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Left and the Law: racism, perceptions of crime, and the punitive state

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Mon, 10/13/2014
On their Left and the Law segment, Jan Haaken and Mike Snedeker discuss a recent research report by The Sentencing Project, titled "Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Polices."  The report describes how deeply embedded racism is in the criminal justice system, and how implicit or unconscious racism among white Americans props up this destructive system. Jan and Mike talk about key reforms described in the report, and ways of challenging racist rhetoric on crime and punishment. 15:38 minutes (14.32 MB)

Dispatches Against Displacement: understanding and resisting gentrification

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Mon, 10/13/2014
Joe Clement talks with James Tracy, author of "Dispatches Against Displacement: field notes from San Francisco's housing war". They consider what gentrification is as an economic and by extension racialized form of domination, how different cities experience gentrification differently, and real world strategies for fighting back and protecting housing from market forces. James will be speaking at Reading Frenzy books off of N Beech and Mississippi at 6pm on Sunday the 19th, where there'll be a community discussion about fighting displacement.
8:44 minutes (7.99 MB)

Well-read Red: Gentrification, Class Domination, and Racism

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Mon, 10/13/2014
Frann Michel reads from an essay by Gavin Mueller in Jacobin, as well as from other sources, to argue that gentrification is not simply a cultural change in a neighborhood, but instead is driven by economic forces and backed by state power.   But those forces can be collectively opposed, and alternatives proposed, as evidenced in the global--and local--Right to the City movement. You can also read Frann's commentary. 8:54 minutes (8.15 MB)

Old Mole Variety Hour for October 13, 2014

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Mon, 10/13/2014
Joe Clement hosts this episode about public health and our vulnerability to epidemics like Ebola, gentrification as colonialist legacy, and racial perceptions of crime. Musical selections from Hazel Dickens, Leon Rosselson, James Talley, and Bonnie "Prince" Billy. 58:59 minutes (54.01 MB)

Flashpoints on 10/14/14

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Tootie Smith Interview

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Between Us
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Sat, 10/11/2014
Tootie Smith is a republican who is running for the US House in Oregon's 5th District. She talked with Don Merrill about her views on forest policy, why she doesn't want drones looking in people's windows and what she would do increase condiality in the Congress.

29:51 minutes (27.33 MB)

Flashpoints on 10/09/14

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 10/08/14

Program: 
Flashpoints
Air date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein

Flashpoints on 10/07/14

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Flashpoints
Air date: 
Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:15am - 11:00am
Short Description: 
INVESTIGATIVE News Radio with host Dennis Bernstein
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