Legislation

Flashpoints on 03/05/13

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Flashpoints
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Tue, 03/05/2013 - 10:15am - 11:00am
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INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Voting Rights and the Supreme Court

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Mon, 03/04/2013

Justice Anthony Scalia has compared civil rights-era voting legislation to welfare entitlements, as if protecting the right to vote were a "government handout".  Well Read Red Frann Michel looks into the challenge to this legislation that has now reached the Supreme Court.

7:56 minutes (4.54 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 03/05/13

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Tue, 03/05/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Just when you thought is was over, the War on Women returns.

There's one thing we can all set our clocks by -- somewhere, there's a conservative who's really bent that there are women out there having unauthorized sex. State legislators in Michigan, Virginia, Alabama, and Indiana have all recently introduced legislation restricting reproductive rights.

Is this really about protecting the fetus, or is it about controlling women, their bodies, and their sexuality? Or both? Abe and Joe examine this question and take listener phone calls.

Alternative Radio on 03/05/13

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Alternative Radio
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Tue, 03/05/2013 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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David Cobb on Move to Amend

David Cobb, a lawyer and activist, was the Green Party presidential candidate in 2004. He is a leading voice in the Move to Amend the Constitution to repeal corporate rights.

Old Mole Variety Hour February 25, 2013

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Mon, 02/25/2013

red letters: Old Mole Variety Hour

 

Alan Wieder hosts this episode, featuring music from David Rovics as well as an interview with him, a discussion of the economics and politics of mass incarceration, a review of a recent comic novel, and a commentary on the ideology of austerity.

 

 

Bill Resnick talks with David Weiman about Mass Incarceration

Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Maria Semple's Where'd You Go, Bernadette?

54:16 minutes (24.84 MB)

David Weiman on Mass Incarceration

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Mon, 02/25/2013

Bill Resnick talks with economist David Weiman about the political forces encouraging the growth and maintaining of prisons and punitive policing in the USA. They consider not only media influence and legislators desire to keep jobs in their areas but also the fear-enhancing effects of social isolation and division and the correlation between inequality and incarceration. They discuss the impact of widely available guns and lobbying in support of gun rights. They consider the role of mental health professionals, the use of psychoactive drugs, and the likelihood that mental illness is a consequence of incarceration rather than a cause of crime.

18:19 minutes (8.39 MB)

Flashpoints on 03/01/13

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Voices from the Edge on 03/07/13

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Thu, 03/07/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Interview with Paul Gorski on White Privilege & Racism

Paul Gorski will provide a keynote address at the 14th Annual White Privilege Conference in Seattle, Wa from April 10th-14th 2013. What is white privilege? Why a white privilege conference? Join Paul and I for a lively conversation regarding race, privilege and antiracism efforts currently underway on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 8:00AM-9:00AM on Voices from the Edge! Paul C. Gorski is an assistant professor in New Century College, George Mason University. Gorski’s work and passion is social justice activism. His areas of scholarly focus include anti-poverty activism and education, critical race theory and anti-racism education, and critical theories pertaining to women’s rights, LGBT rights, labor rights, immigrant rights, and anti-imperialism.

Flashpoints on 02/28/13

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 02/28/2013 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
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