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Against the Grain - September 28, 2009 at 12:00pm

Against the Grain - September 23, 2009 at 12:00pm
Andrew Pessin talks about his new book "The God Question: What Famous Thinkers from Plato to Dawkins have said about the Divine."

Against the Grain - September 22, 2009 at 12:00pm
The documentary 'The Trap: What Happened to Our Dream of Freedom' looks at the intellectual roots of the ideology of the free market.

Against the Grain - September 21, 2009 at 12:00pm

Against the Grain - September 16, 2009 at 12:00pm
In the documentary series "The Genius of Charles Darwin" evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins examines Darwin's life and why his ideas are still subversive, 150 years after the publication of "On the Origin of Species".

Against the Grain - September 15, 2009 at 12:00pm
The new film Food Inc. looks at the multibillion dollar American food system and the tragic consequences of putting profits over health.

Against the Grain - September 14, 2009 at 12:00pm
Walt Odets discusses the life and work of his playwright father, Clifford Odets, whose subject, according to one theater critic, "was always the struggle of the heartbroken American soul under capitalism." Also, Dario Robleto talks about his contributions to an exhibition called "Human/Nature: Artis

Against the Grain - September 9, 2009 at 12:00pm
Daniel Geary discusses his new book "C. Wright Mills, the Left, and American Social Thought."

Against the Grain - September 8, 2009 at 12:00pm
George Katsiaficas discusses the formidable radical autonomist movements in Europe in the 1970s and 80s -- their factory occupations, squats, mass demonstrations, and militant battles with neo-Nazis and the police.

Against the Grain - September 7, 2009 at 12:00pm
In David McNally's analysis of the nature and causes of the ongoing economic crisis, he highlights the volatility of money, the uses and abuses of working-class debt, and the fateful financialization of the economy.

Against the Grain - September 2, 2009 at 12:00pm
Jon Tracy has adapted George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm" for the stage. And Ian Ruskin plays the labor leader Harry Bridges in the film ""From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks."

Against the Grain - September 1, 2009 at 12:00pm
A landmark climate change conference will convene in Denmark in December. Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben describes the enormity of what's at stake, and how pressure on policymakers can best be exerted.

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