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)
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)
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)
Bill Resnick talks with Dr. Walter Tsou about the importance of public health. They consider how our social spending priorities, over determined by war and market competition, and in that vein the private medical insurance regime, undermine our public health and leave us vulnerable to epidemics like Ebola.
Dr. Walter Tsou is a past president of the American Public Health Association and former health commissioner of Philadelphia. He is a founding member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners and a board adviser to Physicians for a National Health Program. Dr. Tsou is also the president of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility. 14:51 minutes (13.59 MB)
First the latest on my guest, Chris Wahnhoff:...
then the headlines we were forced by time to chase through:
In Calhoun County, Michigan— Pretrial motions will be heard by Calhoun County on Monday for the pending trial of pipeline protestor Chris Wahmhoff. This man, who skateboarded into the expansion project of Enbridge Line 6B in June 2013, now faces potentially two years in prison. The case had been dismissed two times by Calhoun County Judge Kingsley, however the Michigan Supreme Court has overturned the dismissal and recently refused to read an appeal from Wahmhoff’s attorney. Now with trial pending, the protestor’s legal team will be bringing motions for expert witnesses on climate change as a part of their defense.
14:44 minutes (13.49 MB)
Our guest this week on Pathways is Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of the new book, Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs. He is also the author of Lincoln's Melancholy, a New York Times notable book. A contributor to the Atlantic, Harper's, The New Yorker and other publications, he directs the Arts in Mind series on creativity and serves on the general council of The Moth. He lives in Los Angeles. 26:16 minutes (12.02 MB)
My guest today, Marcy Wheeler has been blasting awat, chip by byte att he judicial-industrial complex...
Letting the air out of its tires, so to speak. And today, after floating through the weekend zeitgeist, comes this: Former director of the National Security Agency Michael Hayden, says he doesn't see the need for the U.S. government to prosecute the New York Times reporter who revealed the agency's warrantless surveillance of Americans.
Michael Hayden says he is "conflicted" about whether reporter James Risen should be compelled to reveal his sources. 14:20 minutes (13.12 MB)
Dr. Mica Carew, and Dr. Josie Schmidt talk about their upcoming workshop: Still the Mind, Stabilizing the Hormones, An Introduction to Hormone Balancing and the Mind/Body Connection October 25th and 26th which will be held at Cannon Beach Yoga Arts on the Oregon coast.
Hormone imbalance can manifest in the following ways: Incontinence, weight gain, blood sugar imbalance, menstrual disorder, menopausal symptoms, anxiety and sleep disorders. Doctors Mica and Josie will teach natural gentle ways to bring your hormones back in to balance.
48:35 minutes (44.49 MB)
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)