A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Letters and Politics
10:00 AM Pacific Time: Monday-Thursday
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Guest: Howard W. French is a professor of journalism at Columbia University and former New York Times bureau chief in the Caribbean and Central America, West and Central Africa, Tokyo, and Shanghai. He is the author of the book Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second … Continued
Guest: Douglas W. Tallamy is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware. His book Bringing Nature Home was awarded the 2008 Silver Medal by the Garden Writers’ Association. He is also the author of two New York Times bestsellers: The Living Landscape and Nature’s Best Hope. His latest book is The Nature of Oaks.
Guest: Rachel E. Gross is an award-winning science journalist and the author of the latest book Vagina Obscura: An Anatomical Voyage. She writes for BBC Future, the New York Times, and Scientific American.
Guest: Gerald Horne is John J. and Rebecca Moores Professor of African American History at the University of Houston. He has published more than three dozen books, including The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism, Jazz and Justice, and his latest, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America.
Guest: Vijay Prashad, director of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. www.thetricontinental.org He is the author of the book The Struggle Makes Us Human: Learning from Movements for Socialism. He is the editor of Selected Ho Chi Minh. Previously he authored the renown book The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World.
Guest: Vijay Prashad, is director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He is the author of the book The Struggle Makes Us Human: Learning from Movements for Socialism. He is the editor of Selected Ho Chi Minh. Previously he authored the renown book The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World.
Guest: Mary Ziegler is a professor of law at UC Davis School of Law. She is one of the leading historians on the abortion debate and the author of several books including the award-winning After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate; and her latest, Dollars for Life: The Anti-Abortion Movement and the Fall of the Republican Establishment.
Guest: Daniel Okrent, author of The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Laws That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America.
Guest: Maureen Ferran is Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and virologist at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State. Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash
Guest: Harvey Smith, public historian, educator, People’s Park Historic District Advocacy Group. He is the author of the book Berkeley and the New Deal. For information and updates about People’s Park visit: peoplespark.org