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9:15 - Author Aidan McGarry examines the origins and persistence of Romaphobia in Europe.

Aidan is author of Romaphobia: The Last Acceptable Form of Racism from Zed Books / University of Chicago Press.

 

10:00 - Writer Eleanor Finley explores the revolutionary potential of today's municipal movements.

Eleanor wrote the article The New Municipal Movements for ROAR Magazine.

 

10:35 - Journalist May Jeong traces warlord atrocities in Afghanistan back to US training.

May wrote the feature The U.S.-Trained Warlords Committing Atrocities in Afghanistan for In These Times.

 

11:05 - Historian Herb Boyd explains how Black workers and leaders built Detroit.

Herb is author of the book Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination from Amistad Books.

 

12:05 - n+1 editor Nikil Saval looks at the rise of Uber and sees oligarchy in the driver's seat.

The editors of n+1 wrote the essay Disrupt the Citizen in their latest issue.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen lays out the perks and responsibilities of citizenship.

Dang what happened to Jeff?


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9:15 - Security analyst Azeem Ibrahim explores Myanmar's campaign of genocide against the Rohingya.

Azeem is author of The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Hidden Genocide from Oxford University Press.

 

10:00 - Journalist Sharon Lerner examines the legacy of environmental racism the EPA ignores.

Sharon wrote the articles A Legacy of Environmental Racism and EPA Welcomed Industry Feedback Before Reversing Pesticide Ban, Ignoring Health Concerns for The Intercept.

 

10:35 - Journalist Martha Pskowski explains how Coca-Cola is sucking Chiapas dry.

Martha wrote the article Coca-Cola Sucks Wells Dry in Chiapas, Forcing Residents to Buy Water for Truthout.

 

11:05 - Author Sasha Abramsky explains how irrational fear rules, and guides, life in America.

Sasha is author of the book Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream from PublicAffairs.

 

12:05 - Sociologist Christian Parenti watches capitalism's climate-driven crisis wash away our cities. 

Christian wrote the article If We Fail for Jacobin.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen has drinks with a wannabe thought leader and tax consultant.

Jeff's Tinder algorithm might need some retooling.


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10:15 - Historian Kim Phillips-Fein traces today's austerity politics to New York's 1970s fiscal crisis.

Kim is author of Fear City: New York's Fiscal Crisis and the Rise of Austerity Politics from Picador.

 

11:00 - Sociologist Christian Parenti watches capitalism's climate-driven crisis wash away our cities. 

Christian wrote the article If We Fail for Jacobin.

 

11:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen says 'It's not global warming, it's Hillary.'

They just blame her for everything, these guys.


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11:10 - Writer Natasha Lennard promises confrontation, not a platform, for White supremacy.

Natasha wrote the In These Times piece Don't Give Fascism an Inch and Not Rights but Justice: It’s Time to Make Nazis Afraid Again for The Nation.

 

11:50 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen guides us to our underwater destiny.

Does this mean Jeffy finally read Kobo Abe's Inter Ice Age 4 since I been bugging him about reading it? Oh sorry, spoilers BTW.


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11:10 - Current Affairs editor Nathan J. Robinson examines the strategic implications of non-nonviolent protest.

Nathan wrote the articles We'll Beat the Fascists with Ideas, Not Fists for In These Times and Thinking Strategically About Free Speech and Violence for Current Affairs.

11:50 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen witnesses the crash that killed Princess Di - in his mind!

Jeff is capable of recalling things from his past, that's his secret to doing things like this.


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9:15 - Sociologist Charles Derber makes the case for building universalized resistance to global capitalism.

Charles is author of the book Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times for Routledge.

 

10:05 - Writer Laurie Penny examines the power, and necessity, of being a bitch in these dark times.

Laurie's collection of essays, Bitch Doctrine: Essays for Dissenting Adults is out now from Bloomsbury.

 

11:00 - Sociologist Kevan Harris explores the rise of social welfare policy in post-revolution Iran.

