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Episode 834

Graying the Race Card

Jan 24 2015

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Jana Tsoneva

Austerity policies ride into Bulgaria on the back of anti-Roma persecution.

Sociology student Jana Tsoneva sees anti-Roma persecution as a pretense for Bulgaria’s attack on its poorest citizens.

Jana and co-author Stanimir Panayotov wrote the three part series Bulgaria’s Creeping Apartheid for LeftEast.



Brian Foley

The case for providing poor people with legal representation for civil lawsuits.

Lawyer Brian Foley explains how the civil right to counsel movement pushes for equal access to civil law representation.

Brian recommends checking out the work of the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel.



Barbara Fields, Karen Fields

Why the practice of racism itself produces and prolongs the illusion of race.

History professor Barbara and independent scholar Karen Fields discuss racism’s pervasive legacy in personal and political life.

Barbara and Karen wrote the book Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life.

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Danny Muller

Dodging Nepalese police and UN photo ops to deliver good news from Haiti.

Danny Muller dodges Nepalese police and UN photo ops to talk about Haitian politics and deliver some good news about TiH! listener donations to a pediatric unit in Cap-Haitien.

Danny is on the ground working with the group Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Health Partnership.

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Eliza Anyangwe

Surveying Boko Haram's effects on Nigerian life and Western misconceptions.

Guardian journalist Eliza Anyangwe on the struggle for post-colonial democracy and security in Nigeria.

Eliza wrote the Guardian articles Illicit financial flows growing faster than global economy, reveals new report, and more recently, Boko Haram attacks: why isn’t Nigerian civil society protesting terrorism?



Jeff Dorchen

Jeff Dorchen worries that coddling multi-national corporations might not teach them how to live on their own.

Jeff Dorchen worries that coddling multi-national corporations might not teach them how to live on their own.