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Letters and Politics - April 30, 2013 at 10:00am
Vijay Prashad, the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and director of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Author of the Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South. Wells Dixon, Senior Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights.

Letters and Politics - April 29, 2013 at 10:00am
Shahid Buttar leads the Bill of Rights Defense Committee; Joey Cain, activist who nominated Bradley Manning as an honorary Grand Marshall at the SF Pride Parade; Irene Florez speaks to Michael Moss, author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us.

Letters and Politics - April 25, 2013 at 10:00am
What does the New Deal Laws and Jim Crow Laws have in common? A lot, and today we're in conversation about this with Ira Katznelson author of the book Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time.

Letters and Politics - April 24, 2013 at 10:00am
Today we'll be in conversation with investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson about his article "How the FBI in Boston May Have Pursued the Wrong Terrorist." He is also the author of the book The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism.

Letters and Politics - April 23, 2013 at 10:00am
As Dzhokhar Tsaernaev is charged for the Boston Marathon bombing, today we look at the perils that exist for lawyers willing to take on such suspects by looking at the case of Lynne Stewart who is serving a 10 year jail sentence for her conduct in representing Omar Abdel Rahman, the man accused...

Letters and Politics - April 22, 2013 at 10:00am
After last week's Boston Marathon bombing, the debates are renewed over the legal system, drones, surveillance and the war on terror. Today we'll talk to Constitutional scholars Marjorie Cohn and Erwin Chemerinsky. We'll also speak to Neil Richards, who last month published in the Harvard Law...

Letters and Politics - April 18, 2013 at 10:00am
Economists are in a vigorous debate this week after the release of a new report that is challenging the commonly stated notion that economies stall when debt reaches 90% of Gross Domestic Product. It is an argument that has become an intellectual underpinning for proponents of austerity.

Letters and Politics - April 17, 2013 at 10:00am
Before there was Charlton Heston and Ronald Reagan, there was Louis B Mayor, founder of MGM Studios, who used the power of the film industry for conservative political aims. Today we talk about that history with historian Steven Ross, author of the book Hollywood Left and Right.

Letters and Politics - April 16, 2013 at 10:00am
Discussing the "Boston Bombing" with David Pakman of the David Pakman Show and Davey D of Hard Knock Radio. Later in the show we speak to attorney Pardiss Kebriaei who is representing a Guantanamo Bay Detainee on hunger strike.

Letters and Politics - April 15, 2013 at 10:00am
In conversation about the history of the income tax with historian Ray Raphael, author of the book Constitutional Myths.

Letters and Politics - April 11, 2013 at 10:00am
Jim Dean with Democracy for America; Rebecca Griffin with Peace Action West; Irene Florez interviews Melanie Warner, author of Pandora's Lunchbox

Letters and Politics - April 10, 2013 at 10:00am
President Obama releases his budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 and we go over it with economists Sylvia Allegretto and Max Fraad Wolff; thousands rally in Washington DC today for a pathway to citizenship

Letters and Politics - April 9, 2013 at 10:00am
David Graeber, one of the original Occupy Wall St activists and author of the books Debt: The First 5,000 Years and The Democracy Project.

Letters and Politics - April 8, 2013 at 10:00am
Today we spend the hour on the legacy of Margaret Thatcher and those who opposed her with British based historian, writer and activist Iain Boal and economist Richard Wolff.

Letters and Politics - April 4, 2013 at 10:00am

Letters and Politics - Mapping the Brain
John Ngai and John Julius

Letters and Politics - Capitalism & The Internet
Robert McChesney and Marjorie Senechal.

Letters and Politics - April 1, 2013 at 10:00am
With tensions on the rise in the Korean Peninsula, and as the threat of nuclear weapons are being discussed; With the opening day of the baseball season now upon us we'll remember the first woman to play men's professional baseball, Toni Stone.

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