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COINTELPRO 101 (Part 2)
Aug03

COINTELPRO 101 (Part 2)

This week, we broadcast the second half of the documentary film “COINTELPRO 101,” about the secret FBI program which ran from 1956-1971, and disrupted many movements for self-determination by people of color in the U.S.. Today, we hear the second half of the film, produced by the Freedom Archives.

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COINTELPRO 101 (Part 1)
Jul27

COINTELPRO 101 (Part 1)

Over the next two weeks, we broadcast the documentary film “COINTELPRO 101,” about the secret FBI program which ran from 1956-1971, and disrupted many movements for self-determination by people of color in the U.S.. Today, we hear the first half of the film, produced by the Freedom Archives.

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Documenting FREDY : Eight Years After the Shooting in Montreal
Jul13

Documenting FREDY : Eight Years After the Shooting in Montreal

Fredy Villanueva was playing dice in a park in Montreal North when police officers arrived. In less than a minute, the 18-year-old was fatally shot by police. Eight years later, what happened in those sixty seconds remains unclear. The documentary play Fredy tries to untangle what happened before and after the shooting, as it asks questions about racial profiling, systemic discrimination, and the promise of art for social change. Featuring: Annabel Soutar, Artistic Director, Porte Parole Ricardo Lamour, actor, musician community activist Parker Mah, multimedia artist, community activist Florence Blain, audience member Actors voices: Solo Fugère – Will Prosper, Dany Villanueva, Ricardo Lamour, Iannicko N’Doua – Jeffrey Sagor-Météllus, Alain Arsenault, Alice Pascual – Anonymous police officer, Martha Villaneuva, Joanie Poirier – Stéphanie Pilotte, Lilian Villaneuva’s interpretor, Etienne Thibeault – Jean-Loup Lapointe Credits: Host: Jasmin Lopez Contributing Producer: Elvira Truglia Music: Emrical, Jahzzar, Alexander...

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Jane Mayer on the Hidden Billionaires of the Radical Right
Jun22

Jane Mayer on the Hidden Billionaires of the Radical Right

Who is Charles Koch–really? Who are the members of “the Network”?—a semi-secret group assembled by the Koch brothers? How are the superrich’s priorities transforming American society? Journalist Jane Mayer spent several years searching for some of those answers, and her new book is titled Dark Money, the Hidden History of the Billionaires. Mayer is interviewed by Atlantic magazine editor-in-chief James Bennet.  Featuring: Jane Mayer, author of Dark Money, the Hidden History of the Billionaires James Bennet, Atlantic Magazine editor-in-chief Credits Host: Andrew Stelzer Special thanks: Politics and Prose Bookstore & Coffeehouse More information   Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right Jane Mayer on Dark Money Politics and Prose Bookstore & Coffeehouse How the Kochtopus Went After a Reporter Koch Industries Americans for...

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Rad Dads!!!

Fathers…and mothers…on fatherhood and how it’s changing. Traditional ideas about what a dad is supposed to be are slowly disappearing, but what will take their place?

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Misrepresented: Interrupting Muslim & Arab Stereotypes
Apr27

Misrepresented: Interrupting Muslim & Arab Stereotypes

Hollywood has had a long history of whitewashing and stereotyping different groups –from brownface to blackface and yellowface. For Arabs and Muslims, persistent clichés throughout Hollywood’s history range from desert scenes with camels and palm trees, and characters cast as barbaric villains, belly dancers, or terrorists among others. On this edition of Making Contact we’ll meet people confronting racist depictions of Muslims and Arabs in pop culture and politics; and two young women evaluating societal expectations placed on them. Featuring: Diana Kalaji, student at University of San Francisco Moustafa Bayoumi, author of “This Muslim American Life, Dispatches from the War on Terror.” Credits Host: Laura Flynn Contributing Producer: Diana Kalaji Associate Producer: Marie Choi Photo Credit: “Community March Against Islamophobia December 13, 2015”, Misha Voloaca Music Credit: BOPD, aint no thing, Vir Noctruna, Stop + Go More information: Moustafa Bayoumi: “This Muslim American Life, Dispatches from the War on...

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