Justice or Just Us?
Michael Woodward Interviews Matisyahu July 2014
Michael Woodward interviews Matisyahu, who will be performing at the Pacific Amphitheater July 13, 2014
Tribal Seeds Interview July 2014
The Dread Zone's Jarret Lovell interviews Tony-Ray (vocals, keyboard) of San Diego based reggae group Tribal Seeds. In May 2014 Tribal Seeds released their album "Representing" and will be appearing with Matisyahu and The Lions at the Pacific...
An Interview with Garrison Hawk
Garrison Hawk - vocalist for the reggae/dancehall outfit "Method of Defiance" spoke on the "Dread Zone" to discuss his new album "Survive."
The War in Iraq is Over... Or is It?
Over 8 years after the start of the U.S. War in Iraq, President Barak Obama is declaring the war over. Amidst much pomp and circumstance, the president is taking credit for bringing about an end to the conflict - all the while avoiding any mention of...
Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power
Ever hear of the Young Patriots Organization or Rising Up Angry? If not, then you haven't really heard the history of the Civil Rights movement. Indeed, while most historians of the 1960s are content to portray poor and working class whites as - at...
Play, Creativity and Social Movements
Been to a rally, demonstration or protest lately? If so, you may have been surprised to discover a playful, carnival-like atmosphere. Today, a new cohort of social activists are using “play” to create social change and reinvent democratic social...
Mad Professor Interview
An interview with the Mad Professor (as heard on the Dread Zone.) Featuring DJ Yogi.
With movies such as the hugley popular Jaws franchise, sharks are among Hollywood's favorite viscious killers. Yet the truth is - sharks are not the hunters so much as they are the hunted. In large parts of the ocean, shark populations are down by 90%...
Jarret Lovell on KPCC discussing Police & Media
Commentary on the role of media in bringing the Kelly Thomas beating by Fullerton police to public light.
Mental Illness: Removing Myths, Misconceptions, and Barriers to...
It is a pattern that is becoming all too familiar. In the days following tragic incidents involving persons with severe mental illness such a schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder, blame grounded in myth and misconception is placed almost everywhere it...
Government Subsidies for Factory Farms?
Amidst endless talk about cutting the fat out of the budget, the federal government Monday announced it will buy $40 million of unwanted chicken products that will be dumped on our nation's school kids and others in federal food programs. Why? Because...
Machine Man, The Movie: A Dramatic Telling of Obsessive Compulsive...
Something is plaguing Ben Lyle's mind, causing him to have irrational, intrusive and often disturbing thoughts. His fears and anxieties that he may hurt someone - or worse, may already have hurt someone - are taking over his life. His mind is a broken...
Rebellious Pixels: Reclaiming Culture One Video at a Time
His name is Jonathan McIntosh, aka Rebellious Pixels. Perhaps you’ve seen his work. His satirical video mash up of Glenn Beck and Donald Duck has been viewed over a million times on YouTube, causing Beck himself to accuse the federal government of...
"Rights" and Reggae: Breaking Through Homophobia in Dancehall
In 1992, Jamaican dancehall artist Buju Banton recorded the song “Boom Bye-Bye,” an anthem that advocated violence against the LGBT community and that capitalized on the island nation’s widespread homophobia. The formula proved a success in a nation...
Fully-Informed Juries & Jury Nullification
A funny thing happened on the way to a Salt Lake City courthouse recently. As prospective jurors entered the courtroom to be selected to hear a case of an environmental activist, activists handed them fliers published by the Fully Informed Jury...
Against Equality: Queer Critiques of Gay Marriage
When it comes to gay marriage, the times, they are a-confusing. Indeed. Consider that while gays in California and the rest of the nation are working tirelessly to secure marriage equality, not all members of the LGBTQ community believe that marriage...
Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music
The music of Kingston isn't what it used to be. Sound systems that used to send messages of peace,love, social living and redemption now blast lyric preaching misogyny, violence and homopobia. Many lovers of reggae music fear that this artform which...
The Sorry Status of Gender in Televised Sports
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 guaranteed - amongst other things - protection from gender discrimination in collegiate sports. Yet nearly 40 years since its enactment, one would hard pressed to find evidence of its impact by watching...
Ziggy Marley calls into the Dread Zone (Mon. 6-8pm)and talks about his music, his charity work, and what it's like to have his last name!
Meat is for Pussies!
Tired of the 'wimpy vegetarian' stereotype? Let's face it: The same marketing gurus who convince us that the Marlboro Man is a stud are the same folks who propagate the myth that meat is "mans" food. But there's nothing manly about erectile...
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