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Against the Grain - January 31, 2006 at 12:00pm
The film Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room examines the rise and fall of the Enron, leading to one of the biggest corporate corruption scandals in US history and the current trial of former CEOs ...

Against the Grain - January 30, 2006 at 12:00pm
Just who is President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and why are leftists around the world looking to him for hope and inspiration? Michael McCaughan, a veteran Latin American correspondent, discusses ...

Against the Grain - January 25, 2006 at 12:00pm
A new film by Robert Greenwald, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, tells the real story of the corrosive effects that Wal-Mart wreaks upon workers and communities...

Against the Grain - January 24, 2006 at 12:00pm
Geographer Jared Diamond talks about why societies collapse...

Against the Grain - January 23, 2006 at 12:00pm
Radical scholar Mike Davis talks about the ecological and economic factors that could lead to a bird flu pandemic...

Against the Grain - January 18, 2006 at 12:00pm
Louise Erdrich spins lyrical, moving stories that interlock and interweave and focus mostly on Native Americans, mostly on the North Plains. In her new novel The Painted Drum, which explores themes of...

Against the Grain - January 17, 2006 at 12:00pm
Women in Afghanistan have suffered unimaginable abuses. Has anything changed since the US invasion in late 2001? Sonali Kolhatkar, boardmember of the Afghan Women's Mission, gave a recent talk about ...

Against the Grain - January 16, 2006 at 12:00pm
Nonviolence according to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi was not, of course, simply an absence of violence. The two men developed, in different locales and contexts, theories and ...

Against the Grain - January 4, 2006 at 12:00pm
A look at the election as president of Bolivia of indigenous leftist leader Evo Morales and the obstacles that he may face, with Larry Birns of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs and journalist Daphne...

Against the Grain - January 3, 2006 at 12:00pm
Has the US become a fascist state? Henry Giroux is author of a new book entitled Against the New Authoritarianism...

Against the Grain - January 2, 2006 at 12:00pm
Deeply engaged with issues of race, culture and identity, the award-winning writer Charles Johnson is a philosopher by training. His latest book, a collection of short stories, touches upon more than ...

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