Education Not for Sale
Around the world, students have been taking to the streets. They’re opposed to rising tuition fees and cuts to education. On this edition, we’ll hear how students in Quebec helped bring down the government and why Chilean students are back out on the streets again. We’ll also speak to an activist in Puerto Rico who says she’s had enough of US-style higher education.
Microfinance: How it Lost Its Way and Betrayed the Poor
Hugh Sinclair, the author of Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic, in conversation with KALW radio host Rose Aguilar. Sinclair tells the story of how he learned the dirty truths behind the banking sector that’s creeping across the “developing” world.
The Burning Issue: America’s War on Fire
Every summer, wildfires torch thousands of acres of land. The National Forest Service rushes to the rescue; to save lives, homes, and communities. But is the agency’s approach to fire doing more harm than good? Producer George Lavender takes a closer look at the “War on Fire.”
Buying Power: Corporate Money in Politics
The Tea Party has come a long way, but who’s really behind it? On this edition: how some of America’s largest corporations are using grassroots movements to influence law makers. We hear excerpts from Taki Oldham’s documentary “The Billionaires’ Tea Party” and learn more about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
Drones: A New Death From Above – Medea exclusive
Highlights from an interview with Medea Benjamin. Interview conducted by Making Contacts Lisa Rudman and Salima Hamirani– June 20, 2012, Hear the full show, “Drones: A New Death from Above.”
Drones: A New Death From Above
We bring you voices from Pakistan of families destroyed by drone strikes. And, we hear from Medea Benjamin and other activists working to build a global movement against this controversial military technology, which accelerated after 9/11.
Being Black and Green: African-Americans & the Environment ENCORE
African-Americans are helping to lead the environmental movement. We take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in Wisconsin and a local bike ride in California, where local black leaders are changing the color of environmentalism.
Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture
Interactive, realistic, pro-war video games have become part of American culture. But protestors and artists are finding ways to turn the virtual world into a place where the military hero narrative can be questioned. On this edition, we hear excerpts from the movie Returning Fire: Interventions in Video Game Culture, written and directed by Roger Stahl.
Lessons of Nagasaki
The US dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. Three days later, Nagasaki also fell victim. On this edition, we commemorate the anniversary of the bombings with excerpts from two documentaries, Hiroshima Countdown and Nagasaki Journey
The Struggle for Libya’s Future
Reese Erlich brings us a special report from Libya on the chaos that remains in the wake of the overthrow of hated dictator Muammar Gaddafi. While the west proclaimed a great victory for so-called humanitarian military intervention, armed militias once allied with the US and NATO now attack government offices and engage in extortion rackets.