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9:20 - 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.

 

10:05 - 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.

 

11:00 - 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.


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9:20 - Writer Kevin Ovenden calls for solidarity and cooperation between anti-racism and anti-war movements.

Kevin wrote the post The anti-racist radical left must give the ideological battle on his site. He's in Chicago giving talks on Saturday afternoon and Monday night.

 

10:05 - Anthropologist David Graeber explores the meaning and meaninglessness of our bullshit jobs.

David is author of the new book Bullshit Jobs: A Theory from Simon & Schuster.

 

11:05 - 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.

 

12:05 - 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.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen sincerely dissects the corpse of sarcasm.

 

 


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9:15 - Policy analyst Phyllis Bennis connects American militarism abroad to deep poverty at home.

Phyllis is co-author of The Institute for Policy Studies report The Souls of Poor Folk.

 

10:00 - Writer Eliane Glaser calls for the left to reclaim the power of ideology, authority and the state.

Eliane is author of Anti-Politics: On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State from Repeater Books.

 

11:05 - Journalist Nomi Prins explains how central banks bought world power in an age of global crisis.

Nomi is author of Collusion: How Central Bankers Rigged the World from Nation Books.

 

12:05 - Jacobin's Meagan Day explores the rigged, anti-worker system of mandatory arbitration.

Meagan wrote the articles The Conference Room Is Replacing the Courtroom and The Democrats and the Deficit Con for Jacobin.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen visits Bill Cosby in prison.

 


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9:20 - Live from Seoul, Marc Flury reports on the long, sudden end of the Korean War.

Marc will be reporting on yesterday's Inter-Korean Summit between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in.

 

10:00 - Historian Samuel Moyn explains why human rights won't deliver social and economic justice.

Samuel is author of Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World from Harvard University Press.

 

11:05 - The Oakland Institute's Anuradha Mittal calls for an end to the World Bank's ranking programs.

The Oakland Institute released the brief A Death Knell for the EBA? on their website.

 

11:35 - Journalist Julianne Tveten examines dissent's brand in a new age of commodified protest.

Julianne wrote the article Living in a Pepsi Ad World for The New Republic.

 

12:05 - Anthropologist Michaelanne Dye explores the IRL peer-to-peer network of Cuba's offline internet.

Michaelanne is co-author of the paper El Paquete Semanal: The Week's Internet in Havana, presented at the 2018 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen takes a trip down anxiety lane.

Something tells me Jeff knows the route pretty well.


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9:15 - Writer Corey Pein explores the boring, brutal world of Silicon Valley tech culture.

Corey is author of Live Work Work Work Die: A Journey into the Savage Heart of Silicon Valley from Metropolitan Books.

 

10:00 - Historian Tithi Bhattacharya explains why women are leading strikes across America.

Tithi wrote the Guardian op-ed Women are leading the wave of strikes in America. Here's why.

 

10:35 - Journalist Jacob Hamburger examines the space between elites and democracy in France.

Jacob wrote the article Can There Be a Left Populism? for Jacobin, and his blog Tocqueville 21 posted the symposium Focus: Elites and Democracy in France.

 

11:05 - Geoff Mann and Joel Wainwright preview the new politics of a planet under rapid climate change.

Geoff and Joel are authors of the book Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future from Verso.

 

12:05 - Journalist Kate Aronoff finds denialism built deep within market-based climate change solutions.

Kate wrote the article Denial By A Different Name: It’s Time to Admit That Half-Measures Can’t Stop Climate Change for The Intercept.

 

12:45 In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen explores the birth canal.

Figuratively. Maybe not. Dunno what Jeff's into these days.


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9:15 - Literary scholar Emily Apter surveys the allness and everywhereness of micropolitics.

Emily is author of Unexceptional Politics: On Obstruction, Impasse, and the Impolitic from Verso.

 

10:00 - Our Man in Budapest, Todd Williams reports on the non-surprise of last week's Hungarian elections.

