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From the grassroots to Washington and beyond, the realities of politics and power are routinely cloaked in euphemism and evasion. This program goes much deeper than the surface spin to examine what's really going on -- and what's really at stake -- for people and the future of life on this planet.

From the grassroots to Washington and beyond, the realities of politics and power are routinely cloaked in euphemism and evasion. This program goes much deeper than the surface spin to examine what's really going on -- and what's really at stake -- for people and the future of life on this planet.
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From the grassroots to Washington and beyond, the realities of politics and power are routinely cloaked in euphemism and evasion. This program goes much deeper than the surface spin to examine what's really going on -- and what's really at stake -- for people and the future of life on this planet.

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Political Analysis - All Governments Lie: A Special on the Life and Influence of Rebel Journalist I.F. Stone. - 07.03.15

7/3/2015
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This week's show is an hour-long special covering the life and lasting influence of rebel investigative and independent journalist Izzy Stone, with two distinguished guests. 1.) Fred Peabody is an Emmy-winning journalist and filmmaker whose credits include seven years as a producer-director on the acclaimed CBC investigative program “The Fifth Estate”. In 2003 he was Supervising Producer on “Perfect Illusions," a PBS documentary about eating disorders in young women. His film on the...

Duration:01:00:40

Political Analysis - 05.21.15

5/22/2015
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The May 21, 2015 edition of "Political Analysis" featured two guests. 1.) Meg Healy was a researcher & reporter for the website RioOnWatch.org last year and will be returning to Rio in August as a housing policy reporter. She is a recent graduate at University of Wisconsin-Madison and authored her recently-submitted senior thesis titled, "Olympic Housing Games: Housing Policy and Socio-Spatial Displacement in Pre-Olympics Rio de Janiero." Healy discussed her research and writing on the...

Duration:00:58:47

Progressives Debate Bernie Sanders' Democratic Primary Run and a Critical Look at Freelancing - 05.14.15

5/14/2015
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The May 14 edition of "Political Analysis" on The Progressive Radio Network featured a debate between a proponent of U.S. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) run for president as part of the Democratic Party primary vs. Hillary Clinton (among others) and a critic of it. It also featured a critical look at the political-economy of freelancing. On the first half of the show, Carl Gibson, author of an Al Jazeera America article in favor of a Sanders Democratic Party primary run went toe-to-toe with Ashley...

Duration:00:58:35

Documentary Hour Featuring "By Blood" and "Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi" - 05.07.15

5/8/2015
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The May 7, 2015 edition of "Political Analysis" on The Progressive Radio Network featured the work and voices of two documentarians: Marcos Barbery and Neal Broffman. 1.) Marcos Barbery, Director and Producer of the newly-released documentary film "By Blood," which is a contemporary and historical account of the African-American Freedmen of Cherokee descent, who were enslaved by the Cherokee Tribe and have still yet to achieve the rights and benefits they argue are owed to them by the...

Duration:00:59:39

Documentary Hour Featuring “By Blood” and “Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi” - 05.07.15

5/8/2015
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The May 7, 2015 edition of “Political Analysis” on The Progressive Radio Network featured the work and voices of two documentarians: Marcos Barbery and Neal Broffman. 1.) Marcos Barbery, Director and Producer of the newly-released documentary film “By Blood,” which is a contemporary and historical account of the African-American Freedmen of Cherokee descent, who were enslaved by the Cherokee Tribe and have still yet to achieve the rights and benefits they argue are owed to them by the...

Duration:00:59:39

Political Analysis - What Are the "Routes of Power" and How'd We Become a "Carbon Nation"? - 04.30.15

5/1/2015
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The April 30, 2015 edition of "Political Analysis" on The Progressive Radio Networked featured the work and voices of two energy and environmental historians: Christopher Jones and Bob Johnson. 1.) Christopher Jones, history professor at Arizona State University, joined "Political Analysis" to discuss his book "Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America," recently nominated for the Turku Book Award. 2.) Bob Johnson, history professor at National University in La Jolla, California, joined...

