We took at field trip to the Freedom Archives in San Franciso. The Freedom Archives contains8000 hours of audio and video recordings documenting social justice movements locally, nationally, and internationally from the 1960s to the present. The Archives features speeches of movement leaders and community activists, protests and demonstrations, cultural currents of rebellion and resistance.
On the Recovery Zone for Thursday, Aug 7, Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor talks about how a stroke to her left brain opened her up to our human potential for joy and compassion: "Peace is just a thought away." Hosted by Stephanie Potter. Music: David Simon, violin & Dale Jones, guitar
On the Thursday, August 7, Radiozine, Per Fegereng interviews two actor-filmmakers who discuss their film, The Reflecting Pool, an investigation into the events of 9/11 by a Russian-American Journalist and a father of a 9/11 victim.
Dmae Roberts talks with Adrienne Flagg of the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center about their 25th anniversary season and Troy Lackey of Key Productions about "Prelude to a Kiss" by Craig Lucas. Also, Violinist Aaron Meyer tells us about his new CD "The Journey is not the Destination."
Host Barbara Bernstein (The Media Project) talks with Richard Charter, with Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, about the recent push for lifting moratoriums on off-shore oil drilling, why the idea seems to be winning public support, and what is wrong with the plan.
Ruth Kovacs will have as her guest Shaun Carnahan--a Supporter of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Carnahan has been in touch with Pam Africa and ICFFMAJ in Philadelphia and will be able to give us an update on the status of Mumia's plight. The news is not good. We'll want to hear what we can do to support the upcoming campaign to Free Mumia. We need to put a lot of energy into outreach.
Host Marianne Barisonek interviews essayist and novelist Pico Iyer about his latest book, The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Iyer has known the Dalai Lama for more than 30 years and brings a unique perspective to this biography.
Religion scholar Karen Armstrong talks about her book The Bible: A Biography. Armstrong not only describes how, when and by whom the Bible was written, she also examines some 2,000 years of biblical interpretation by bishops and rabbis, scholars and mystics, pietists and critics. The book dispells the fundamentalist notion that only one view of the Bible can be correct.
Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris cover the entire political spectrum, with today's show centered around Racism in the 2008 Elections (and our culture in general), how off-shore drilling is more smokescreen than solution to our energy problems, and they introduce the concept of the "New Capitalism" for later discussion.