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9:20 - Journalist Amanda Sperber reports on the known unknowns of the US drone program in Somalia.

Amanda wrote the article Inside the Secretive US Air Campaign In Somalia for The Nation.

 

10:05 - Journalist Jesse Eisinger explains how a decaying, defunded IRS set its sights on poor people's money.

Jesse co-authored the report How the IRS Was Gutted with Paul Kiel for ProPublica.

 

11:05 - Filmmaker Astra Taylor explores what democracy has been, and what it might someday become.

Astra's new film is What Is Democracy?. The film is out now / soon depending on the city. Astra will be in Chicago Friday and Saturday screening and talking about the film.

 

12:05 - Historian Peter Cole examines the work of building labor solidarity and racial equality between dockworkers.

Peter is author of the book Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area from University of Illinois Press.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen whacks the big stick from the Bay of Pigs to Caracas.

 


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9:20 - Critical theorist Kanishka Goonewardena explores the roots of Sri Lanka's neoliberal / ethno-nationalist crisis.

Kanishka wrote the article The Crisis in Sri Lanka for Jacobin.

 

10:00 - Geographer Lavinia Steinfort examines the potential of creating new, public money in the people’s interest.

Lavinia wrote the essay The Power of Public Finance for the Future we Want for the Transnational Institute's State of Power 2019 report.

 

10:35 - Anthropologist Jason Hickel explains what Bill Gates and Steven Pinker don't understand about global poverty.

Jason wrote the post A letter to Steven Pinker (and Bill Gates, for that matter) about global poverty at his site. We talked with Jason in June 2018 about his book The Divide.

 

11:05 - Writer Richard Seymour surveys what remains of Labour under Brexit's combustible, nationalist unity project.

Richard is author of the essay Brexit and the "white working class" posted at his Patreon page. 

 

12:05 - Writer DaMaris Hill traces a history - and present - of Black women imprisoned in America.

DaMaris is author of the book A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland from Bloomsbury.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen handles the dinosaur problem.

Finally, thanks Jeffy.


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9:20 - Writer Jacob Hamburger traces New Atheism's shifting relationship with liberal ideology.

Jacob wrote the article What Was New Atheism for The Point.

 

10:05 - Our Man in San Juan, Dave Buchen reports on Hamilton coming to Puerto Rico, and the junta staying there.

Listen to Dave's reports from Puerto Rico here. Oh and his 2019 calendar is here and very good.

 

10:35 - Live from Paris, Cole Stangler explains how the Yellow Vests took their own 'national debate' to the streets.

Cole wrote the article Back on the Offensive for Jacobin.

 

11:05 - Writer Ben Ehrenreich explores the magical thinking behind the myths of progress and Western Civilization.

Ben wrote the article After the Storm for The Baffler.

 

12:05 - Computer scientist Kate Devlin explores the human questions raised by sex with robots.

Kate is author of the book Turned On: Science, Sex and Robots from Bloomsbury.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen shares his Ode to the Farmer.

 


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9:20 - Writer Nicole Aschoff examines the left's new (old) challenges in the Trump era.

Nicole wrote the paper America’s Tipping Point? Between Trumpism and a New Left for Socialist Register.

 

10:00 - Writer Jorge Martin exposes the imperialist hand in the Venezuelan coup attempt.

Jorge wrote the article Washington Moves Towards 'Regime Change' in Venezuela for Venezuelanalysis.

 

10:35 - Writer Olivia Heffernan reports on the work of building a farmworker labor movement.

Olivia wrote the article Are we prepared to pay the price for farmworker justice? for openDemocracy.

 

11:05 - Journalist Dahr Jamail explores grief, love and wilderness on a dying planet.

Dahr is author of the book The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption from The New Press.

 

12:05 - Author Peter Fleming makes the case for revolutionary pessimism as we face the future.

Peter is author of the book The Worst Is Yet To Come: A Post-Capitalist Survival Guide from Repeater Books.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen squints at the future of disaster capitalism.

Is that being near-sighted or far-sighted, I always get those two mixed up.


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9:20 - N+1 editor Marco Roth examines the political futures of a world on the edge of ecological collapse.

Marco is co-author of the N+1 essay The Best of a Bad Situation.

 

10:05 - Our Man in Budapest, Todd Williams explains how a new 'slave law' united Hungary's opposition. Maybe.

Todd will be talking about a protest wave against new laws on overtime pay, court centralization and university privatization.

 

10:35 - Journalist Aaron Miguel Cantú explains what a White press won't write about White supremacy.

Aaron wrote the article The Whitest News You Know for The Baffler.