Duration:00:59:58

Political Analysis - 04.23.15

4/23/2015
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NEVER HAVE SO MANY, DONE SO MUCH, TO ACHIEVE SO LITTLE! Greg Mello of the Los Alamos Study Group joins Chuck McCune of Prizm Foundation (sitting in for Host Sandy Leon-Vest) for an in-depth discussion on energy, global instability, nuclear weapons, conservation, environment, sustainability, white privilege resource consumption, and expected converging disasters. This in the context of unresponsive government, industry and regulators regarding the concern for our future survival. We examine...

Duration:00:52:21

Political Analysis - 04.16.15

4/17/2015
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The two show segments centered around the "Battle of Seattle" (no, not the one of late-90s fame!). Segment one featured Sydney Brownstone, a reporter for The Stranger, Seattle's only newspaper, an alt-weekly and a Pulitzer Prize-winning publication. Brownstone talked about her latest reporting on the oil-by-rail legal battle pitting the Swinowish Tribe vs. Warren Buffett's rail company giant BNSF Railway, as well as her prolific reporting on the battle over Shell's movement to use Seattle's...

Duration:01:00:08

Political Analysis - 04.03.15

4/3/2015
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The April 2, 2015 edition of "Political Analysis" featured three professors and contributors to Jacobin Magazine. 1.) Matthew Huber is an assistant professor of geography at Syracuse University and author of the book "Lifeblood: Oil, Freedom, and the Forces of Capital." He discussed his latest piece in Jacobin titled, "Too Much Oil," which analyzes what lowering global oil prices means for the Left going forward among other related things. 2.) Tyler Zimmer is a visiting professor of...

Duration:00:56:44

CAN WHITE LIBERAL ENVIRONMENTALISTS "GET OVER THEMSELVES" IN THE INTEREST OF BUILDING DIVERSE COALITIONS AND CREATING RADICAL CHANGE? - 02.12.15

2/13/2015
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Guests: Nikeeta Slade and Alex Lotorto There's a lot of talk right now about racism, sexism, classism, homophobia and elitism within the environmental movement. But too many white liberals view the term "racist liberal" as an oxymoron. Tonight on Political Analysis, Sandy LeonVest is joined by Nikeeta Slade and Alex Lotorto to kick off an ongoing series, in which all of these issues and more will be addressed. The conversation is the first of its kind, dealing with the critical but...

Duration:00:58:24

Political Analysis - 02.05.15

2/6/2015
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PIMP THIS PUBLIC SCHOOL Guest Lineup: Author and essayist PL Thomas, teacher and journalist Adam Bessie and teacher/journalist Mickey Huff (Project Censored). On tonight's show, Sandy LeonVest and Steve Horn present Part One of their new series, headlined Pimp This Public School ... During the course of the series, they feature a critical look at public schools, the privatization frenzy, corporate influence and the importance of literacy and quality education for ALL – what some call...

Duration:00:55:21

Body as Capital: Featuring Adrian James Tan and Rania Khalek - 01.29.15

1/30/2015
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Adrian James Tan, a Lecturer of Sociology at the University of North Texas at Dallas and independent reporter Rania Khalek came on the show to discuss both the sociology of the fitness/weightlifting industrial complex and Tan's book titled "Million Dollar Muscle: A Historical and Sociological Perspective of the Fitness Industry", as well as the ongoing Jeffrey Epstein-Alan Dershowitz human-trafficking/sex slave saga that Rania Khalek's been digging into, respectively.

Duration:00:57:07

New Year, New Game: Building the New Political Playing Field - 01.15.15

1/16/2015
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Dr. Margaret Flowers, Kevin Alexander Gray, Kevin Zeese, Phil Rockstroh On tonight's Political Analysis, Sandy LeonVest hosts a conversation about effective 21st century activism, featuring a veritable rock star lineup of activists. Sandy is joined by the magnificent Dr. Margaret Flowers, activist and author Kevin Alexander Gray, attorney and activist Kevin Zeese and poet and political philospher/sattirist Phil Rockstroh to talk about organizing strategies for the 21st century, the pros...

