Behind the News
12:00 PM (Noon) Pacific Time: Thursdays
Host Doug Henwood covers the worlds of economics and politics and their complex interactions, from the local to the global.
"The Power of Community" takes a look at how Cuba survived the contraction of its economy by switching to sustainable agriculture.
A presentation of excerpts from Daniel Hoffman’s latest book of poetry, The Whole Nine Yards. Among Hoffman’s many books are: Beyond Silence: Selected Shorter Poems 1948-2003 (2003); Darkening Water (2002); Middens of the Tribe (1995); Hang-Gliding from Helicon: New and Selected Poems, 1948-1988, winner of the 1988 Paterson Poetry Prize; Brotherly Love, (1981) a National … Continued
After Doug Henwood's usual opening commentary on the economic news, Michael Lighty of the California Nurses Association joins Henwood to talk about the economic impact of the health care sector, and the effects of a transition to a single-payer system. In the second half-hour, economic journalists Nomi Prins and Max Fraad Wolff talk about the … Continued
David Bacon, author of Illegal People, and Michelle Wucker, author of Lockout (and director of WPI) on immigration; Sara Roy on the horrors of Gaza.