In the process of telling a truly amazing — and true — story about a fantastically rare tree in British Columbia and the eccentric man who cut it down, John Vaillant recounts in lush detail much of the natural history of the Pacific Northwest, the people who live there, and the impact of human activity … Continued
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.
How should we interpret what’s happening locally, and globally? How do we go about building sustainable and effective movements? Left Turn magazine editors Rayan El-Amine and Max Uhlenbeck discuss the status of movements for justice and address developments in Gaza and the US.
Host Sasha Lilley talks to economist Ellen Frank, author of The Raw Deal: How Myths and Misinformation About the Deficit, Inflation, and Wealth Improvement Impoverish America.
A discussion about finance and American empire with political economists Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch, co-editor of The Socialist Register, and host Sasha Lilley.
A look at the 1984-85 British miners’ strike and how the defeat of labor in its historic clash with the government of Margaret Thatcher opened the gates to neoliberalism in the UK and beyond. With journalist Nicholas Jones and host Sasha Lilley.
Scientist and critic Meera Nanda, author of Prophets Facing Backward, talks about the parallels between the Religious Right in the US and Hindu nationalism in India. With host Sasha Lilley.
An illegal occupation, opposed by the United Nations, but backed by the United States. A displaced population living in refugee camps in other countries, while settlers from the colonizing power occupy disputed territory. No, not Palestine, but Western Sahara. Stephen Zunes and Jacob Mundy lay out the history of that occupation; Nicholas DeTorrente of MSF … Continued
Detained without trial. Confined and presumed guilty. Ignored, or worse, treated like the enemy. Two shows now on stage highlight the experience of detainment. Playwright Christine Evans discusses Slow Falling Bird, and Liebe Wetzel and Robin Plutchok of Lunatique Fantastique talk about Executive Order 9066.
A discussion of the controversial Bush energy bill, and its expected consequences, with Tyson Slocum of Public Citizen and Chris Miller of Greenpeace.
Many LGBTQ youth encounter homophobia and transphobia in school. Fellow students, school staff, and sometimes outside anti-gay groups can make life difficult or downright intolerable. Lai-San Seto of the GSA Network, the ACLU’s Tamara Lange, and student Drew Espanol discuss what’s at stake.