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Against the Grain - August 27, 2008 at 12:00pm
Guest host Ramsey Kanaan speaks with Joel Shalit and Craig O'Hara about the politics of punk and commercial success.
Against the Grain - August 26, 2008 at 12:00pm
Barbara Epstein, author of "The Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943: Jewish Resistance and Soviet Internationalism", talks with host Ramsey Kanaan about the unusual story of cooperation between Jews and non-Jews in Belorussia under...
Against the Grain - August 25, 2008 at 12:00pm
Mark Steel, author of "Vive La Revolution! A Stand-up History of the French Revolution", talks to host Ramsey Kanaan about the enduring legacy of that watershed rebellion.
Against the Grain - August 20, 2008 at 12:00pm
Frida Kahlo biographer Hayden Herrera, who guest-curated the Kahlo exhibition now at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Alison Gass, SFMOMA curator, discuss Kahlo's life, work, politics, and legacy.
Against the Grain - August 19, 2008 at 12:00pm
Are the logics of war and neoliberalism compatible with the pursuit of feminist goals? Mary Hawkesworth describes what happens to women, social attitudes, and political structures during war and after demobilization.
Against the Grain - August 18, 2008 at 12:00pm
Too many wars in the twentieth century, and in this one. Nelson Maldonado-Torres draws upon thinkers like Frantz Fanon and Aime Cesaire to argue for a project of decolonization, one that directly confronts the Western...
Against the Grain - August 13, 2008 at 12:00pm
John Gulick considers what kind of challenge China poses to US hegemony on the world stage. And Ward Wilson argues that Japan's decision to surrender in 1945 was not compelled by the bombing of Hiroshima.
Against the Grain - August 12, 2008 at 12:00pm
According to Colin Duncan, contemporary civilization is about to collapse because of the imminence of rapid and vast climate change. The Canadian environmental historian urges the adoption of radically different methods of...
Against the Grain - August 11, 2008 at 12:00pm
There are an estimated 218 million child workers worldwide. Peter Dorman clears up public misconceptions about the nature and consequences of child labor. Also, Erin Thompson talks about IndyKids, a free newspaper...
Against the Grain - August 6, 2008 at 12:00pm
Sociologist Alex Vitale describes the rise of punitive urban social policies amidst rising concerns over "quality of life." And Kevin Van Meter comments on the need for social movements to dialogue and thereby bolster...
Against the Grain - August 5, 2008 at 12:00pm
Michael Gene Sullivan and Lizzie Calogero discuss the San Francisco Mime Troupe's election-year satire "Red State." And Liz Duffy Adams discusses her new post-apocalyptic play, entitled "The Listener."
Against the Grain - August 4, 2008 at 12:00pm
Can we overcome our murderous antagonism toward difference? In the essays he's contributed to the volume "Intimacies," Leo Bersani writes about the possibility of a new way of being present to others, one that draws on a...