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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 - July 28, 2010 at 12:00pm
Henry Giroux delivers an incisive talk about neoliberalism, education, and democracy.
Against the Grain - July 27, 2010 at 12:00pm
An April 18 talk by Henry Giroux called "Shattered Bonds: Youth in a Suspect Society and the Politics of Disposability."
Against the Grain - July 26, 2010 at 12:00pm
Gary Griggs discusses his new book about California's amazing 1100-mile-long coastline.
Against the Grain - July 21, 2010 at 12:00pm
Thomas Wheatland discusses his book "The Frankfurt School in Exile."
Against the Grain - July 20, 2010 at 12:00pm
Michael Brenson on Looking at Art
Against the Grain - July 19, 2010 at 12:00pm
U.C. Berkeley professor Nancy Scheper-Hughes talks about death, dying, nursing homes, kidney transplants, the organs trade, and more.
Against the Grain - July 14, 2010 at 12:00pm
Debal Deb on what's wrong with conventional notions of economic growth and development, and what an ecological economics looks like.
Against the Grain - July 13, 2010 at 12:00pm
Stephen Kinzer discusses his new book "Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future."
Against the Grain - July 12, 2010 at 12:00pm
Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg on homeless drug addicts and the social forces that shape their lives.
Against the Grain - July 7, 2010 at 12:00pm
Labor activist and "documentary poet" Mark Nowak discusses his book "Coal Mountain Elementary."
Against the Grain - July 6, 2010 at 12:00pm
Historian Iain Boal on the Bicycle and the Radio
Against the Grain - July 5, 2010 at 12:00pm
The diagnosis of mental illness has always been colored by societal assumptions and biases, but a striking shift occurred during the turmoil of civil rights movement. In this encore broadcast, Sasha Lilley speaks with Jonathan Metzl about how schizophrenia became a supposedly black disease.