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Against the Grain - December 31, 2003 at 12:00pm
KPFA Station Board Election special, featuring candidates Robin Candace, Stan Woods, John Sporich, Jack Ford, Werner Hertz, Magi Amma, and Willie Ratcliff. Visit

Against the Grain - December 30, 2003 at 12:00pm
The US occupation of Iraq got some people wondering whether old-style colonialism is back. But many residents of Guam and the other Mariana islands aren't wondering; they've considered themselves ...

Against the Grain - December 29, 2003 at 12:00pm
Five storytellers of local and national renown tell stories with a profoundly important theme for these troubled times -- the theme of peace...

Against the Grain - December 24, 2003 at 12:00pm
The KPFA Local Station Board Elections, featuring candidates Max Blanchet, Hep Ingham, Yasuo Monno, Bill McCune, Chandra Hauptman, Ted Friedman, Riva Enteen, and Tim Modok Pearson. Visit election....

Against the Grain - December 23, 2003 at 12:00pm
A look at feminist thinking past and present, with Cynthia Kaufman, author of Ideas for Action, and Aida Hurtado, author of The Color of Privilege...

Against the Grain - December 22, 2003 at 12:00pm
Excerpts from a recent talk given by Slovenian cultural critic Slavoj Zizek, in which he addresses Bush in Iraq; utopianism; the "end of history"; the nature of tolerance; and much more. ...

Against the Grain - December 17, 2003 at 12:00pm
A conversation about the revolutionary Russian dramatist Meyerhold with scholar Mel Gordon and playwright and director of Shotgun Player's "The Death of Meyerhold" currently running at Live ...

Against the Grain - December 16, 2003 at 12:00pm
In a world where war and conflict seem unavoidable, how can music help us, console us, empower us? U.C. Berkeley music professor Davitt Moroney taught a freshman seminar called "Come Woeful ...

Against the Grain - December 15, 2003 at 12:00pm
At the recent Marxism and the World Stage conference, left theorist Michael Hardt, co-author with Antonio Negri of the book Empire, spoke about the US in Iraq; the hegemony of what he calls immaterial...

Against the Grain - December 10, 2003 at 12:00pm
What happens to human motivations, values and desires in capitalist societies? What attitudes and beliefs arise that help to perpetuate commodity-dominated systems? Both Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud ...

Against the Grain - December 9, 2003 at 12:00pm
University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry and Human Rights Watch staffer Joanne Mariner, both FindLaw columnists, discuss recent attacks on civil liberties and privacy rights in the US...

Against the Grain - December 8, 2003 at 12:00pm
More voices from last month's Marxism and the World Stage conference: James Crotty predicts the demise of neoliberalism...

Against the Grain - December 3, 2003 at 12:00pm
Station manager Gus Newport discusses the current state of KPFA...

Against the Grain - December 2, 2003 at 12:00pm
A conversation about the structural forces behind the worldwide AIDS pandemic with the authors of the book Global AIDS: Myths and Facts...

Against the Grain - December 1, 2003 at 12:00pm
A talk on power and powerlessness given by sociologist and author Saskia Sassen at the recent "Marxism and the World Stage" conference...

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