates Ben Saari, Marnie Tattersall, Jack Lee Chernos, Michael Lubin, Gordon Waters, Willie Ratcliff, Ann Hallatt, and Bill Callison. Hosted by William Walker.
Voices of people displaced by large dam projects, meeting recently in Thailand.
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.
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.