Duration:00:57:11

Political Analysis - 12.11.14

12/12/2014
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Three guests joined Sandy Leonvest and Steve Horn on the show for this week. For the first third of the show, Sam Daniel, a campaigner for Greenpeace Israel, came on to talk to Steve about the massive oil spill that recently took place in southern Israel, where clean up efforts have just begun. It was the biggest spill in the history of the country. For the second third, "Newsvandal," historian and investigative journalist JP Sottile joined Steve and Sandy to discuss plummeting global oil...

Duration:00:59:22

Political Analysis - 11.20.14

11/21/2014
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For the first two-thirds of the show Steve Horn had Zach D Roberts on the show, a photo/video journalist whose work has been published in the Observer, The Guardian, TheNation.com. He has been photographing and researching for an investigation on voting suppression for Al Jazeera America with investigative journalist Greg Palast, which we discussed on-air. For the last third of the show, Steve had on Darren Dorchuk, Associate Professor, Department of History and Associate Professor in the...

Duration:00:54:46

Political Analysis - 11/13/14

11/14/2014
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***Part 3 of Political Analysis' series on the Global Water Crisis*** FROM PENNSYLVANIA TO UKRAINE: FRACKING FRENZY, NEOLIBERALISM AND THE WORLD WATER CRISIS Tonight Sandy LeonVest is joined by researcher Laura Stroup, who co-authored with Michael Finewood, the groundbreaking new report, "Fracking and the Neoliberalization of the Hydro-Social Cycle in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale." Sandy and Laura discuss, among other issues, the ways neoliberalism is re-defining the relationships...

Duration:00:55:31

Political Analysis - BUILDING A TRANSFORMATIVE MOVEMENT TO SAVE THE CLIMATE AND CREATE A REAL DEMOCRACY: A POST-ELECTION CONVERSATION ABOUT COALITION-BUILDING IN A TIME OF CLIMATE CRISIS - 11/06/14

11/7/2014
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The Global Labor Institute's Dr. Sean Sweeney joins Sandy LeonVest on tonighit's Political Analysis. Sandy and Sean reflect on Tuesday's election results and the ramifications for the climate. They also discuss Energy Democracy in an increasingly undemocratic world and this November's Labor and Climate Justice Forum in NYC (moderated by Dr. Sweeney). Other topics include the folly of Obama's "all of the above," methane-powered climate plan; the imperative of organizing a mass,...

Duration:00:58:35

Political Analysis - They Rule: Are the 1% Too Big to Jail - 10/30/14

10/31/2014
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Steve was joined for the first 35 minutes by Brandon Garrett, a Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law and author of the new book, "Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations." They discussed what he means by "too big to jail," how the heck corporations and executives got "too big to jail" to begin with, why lack of corporate accountability matters, the online research database he created as an appendix of sorts for his book on corporate crimes and...

Duration:00:57:58

Political Analysis - FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY SPENDS BILLIONS TO DEFEAT ANTI-FRACKING MEASURES, AS OPPONENTS GEAR UP FOR NOV 4 BATTLE AT THE BALLOT BOXES - 10/23/14

10/24/2014
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are joined for the first half-hour byJoel Dyer, editor at the Boulder Weekly, an alternative online publication out of Boluder, CO. They talk to him about fracking politics, and why the fracking battle in Colorado is both illustrative of the bigger fracking battle and key to winning the "fracking war." They also talk about Joel Dyer's recent piece (co-authored with Matt Cortina and Elizabeth Miller), titled, "Who Killed the Vote on Fracking? -- Why Colorado’s anti-fracking measures were not...

Duration:00:55:24

Political Analysis - 10/16/14

10/17/2014
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First Segment: Medical Apartheid, “Bioeconomic Warfare” and Neoliberalism Sandy is joined for the first half-hour by author, activist and scholar Dr. Horace G. Campbell, Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University in New York. Dr. Horace Campbell is the author of numerous books, his most recent, Global NATO and the Catastrophic Failure in Libya (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1583674128/counterpunchmaga), published in 2013, has been met with...

Duration:00:56:15