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Against the Grain - February 27, 2008 at 12:00pm
Monty Neil of the group FairTest discusses the move toward standardized testing in US education. And Kai Lundgren-Williams describes what a non-standardized, liberatory education might look like.

Against the Grain - February 26, 2008 at 12:00pm
Hilary Klein and Marina Sitrin describe the recent Zapatista Women's Encuentro in Chiapas, which they attended, and Gustavo Esteva discusses the uprisings in Oaxaca.

Against the Grain - February 25, 2008 at 12:00pm
Timothy Brennan, author of "Wars of Position: The Cultural Politics of Left and Right," on about how ostensibly radical academic theory helped lay the ground work for the rise of neoliberalism. Guest host Sasha Lilley.

Against the Grain - February 20, 2008 at 12:00pm
A look at the neuroscience of brain health and what it takes to keep one's brain sharp into old age.

Against the Grain - February 19, 2008 at 12:00pm
The documentary "The Power of Nightmares" explores the similarities between American neo-conservatism and radical political Islam.

Against the Grain - February 18, 2008 at 12:00pm
The work and life of the singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson, whom Pete Seeger has called "one of the greatest human beings of all time," are showcased in the DVD box set "Paul Robeson: Portraits of the Artist."

Against the Grain - February 13, 2008 at 12:00pm
Historian and activist John Henrik Clarke examines 5,000 years of African and African American history in the award-winning film documentary "A Great and Mighty Walk."

Against the Grain - February 12, 2008 at 12:00pm
Michael Yates talks about his book "Cheap Motels and a Hot Plate," about his travel adventures around the US and about work and inequality in the places he visits.

Against the Grain - February 11, 2008 at 12:00pm
Chalmers Johnson talks about US empire, militarism, and executive power run amok in a newly-released presentation.

Against the Grain - February 6, 2008 at 12:00pm
In his talk "Is America Driving You Crazy?" Stephen Bezruchka links the surging rates of mental illness and psychiatric drug use in the US to the widening gap between rich and poor.

Against the Grain - February 5, 2008 at 12:00pm
Sociologist Francesca Polletta talks about the uses of storytelling in politics and protest, and why social movements choose the organizational forms that they do.

Against the Grain - February 4, 2008 at 12:00pm
Race and Mother(ing).

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