A Rude Awakening

A Rude Awakening – June 13, 2016

On today’s show, I’ll speak to Dr. Peter K. Enns, Associate Professor for Department of Government and Executive Director of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at Cornell University on his new book, Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World and Sean Dorsey, artistic director and founder of Fresh Meat Production on the upcoming 15th Annual Fresh Meat Festival.


We spend the hour with Nina Serrano, prize-winning poet, activist, filmmaker, playwright, and radio host.  Besides producing programs on politics and culture for KPFA over the last four decades, Nina is cofounder of the Mission Cultural Center and former director of San Francisco Poetry in the Schools.  She was the first foreign woman to travel … Continued


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