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Against the Grain - November 30, 2005 at 12:00pm
Skin color gradations play a big factor in how racial hierarchies are constructed...

Against the Grain - November 29, 2005 at 12:00pm
An in-depth look at the politics of capital punishment with Lance Lindsey, executive director of Death Penalty Focus, and Phil Gasper, member of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty...

Against the Grain - November 28, 2005 at 12:00pm
Could the pen be mightier than the sword? Was it mightier in the early twentieth century than it is now? Lauren Coodley has a book out about the muckraker and novelist Upton Sinclair in California. ...

Against the Grain - November 23, 2005 at 12:00pm
Elections are held in nations that the US bullies or invades, and Bush proclaims a victory for democracy. But what is democracy in its truest sense? Ian Angus, author of Emergent Publics, contends ...

Against the Grain - November 22, 2005 at 12:00pm
Ha Jin talks about his life, his writing process, and his award-winning novels, including his latest, War Trash...

Against the Grain - November 21, 2005 at 12:00pm
Mark Schapiro and Daryl Ditz talk about the impact that the REACH chemicals policy, just passed by the European Union, will have on toxics in the United States...

Against the Grain - November 16, 2005 at 12:00pm
When should women fleeing gender-based violence in their home countries get political asylum in the US? Refugee law expert Karen Musalo discusses specific cases as well as the current treatment of ...

Against the Grain - November 15, 2005 at 12:00pm
Since the ascendancy of George W. Bush five years ago, progressives have been spending a great deal of time thinking about how the conservative movement was able to come to power – and how the ...

Against the Grain - November 14, 2005 at 12:00pm
Actor Jason Wong discusses the award-winning play Porcelain, about a gay Asian man's crime of passion. Octavio Solis talks about his new play The Ballad of Pancho & Lucy, inspired by newspaper ...

Against the Grain - November 9, 2005 at 12:00pm
Slavery in the US was not just a Southern phenomenon. Slavery flourished, for example, in New York City for more than two centuries. Slavery in New York co-editor Leslie Harris and contributor Patrick...

Against the Grain - November 8, 2005 at 12:00pm
A discussion of the "Frontier Line Project" -- Governor Schwarzenegger's plan to import dirty energy from coal plants into California from Wyoming. With Don Smith of the California Public ...

Against the Grain - November 7, 2005 at 12:00pm
A look at the use of bankruptcy as a weapon against the labor movement, and the repercussions of Delphi filing for Chapter 11 for companies like GM, with retired autoworker Dianne Feeley and Chris ...

Against the Grain - November 2, 2005 at 12:00pm
Do racial disparities in health exist in this country -- and if so, what are the causes and what's being done? A report entitled "Closing the Gap: Solutions to Race-Based Health Disparities"...

Against the Grain - November 1, 2005 at 12:00pm
A postmortem on the Katrina disaster, including a look at how neoliberal policies under the Clinton and Bush administrations have undermined the health of America's cities and outsourced public ...

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