Kevan is author of the book A Social Revolution: Politics and the Welfare State in Iran from University of California Press.

 

12:00 - Political analyst Lucas Koerner reports on violence and misinformation in Venezuela.

Lucas co-wrote the recent articles 7 Dead as Venezuela Violence Escalates and Is Venezuela’s Attorney General Biased Towards the Opposition? for Venezuelanaysis.

 

12:35 - The Hopleaf's Michael Roper discusses the vertical integration of craft beer, and maybe the end of bars.

Michael will be talking about Sapporo's acquisition of Anchor Brewing, and why bars need to adapt to a new brew-pub paradigm.


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9:15 - Historian Talitha LeFlouria explains how the convict labor of Black women built the new South.

Talitha is author of the book Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South from UNC Press.

 

10:00 - Live from Budapest, Todd Williams reflects on Viktor Orbán's manipulation of Hungarian society.

Todd will also be talking about Soros, NGO influence, Hungary's upcoming elections and the World Swimming Championship. A busy time in Budapest.

 

10:35 - Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on debt and dependence in Puerto Rico.

Dave is in town for next week's CLOSED CASKET: The Complete, Final And Absolutely Last Baudelaire In A Box at Theater Oobleck.

 

11:05 - Organizer Jane McAlevey charts out a course for claiming power in the Trump era.

Jane is author of No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age from Oxford University Press.

 

12:05 - Historian Aaron Fountain explains how the Black Lives Matter movement is shaping Latino activism.

Aaron wrote the article How African American Activists are Influencing Latinos for Black Perspectives.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen assesses the risk involved in risk avoidance.

 


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9:15 - Behavioral scientist Samuel Bowles charts out the path towards a moral economics.

Samuel is author of The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives Are No Substitute for Good Citizens from Yale University Press.

 

10:00 - Historian Elizabeth Catte explores the Appalachia-sized gap in the liberal worldview.

Elizabeth wrote the piece Liberal shaming of Appalachia: Inside the media elite’s obsession with the “hillbilly problem” for Salon.

 

10:35 - Columnist Adele Stan examines the dark money fortunes of the Trump White House.

Adele wrote the article What We Do Is Secret: Trumpism as a private-capital scam for The Baffler.

 

11:05 - Middle East scholar Wendy Pearlman talks about why it's so hard to talk about Syria.

Wendy returns to discuss her interview earlier this month, and her book We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria.

 

11:35 - Investigative journalist Greg Palast digs through the GOP's vote suppression files.

Greg's latest report is Sanders and Jackson join hands to take on Trump’s Vote Thief-in-Chief at his website.

 

12:10 - Historian Sean Guillory looks at Vladimir Putin's politics, from Russian eyes.

Sean produces the very valuable and recommended Seans' Russia Blog podcast.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen gives reality a strip search and pat down.

Is that the order you do those two things?


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9:15 - Journalist Jesse Eisinger examines the political consequences of business executive impunity.

Jesse is author of the new book The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives from Simon & Schuster.

 

10:05 - Valerie Vande Panne explores the time banks and informal economies of post-crash Detroit.

Valerie wrote the article Detroit’s Underground Economy:Where Capitalism Fails, Alternatives Take Root? for In These Times.

 

10:35 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on the trial of former Brazil president Lula da Silva.

Brian will also report on squatting and striking in São Paulo, and the short doc he made covering organizing there this Spring.

 

11:05 - Writer Michael Deibert examines the quakes in Haiti's political and economic history.

Michael is author of the new book Haiti Will Not Perish: A Recent History from Zed Books.

 

12:05 - Julianne Tveten and Paul Blest explore the dark side of Silicon Valley's libertarian UBI business plan.

Julianne and Paul wrote the article Silicon Valley Will Not Save You for Current Affairs.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen gets inapropriate about cultural appropriation.

Part of his ongoing series getting us yelled at online, I guess.