A discussion about global warming and the viability of renewable energy with Dan Kammen, head of UC Berkeley’s Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, and John Galloway of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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.
Organizers often talk about connecting the dots. Apparently isolated injustices, they argue, are all manifestations of the same system. Authors of the book Towards Land, Work & Power discuss how the political-economic system we live in works, on both the global and local level, and what we can do about it.
How does personal psychology, as a discipline, look upon social concerns and social activism? Terry Kupers, a psychiatrist and faculty member of the Wright Institute, discusses mental health in the context of radical activism.
Its a madcap, brilliant, and wild film that nearly was lost to the proverbial dustbin of history. The Soviet Georgian film My Grandmother, directed by Kote Mikaberidze, lampooned Soviet bureaucracy and was banned a year after its release in 1929. Composer Beth Custer, archivist Steve Seid, and Andrei Khrenov, Russian film historian and nephew of … Continued
We know what the Left is against. But what should it be for? George Monbiot’s book Manifesto for a New World Order sets forth concrete proposals for moving forward; it also examines a number of debates within the Left
A conversation with Pacifica historian Matthew Lasar about his new book Uneasy Listening: Pacifica’s Civil War and the battle against the Pacifica National Board, which led to the shutdown of KPFA in 1999.
How do we measure the impact of humans on the planet? Justin Kitzes of the Global Footprint Network describes a useful tool called the Ecological Footprint.
The film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room examines the rise and fall of the Enron, leading to one of the biggest corporate corruption scandals in US history and the current trial of former CEOs and friends of George W Bush, Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling.
Just who is President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and why are leftists around the world looking to him for hope and inspiration? Michael McCaughan, a veteran Latin American correspondent, discusses Chavez, the subject of his book The Battle of Venezuela.
A new film by Robert Greenwald, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, tells the real story of the corrosive effects that Wal-Mart wreaks upon workers and communities.