Station manager Gus Newport discusses the current state of KPFA.
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 about the structural forces behind the worldwide AIDS pandemic with the authors of the book Global AIDS: Myths and Facts.
A talk on power and powerlessness given by sociologist and author Saskia Sassen at the recent "Marxism and the World Stage" conference.
A discussion about Export Credit Agencies, little-known entities that exceed the International Monetary Fund in their impact on developing countries.
A discussion about the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement.
A conversation about the ’90s boom, labor, globalization, and trade with Doug Henwood, editor of the Left Business Observer and author most recently of After The New Economy.
In current Western thought, the concept (and rhetoric) of freedom reigns supreme. What consequences does this have for the pursuit of equality and social justice? Henry Rosemont, Jr. dissects claims to individual liberty, and suggests an unusual source for an alternative way of thinking and acting: the tenets of classical Confucianism.
Selected presentations recorded at the recent "Marxism and the World Stage" conference at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Visit the conference website. visit www.LivingRoomRadio.org
A conversation with world-renowned playwright David Edgar, author of the play cycle Continental Divide about the radical Left in the 1960s, and Tony Platt whose life inspired the production, currently playing at the Berkeley Rep. Visit the Berkeley Rep
Environmental crises abound; their source is almost invariably human activity. But what if humans could be part of the solution, not the problem? Could permaculture be the path toward a truly sustainable future? Permaculturalists Penny Livingston-Stark and Larry Santoyo share their insights; Jack Shepherd explains why he’s invited trainers to an urban site in Alameda, … Continued