Mainstream news from Afghanistan tells of US Military plans and hopes for stabilizing the shattered nation, and rarely covers the enormous obstacles in their way. In an article "Getting Out of Afghanistan" published last October in Dissent Magazine, Todd Gitlin shows what's wrong with all the reasons given for the US-NATO occupation. Clayton Morgareidge reads an edited version of the piece.
This segment includes of songs by Mavis Staples and the Staples Singers, plus a discussion of her music and her career with radical musicologist Brad Duncan and the Old Mole's Bill Resnick. Their music was an integral part of the civil rights movement, and she's still at it.
Hosted by Bill Resnick and featuring the powerful protest music of Mavis Staples, this show includes a discussion of the real feasibility of replacing coal and nuclear power with wind and solar; a conversation critical of the "reality" show "Undercover Bosses"; and an analysis of the quagmire in Afghanistan.