A conversation with Vandana Shiva and Vijaya Nagarajan about climate change, women of the world, religious rituals, and how they all go together. Guest: Vijaya Nagarajan is an associate professor in the Department of Theology/Religious Studies and in the Program of Environmental Studies at the University of San Francisco. She is the author of the book Feeding a Thousand Souls: Women, … Continued
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.
This weekend Senator Elizabeth Warren is expected to formally announce her candidacy for the democratic nomination for presidency. Today we are in conversation with Jacqueline Keeler about Warren’s controversies of her Native American heritage, the issue about tribal citizenship and the history behind all this. Guest: Jacqueline Keeler is a Diné/Ihanktonwan Dakota writer and contributor to … Continued
President Trump last night in the State of the Union Address did not invoke, nor that he threaten to use a declaration of a national emergency in order to get his wall in the U.S. southern border. It is still possible he can still use his power and use this recourse in the next week … Continued
On today’s show we sit down with Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary and currently the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at U.C. Berkeley. We’ll have a wide ranging conversation on the economy from the creation of some 300,000 jobs in January to current U.S. Tax structure and the proposed 70% tax rate for the wealthiest … Continued
Today we talk in-depth about the latest on the US foreign affairs of the Trump administration, from withdrawing US troops from Syria, to the U.S. recognizing Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the legitimate president of Venezuela, to the U.S. announcing plans to withdraw from a corner stone nuclear non-proliferation treaty, Guest: Stephen Kinzer is … Continued
A conversation about two legendary German philosophers, Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger, and how their ideas have influenced today’s far right-wing ideologues such as Richard Spencer, Aleksandr Dugin, and Steve Bannon. Guest: Ronald Beiner is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and author of numerous books, including Political Philosophy: What It Is and Why It Matters and Civil Religion: … Continued
A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Journalist Jason Rezaian, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief was arrested and held hostage between 2014 and 2016 by Iranian police, accusing him of spying for America. We’ll talk about his experience and reflections two years later and current Iran-U.S. relations. Guest: Jason Rezaian served as Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post and is now an opinion writer for the paper … Continued
Sanctuary cities in United States are not new, in fact it can be argued that they existed during the era of slavery. Today we will be in conversation with historian Andrew Delbanco, author of the book The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil … Continued
Today we are in with conversation with one of the most radical activist and voices in the country, Rosa Clemente is a community organizer, independent journalist, and hip-hop activist. She was the vice presidential running mate of 2008 Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney in the 2008 U.S.