Women Rising XIV: International Changemakers in the Arts
Women are gaining influence as leaders throughout the world, fighting for peace, justice, the environment and civil society. On this edition, we profile four artist activists from San Francisco, Haiti, Zimbabwe and India.
Dirty Harry: When the American Dream Became a Nightmare, Part 2
For more than two decades, the United States tested nuclear weapons in Southern Nevada. A total of 928 nuclear detonations affected the people working at, and living nearby the test site. We’ll hear their stories on part two of “Dirty Harry”.
Dirty Harry: When the American Dream Became a Nightmare, Part 1
In 1951, the first Atom bomb was detonated over a section of desert called Frenchman Flat, about ninety miles northwest of Las Vegas. We’ll hear the stories of the early years of testing, and how it affected people working at, and living nearby the test site.
The Growing Iraqi Refugee Crisis (encore edition)
Since 9/11, the U.S. Congress has appropriated $610 billion dollars in war-related money. With inflation figured in, that’s roughly the same amount spent over the full 16 years of the Vietnam War. The Iraq War alone has cost the U.S. $450 billion dollars.
The Iran Agenda
Is Iran developing nuclear weapons? Does the U.S. plan to bomb Iran? What do the people of Iran think about U.S. policy? Independent producer and book author Reese Erlich looks at the Bush administrations efforts to overthrow the government of Iran.
On New Ground: Liberating Gender & Sexuality
How do we challenge and overcome gender and sexual oppression? Three speakers at the Atlanta U.S. Social Forum have some answers.
Women Rising XIII: Enterprising Women
We profile four women entrepreneurs, bravely starting businesses where no one else has ventured and who are leading a worldwide grassroots movement to create micro-enterprise.
Mothers, Migrants and Maids of Honor (encore edition)
They’re mothers, their migrants and they’re caregivers to our children and our
elders. Domestic workers are the backbone of many American families, their own families and their communities.
Two Years After Katrina: Still Weathering the Storm
It’s been two years since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast.
Two years since the levees broke and changed the face of an entire city, state and region.
And despite hopeful signs of renewal, New Orleans and many parts of the Gulf Coast are still in disrepair. So how much has really changed? How much has stayed the same?
Beyond Bars: Community Resistance to Prison Expansion
In the U.S., more than more than 2 million people live behind prison bars. Dr. Ruth Gilmore, a professor of geography at the University of Southern California and a long-time prison activist, extracts lessons from more than two decades of on-the-ground community organizing against what’s been termed the “biggest prison building project in the history of the world.”