Anatomy of a Victory. Voter approval last week of Measure H made Mendocino the first county in the nation to ban the growing of genetically modified organisms. Just how did the Yes on H campaign, badly outspent and up against the formidable biotech industry, prevail? Are there lessons here that concerned citizens can apply to … Continued
Against the Grain
12:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays to Wednesdays
Award-winning program of ideas, 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 look at two ongoing struggles over the uses and misuse of science. Last month, over 60 leading scientists protested what they view as the Bush administration’s suppression, distortion and other misuse of scientific research and information. Meanwhile, citizens’ groups are fighting efforts to promote creationism and discredit evolutionary theory in schools around the country.
A conversation about nannies, maids and other migrant women workers in the global economy, with Arlie Hochschild, Joy Zarembka and Michele Gamburd.
Anniversary Special. A special retrospective program, featuring a year’s worth of highlighted commentary and culture. The almost ninety-minute show includes fourteen excerpts from some of the most provocative interviews we’ve hosted over the past twelve months.
Charlie Varon. Charlie Varon’s signature on-stage monologues are a mixture of hilarity, acute political commentary, and thoughtful reflection on life’s bigger questions. His latest audio production, entitled Visiting Professor of Pessimism, touches on antiwar activism, religion, strange genetic experiments, and Sigmund Freud.
Haiti Special with Larry Bensky
A conversation about the life, art and politics of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo with historian Margaret Lindauer.
A discussion of the privatization of the military and war profiteering by US companies in Iraq.
A conversation about Karl Marx and ecological thought with John Bellamy Foster. Producer Sasha Lilley hosts.
The Uses of Philosophy. Christopher Phillips has traveled far and wide to hold philosophical dialogues, convinced that the six questions posed by Socrates are as relevant today as they were in Athens 2-1/2 millennia ago. Chris also believes that true philosophical inquiry leads inexorably to discussions about, and engagement with, matters of social and ecological … Continued