How We Survive: The Recession Generation
If youre a young person looking for a job, it looks pretty dismal out there, and it may not brighten up anytime soon. On this edition of How We Survive, we look at how the economy is hitting the millennial generation.
Arizona’s SB 1070: The Battle for Immigrant’s Rights
Arizona’s SB 1070 put immigration enforcement in the national spotlight. On this edition, we look at the controversial law – its effects in Arizona and across the country, and how it has motivated immigrant communities to become politically active.
The Price of Nature: Buying Our Way Out of Climate Chaos?
At the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, discussion centered on market-based solutions. On this edition, experts engage in a roundtable discussion about alternative ways to both understand and solve the climate crisis.
The Presumption of Guilt: Charles Ogletree on the Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Harvard professor Ogletree speaks about his book, “The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America.”
The New Face of Military Recruiting
Stretched by fighting two wars, the US military has stepped up efforts to recruit teenagers and young adults. Guest host Anna Sussman hosts a round table discussion about the new face of military recruiting, and counter-recruiting efforts taking place.
California’s Prop 19: The End of the War on Marijuana?
Californians went to the polls this past November to vote on whether to legalize marijuana. On this edition, we look at the damage wrought by the failed war on marijuana, with a focus on the millions caught in the criminal justice system.
Robert Fisk: The Terror of Power and the Power of Terror
Long time Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk speaks about the power of words in shaping public opinion and public policy, and the tragic consequences of a press corps that toes official line: in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine.
Women for Women in Juarez
In Ciudad Juárez, in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, there have been nearly 500 known cases of femicide in under two decades. Joe Richey speaks to several women in Juarez about what it’s like to live in the most violent city in the world.
New ‘Femicide Law’ in Bolivia Put Forth to Curb Murder of Women
In Bolivia, violent crimes against young women have risen dramatically. But a new law that may pass by the end of 2010, would give a sentence of up to 30 years’ prison for the murder of women.
Protagonists for Change: Women Against Violence in Latin America
In Latin America, sexism and impunity contribute to violence against women. But the region is also home to powerful female voices, and effective movements for the advancement of women.