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Against the Grain - July 28, 2004 at 12:00pm
What is global warming doing to us and other living things? Is it having a disproportionate impact on people of color? C.S. talks with some experts on climate change as well as the author of a new ...

Against the Grain - July 27, 2004 at 12:00pm
A look at the power and potential of local grassroots activism. Activists from three community groups -- Just Cause Oakland, Richmond Progressive Alliance, and San Francisco Network Ministries in the...

Against the Grain - July 26, 2004 at 12:00pm
What's with all this talk about cheating, in school and in sports? Evan Watkins sees cheating as a symptom of something much bigger: the changing nature of competition and notions of personal identity...

Against the Grain - July 21, 2004 at 12:00pm
Toxics in the East Bay. The Bay Area boasts tremendous natural beauty, but the environmental health picture is far from rosy. How much pollution are we exposed to, and how does it affect human ...

Against the Grain - July 20, 2004 at 12:00pm
What can the anarchist movement offer to people of color? A loose network called apoc is considering this and other race- and ethnicity-based questions. The program begins with a look at the recently-...

Against the Grain - July 19, 2004 at 12:00pm
Lost in all the hype around the upcoming Olympic Games are the conditions...

Against the Grain - July 14, 2004 at 12:00pm
Political scientist Norman Finkelstein talks about fact, fiction and mystification of the Israel-Palestine conflict...

Against the Grain - July 13, 2004 at 12:00pm
Twenty-five years after the Sandanistas took power, poet/translator Clifton Ross reports on his recent month-long visit to Nicaragua. His trip was part of a bigger project: to learn about, and apply ...

Against the Grain - July 12, 2004 at 12:00pm
Is the world in such turmoil because humans are basically selfish, aggressive and individualistic? Dacher Keltner disagrees with this view of human nature; he claims that people have a biologically-...

Against the Grain - July 7, 2004 at 12:00pm
An Anarchist Perspective. Does anarchism demand an end to all authority? And what does anarchism bring to anti-capitalist resistance? C.S. continues his conversations about this underdiscussed line of...

Against the Grain - July 6, 2004 at 12:00pm
California's Pastime: Baseball's in full swing. But many fans of what's been called our national pastime don't know about its rich and storied history in California. Author and sports enthusiast ...

Against the Grain - July 5, 2004 at 12:00pm
The Threat of the Religious Right. While the Christian Right may not be getting much attention from the media, its influence in the federal government is ever-increasing, according to experts Barry ...

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