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This is Hell! airs a live four hour broadcast beginning at 9 AM (US central) on WNUR 89.3 FM Chicago, streaming live from WNUR and podcasted shortly after.

This is Hell! airs a live four hour broadcast beginning at 9 AM (US central) on WNUR 89.3 FM Chicago, streaming live from WNUR and podcasted shortly after.
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This is Hell! airs a live four hour broadcast beginning at 9 AM (US central) on WNUR 89.3 FM Chicago, streaming live from WNUR and podcasted shortly after.

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All the lives swallowed by America's pork industry.

6/19/2018
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Writer Ted Genoways investigates Hormel Foods and the meatpacking industry - from deregulation that lead to declines in food inspection and worker safety, to the industry's growing reliance on degraded unions and vulnerable undocumented workers. [Originally broadcast October 2014]

Duration:01:12:47

Hard times for the Russian left.

6/18/2018
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Historian Sean Guillory examines the bleak present (and future) of the Russian left. Sean wrote the article "Left in a Corner" for Jacobin and makes the very recommended Sean's Russia Blog Podcast.

Duration:01:03:33

The new neuroscience of the teenage brain.

6/16/2018
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Neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore explores the new science of the teenage brain. Sarah-Jayne is author of "Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain" from PublicAffairs.

Duration:00:57:22

The White authoritarians / Kanye's Choice.

6/13/2018
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Steven Miller and Nicholas Davis examine the link between White intolerance and anti-democratic values. Steven and Nicholas are authors of the paper White Outgroup Intolerance and Declining Support for American Democracy. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen goes shopping for Holocausts.

Duration:00:54:17

Climate change and the new American shore.

6/12/2018
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Writer Elizabeth Rush watches climate change roll across America's new shoreline. Elizabeth is the author of "Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore" from Milkweed Editions.

Duration:00:56:42

Anxiety season in Puerto Rico / Italy's hard right turn.

6/11/2018
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Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on the invisible anxiety of life in the colonies. / Historian David Broder explains how Italy's hard right emerged from the left's collapse. David wrote the articles "Salvini’s Triumph and Notes on Italy's Election" for Jacobin.

Duration:01:08:30

Facing, and fighting, fascism today

6/9/2018
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Cultural critic Henry Giroux explores the rise of fascism and the construction of political dystopia. Henry is author of "American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism" from City Lights. PLUS: Chuck's stint in rehab

Duration:00:57:36

Death on the American family farm / Don't rock the boat.

6/6/2018
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Anthropologist Kathryn Dudley finds death and dispossession on the American farm. Kathryn wrote the article Traumas of Dispossesion for Jacobin. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen snorkels around in a sea of lies.

Duration:00:52:13

Radicalism, resistance and the path to Black liberation.

6/5/2018
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Writers Zoé Samudzi and William C. Anderson connect Black resistance to the building of a new world. Zoé and William are the authors of "As Black As Resistance: Finding the Conditions for Liberation" from AK Press.

Duration:00:59:58

Brazil's trucker strike / The forced labor of detained immigrants

6/4/2018
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Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the strike wave sweeping Brazil. Brian translated the recent articles "Truckers’ strike: not perfect but demands are legitimate" and "Trucker Strike: Petrobras’ Dismantlement Leads Brazil to Chaos" for Brasilwire. / Journalist Victoria Law examines the dark business of immigrant detainee labor. Victoria wrote the feature Investigation: "Corporations Are Profiting From Immigrant Detainees’ Labor. Some Say It’s Slavery." for In These Times.

Duration:01:06:57

Power, poverty and the structure of global trade.

6/2/2018
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Anthropologist Jason Hickel traces a new, 500 year history of global inequality. Jason is author of "The Divide: Global Inequality from Conquest to Free Markets" from Norton Books.

Duration:00:58:10

Organizing labor startups in Silicon Valley.

5/31/2018
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Writer Alex Press profiles the new labor movement working to disrupt power in Silicon Valley. Alex wrote the article Code Red: Organizing the Tech Sector for n+1.

Duration:00:59:25

On class and American politics.

5/29/2018
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Historian Steve Fraser talks about why Americans can't talk about class. Steve is author of "Class Matters: The Strange Career of an American Delusion" from Yale University Press.

Duration:00:53:50

ICE unleashed / The April 19th Movement in Nicaragua.

5/28/2018
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Journalist Tina Vasquez explores the brutal architecture of ICE in the Trump era. Tina wrote the article "The New ICE Age: An Agency Unleashed" for Rewire and the New York Review of Books. / Anthropologist Courtney Desiree Morris traces the rise of Nicaragua's 19th of April movement. Courtney wrote the article "Unexpected Uprising: The Crisis of Democracy in Nicaragua" for NACLA.

Duration:01:08:51

What's next for Venezuela's Bolivarian revolution?

5/26/2018
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Writer Jorge Martin examines the two futures of Venezuela and the Bolivarian revolution. Jorge wrote the articles "Maduro Wins Presidential Election, Despite Imperialist Meddling – What Next?" and "Venezuelan Presidential Elections: Between Imperialist Aggression and Economic Crisis" for Venezuelanalysis. PLUS: Chuck rebrands activism, Rotten History.

Duration:00:57:49

Why labor should embrace shareholder activism.

5/22/2018
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Law professor David Webber explains how labor can wield capital against capital. David is author of "The Rise of the Working-Class Shareholder: Labor’s Last Best Weapon" from Harvard University Press.

Duration:00:41:01

On the politics and potential of empathy.

5/21/2018
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Writer Cris Beam considers the political uses (and abuses) of empathy. Cris is author of "I Feel You: The Surprising Power of Extreme Empathy" from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Duration:00:56:42

Palestinian deaths in the passive voice.

5/19/2018
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Writer Nathan J. Robinson wonders if the loudest media people aren't the ones being silenced. Nathan wrote the recent articles "The Real 'Dangerous' Ideas" and "Israel and the Passive Voice" for Current Affairs.

Duration:01:03:38

Culture war in the MAGA years / Rape and rhetoric

5/16/2018
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Historian Andrew Hartman visits the new Trump front of America's old culture war. Andrew wrote the article "The Culture Wars are Dead: Long live the culture wars!" for The Baffler. / In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen sincerely dissects the corpse of sarcasm.

Duration:00:51:42

Programming the digital poorhouse.

5/15/2018
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Political scientist Virginia Eubanks explains how technology turned against the poor. Virginia is author of "Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor" from St. Martin's Press.

Duration:01:03:52