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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 - June 17, 2009 at 12:00pm
According to U.C. Santa Barbara professor George Lipsitz, popular music tells alternative, hidden histories of people and places. He also critiques the Ken Burns film series "Jazz."
Against the Grain - June 16, 2009 at 12:00pm
Kai Wright has investigated why distressed homeowners aren't getting the mortgage loan modifications and workouts they need. And Jack Rasmus weighs in on whether the economy has really bottomed out.
Against the Grain - June 15, 2009 at 12:00pm
Tommi Avicolli Mecca has edited the new volume Smash the Church, Smash the State! The Early Years of Gay Liberation. Paola Bacchetta and Don Kilhefner contributed essays to the volume.
Against the Grain - Domestic Terrorism - June 10, 2009 at 12:00pm
Eleanor Bader puts the assassination of abortion provider George Tiller in political and historical context. And Susan Choi's novel "A Person of Interest" begins with the targeting, Unabomber-style, of a professor at a small Midwestern college.
Against the Grain - June 9, 2009 at 12:00pm
Paul Gilroy, the influential scholar on the politics of race and racism, discusses the prospects for a robust multiculturalism in a former imperial power like Britain. He also talks about the meaning and significance of Bob Marley's politics and music.
Against the Grain - June 8, 2009 at 12:00pm
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould discuss their new book "Invisible History: Afghanistan's Untold Story."
Against the Grain - June 3, 2009 at 12:00pm
In "The World Without Us," Alan Weisman asks the question: What would happen, to the planet and to human structures and other creations, if human beings suddenly disappeared? (Program-length interview.)
Against the Grain - Why Unions Matter - June 2, 2009 at 12:00pm
Michael Yates, author of "Why Unions Matter", talks to Sasha Lilley about the importance and complexities of organized labor in the US.