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Against the Grain - March 31, 2009 at 12:00pm
Joel Magnuson describes what an economic system that's equitable, democratic, stable and sustainable might look like. And Charlie Varon talks about his new one-man play "Rabbi Sam," about the controversy generated by a synagogue's new rabbi.
Against the Grain - March 30, 2009 at 12:00pm
Chris Carlsson discusses his book "Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners are Inventing the Future Today!"
Against the Grain - March 25, 2009 at 12:00pm
Minal Hajratwala discusses her new book "Leaving India: My Family's Journey from Five Villages to Five Continents."
Against the Grain - March 24, 2009 at 12:00pm
Esther Leslie articulates many of Walter Benjamin's ideas on the relationship between politics and art and on the growth of mass industrial society.
Against the Grain - March 23, 2009 at 12:00pm
Janet Jakobsen and Ann Pellegrini call into question the secularism-religion divide; they contend that a kind of Christian secularism dominates US politics. They also see gender and sexuality as central to the development of the neoliberal agenda.
Against the Grain - March 18, 2009 at 12:00pm
Mae Ngai's investigations into the history of immigration, citizenship and race provides critical context for ongoing debates over undocumented immigration.
Against the Grain - March 17, 2009 at 12:00pm
U.C. Berkeley professor Charles Henry talks about his book "Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparations."
Against the Grain - March 16, 2009 at 12:00pm
Fyodor Dostoevsky's works of fiction, and the social and political ideas that animate them, are discussed by Liza Knapp and Robin Feuer Miller. Marilyn Campbell has co-adapted Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" for the stage.
Against the Grain - Nato Thompson and Debra Lynn Bassett - March 10, 2009 at 12:00pm
Nato Thompson talks about his new book "Experimental Geography: Radical Approaches to Landscape, Cartography, and Urbanism." And Debra Lynn Bassett talks about how and why rural lives and conditions tend to get ignored by policymakers.
Against the Grain - March 9, 2009 at 12:00pm
In her new book "Screening Sex," U.C. Berkeley professor Linda Williams describes how and why the depiction of sexual themes and activities in American films has changed and developed over time.
Against the Grain - "The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism" - March 4, 2009 at 12:00pm
In his new book "The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism," David Theo Goldberg examines how race is mobilized politically and how racism operates in today's world.
Against the Grain - March 3, 2009 at 12:00pm
Koohan Paik and Jerry Mander's new book is "The Superferry Chronicles: Hawaii's Uprising Against Militarism, Commercialism and the Desecration of the Earth."
Against the Grain - - March 2, 2009 at 12:00pm
Jeremy Brecher and Tim Costello discuss the nature of the ongoing economic crisis, the solution-generating potential of people's movements, and the status of labor in China.