Shh! Life in a State of Surveillance09/17/14
Who's watching you? Nowadays it seems everyone wants to get their hands on our personal data. From the FBI to the welfare department, to some of the country's biggest retailers. On this edition, we take a closer look at the world of surveillance....
Not My War: The Military Deserters' Dilemma
More than 150,000 people sign up for the US military every year.Their reasons for joining vary widely, from those hoping for financial help through college, to others looking to follow in the footsteps of parents or grandparents. In recent years...
Concussions: Your Brain or the Game?
They say a smart athlete will use their head. But what if using your head cost you everything? That’s a question being asked in locker rooms the world over. Whether it’s boxing, hockey, or soccer, it seems that head injuries are finally being taken...
Pesticides on the Playground
Is your children’s schoolyard routinely sprayed with pesticides? How safe your children are might depend on where you live. Today we hear about how and why one pesticide has been banned for household use, but affects the health of farmworkers and...
All the President's Bankers
Nomi Prins, journalist and a former managing director of Goldman Sachs, discusses her bookAll the Presidents’ Bankers, the hidden alliances that drive American power.Prins retraces the relationship between American financiers and presidents stretching...
Ya Basta: How Zapatismo has influenced the US
The Zapatistas are a group in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico workingto bring democracy to their country and their local communities. 20 yearsafter their founding, the group’s influences has spread far beyond Mexico’sborder through music and...
Scorched Earth: The Legacy of Agent Orange
The official Day to Commemorate Agent Orange victims is August 10thand marks the start of the US military’s decade of massive chemical warfare in Vietnam in 1961. Combat, chemicals, and corporations. We’ll look at the legacy of Agent Orange, a toxic...
Fighting Goliath Part 2
Onlast week’s showwe brought you to Idaho and Montana, where hundreds of trucks were routed to haul gigantic mining equipment to the Tar Sands oil fields of Alberta Canada, but an alliance of citizens and community groups was able to block the...
Fighting Goliath (Part 1)
The Canadian Tar Sands is the largest industrial project on earth. And the potential environmental consequences have brought together citizens from across borders, to fight its rippling effects. This is the first of a two part special, on the growing...
Embracing the Elements: Curanderismo
Natural healing can take many forms.These days,theLatin American “curandera” is re-emerging intheUS, after generations of going underground. On this edition, producerErica Hellerstein takes us on a journey to identity through an ancient medicinal...
Women Rising #25 Activists Against Global Armaments and War
We profile women fighting the expansion of global militarism and violence. Korean sister Stella Soh campaigns to save an UNESCO world heritage site from a planned military base. US activist Kathy Kelly founded Voices for Creative Nonviolence. And...
Restorative Justice: Reconciling Face to Face
Victims and perpetrators sitting down face to face…it can help heal their wounds, and our society. Incarcerating our way out of crime clearly hasn’t worked, and it’s costing us billions. Meanwhile, school suspensions are reaching record highs. Now,...
All Around Cowboy: Inside the world of queer rodeo
Rodeo is a part of life for many Americans. But if you’re an LGBTQ rodeo fan participating in the sport you love can mean hiding part of who you are to fit in. But a tight knit group of queer cowboys has found a way to live the country and Western...
G.M.nO! Genetically Modified Democracy
More than 60 countries either ban or require labeling on GMO foods; the US is not one of them. As GMO regulation moves to a local level, frustrated consumers and farmers are pushing for state or county regulations, but the seed and pesticide companies...
Parenting has never been easy. Merging your politics with your parenting decisions can be even more challenging. On this edition, fathers…and mothers…on fatherhood and how it’s changing. Traditional ideas about what a dad is supposed to be are slowly...
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game
Description: As Brazil prepares to host the 2014 soccer World Cup many are questioning the economic, environmental, and social cost of this sporting mega-event. From soccer ball manufacturing in Pakistan, to forced evictions in Brazil to make way for...
Seeking Shelter: Building Housing and Community for LGBTQ Elders
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are much more likely than their straight counterparts to be alone and isolated as they age. Housing and support for these elders is a growing need--and the issue is not confined to the United States. On...
Behind the Kitchen Door: Restaurant Workers’ Fight for Justice
Americans eat out more than any other people. But the workers who put food on our restaurant tables are struggling to feed themselves and their families. On this edition, Saru Jayaraman, co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and...
Reclaiming the Commons
From pedestrian plazas to pop-up-parklets…cities are looking to create spaces for people to gather, interact and create. But are some people being left out of this new urban renaissance? This week: from Detroit, to Montreal, to Istanbul, people are...
Our Bodies, Our Stories: Reproductive Health Behind Bars
Pregnant women in America’s prisons are being shackled to their beds and cells. Others are being sterilized, some say, against their will. Correctional institutions claim the policies are for safety’s sake, and that consent is always obtained. But...
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