The Mission to End Prohibition
Polls show there’s a cultural shift taking place regarding the so-called “war on drugs”. On this edition, a former narcotics officer, and a leading drug reform activist, examine the roots of America’s current drug policy.
Tapped Out: Clean Water in Peril (hour-long special)
We’ll hear from U.S. water stewards across the country, from a grassroots toxic canal clean up to a long-standing
watershed war. They’re people working to protect and restore our valuable fresh waterways and to keep water resources part of a shared global commons.
La Llorona: An Evolving Myth (encore)
The story of the weeping woman has been told since the time of the Spanish conquest. In this edition, we look at the myth of La Llorona as told in Oakland, California today, and explore how its meaning has grown and changed over time.
Immigrant Families Behind Bars
In a special collaboration with Feet in Two Worlds, we hear about an immigrant family torn apart after an immigration raid in Arizona. Also, grassroots efforts help change policies at a detention center in Texas.
American Peace Activists on the Streets of Kabul
Almost everyone in the U.S., in one way or another, does business with the banks. But the business of borrowing isn’t always fair. We talk to lenders who do things differently and those who stave off financial scams.
How We Survive: Predatory ‘Mending’
Activists have been setting up community-run check-cashing and community loan funds as an alternative to predatory lending practices which led to our current foreclosure crisis.l
Tapped Out: Clean Water in Peril
From a grassroots toxic canal clean up to a long-standing watershed war, we’ll hear from U.S. water stewards across the country. They’re people working to protect and restore our valuable fresh waterways and to keep water resources part of a shared global commons.
My T-Shirt Says it All (encore)
The T-shirt is a staple of the American wardrobe, worn by pretty much everyone at one time or another. It’s a sort of common denominator in a culture marked by differences. On this edition, we’ll hear how three T-shirt designers use the garments as a way to fight racism, communicate cultural identity, and mourn friends who’ve passed away.
Women in Sports: Separate and Not Equal
Dave Zirin and Elizabeth Terzakis take a look back at the history of discrimination against women in sports, and well hear where the long battle for equality and acceptance stands today.
How We Survive: Renters, Rights, and Resistance
On this edition, we continue our series “How We Survive” and hear from renters and renters’ advocates about the invisible victims of the mortgage meltdown.