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Fri 12th Apr 13
Thu 11th Apr 13
Wed 10th Apr 13
Guest: Gerald Horne, Mark Weisbrot, Mollie Lowery Topic: Wednesday: A sequestration impact falling under the radar: cuts to Section 8 housing, subsidies and vouchers, housing assistance for those most in need. Mollie Lowery of Housing Works fills us in. The lingering impact of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagans economic policies with Mark Weisbrot, Executive Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research. And the Scottsboro Boys, the Alabama case that sparked outrage and a movement. Dr. Gerald Horne is our guest. Sojourner Truth Wednesday April 10th 7-8 am.
Tue 9th Apr 13
Fri 5th Apr 13
Guest: Tom Hayden, Jackie Goldberg, Gerald Horne Topic: Friday on our weekly roundtable: April 4th marked the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. At the time of his death he had begun to plan the poor peoples campaign. Now 45 years later 1 in 6 living in the US are living in poverty, what impact will sequestration have on those with the least? Is sequestration the result of DC gridlock or is there more than meets the eye? Meanwhile the conservative majority US Supreme Court is considering whether or not to strike down a key article of the Voting Rights Act, and affirmative action is also on the SCOTUS agenda. Also with more people in the US having negative views on race than when President Obama was first elected, whats going on? There have been threats from North Korea before. What is different if anything this time round? As the much maligned Generation X tries to find their footing, what inspired our panelists in their youth, and what inspires them today? Panelists are: Jackie Goldberg; Tom Hayden; Dr. Gerald Horne. Sojourner Truth, Friday April 5th
Thu 4th Apr 13
Guest: Jamal Nasser, Martha Sullivan Topic: Thursday: As interfaith leaders and activists gather to offer their support for Palestinians, we look at the Israeli Palestinian conflict post the visit to Israel and the West Bank by President Obama. Our guest is Palestinian author and professor Jamal Nassar. From Japan to Germany nuclear power plants are under fire, so why is a major US power company eager to restart the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant? What is the response from the impacted communities? Our guest is Martha Sullivan from the Coalition to Decommission San Onofre. Sojourner Truth, Thursday April 4th
Wed 3rd Apr 13
Guest: Gerald Horne Topic: An in studio fireside chat with author and historian Dr. Gerald Horne. We discuss Christopher Dorner, the film Django, Trayvon Martin, mass incarceration, the lingering impact of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, as well as three of the new books he is in the process of writing. Sojourner Truth, Wednesday April 3rd
Tue 2nd Apr 13
Fri 29th Mar 13
Thu 28th Mar 13
Guest: Rick Jacobs, Cindy Wiesman, Judy Vaughan Topic: Alexandria House, Tunisian summit, Gay marriage
Wed 27th Mar 13
Tue 26th Mar 13
Guest: Rick Jacobs, Reese Erlich, Gerald Horne Topic: Wednesday: The US Supreme Court considers same sex marriage. We speak with Rick Jacobs of the Courage Campaign. The nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa better known as the BRICs nations, and a growing economic powerhouse meet in South Africa as the newly elected President of China visits East, Central and South Africa. Dr. Gerald Horne is our guest. And the Arab League drafts a resolution that gives its member states the right to arm the Syrian opposition, as the CIA steps up its assistance to Syrian opposition fighters. Whats going on? Author and journalist Reese Erlich fills us in. Sojourner Truth, Wednesday March 27th
Fri 22nd Mar 13
Thu 21st Mar 13
Guest: Henry Giroux, Kambale Musavuli, Rue, Jesse Bliss Topic: Today: With the blockage of Sen. Dianne Feinsteins assault weapons ban whats in store for gun control in the United States? We speak to Professor Dr. Henry Giroux. And we get an update on the fluid situation in the Congo, where M23 rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda has sought the protection of the US embassy in Rwanda. Reports are he has asked to be sent to the International Criminal Court. Kambale Musavuli of Friends of the Congo fills us in on this developing story and other updates on the ground. Also, for our weekly Earth Watch, Rue, of the Texas East End Tar Sands Blockade discusses sex, race and class in the blockade movement and in the environmental movement generally. Last we hear from Jesse Bliss, director of the new play Trees of Fire playing at the Rosenthal Theater in the Inner City Arts complex in Downtown Los Angeles Sojourner Truth, Thursday March 21st.
Wed 20th Mar 13
Guest: Raed Jarrar, Maggie O'Kane, Anne Petermann Topic: Today: Ten years after the US invasion of Iraq we speak with Raed Jarrar an Iraqi who lived through it. And the Guardian newspapers Maggie OKane discusses the Guardians new documentary on Iraq including the connection with the US invasion and occupation of Iraq and the Dirty War in El Salvador. Also, the USDA begins the deregulation process for the first genetically engineered forest tree in the US. Anne Petermann, Executive Director of the Global Justice Ecology Project is our guest.
Tue 19th Mar 13
Guest: Blase Bonpane, Nina Lopez-Jones, Peter Isely Topic: Tuesday: Church, State, Abuse and Empire. Operation Condor trial is underway in Argentina in which 25 former high ranking Latin American government and military officials are being accused of crimes against humanity. During Argentinas Dirty War 50,000 people were killed, 30,000 disappeared and 400,000 jailed. What role did the United States play? We hear from those impacted by the so-called Dirty War in Argentina, a war that cost an estimated thirty thousand lives. And, former Catholic priest and liberation theologist Blase Bonpane weighs in on the new Pope and the relationship between the church hierarchy and repression in Central and South America. Also, victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests press to make public previously hidden testimony by one of the major Cardinals in the US. What is the expected impact of the new Pope on US and international prosecution? Our guest is Peter Isely a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a survivor of childhood sexual assault by a Wisconsin priest and founding member and Midwest Director of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). Also our weekly Earth Minute.
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In the Guardian: From welfare to wages, women fight back against the uncaring market
Listen to speak in Ireland: "How can women defeat austerity?"
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UK Fri 17th May 13
Letter to The Guardian reporting on launch of petition 'Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.'UK Thu 16th May 13
Messages of support to launch of petition Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.UK Thu 16th May 13
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USA Sat 11th May 13