Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Grace? Yeah, I know her.

Andrew Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University and author of Washinton Rules: America's Path to Permanent War, talks about the concept of cheap grace, military spectacle, and what it would mean to truly support our troops.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

Crashing the Party

Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz and Ecology of Fear, among many others, and a creative writing professor at the University of California, Riverside, talks about the interaction of financial crises throughout the world, and the tenuous Chinese real estate market.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Breaking Bread

Christian Parenti, a contributing editor at The Nation magazine, and author of Lockdown America, The Soft Cage, and The Freedom, talks about his latest book, Tropic of Chaos, and the role that climate change and the resulting crop shortages play in sparking violent conflict around the world.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bait Shop

Stephan Salisbury, cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and author of Mohamed's Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland, speaks about the changing feelings within the general public regarding Muslim-Americans and the Islamic religion, and how that may play out in next year's election.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

War Without Humans

Barbara Ehrenreich, activist, essayist, and author of numerous books including Nickel and Dimed, Bright-sided, and Blood Rites: Origins and History of the Passions of War, talks about the history and nature of warfare, and what effect–if any–modern technology has had on the way humans conduct war.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

This Case Blows

Civil rights attorney Chase Madar discusses the case surrounding alleged Army whistleblower Bradley Manning, why and how he could be defended, and why Madar believes Manning deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom, not a prison cell.