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Episode 1059

Sunk Cost

Jun 8 2019

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Ted Genoways

Farms, floods and the disaster denialism in America's Midwest.

Writer Ted Genoways explores disaster politics, agriculture and austerity in flooded northeastern Nebraska - as the consequences of climate change, neglected infrastructure and Trump's trade war wash over rural America, a new political vision is needed to connect and address the crises leaving lands and lives underwater in the Grain Belt.

Ted wrote the article River of No Return for The New Republic.



Mithu Sanyal

What we don't talk about when we talk about rape.

Cultural critic Mithu Sanyal deconstructs the often retrograde values at the center of contemporary discourse around sexual assault and sexual boundaries, and calls for a new way of understanding sex, ourselves and others built on self-knowledge, empathy and communication.

Mithu is author of the book Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo from Verso.



Brian Mier

Massive strikes across Brazil, and mass media silence in the US.

Live from São Paulo, Brian Mier reports on a new wave of mass strikes across Brazil - as millions of students and workers take the streets against the fracturing coalition of fascist president Jair Bolsonaro and the government that placed him in office, the corporate press in the Global North diminishes or ignores the will and the voice of Brazilian people.

Brian reported on the 1.8 million large strike wave for TeleSur English's program From The South.



Genevieve Carpio

On spatial mobility and racial formation in California's Inland Empire.

Chicana/o studies scholar Genevieve Carpio explains how mobility (and its restriction) influenced the formation of racial identity in 20th century Southern California - from the state's maintenance of White supremacy through policing the movement of people, to the ways the marginalized have built lives and spaces in resistance to the dictates of racial heirarchy.

Genevieve is author of the book Collisions at the Crossroads: How Place and Mobility Make Race from University of California Press.