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Against the Grain is a radio and web media project whose aim is to provide in-depth analysis and commentary on a variety of matters -- political, economic, social and cultural -- important to progressive and radical thinking and activism. Against the Grain is co-hosted and co-produced by Sasha Lilley and C.S. Soong.
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Against the Grain - May 27, 2009 at 12:00pm
Publishing is in crisis, readership is falling, and the dissemination of ideas appears to be endangered. Longtime radical editor and publisher Colin Robinson talks with guest host Ramsey Kanaan about the current state, and future, of left publishing.
Against the Grain - May 20, 2009 at 12:00pm
In his three-hour audio program "The Power of Slow," Carl Honoré takes on modern culture's obsession with speed and describes how people can improve their lives by joining the "Slow Revolution."
Against the Grain - May 19, 2009 at 12:00pm
The Frontline documentary "Inside the Meltdown" gives a blow-by-blow account of key episodes in the recent unraveling of the financial markets.
Against the Grain - May 18, 2009 at 12:00pm
In his documentary film "Chinese Restaurants," Cheuk Kwan takes the viewer into restaurants in thirteen countries, unearthing compelling stories of identity, migration, and belonging.
Against the Grain - May 13, 2009 at 12:00pm
The music, radical politics, and life (so far) of Pete Seeger are the focus of a three-part audio documentary series called "Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing?"
Against the Grain - May 12, 2009 at 12:00pm
In his highly-acclaimed book "The World Without Us," veteran journalist Alan Weisman asks the question: What would happen, to the planet and to human structures and other creations, if human beings suddenly disappeared?
Against the Grain - The Trap - May 11, 2009 at 12:00pm
In his documentary film "The Trap," Adam Curtis examines what's happened to freedom and meaning in an era dominated by theories of human behavior that stress self-interest and acquisitiveness.
Against the Grain - Capitalism Hits the Fan - May 6, 2009 at 12:00pm
In the new film "Capitalism Hits the Fan," the radical economist Rick Wolff describes the ongoing economic meltdown as a structural crisis of capitalism.
Against the Grain - Cornel West - May 5, 2009 at 12:00pm
Scholar, activist, and provocateur Cornel West gave a recent talk about history, hypocrisy, hope, and Obama.