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How We Survive: The ‘Crisis’ in Public Education

We continue our series, ‘How We Survive’. This week? It’s a time of crisis in higher education. And as administrators cast an eye toward privatization, students are mobilizing for change, and a voice in the system.

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Portland State University, Inc.

Like other states across the country, Oregon is struggling with the question of how to fund higher education in a time of massive budget cuts. Portland State University president wants to incorporate it. But many students are saying no.

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Beyond Wheeler:
UC Voices for Education as a Public Good

A story about the University at California at Berkeley mobilizations against the privatization of the public higher education system in light of budget cuts.

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Redefining Human Rights:
The Case for Food, Health Care & Housing

Are food, housing, and health care human rights? A round table discussion about the right to healthy food, the right to housing, and the right to healthcare. Do Americans have these, and if not, what’s standing in the way?

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A Chronology of Capitalism [encore]

It’s a time of economic transition, and systems that may have seemed stable over the past few decades are proving to be far from it. But how did we get here? This week, we hear from three people who’ve been sounding the alarm about capitalism’s house of cards for years, and in some cases, decades.

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Economic Roots of the Haiti Crisis

While the international community mobilizes to get aid – and guns – to Haiti, others are sending money and prayers. No matter where you were in the world when news of the devastation hit, disbelief seemed to be a global common denominator. How could Haiti be dealt another blow, when it has already suffered so much? Making Contact’s Pauline Bartolone searched for some answers.

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The Crisis Made in Haiti

In the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in recent history, we look at Haiti’s history with the United States, the militarization of American relief efforts, and the economic policies that have contributed to the devastation of Haiti’s capital city.

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