Radio in the twentieth century, which you could tune into in your car or at home, had a mass audience and was a collective experience, for good or ill. Radio today, which can be listened to when and how you want it, is a more private and atomized affair. Historian Matthew Lasar discusses the social … Continued
It’s the only mass broadcast institution the left has — but it may disappear, right when listeners are tuning in and donating in droves during the Trump years. Radio historian Iain Boal and former interim Executive Director of Pacifica and Chair of the Pacifica National Board Sherry Gendelman discuss the crisis that has brought Pacifica … Continued
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