Guest: David Carballo, specialist in Mesoamerican archaeology, focusing particularly on the prehispanic civilizations of central Mexico at Boston University and author of Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain
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: David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California. And is author of several novels and non-fiction books including his latest, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present.
Guest: Sonia Shah is a science journalist and prizewinning author. She is the author of The Fever that was long-listed for the Royal Society’s Winton Prize for Science Books, Pandemic was named a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her latest is The Next … Continued
Guest: Emily L. Quint Freeman, author of Failure to Appear: Resistance, Identity and Loss. In 1969 in Chicago Emily L Quint Freemen broke into a military draft board office and destroyed 40 thousand draft records–potentially saving the lives of many men who would may have otherwise been drafted to serve in Vietnam. The act forced her an underground life as a fugitive … Continued
Part 1: The Economic Challenges for the Biden Presidency Guest: Robert Pollin, Distinguished University Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is the co-author of the book Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal. Part II: The Suppression of Speech in WWI … Continued
Guest: Andrew Bacevich, retired Armey Colonel, Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University, and President of The Quincy Institute. He is the author of many books and his latest is The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.
Part 1. The Electoral College and Its Challenges Guest: Robert M. Alexander is a professor of political science and founding director of the Institute for Civics and Public Policy at Ohio Northern University. He is the author of Representation and the Electoral College. His latest political Op-ed on CNN is The Electoral College is not … Continued
Guest: Robert W. McChesney, professor emeritus of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Former host of Media Matters and co-founder of Free Press. photo: Bruno Figueiredo
Part 1: The Legal Challenges to the Election Guest: Eliza Sweren-Becker serves as counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, where she focuses on voting rights and elections. Part 2: The Electoral College & Slavery (Rebroadcast) Guest: Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale … Continued
Guest: Vijay Prashad is the director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and the author of “Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations” (Monthly Review Press, 2020).