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The War of the Worlds!07/02/15
A. Brad Schwartz, author of the book Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles’s War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News. About the book: On the evening of October 30, 1938, radio listeners across the United States heard a startling report of a meteor...
Peter Coyote: Actor, Activist, and Zen Priest
Peter Coyote is an actor, author, director, screenwriter, narrator and activist. You might know his voice from his narration or voice work in nine Ken Burns documentaries. His second book is called The Rainman’s Third Cure: An Irregular Education....
Who Owes Who in Greece, and the (Dark) History of the CA...
Pratap Chatterjee is the Executive Director of CorpWatch, an investigative journalist and producer. He is the author of Halliburton’s Army, Iraq Inc.: A Profitable Occupation and The Earth Brokers. His most recent article on Greece is called EuroZone...
Greek Banks Close, and What’s Next After Love Wins
Late on Sunday the Greek government ordered a six-day shutdown for banks and the stock exchange to avoid a panic-fueled collapse. If Greece is unable to renegotiate a payment of its debts, it may be forced to leave the Euro zone. Costas Panayotakis,...
Letters and Politics – June 25, 2015
A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich. The post Letters and Politics – June 25, 2015 appeared first on KPFA.
The History of the AME Church
With Sandra Blair, Associate Minister at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Berkeley, California and adjunct faculty at the Pacific School of Religion. A week after 9 were killed at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston,...
Policing, Race, and Justice
Nikki Jones is an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also a faculty affiliate with the Center for the Study of Law and Society. Her areas of expertise include urban...
The History of White Supremacy in South Carolina
With Dr. Janet Hudson,Associate Professor of History at the University of South Carolina Palmetto College and author of the bookEntangled by White Supremacy:Reform in World War I-era South Carolina. About the book: In Entangled by White Supremacy,...
A History of the Republican Party
With Heather Cox Richardson, professor of history at Boston College and author of the book To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party. About the book: A distinguished American historian traces the paradoxical evolution of the Republican...
The Federalist Society
We talk to Amanda Hollis-Brusky, Professor of Politics at Pomona College and author of the book Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution. About the book: There are few intellectual movements in modern...
Letters and Politics – June 16, 2015
A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich. The post Letters and Politics – June 16, 2015 appeared first on KPFA.
The Tenderloin neighborhood: Resistance in the Heart of SF
As the face and character of cities across the nation changes through a wave of gentrification there is one neighborhood that has maintained it’s character and it’s low income residents right in the middle of San Francisco, one of the most expensive...
How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics
Before there was Charlton Heston and Ronald Reagan, there was Louis B Mayor, founder of MGM Studios, who used the power of the film industry for conservative political aims. Today we talk about that history with historian Steven Ross, author of the...
American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power
Steve Fraser is a labor historian and author several books including Wall Street and Labor Will Rule, which won the Philip Taft Award for the best book in labor history. He also is the co-editor of The Rise and Fall of the New Deal Order. His latest...
The Rise of ISIS and the Rise of Political Reporting
Brian Glyn Williams is professor of Islamic History at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is the author of several books on Afghanistan and the War in Iraq and many articles including The Rise of the ISIS Terrorist Army in Iraq and Syria:...
Gentrification, Housing, and City Planning
Roberta Brandes Gratz is an urbanist and author of We’re Still Here Ya Bastards. Previous books include The Battle for Gotham: New York in the Shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs. She previously served on the NYC Landmark Preservation Commission...
Bitcoin: Digital Gold
With Nathaniel Popper, reporter at the New York Times covering the intersection of Wall Street and Silicon Valley and author of the book Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money. About the...
Letters and Politics – June 3, 2015
A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich. The post Letters and Politics – June 3, 2015 appeared first on KPFA.
Letters and Politics – June 2, 2015
A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich. The post Letters and Politics – June 2, 2015 appeared first on KPFA.
A Global History of Cotton
Sven Beckert, Professor of History at Harvard University and author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History. About the book: The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of...
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