Talkies – May 18, 2021


The cultural, the intellectual, the political, the spiritual — and the silly. Life as we know it, fear it, love it, question it, live it. Hosted by Kris Welch.

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Guest: Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies. Her most recent book is the 7th updated edition of “Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer“.  Her other books include: “Ending the Iraq War: A Primer“,  “Understanding the US-Iran Crisis: A Primer” and “Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power“. … Continued


Talkies – May 4, 2021

On today’s Talkies. Guest host Max Pringle speaks with political scientist and author Darrell West about technology, artificial intelligence and governance. AI, and tech in general, have transformed and connected our world in unprecedented ways. But, what does that mean for our societies? Has the technology outpaced our readiness to deal with it in an … Continued


WATER!!!! The Town Crier!

Our planet, our nation,  our state: all in a deep, existential, crisis—of water.  Robert Glennon joins us to tell us how bad it really is, and what can still be done.  PLUS!  Raymond, Nat Turner, with new poetry.  Hosted by Kris Welch.


Dark money! CalMatters!

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority could make it easier for dark money to buy democracy.  The Brennan Center gives us the heads-up. PLUS: Newsom recall, census figures, drought—welcome to California!!!   !Hosted by Kris Welch.