 

11:05 - Writer Molly Smith explores the work - and politics and feminism and economy - of sex work.

Molly is co-author of the new book Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights from Verso.

 

12:05 - Extinction Rebellion's Clare Farrell previews the global fight for survival on a dying planet.

Clare is a co-founder of the movement Extinction Rebellion.


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9:20 - Writer John Pat Leary translates the new language of capitalism in the 21st century.

John is the author of the forthcoming book Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism from Haymarket Books.

 

10:00 - Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier explains what Jacobin got wrong about pre-coup Brazil.

Brian is a co-author of the article How the US Left Failed Brazil for Brasilwire.

 

10:35 - Sociologist Dylan Riley explains what Donald Trump is  - if he's not a fascist.

Dylan wrote the article What Is Trump? for the New Left Review.

 

11:05 - Writer Tony Wood explores Russian politics beyond the shadow of Vladimir Putin.

Tony is author of Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War from Verso Books.

 

12:05 - The Hopleaf's Michael Roper reviews a down year in the craft beer industry.

Michael will dig into brewery closings, the hops bubble and a general decline in beer drinking - Chuck isn't contributing to that last thing.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen can't win for losing, can't lose for winning.

 


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9:20 - Live from Paris, journalist Cole Stangler traces the class lines running through France's Yellow Vest movement.

Cole wrote the articles What’s Really Behind France’s Yellow Vest Protest? for The Nation and “Yellow Vests” Against the “President of the Rich” for Jacobin.

 

10:05 - Writer Sohaila Abdulali talks about what we do (and don't) talk about when we talk about rape.

Sohaila is author of What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape from The New Press.

 

11:05 - Political scientist Neta C. Crawford examines the brutal, ongoing human cost of America's wars.

Neta is author of the paper Human Cost of the Post-9/11 Wars: Lethality and the Need for Transparency for Brown University's Watson Institute.

 

11:35 - Investigative journalist Yasha Levine exposes the greedy, vampiric heart of California's pistachio industry.

Yasha's documentary, Pistachio Wars: Killing California for a Snack Food is raising funds for post-production at Kickstarter right now. Help em out!

 

12:05 - Writer Jesse Bering explains what happens in the brain (and life) of the suicidal person.

Jesse is author of the book Suicidal: Why We Kill Ourselves from University of Chicago Press.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen sees the glass as entirely full.

Guess those Wellbutrins are kicking in.

 


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9:20 - Writer Martha Pskowski examines the cross-border solidarity powering the migrant caravans.

Martha wrote the article The Rebel Project of the Caravan: Solidarities and Setbacks for Viewpoint Magazine.

 

10:05 - Organizer Mason Herson-Hord previews the dangers of anti-democratic, reactionary localism.

Mason is co-author of the article 'Dark municipalism' - the dangers of local politics for The Ecologist.

 

10:35 - Writer Zenobia Jeffries Warfield explains why grassroots economics don't generate Black wealth.

Zenobia wrote the article Why Co-ops and Community Farms Can’t Close the Racial Wealth Gap for Yes!

 

11:05 - Writer Mychal Denzel Smith explores the burden of presenting the Black experience to a White audience.

Mychal wrote the article The Gatekeepers: On the Burden of the Black Public Intellectual for Harper's.

 

12:05 - Writer Aisling McCrea argues with the internet about the merits of self-care and debate.

Aisling wrote the articles Self-Care Won't Save Us for Current Affairs and Resolved: Debate Is Stupid for The Outline.

 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen spins the tale of A Hundred and One Welbutrins.

Nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, constipation, increased sweating, joint aches, sore throat, blurred vision, strange taste in the mouth, diarrhea, or dizziness may occur.


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9:20 - Writer Natasha Lennard
 explains what the press misses between White supremacists and the police.

Natasha wrote the article Even the FBI Thinks Police Have Links to White Supremacists - but Don’t Tell the New York Times for the Intercept.


 

10:05 - Historian Pero Dagbovie
 surveys the contested, shifting grounds of Black history in the American present.

Pero is author of Reclaiming the Black Past: The Use and Misuse of African American History in the Twenty-First Century from Verso.



 

11:00 - Historian Sarah Churchwell examines the authoritarian ends of America First ideology.

Sarah is author of Behold, America: The Entangled History of "America First" and "the American Dream" from Basic Books.

 

12:00 - Writer Zoé Samudzi 
explores the Africas beyond the Western political imagination.

Zoe wrote the article Africa’s Place in the Radical Imagination for ROAR Magazine.


 

12:45 - In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen answers the question, What Have We Become?

You might have been wondering about that lately.