The results are definitely not suprising to anyone who caught Todd's last report in 2017 on Orban's political dominance.

 

10:35 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on Lula's imprisonment and left resistance across Brazil.

Brian co-wrote the article Lula's Arrest and the True State of the Brazilian Left for NACLA.

 

11:05 - Historian Gerald Horne explores colonialism's apocalyptic history of slavery and dispossession.

Gerald is author of The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in Seventeenth-Century North America and the Caribbean from Monthly Review Press.

 

12:00 - Writer Nick Murray examines the intersection of farming, corporate technology and country music.

Nick wrote the essay Agriculture Wars for Viewpoint Magazine.

 

12:35 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen figures out why no one can afford to live anymore.

 


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9:15 - Writer Liza Featherstone examines the role of focus groups, between capital and consumer.

Liza is author of Divining Desire: Focus Groups and the Culture of Consultation from OR Books.


10:00 - Organizer Janae Bonsu reports on the use and abuse of Chicago's massive Gang Database.

Janae is the lead author of the report Tracked & Targeted: Early Findings on Chicago’s Gang Database.

 

10:35 - Writer Pearl Ahrens traces the boundaries between the French state and the free zone of ZAD.

Pearl wrote the article A Free Zone Unlike Any Other for Salvage.

 

11:05 - Geographer Katharyne Mitchell explains how neoliberal schools manufacture compliant workers.

Katharyne is author of Making Workers: Radical Geographies of Education from Pluto Press.

 

12:05 - Correspondent Karina Moreno explores the intersection of immigration policy and professional baseball.

Karina co-wrote the article Baseball, Latino America's pastime, faces new challenges in age of Trump with Mike Elk for The Guardian.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen asks why the US took the Vietnam War as a problem-solving model.


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9:15 - Sociologist Nisha Kapoor explores the new mechanisms of security state extremism.

Nisha is author of the book Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism from Verso.

 

10:00 - Journalist Jaimee A. Swift connects Marielle Franco's murder to a history of gendered, racialized state violence.

Jaimee wrote the article Marielle Franco, Black Queer Women, and Police Violence in Brazil for Black Perspectives.

 

10:35 - Journalist Kim Baca reports on a Native American campaign towards food sovereignty.

Kim wrote the article A Native Coalition is Fighting for a Better 2018 Farm Bill for In These Times.

 

11:05 - Historian Annelise Orleck explains how a low-wage labor movement went global.

Annelise is author of We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages from Beacon Press.

 

12:05 - Policy researcher Stacy Mitchell examines the rise of Amazon's ascendant monopoly.

Stacy Mitchell wrote the article Amazon Doesn’t Just Want to Dominate the Market—It Wants to Become the Market for The Nation.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen picks up after that lazy Dalai Lama.

Always batting cleanup on the show.


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9:15 - Journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge explains why she is no longer talking to White people about race.

Reni is author of Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race from Bloomsbury.

 

10:05 - CIP Americas Director Laura Carlsen reports on a radical women's gathering in Zapatista territory.

Last week Laura attended the “First International Gathering of Politics, Art, Sport, and Culture for Women in Struggle” in Southeast Mexico.

 

10:35 - Current Affairs editor Brianna Rennix explores immigration politics in the Trump era.

Brianna wrote the articles A Tale Of Two Atrocities: From Tululché to New Bedford and How Democrats Can Negotiate Effectively On Immigration for Current Affairs.

 

11:05 - Law scholar Radha D'Souza examines the limits of rights discourse under global capitalism.

Radha is author of What's Wrong with Rights? Social Movements, Law and Liberal Imaginations from Pluto Press.

 

12:05 - Writer Barbara Ehrenreich makes a case against the utopian culture of personal fitness.

Barbara wrote the article Body Work: The curiously self-punishing rites of fitness culture for The Baffler.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen looks at the Dungeons & Dragons icosahedron for hope.

I'm guessing Jeff would play a Troll Bard. Is that a possibility within D&D's race/class system?